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Dear friends, July is also now almost over, and if anyone thought that after our Gala we would rest, they were very wrong. We the Italians is working on at least three very ambitious and exciting projects, and we already have some ideas on how to turn the gala into something even bigger, starting next year. Between July and August we will be return...

As the name says, a "house museum" is a habitation or palazzo that has been transformed into a museum. It could have been the abode of illustrious gentlemen, or of common citizens, site of familiar intimacy or a center of power: that which renders a house museum exceptional is its capacity to re-enact or represent the life that was, the traditions...

At the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, Italy stunned the world by winning 40 medals, a record for the Azzurri since they have been participating in the Olympics. Above all, it amazed with its five victories in athletics, the queen of Olympic sports. From July 26, in Paris, for the third time in history, athletes fr...

Roman rice croquettes, originally known as Supplì al telefono, because when you bite into them the warm mozzarella stretches and looks like old-fashioned telephone cords, are one of my most requested recipes.  Nowadays they go by the simple name of Supplì and are one of Rome’s most beloved street foods. Once during an interview with an Italian food...

City of marble par excellence, Carrara has always found in the precious rock of the Apuan Alps its identifying mark, the element that historically distinguishes it in the national and international artistic panorama. Carrara also represents a reality strongly projected into the Future, characterized by skilled workers and advanced technology, full...

Arturo’s Island (L’Isola di Arturo) is a book written by Elsa Morante and published in 1957. Elsa Morante (1912 – 1985) began her collaboration with different newspaper and magazines quite early. From the beginning, her work was characterized by the strong presence of the fantasy that the author was able to represent and instill in her books. From...

The talented local craftsmen of Oratino could express their art mainly thanks to the patronage of the Dukes Giordano (VI-VII century). Portals, balconies, balustrades of the aristocratic houses, as well as the interior of the churches represent the noble work by blacksmiths, stonemasons, gilders, glaziers and painters. A historian described Oratino...

My name is Sergio Di Veroli. And today I am 87 years old. When the Anglo-Americans arrived in Rome, on June 4, 1944, I was 7 years old. But in those seven years I had experienced all kinds of harassment that the Fascist regime first, and the Nazi regime later, had inflicted on me because I was born a Jew. In this continuous chaotic succession of ev...

The hazelnut, widely found in all temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, was one of the first fruit trees to be used and cultivated by humans, providing an important source of energy for early nomadic populations. Research carried out in past years has shown that the hazelnut was already present in the historical cultivation areas of Piedmon...

The Island of Elba is the largest in the Tuscan Island chain; an itinerary in itself, it contains a secluded charm, yet is rich in history, civilization and flora. A tour through this splendid island’s different municipalities, each of which reveal themselves to be tiny worlds apart, begins in Portoferraio, one of the Island’s mooring points. Here,...

Embarking on the journey to acquire Italian citizenship by descent means connecting with your ancestral roots and enjoying the benefits of dual citizenship, like the ability to live, work, and study visa-free in all 27 EU member countries. However, you may also wonder if there are situations where you might lose your Italian citizenship. This artic...

The development of furniture in Lissone has roots that go back a long way: at the beginning of the twentieth century, the industries relating to wood, plywood, veneer, mirrors and accessories made with metal, marble, fabric or paint all flourished, while the carpenters of Brianza travelled around Africa and South America looking for high-quality lo...