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UN estimated that every week, 1.5 million people move from urban areas to a city. To give you an idea of the impact this trend has, Milan (Italy) has 1.3 million inhabitants (Istat, 2017). The assumption that follows is that by 2030 there will be 43 megacities in the world. A megacity is a single metropolitan area, although it can refer to two or t...

Nothing gets me more excited when it comes to Italian wine than having the opportunity to taste grapes that I don’t too often have the opportunity to taste.  Going to the Gambero Rosso event in Boston earlier this summer provided me that opportunity. If you’re a regular reader of my column you know that I love the white wines of northern Italy, spe...

Ninety years after the foundation of its famous Italian culinary magazine, LaCucinaItaliana.com is going international. It wants to offer a taste of Italian flavor to all those who love Italian cuisine, culture and style, or who are dreaming of visiting the bel paese.  With the launch of the American edition of its magazine, La Cucina Italiana is g...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! On September 22nd I will have the pleasure of making on behalf of We the Italians a little welcoming remarks to the friends of NIABA who gather here in Rome. As you may recall, We the Italians and NIABA have signed a partnership, of which we are very happy. We will also have the opportunity to i...

Celebrated throughout the world for its singular beauty, Venice and its lagoon were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1987.  Founded out of the necessity of fleeing the Barbarian Invasion in the 6th Century, Venice was already one of the most powerful cities in Europe around the year 1000. Beginning with the first settlements on t...

ln Trentino testimonies of metalworking appeared from the moment the man learned to use metals to build objects intended to meet the needs of everyday life. The mining and metalworking archaeology has provided many examples of a the processing of copper and other minerals in the mountains from the Valley of Mocheni to the plateau of Tesino. These m...

Following the hairpin curves of the hill road stretching along the coast between Amalfi and Agerola, you’ll reach Furore, a sort of Neverland. Don’t look for a ring of houses standing round a square here. You won’t find it.  Furore, with its houses scattered on the slopes of the mountain, dropping sheer down to the sea, offers tiny samples of itsel...

The Rotonda Red Aubergine DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) made its appearance in the small municipality in the Polino National Park in the early twentieth century, when the necessity of finding work and the dream of building a new life drove many of the inhabitants of Rotonda to set out on the adventure instigated by the Fascist regime: Ethio...

Every year in September the "Palio (contest) di Asti" is run: the oldest in Italy, it is an ancient tradition from the eight century, a real festival, which has kept unchanged its distinctive traits, qualities that have helped to make it a unique performance. The charm of the medieval history lives through the town districts and its places, includi...

In last month's Italian Citizenship Assistance article, we went over the subject of Italian citizenship Jure Sanguinis – application at the Italian consulate.  There is one other possibility that we have not discussed yet, and that is the process of applying in Italy. There are many who choose to apply in Italy due to the fact that there are very l...

Pietro Sedda is an artist who boasts several records: to have become the first Italian tattoo artist of world renown, to have crossed the border of his work thanks to his art, to have landed in a museum for his first anthological exhibition and to have worked with luxury brands for capsule collections. Pietro grew up in Oristano, in Sardinia; he gr...

Tuscany is a land of poets, artists and scientists, but also of excellent wine and ancient flavors that we can find in poor dishes such as pappa al pomodoro, ribollita or these white beans called all'uccelletto (small bird). According to Pellegrino Artusi, the name derives from the aromas (in particular sage) that are used to flavor the little bird...