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Sunday the 12th of April, Easter Day, the famous tenor Andrea Bocelli gave a live streaming concert in the Milan Cathedral, an amazing and touching event which represented a symbol of hope and belief during these difficult times. Let’s step back for a moment so that we can understand better who this brilliant singer is. Bocelli has  recorded 16 pop...

As we approached spring break, things started to change rapidly. In a week we were told that the University would close and we needed to teach remotely. Besides my own anxiety towards something I had never done before, the most important question for me was: how was I going to keep students interested and motivated when their lives were changing so...

For centuries, porcelain was an exotic material imported from China, as its composition and manufacturing techniques remained unknown in Europe. From 1585 to 1610, Francesco I de' Medici financed the production of a pseudo-porcelain in Florence, intended for court use and for diplomatic gifts. The true formula, however, remained unknown until 1710,...

Today, I am going to talk about a topic that’s a bit controversial, but very current: the Italianization of words. I’m talking about the current trend many Italians have of inventing new Italian words in order to replace existing words with “Italianized” English words. In this article you’ll find some examples that will help you better conceptualiz...

The Royal Woods of Capodimonte is the largest public park in the city of Naples. It has an extension of 134 hectares with about 400 plant entities classifiable in 108 families and 274 genera. The woodland belongs to a hunting lodge that in 1738 became the Royal Palace of Capodimonte, today completely dedicated to the role of Museum. It occupies the...

Italy produces some of the world’s greatest sparkling wines including wines such as Franciacorta, Trento DOC and Prosecco to name a few.  The presence of Italian sparkling wines in the US market continues to rise and the appreciation for these wines has increased from being a celebratory wine to more of an everyday enjoyment.     Today I am focusin...

Ciao from Rome on lockdown to all the friends of We the Italians. Good morning everyone, I hope you're alright, as well as your families and friends. This is the second editorial I write in quarantine. These are difficult times for everyone. Italy and the United States, the two countries to which I belong, those who gave born to We the Italians, th...

To discover Florence through its buildings, its monuments, and its museums is certainly an effective way to experience the charm of the Medici city that has remained intact over the centuries. To visit its historic cafés, however, is tantamount to catching a glimpse of its soul and its history. Indeed, the fortune of some of the most famous streets...

Bonet is a typical and undoubtedly tasty spoon dessert from Piedmont (in particular from the Langhe area), perfect to serve at a party or holiday dinner. It is prepared with amaretti cookies, cocoa, eggs and milk, and is covered with rum-flavored caramel. You can also add 1 tablespoon of rum to the batter if you like.  It was often served at noble...

Born in Orani (Nuoro) in 1911, sixth of ten children, Nivola experienced in his childhood the difficult life of a poor family in rural Sardinia in the early twentieth century. From a young age, in 1926, he was hired as an apprentice by the painter Mario Delitala for the decoration of the Aula Magna of the University of Sassari. The departure from h...

There are old restructured stone houses along the narrow streets of this typical medieval borgo of the Apennine Mountain, surrounded by woods, where you can also find interesting rectangular rural stone buildings called   and with a straw cover. These constructions, perfectly set in the Apennine environment, are the consequence of the Celts passage...

During my time in New York City I had the pleasure to meet a talented Italian creative, Giorgia Brugnoli – or, as her friends call her, Giorgia B. Born in Rome but currently based in Brooklyn, she’s a multidisciplinary artist specializing in illustration, art direction and design.  Being born and raised in Italy, Giorgia was lucky enough to be expo...