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Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! The new book by We the Italians, the Yearbook of 2018, has been released: you can find it here. In 2018 we interviewed 26 leaders, 26 friends who gave us 26 different views about 24 different topics of the relation between Italy and the US. History, education, Little Italy, sport, language, rese...

The Teatro Olimpico is one of Vicenza’s artistic wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This theatre is the absolute climax of the creativity of one of the greatest Italian architects, Andrea Palladio, who was openly inspired by the Roman theatres described by Vitruvius. Commissioned in 1580 by the Olympic Academy, Palladio began planning it in...

The precious art of lacemaking has been handed down for centuries by the women of Isernia, who weave and knot fine ivory coloured cotton threads that unravel, almost magically, from thin bobbins that can be heard in the streets of the ancient city. Throughout the centuries, the artistic production of bobbin lace has always been important economical...

Riso di Baraggia Biellese e Vercellese has almost mythical origins. Not much is clear, but what is certain is that rice arrived in La Baraggia, and the Vercelli area and Italy more generally, in successive waves. Traces of rice cultivation can be found since the 8-9th century after Christ.  Shepherds migrating from the low to the high plains carrie...

Ten ancient Italian beech forests which extend from Tuscany to Basilicata are recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage for their exceptional naturalistic value and the incredible biodiversity that characterizes them. The Italian Ancient Beech forests protected by UNESCO fall within the context of the transnational environmental site of the "Primeval...

Regarding innovation and "best green practice policies and procedures", one must be aware of the fact that such phenomena are coming to life more than ever in Italy, and at the same time worldwide.  Starting from eco-practices in the sector of mobility, to procedures used by bio-medical companies or in the field of cosmetics, researchers, scientist...

We all have a recipe in our hearts, the one that recalls a particular moment of our lives... whether it is sweet or savory. But there is a recipe that is loved by most people, especially by children - meatballs with tomato sauce, the masterpiece of the southern Italian cuisine. Nowadays there are different versions, including fish or vegetarian one...

With its narrow streets, small squares overlooking the sea and mauve-pink houses, in the shadow of the monumental church of San Matteo, Laigueglia retains the charm of an old fishing village that most coastal towns of Liguria have lost.  Meanwhile, from the seaside, filled with colourful boats and nets, and from the wharf in process of regeneration...

Are you sure you know everything about Carnival in Italy? We will help you with an excursus that goes from the origins, through the typical masks and sweets of the Italian carnival tradition, up to the indication of the most beautiful carnivals in Italy. The origins of Carnival in Italy and beyond are closely linked to religious culture, as they ar...

One of the most interesting discoveries of the year could be the one announced at the Opera di Santa Croce in Florence following the restoration of Christ meeting Veronica on the Way to Calvary, an altarpiece made by Giorgio Vasari in 1572. The restoration of Michelangelo's altarpiece and monumental tomb are being restored, due to the damage caused...

In a world of customer profile analyses, response rate statistics, and tracking tools, Pellegrino Artusi’s innate ability to understand what was needed to get his audience to read, engage with, and advance his seminal 19th century cookbook, La scienza in cucina e l’arte di mangiar bene (Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well) is refreshi...

People probably have been telling you how Italian is hard because of its verbs, tenses, endings, and articles. But what about prepositions? Has anyone ever told you anything about them? Well, well, well. Let me just tell you about them.  To begin with, what are prepositions? They are usually short words that precede a noun or pronoun and that expre...