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Rimini, in the Emilia Romagna region, never ceases to amaze, and even less so does the church of Saint Agostino. The treasure chest of the fourteenth-century Rimini school of painting, where extraordinary cycles of frescoes disappeared for centuries reappeared only after the earthquake of 1916, forcing art historians to rewrite their pages, has rev...

Italy began building its high-speed rail system in 1977, when an initial piece of the Rome-Florence line was completed. Over the decades it has developed its network until it has almost 1000 kilometers of high-speed lines. Our country is not the first in terms of extension of the network, for example France or Spain have about 3 times as many kilom...

Tomatoes first arrived in the Po Valley in the 16th century, along with other tubers and spices, after a voyage in the holds of the galleons of Hernán Cortés, Conquistador of the Aztec empire. The tomato received a very cool reception from rulers, scientists and clerics, who labelled it as a harmful fruit. Its fortunes revived, however, in the 17th...

Talent Garden turns 10 and doubles. And becomes the biggest player in digital education in Europe. Those gardens of talent where you can work together, train and connect, born in Brescia (Lombardy) in 2011 and arrived in many parts of Europe, increasingly focus on digital education. And today they announce the acquisition of one of the largest Euro...

Troina is a very ancient city. The first settlements in the territory go up again to the prehistoric period while the first nucleus of the inhabited center goes up again to the IV century to. C. Many studious identify Troina with the ancient Engyon, center of the pre-Hellenic temple devoted to the cult of the Goddesses Mothers. Because of its geogr...

Most of our articles have analyzed the eligibility requirements to apply for Italian citizenship by descent and the application process via Italian consulates in the U.S. This article instead is for those of you who are U.S citizens but do not live in the United States and therefore need to apply for citizenship via an Italian consulate abroad. In...

Cinepanettone: does this word mean anything to you? If so, you are not on Google or any other translation platform: for all of them, the word Cinepanettone can mean “Christmas Family Comedy Movie”'. And this is what it means, but not just it. It’s like translating lasagne as several egg pasta sheets lined with béchamel and delicious ragù sauce. It...

Italy and Italians at the test of the global pandemic The Covid-19 epidemic has suspended all forms of mobility, including international migration. Preliminary estimates published in International Migration 2020 suggest a reduction of about two million people, but despite this, the number of international migrants worldwide reached 281 million in 2...

As we enter the colder days heading into winter one can only dream of the warm days passed or sitting on an island soaking in the rays. Lets venture to the second largest island in Italy, Sardinia, to explore one of the well-known wineries, Sella & Mosca, and their Cannonau Riserva.  Sardinia is located in the western part of the Mediterranean. It’...

The production of hats in Biella is a tradition that dates back to 1700. As with textiles, this type of activity developed largely because of the mountainous location at the foot of the Alps, which precluded extensive crop cultivation, favouring the breeding and rearing of sheep for wool and textiles. Thus it is no coincidence that hat factories we...

Christmas markets, light shows and old traditions: all across Italy there are many events planned for the Christmas and New Year period: here we have chosen the most interesting suggestions for you. The very first traditional Christmas markets date back to around the 14th century in Germany and Alsace and then spread along the Alps, including Italy...

These delicious shortbread cookies are a must for the Italian Holiday season and cold winter days. The whipped shortbread pastry, in Italian FROLLA MONTATA, is a buttery pastry used for the preparation of desserts that require a cookie press or a pastry bag. Enjoy these melt-in-your-mouth cookies with a warm cup of tea, espresso, or cappuccino. Mer...