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Ciao from Rome! It's September, and the vacations are over. Here at We the Italians we are preparing a surprise for the next Columbus Day, which will unite Italy and the United States online to celebrate Christopher Columbus. This year the American Columbus Day (the second Monday of October) and the Italian Columbus Day (again on October 12) coinci...

Climbing up the Pettorina Valley in the upper side of the Belluno province in Veneto and in the heart of the Dolomites, Sottoguda is the last village before Malga Ciapéla and the Marmolada Mountain. The borgo, which is part of the municipality of Rocca Pietore, extends from Punta Penia, Marmolada’s peak (3342 mt), up to the whole Val Pettorina and...

Keep the flavor of summer with this delicious peach jam. Every summer I prepare several jams when fruit is mature, rich in flavor and nutrients. When I am on vacation in Tuscany I take advantage of the fresh fruit and vegetables from a local farmer’s garden. The taste is deliciously irresistible.   A few days ago I picked many peaches, and I instan...

Last year Paola Antonelli, curator of the architecture and design department of MoMA, wanted them at the XXII Triennale di Milano "Broken Nature", to exhibit Ore Streams: an investigation on the use and disposal of metal resources commissioned by the NGV triennial of the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia,and accompanied by a collection of f...

For travelers in search of the opportunity to relax by the sea - yet still partake in an active cultural and social scene - a trip to the lovely islands of the Bay of Naples is definitely one for the bucket list: we’re talking about Procida, Ischia and Capri. A long weekend is ideal for enjoying the beauties on display on these three islands and fo...

1960 is considered the most important year of the 19th century for the city of Rome. After two unsuccessful attempts, in 1904 and 1908, the Eternal City succeeded in organizing the Summer Olympics, the biggest sports and media event in the world. From August 25th to September 11th, 5338 athletes from 83 nations participated in the 150 competitions...

Elsa Morante is one of the most underestimated writer of the century. Italian novelist, short story writer and poet, especially known for the epic and mythical quality of her works, which usually center upon the struggles of the young in coming to terms with the world of adulthood, Elsa was born in Rome on August 18, 1912, to Irma Poggibonsi from E...

Pecorino is an exquisite product with a long tradition. Ancient testimonies still exist that praise its qualities: in older times it was called “Marzolino” and in 1475 the humanist Bartolomeo Platina acclaimed it as the best cheese in Italy. In 1832, Ignazio Malenotti, a member of the Linnean Society of Paris, published the “Shepherd’s Handbook” in...

Syracuse is a charming and striking town, called “the most beautiful city of Magna Grecia" by Cicero, which retains all its historical evidence as a cultural capital from the Greek age up to the Renaissance and Baroque periods.  The city lies in the setting of a picturesque natural harbour which is closed to the east by the island of Ortigia and at...

On September 25th 2020, one of the most famous Italian singer-songwriters and composers will be reminded through the release of an incredible box set of his greatest gems and B-sides: Lucio Battisti. The collection is entitled “Rarities” and it will be available in two versions, CD and LP, both gathering special comments for each song. Let's step b...

We will hardly forget the year 2020. It will forever mark the moment when the Coronavirus entered our cities, our companies, our lives. Covid 19 is not only an enemy for our health, a threat to our society, a problem for our economies. The virus is also acting as a catalyst and accelerator of change, making immediate and real phenomena that until a...

Romagna has a type of bread called “piada” that is soft, thin, warm and fragrant, and is always cooked on a terracotta dish called a teglia. Clay dishes have been manufactured in Montetiffi for centuries, using a technique that dates back to the distant past, perhaps even prehistoric times. Two terracotta dishes are preserved in the archaeological...