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Ciao from Rome, Happy 2019! We want to share with you a few numbers regarding our 2018. During last year we've promoted 7,427 news (1,892 of the about Italy, the other ones about something Italian in the US); published 198 articles in the 12 issues of our Magazine; done 24 interviews; published one yearbook (about the 2017 interviews). Our archive...

The clay deposits found in Trentino influenced the establishment of ceramic-tiled stove production in certain geographical areas, amply documented by historians, from the 14th century until the mid-19th century. Sfruz, Vermilion and Molina di Fiemme seem to have been the towns most specialised in the production of stoves; in other areas, such as in...

Cagliari, the “happiest city in Italy,” is the Capital of the impossibly beautiful Island of Sardinia, and is rich in history.  Similar to Rome in that it is spread out over seven hills, bears the traces of the Phoenician, Carthaginian and Roman dominations, and jealously preserves the vestiges of 13th- and 14th-Century Pisan fortresses (the Torre...

Altomonte is a name that shines on the map, a borgo that is hard to forget, made of stairways and alleys going all around the Church della Consolazione, it is the best example of Gothic-Angevin art in Calabria. You can start your visit from the castle of Norman origin (XII century): expanded and restored by its various landowners throughout time, i...

Ocymum basilicum, an annual herb of the Labiatae family, has been cultivated since ancient times. It was once used mainly as an ornamental plant, and occasionally for medicinal purposes.  The Latin term “basilicum” is a translation of the Greek “òkimon basileus”, or “royal herb”; the ancient Greeks cultivated it in ornamental vases, but did not use...

In recent years we are seeing in Italy a continuous intensification of "ethnic tourism", folk festivals and historical re-enactments, religious rituals, patronal festivals, ethno-gastronomic events and carnivals have taken on great interest in the public, so as to spread the phenomenon of direct observation of travelers outside the manifestations o...

For those dreaming of a golf vacation, Italy offers a number of itineraries that also include the best of wellness, cuisine and art. From north to south, in mountains or at sea, on the Peninsula and off, one can find a wide variety of greens set against spectacular backdrops, and characterized by significant cultural, artistic and enogastronomical...

Scientific research shows that, over the past decades, numerous hydrologic regiments have changed not only in the EU, but in the US as well, and worldwide. On the subject matter, the Food and Agriculture Organization, specialized agency of the UN, who acts as a speaker for humane issues related to food and water shortages, has openly and repeatedly...

Ravioli with beets and ricotta cheese is, without doubt, an elegant and colorful vegetarian dish that can be enjoyed as a first course or a main course.  The typical sauce is butter and sage, topped with some grated Parmesan and freshly ground pepper.  I love beets, they are one of my favorite winter vegetables.  The intense color, due to some pigm...

“One day, around the summer of 1921, Vinicio Paladini came to propose to Balla, a completely futuristic decoration work: it was a matter of decorating a night club in Via Milano in Rome". With these words Elica Balla described the genesis of Bal Tic Tac, the first futurist cabaret inaugurated by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, and whose wall paintings w...

New year, new section! Since just like any other language, Italian is alive, I decided that it was time to talk about its developments, its neologisms, its life! As technology progresses, new objects enter our lives and a language has to find new words for them, new adjectives, new verbs. So I decided to discuss them with you, to keep you updated,...

In Abruzzo, in the heart of the Gran Sasso massif, surrounded by some of the highest and most suggestive peaks of the Apennines, lies the Campo Imperatore plateau, nicknamed the Tibet of Abruzzo. The origin of this wide flat valley is to be found in the long work of floods and glaciers, which have gently shaped the morphology of the slope, giving s...