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The Campania wine region is located in southern Italy on the western border of the Tryyhenian Sea, which has a large influence on the wines of this region.  The wine I’m sharing today comes from the San Salvatore estate founded in 1988 by Giuseppe Pagano with the famous Riccardo Cotarella as his winemaker.  He grows indigenous grapes of Campania in...

Positive signals on Italy's attractiveness. The growth trend continues: increasing foreign direct investment. With 207 projects in 2021, our country marks +83%, which is higher than in all other European countries. However, with a market share of 3.5% (up 1.5 points), Italy still ranks far behind the main attractors of foreign direct investment (Id...

The Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia, inserted onto the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004, constitute a unique and exceptional testimoney of the ancient Etruscan Civilization, the only urban civilization of the pre-Roman Age. The frescoes inside the tombs – true-to-life reproductions of Etruscan homes – are faithful depictions of this disap...

Montefiore dell'Aso, a typical medieval-style village of the Marche hinterland, is well preserved: notable stretches of walls equipped with gates and six towers dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries remain. A visit offers tourists pleasant views and valuable evidence of the historical and artistic past of the Italian Renaissance. This beautifu...

The Antonio Segni Alpine Garden is located at the foot of the Dolomite cliff of the Civetta Group, on the southern slope dominated by the imposing and elegant walls of Cima Busazza, Torre Venezia and Torre Trieste. It was founded in 1963 as part of the CAI Conegliano section with the purpose of publicizing the beauty and diversity of the Dolomite a...

Ciao from Rome!  Dear friends, another month has passed, and I was so happy to meet again a lot of fantastic Italian American friends in the delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations, here in Rome. Too much time has passed! A special thanks to my friend Basil Russo, leader of the Conference. Please enjoy her...

Just two stones’ throw away from the Strait dividing Sicily from the Italian Peninsula lies delectable Taormina (Tauromenion in Antiquity), facing out toward the Ionian Sea from a high, natural terrace. With its Medieval architecture, its ancient Greek soul, and the colors and smells of Mediterranean foliage, Taormina is one of the most beautiful p...

The most successful soccer coach in history is Italian. In Spain he has been "crowned" as “Carlo Magno” (Charlemagne), in Italy he is known as "Carletto" or the "King of Cups" and last April he achieved two unique results in the history of soccer. At the helm of Real Madrid, the most prestigious club in the world, he won the Primera División, the h...

Writing about Agostino Tassi concisely and without falling into immediate preconception is difficult, but it is also very interesting because the artist, the greatest quadraturist of the early Baroque, in this case is decidedly overpowering as a thug. Probably as a result of his conviction for a brawl, served in part on the grand ducal galleys, he...

Biscottini di Novara are lightweight cookies from Novara (Piedmont, Italy). They have an airy and crumbly texture, a rectangular shape with rounded corners, and a golden color. The only three ingredients used to prepare these delicious cookies are wheat flour, sugar, and eggs. Biscottini di Novara are extremely light and easy to digest because ther...

This instalment of the column presents another great classic of the Italian literature, a well-know and in depth studied book that still finds its place in school curricula and can spark interesting conversation. This work is perhaps less consolidated and straightforward in our literary landscape because it has in fact generated criticism and contr...

Tremosine is made of eighteen hamlets, Campione is just on the right side of the lake, the others are: Ariàs, Bassanega, Cadignano, Castone Mezzema, Musio, Pregasio, Priezzo, Secastello, Sermerio, Sompriezzo, Ustecchio, Vesio, Villa, Voiandes, Voltino and Pieve. Set in the Alto Garda Park, in a varied natural environment, the small hamlets rise amo...