Riccardo Buttarelli

Riccardo is a 21-year-old International Relations student, active in the social field, passionate about politics and journalism. He literally “una ne fa e cento ne pensa”, an Italian figure of speech that can be translated in something like “while he is doing one thing he already is thinking about a hundred more”. He dreams of being able to fulfill himself in life, but he’s also happy with a well done Carbonara.


Since UNESCO came into existence in 1972, Italy holds the world record of 58 World Heritage Sites out of 1154 so far assigned, due to its unique beauty. These sites are divided into two major categories: cultural heritages, such as Villa d'Este in Tivoli, near Rome, and natural heritages, such as Mount Etna in Sicily. In addition to these two main...

"Only loving and knowing counts. Not having loved, not having known". It would be enough to contextualize this sentence to understand how brilliant, divisive and provocative Pier Paolo Pasolini has been for Italian culture. Writer, linguist, director, poet, he was born on March 5, 1922 in Bologna, Emilia Romagna, exactly 100 years ago. Because of h...

On February 2nd Italy lost a queen, the queen of Italian cinema. Maria Luisa Ceciarelli, the real name of Monica Vitti, died at the age of 90 years, after a long-suffering period of disease that made her retire from the scenes for almost 20 years now. Monica Vitti was born in 1931. She studied acting at the academy and began her career as an actres...

Two months ago, “Tear Along the Dotted Line” Netflix comics series by Zerocalcare rapidly became the most-watched TV series in Italy and very popular abroad, for its capacity to excite, laugh and make people think. But who is Zerocalcare? Where do his roots lie? Michele Rech is not only Italian, he is above all Roman. He speaks, writes and interpre...

Cinepanettone: does this word mean anything to you? If so, you are not on Google or any other translation platform: for all of them, the word Cinepanettone can mean “Christmas Family Comedy Movie”'. And this is what it means, but not just it. It’s like translating lasagne as several egg pasta sheets lined with béchamel and delicious ragù sauce. It...

Khaby Lame is a 21 years old Italian guy of. Well, he was born in Senegal, and despite the fact he has lived in Italy most of his life, that he speaks Italian, that he gesticulates as an Italian, he hasn’t received any Italian passport yet, because of a law we hope will son change. But he is Italian, despite any passport. He grew up in the small to...

Sixteen years old, a passion for music, a bad school record. Professors who tell you you're not going anywhere, a failure in high school, the first evenings in some small clubs in the Italian capital and performances in the streets of the center of Rome. This is how begins the story of Damiano, the frontman of Maneskin (it means “moonlight” in Dani...

Raffaella is no more. For everyone "la Carrà", with the accent on the last a, as she emphasized to David Letterman in an interview in 1986. On July 5, 2021 died the most important woman in the history of Italian entertainment, by far, who for decades exported the best face of our country abroad. It is no coincidence that she was particularly succes...

Ballet is an art that requires body, brain and spirit. A discipline in which working hard every single day with constancy and sacrifice is fundamental, in order to be graceful and fly on stage. Study, daily training and solid roots. These are all essential characteristics to have no hesitation on the scene and let yourself go, without weight. This...

The historical period of transition in which we currently live is characterized by profound changes. The challenge that is required in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic that is still holding part of the world back, imposes a different vision of the dynamics that fill our daily lives. Urban regeneration, redevelopment, sustainable future. These ar...

The year is 1969. The Cold War has moved into space and the United States has decided to write history with Neil Amstrong's first lunar step. Proud advertisements and posters of that event spread throughout the nation in the form of blow-ups, newspapers and flyers. Giancarlo Zanatta is in New York. Nine years earlier, he and his brother Ambrosiano...

In this unforgettable 2020 Italy has seen a boom of registrations of new Small Medium Enterprises. A staggering growth of +40%, which can be summarized basically in two points: many have closed store to open another, many others have changed their production. The latter in particular are not the majority, they are young (6.53%), female (8.82%) and...