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Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #105 magazine of We the Italians! Gee, it’s hot here in Rome, this July! A few days ago I had the pleasure to be part of Mike Pilla’s “Patrimonio Italiano” show. Mike’s a great guy, informing about the Italians abroad, a great resource that Italy has not yet learned to appreciate and embrace the way they deserve. Here...

Its climate, with the dry Bora wind that blows over the karst plateau and towards the gulf; its history, shaped by Habsburg domination; and its geographic position, almost part of the Balkans; render the fascinating city of Trieste one of the most particular art cities in Italy, and of a notably mitteleurope character. Located in Italy’s extreme no...

The alpine apples of South Tyrol have been sustaining the local economy for hundreds of years and are an important part of the area’s tradition and culture. For many centuries, apple trees were planted around farmsteads and the apples were eaten by rural families.

Set in a corner of Mount Falerio above the southern stretch of the rocky Amalfi coast, in the Gulf of Salerno, Albori seems suspended between the sea and the mountain. Àlbori is a miniature of the eternal appeal of the Mediterranean. A cluster of colourful houses on the sea front, leaning against each other between lanes and narrow alleyways. Const...

Nineteen of the twenty-two artworks that were part of the heritage of the ancient church of San Teonisto in Treviso before the Napoleonic plundering of 1810, returned to the Treviso religious complex on Saturday, January 13. Following the suppression of the religious orders, one of the most well-known decisions from the Napoleonic decrees, the mon...

Panna cotta is one of the most well known and widespread Italian desserts. It comes from Piedmont and its origin dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. Typically it is served with berries, caramel or chocolate sauce, and because of its great versatility it is possible to create a different topping every time. It is up to your creativity.

Have you ever thought about what is the purpose of design? In most cases this word is associated to a fashionable product embellishing our house, sometimes it is used to refer to something that has a higher quality for the way it was produced. Design, however, has a deeper meaning; in its process often needs considering a wide range of factors, to...

Designated by Forbes as the richest woman in Italy in 2013, Miuccia Prada is one of the great symbols of Italian fashion. Her name, famous throughout the world, is one of the more refined and renowned brand in the international market.

Immersed in the marvelous and suggestive waters of Lake Maggiore, the Borromean Islands are jaw-droppingly beautiful. Loved by Ernest Hemingway and, in more recent times, by the English Royals, this Archipelago is made up of the monumental Isola Bella, with its 17th-Century Palazzo Borromeo, surrounded by scenographic gardens, the picturesque Isola...

The history of goldsmithery in Valenza began in 1817, when Francesco Caramora, a goldsmith working in Pavia, moved to the city and opened a shop in Contrada Maestra. In the space of a decade, his business flourished and he taught the local craftsmen the techniques and practices of the goldsmith’s craft. Between 1827 and 1860, more shops opened belo...

Before finisching this ride among the Italian players arrived in MLB, we’d like to mention two Italian athletes who stopped at the antechamber of the Major League. Alberto "Toro" Rinaldi in 1965 at 18 years old, flew to the States for a spring training session for the Cincinnati Reds and to play a season in Single A with a team from Tampa (Florida)...

Culture is one of Italy’s strong points. According to some surveys, such as the one conducted last year by the US News magazine together with the University of Pennsylvania, it is even the first country in the world for its cultural influence. A primacy linked not only to cultural production and historical heritage but also to our ability to transm...