The house was built in 1479 for aristocrat Giovanni Dario. His daughter Marietta and her husband Vincenzo later inherited the house. Vincenzo was stabbed to death, and Marietta died by suicide in the Grand Canal not long after. Shortly after these tragedies, their son Vincenzo Jr. was killed in Crete by assassins. The cursed house claimed another v...

Italy's newly-approved budget includes the introduction of an entrance tax for tourists who visit Venice. At present visitors pay a charge of one euro-fifty-cents each for every night spent in a hotel or rented apartment. The new measure authorises the city to replace that with an entrance tax, meaning that anyone who visits the city for a day or e...

The first time I went to Italy, for a 10-day backpacking adventure the summer after I graduated high school, I relied on Eurail and confined myself to Venice, Milan, Florence, and Rome. I had no idea what I was doing, but I had a very nice trip. Years later, I returned with someone who actually knew the country and spoke Italian... total gamechange...

Sitting on the clock tower in Piazza dei Signori, the astronomical clock of Padua was built in 1344 and is one of the oldest clocks in the world still in working order. The designer, Jacopo de’Dondi, became so famous for this work that his family name was later changed to “Dondi dell’Orologio,” or “Dondi of the Clock.” The magnificent timepiece has...

The U.S. Army Garrison Italy Provost Marshal Office and Southern European Task Force Carabinieri have launched a new initiative of joint patrols with U.S. and Italian military police that highlights the partnership between both law enforcement agencies. This collaboration began in early November and is scheduled to last for several months. SETAF Ca...

Radicchio (roughly translated in UK English as chicory and known in American supermarkets as radicchio) is a typically autumnal produce and a true favorite of Italian cuisine of the Fall. Particularly loved in the North, it is grown and consumed very much in all Northern regions, but is greatly associated with the North-Eastern part of the country,...

Prosecco, the fruity sparkling wine made in the northeastern hills of Italy is gaining in global popularity — and producers of Champagne, for so long the dominant bubbly wine, are taking note. Prosecco has become the best-selling sparkling wine in the world by volume, and experts say it is eroding the market share of Champagne, the French wine that...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #110 magazine of We the Italians! First of all: Merry Christmas and a Happy 2019! Another year went by, full of Italian excellences, here at We the Italians.

We are in the 1950s, the years after the Second World War, in Sandra, a village near Lake Garda in the province of Verona, it was here that the history of fashion in Verona began. A history marked by the work of small craft tailors craft that with the commitment, the sacrifices and the support of a network of small family businesses became an indus...

At the end of the ninth century BC, going up from the plain along the Piave river, the ancient populations of Veneto arrived on this hill that seemed to them a good place to stop. The testimonies of their settlement are preserved in the Archaeological Museum: the findings coming from the necropolis, discovered in the years sixties, are datable betw...