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The Franciacorta sub-region is located in the Lombardy region of northern Italy within the province of Brescia. Franciacorta is one the most prestigious, if not the most prestigious, producers of sparkling wines in Italy. The name stems from the Latin word, franchae curtes, meaning the properties that were free from tax during the Middle Ages. This...

The control center of the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, the most important and prestigious rocket base in the world, will be named after Rocco Petrone, the engineer of Italian origin who was the launch director of the Apollo 11 mission and then became the head of the entire program for the exploration of the Moon. This was announced by th...

The traditional analysis of social media has consolidated the knowledge of a series of KPIs, by the experts, whose most common purpose is the drawing up of rankings of various kinds, such as the most viewed or most engaged posts, the most quoted hashtags, the influencers with the highest engagement rate, the share of voice compared between brands i...

Enrollment is now open for the second year of 42 Roma Luiss, the coding school, based on a learning by doing model, supported by Luiss and Riccardo Zacconi, the inventor of Candy Crush, based on the French model of École 42. There are no professors, zero lectures, no classes: yet it's a revolutionary coding school, where students learn on the job....

The Rocca di Gradara and its Fortified Borgo (in the Marches Region) represent one of the best-preserved Italian Medieval structures; its set of two surrounding city walls (one of which extends to almost 2,625 feet in length) that protect the Rocca, also make it one of the most aesthetically-imposing. The Castello or Fortress stands on a hill at 46...

Various historical and bibliographic sources attribute the introduction of the onion in the Mediterranean basin, and especially Calabria, before the Phoenicians and after the Greeks. The plots of land adjacent to the coast of Calabria had the ideal soil and climate conditions for this unique ecotype, a lover of cool soil overlooking the sea. Citati...

On September 8, in San Lorenzo in the valley of the Viterbo countryside, the rite of passage of the Madonna di Torano takes place. A legend that is very much felt in the area and a mystical place. It is located about 2 kilometers from the town and an asphalt road leads us to end up in the square where the church stands. The territory is rich in arc...

Hello everyone, this month’s column is about new words that have entered the Italian dictionary in the past couple of years. Before we start, just a little premise. When a word is added to the dictionary, it is not and indication of whether the word is right or wrong, or whether that word is Italian (in this case) or not, a word is added to a dicti...

Clitunno springs (Fonti del Clitunno) stretch over a 2.5-acre area along Via Flaminia, between Spoleto and Foligno, in the municipality of Campello sul Clitunno, Umbria. The whole area is served by underground springs that flow from natural cracks in the rock. There are two main outlets which actually feed the Clitunno River: the so-called “Sources...

Ciao from Rome! Usually in this editorial we deal with news about We the Italians, but this time at least at the beginning of the editorial we make an exception. Also because for the first time in 142 issues, we dedicate to the same topic, in this case sport, two covers in a row. The July cover had rightly celebrated the Italian national soccer tea...

The Dolomites constitute the eastern part of the Alpine Mountain Range, and are one of the 55 Italian sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The zone recognized as composing UNESCO covers 141,903 hectares and three regions (Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia) and five provinces (Trento, Bolzano, Belluno, Pordenone and Udine); i...

Goat milk jello is a lighter version of the well known Italian dessert panna cotta.  Typically it is served with berries, caramel or chocolate sauce, fruit coulis and because of its great versatility it is possible to create a different topping every time. It is up to your creativity.  Summer is the season of apricots in Italy, so I prepared a deli...