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Dear friends, What a January! Divided between Italy, Florida and California, our January has been full of beautiful things and people. First, the new yearbook of We the Italians is available, with the 23 interviews (in Italian and English) published during 2022. You can find a preview and buy a copy here. In 2023, we interviewed 20 people, friends...

Ars Canusina art handicraft owes its origin in the 1930s to Maria Bertolani Del Rio, a psychiatrist at the San Lazzaro asylum in Reggio Emilia. In 1921 the “Antonio Marro” boarding school was established within the asylum, with therapeutic methods that included learning to make hand-crafted objects. In 1932 the school was invited to participate in...

The year 2024 will be an extraordinary year for Italian sports with many great events where the Italian athletes will be able to give many satisfactions to the fans. The most eagerly awaited event, of course, is the Paris Olympic Games and the following Paralympic Games, which will offer the greatest sporting spectacle in the world in the summer. A...

Friuli Venezia Giulia is a terrain waiting to be discovered: its landscape and scenery, from the mountains in Carnia to the sea of Trieste, it is a neverending show. Nothing's better than exploring this region on foot, traversing the innumerable hiking trails winding through the Alps and along the Karst Plateau. Every part of Friuli can be seen via...

Roasted meats and wintertime go hand in hand, and in Italy, roasted chestnuts, vegetables, seafood, poultry, and meat take center stage in the colder season. In the United States, roasting is something we usually associate with Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, and Easter, but in Italy they’re also enjoyed on other special occasions and as a secon...

Bianca come il latte, rossa come il sangue is a book published in 2010 and written by Alessandro D’Avenia (1977). The author is a writer, teacher, and a screenwriter. He was born in Palermo, where he focused on classical studies during High School, where he was greatly influenced by his religious teacher, father Pino Puglisi. D’Avenia went on to ob...

Tempio Pausania, the "city of stone," is a jewel set in Mount Limbara. The ideal place to breathe pure mountain air less than 30 minutes from the sea and the island's most beautiful beaches. The old train station from the 1930s, with paintings by painter Giuseppe Biasi, is the arrival point of the "little green train" that crosses Gallura. With its...

Urban Design, that is, the activity of designing urban structures and settlements, is an extraordinarily topical and relevant issue. The scope of the topic appears to be intuitively evident: suffice it to say that, according to the most accredited international studies, by 2050 about 70 % of the world's population will live in cities. The quality o...

The origins of Robiola di Roccaverano date back to the Celtic-Ligurian period.Its name recalls the Latin term “robium”, referring to the reddish colour of the outer part of the cheese, and the name of the town of Roccaverano in Asti, where this product originated. A manuscript signed by the priest Pistone in 1899 relates the history of the parish o...

First a Greek and Roman city, then a capital of the Arab world, and later conquered by both the Normans and the Swabians – this is Palermo, a place where preciosities left by the Arab and Norman rules coexist along with the Baroque and Art Nouveau styles of the buildings and monuments, the city streets and markets, gardens and theatres. The influen...

The three main avenues to apply for Italian citizenship are by descent, marriage, and naturalization. You might wonder if you can apply online, but the answer primarily depends on which of the above routes you take. In short, applications for marriage and naturalization can be mostly done online, while descent applications need to be handled in per...

This month I'm focusing on the Piedmont wine region and one of its great white grapes, Cortese, specifically the wines produced from the Gavi area. You can find this area located in the southeastern corner of Piedmont where Piedmont merges with the region of Liguria within the provinces of Monferrato and Alessandria. The landscape of this area not...