What's up with WTI: Editorial # 91
- WTI Magazine #91 May 14, 2017
Ciao from Rome! Here we are with another month, another editorial, another wonderful magazine about Italy, from your friends at We the Italians!
A few days ago, on behalf of We the Italians I had the privilege to attend a private meeting where some very important and charismatic Italians gathered to discuss a project called "Schola Italica", coming from the ingenious mind of Piero Bassetti. Last year I interviewed Mr. Bassetti, and I found his vision about the "Italici" paradigm very interesting, as very interesting has been the meeting we had a few days ago, in the beautiful Villa Reale in Monza, Lombardy. It is too soon to unveil what Schola Italica will do: but let me assure you, it will be something very important and productive that will be interesting for not only the Italian Americans and the Italians born in Italy and then emigrated to the US, but everyone all around the world who in any way is connected with Italy. Stay tuned, We the Italians is going to be working to be part of this.
Another interesting project we have been invited to attend is the one called "Borghi - Viaggio Italiano". 2017 is the year of the Hamlet, heart of the Italian way of life. The project involves approximately 1,000 Italian small villages in 18 regions, which have been brought together in an interactive website. These 1000 small villages also include all those we have been presenting for months now in one of the more appreciated columns of our magazine, the one called "Italian Little Italies". There's a huge amount of history, heritage and beauty in these small towns! Please take a look at this brief presentation of this project.
Last but not least, we're happy to introduce you a new column of our magazine. Starting this month, Antonino Bonanno and Patricia Puglia will be alternating monthly describing the Italian lifestyle and fashion. The beginning of this column brings a breaking news that I'm sure not everybody was aware of: did you know that jeans, one of the American icon, originally come from Genoa, Italy? Take a look at the article, and for this opportunity I want to thank Eugenia Paulicelli, who also is one of the two interviewees of this month.
As previously said, our new book is out. At the beginning of every year we will publish a yearbook about the year before, and so this is the We the Italians 2016 yearbook: with all the interviews done, both in English and Italian. It is a useful tool to know more about Italy and the US and also to learn or refresh the knowledge of our wonderful Italian language. It can be bought and/or donated here.
That’s all for now. So stay tuned, fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride. The future’s so bright, we gotta wear shades!