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It’s easy to say “radicchio.” It’s that delicious variety of cabbage, usually with round purple leaves and a harvest that starts around November, that we like to use in risottos and savory pies. But radicchio, with its typically bitter and intense flavor, is also great for salads – accompanied by smoked salmon, for example. Cultivated above all in...

Picture Madonna’s hit song Vogue running through your mind as you see that gorgeous, leggy Italian model with the many shopping bags containing the season’s latest garments in Italian fashion brands. All while she flashes you a brilliant-white smile in her sunnies and enjoying a brisk walk in her nine-inch stilettos in the sunshine capital of Milan...

Italy is Top Destination 2021 according to Travel and Leisure, the famous New York travel magazine published for the first time in 1937 and led by Jacqueline Gifford: it was already announced in November that Italy would be top Destination 2021 with an article signed by Maria Shollenbarger. “All you have to do, really, is close your eyes, and you’r...

Parmacotto, the Italian cold cuts company which is leader in the cooked ham market, has been active for more than 40 years with traditional cured meats, which are sold both for the supermarket counter and packaged in trays for the shelves. In April 2019 it acquired Cibo Italia, which sells Italian cured meats in the US. This led to the birth of Par...

$33,749 may not seem like a huge hammer price for an auction, but the recent sale of the Collection of Neapolitan Christmas Crèche Figures that closed on January 14th on igavelauctions.com was, according to Lark Mason, a rousing success. With a 96% sell-through, the 25 lots included intricately carved and adorned winged angels, the three magi, musi...

Erin Lewis likes to describe herself as “American by blood, Italian by heart.” She felt called to Italy for many years before finally deciding to make the move six years ago. She settled in Florence, where she had already lived before. There, she rented an apartment; as time went by, she gravitated more and more towards the countryside, until she d...

Italy today, according to Assobirra statistics, is the fourth country in Europe in terms of number of breweries. Beer has an ancient history and, contrary to what is usually thought, it has always been in the peninsula in the boot, in fact it was already present in Sicily in the seventh century. B.C. with the Phoenicians who traded and consumed it....

Civita di Bagnoregio, a clifftop village surging out of a valley in Italy's central Lazio region, has been proposed for World Heritage Status by the Italian UNESCO commission. All going well, the "Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio" could enter the prestigious UNESCO list in 2022, in a proposal backed by Civita and the Lazio region with the...

With winter in full swing, nothing says “warm up by the fire” like a glass of Amarone. Americans are longtime fans of this full-bodied, velvety red wine, and the U.S. is the second largest destination market, accounting for 14% of total exports.  Produced across 19 townships in the northeast province of Verona, Amarone is created from dried grapes,...

The past year has been a great challenge for everyone across Italy, and it has forced us to change our perspectives — on pretty much everything. Like others around the world, Italians are still paying a high price for the pandemic, trying to balance their lives between the online and the real worlds. Frustration, dissatisfaction and fatigue are jus...

Some peculiar trends are characterizing most the sauces and pestos sector on the Italian and international scenarios. We are talking about 100% made in Italy, local raw materials, PDO or PGI, premium, and regional recipes. According to Nielsen data, in the year ending November 22, 2020 in Italy the sector’s turnover was almost 534 million euros (+7...

XXVI International Conference of Film Studies. Rome, May 6-8, 2021. Department of Philosophy, Communication, and Performing Arts - University of Roma Tre. Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Áine O’Healy (Loyola Marymount University), Igiaba Scego (writer and journalist), Jennifer Smith (Head of Inclusion, BFI)  Please send your 300-350 words abstracts for...