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Ciao from Rome! As every January, the yearbook of We the Italians is available with the 24 interviews of the past year, both in Italian and English. This is our eighth book: one in English, one in Italian, and six yearbooks like this one, in two languages. Dear friends, I am writing this editorial in the days when the Italian Parliament elects the...

The Aeolian Islands are one of 58 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Italy. The Archipelago of the Aeolian Islands consist of seven exquisite islands off the coast of Sicily - Lipari, Panarea, Vulcano, Stromboli, Salina, Alicudi and Filicudi - in addition to smaller islets and giant boulders. They all emerge from an uncontaminated sea, created by still...

2021 was the golden year of Italian sport. Never in history had Italian athletes conquered so many successes in international competitions in a single year, both in team and individual sports. In 2022 this record will be almost impossible to repeat, but in a few days in China the Italian winter sports athletes will be able to return to make the Ita...

After months of work, Galleria Corsini in Rome reopens to the public with a unique exhibition celebrating a perhaps little-known artist, Plautilla Bricci. A silent revolution: Plautilla Bricci painter and architect, curated by Yuri Primarosa, condenses for the first time the artist's entire graphic and pictorial production. Daughter of an artist, P...

The origins of the salumi tradition in Calabria probably date back to the times of the Greek colonisation of the Ionic Coast and the cultural and artistic splendour of Ancient Greece. It is a three thousand year old tradition, though the oldest written account comes courtesy of Varro, a Roman intellectual. He wrote of “minced meat, stuffed into cas...

Luca Travaglini, co-Ceo and co-founder of Planet Farms, the largest vertical farm in Europe, is the Italian Tech Person of the Year, the person who in 2021 has best used technology to realize his business and have a positive impact on society. Luca has been chosen among 12 finalists, voted by a technical jury and by the audience in the hall and in...

The Parish Church of San Giorgio of Valpolicella, in the center of the Borgo, dates back to the VII-VIII century. It is one of the most ancient place of worship of the territory and it is still in use. The church was built on the remains of former ancient buildings and features three aisles and two contrasted apses. It was restored at the beginning...

In many of our articles published last year we provided extensive information on the eligibility requirements to apply for Italian citizenship, the documents needed to apply, and the application process via an Italian consulate abroad or via a judicial proceeding for 1948 cases. This article instead will provide you with information regarding apply...

Dear fellow citizens, I have always experienced this traditional end-of-year event with great involvement and also with some emotion. Today these feelings are heightened by the fact that, in a few days, as provided in the Constitution, my role as President will end. My wish for you is therefore all the more intense because, in addition to the need...

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...

Buon anno! Happy New Year! Since nobody wants to start the new year with some heavy-duty grammar, let’s start with some puppy love. What do I mean? I’m talking about dogs, of course! Let’s take a look at some common Italian expressions about dogs. Let me say something first. Even though we love our beloved pets today, in the past being a dog was no...

When was the last time while shopping you were excited about sharing your email or phone number with your sales associate? Think about it. We all know the answer. Never. Registering with a brand is that somewhat bothersome step we get asked every time. We don't like it. It is hard to find excitement and value; maybe a tiny one-off discount immediat...