Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #103 magazine of We the Italians! I'd like to start this editorial by celebrating all the Italian American soldiers who lost their lives, in all the American wars: Monday May 28 is Memorial Day. To pay my respect, this year I've interviewed somebody who not only beautifully represents the Italians who have fought or s...

The first historical references to the Roman ricotta cheese date from the description of cheese-making techniques provided in “De re rustica” by the Roman agronomist Columella in the 1st century BC. In those times, sheep's milk had three uses: the first religious, the second alimentary, as a food or drink, and the third to make both fresh and aged...

Spaghetti cacio and pepper (pecorino romano cheese and pepper), like carbonara and amatriciana, has now become one of the symbols of Italian cuisine. It is prepared using D.O.P (protected designation of origin) ingredients. Pecorino romano is called cacio to distinguish it from pecorino produced in other parts of Italy. Most pecorino is produced o...

Villages, ancient towns, villas, Medieval castles, and archaeological ruins animate the Regional Park of the Castelli Romani, in the Province of Rome. Located in the Alban Hills, in the past the Castelli Romani were a favorite resort for the Capital's noble families as well as for Popes. 9,500 hectares of protected land, many animal species, such a...

L’immagine estera dell’Italia rappresenta uno dei principali driver della riconoscibilità e del vantaggio competitivo del Made in Italy sui mercati esteri. Questo articolo riporta alcuni risultati di uno studio condotto dal Centro di ricerca sul Made in Italy (MADEINT) dell’Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma su un campione di 4.550 consu...

There are plenty of religious experiences you can have in Rome, but for the truly devout fashion fan, few will rival finding an incredible piece of vintage clothing. The good news is that in the nearly 2,800-year-old city, there are plenty of vintage stores that can really wow a shopper, from those classic treasure troves of dusty bins and stuffed...

Incoming visitors spent €39.1 billion in Italy last year, almost €3 billion more than in 2016, according to Banca d'Italia data presented by the International Centre for Studies on Tourism Economics (Ciset) this week at a conference on Italy's international tourism industry in Venice. Factoring in the indirect and knock-on benefits, Ciset calculate...

Forget the old adage “all roads lead to Rome.” Sometimes, you just wanna get out of the Eternal City, with its blistering summers and maddening traffic jams. Luckily, Lazio and the surrounding regions of Tuscany and Umbria, contain a wealth of artistic and culinary treasures worthy of a day trip or long weekend. From exploring the Renaissance villa...

The façade of the basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere has been restored to its former glory after a restoration carried out by experts of the Rome Special Superintendent's office lasting a year and a half and costing 400,000 euros. Now the splendid medieval mosaics that run horizontally across the front can be admired in all their glimmering gold...

In Rome there’s a saying, una vita non basta — a single lifetime is inadequate for experiencing this city. To really do the Italian capital and its food justice, you need a trip that lasts somewhere between a month and a year. But with a big appetite and a little planning, it is possible to eat extraordinarily well in a single day. The itinerary la...