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In this unforgettable 2020 Italy has seen a boom of registrations of new Small Medium Enterprises. A staggering growth of +40%, which can be summarized basically in two points: many have closed store to open another, many others have changed their production. The latter in particular are not the majority, they are young (6.53%), female (8.82%) and...

As we start to round out this challenging year I think we all need a little bubbly to raise our spirits. This month I am featuring sparkling wines from all over Italy.  My focus is on the wines of the Valdobbiadene and Conegliano Superiore DOCG.  I recently attended a tasting hosted by the Consorzio and IEEM and led by Anthony Giglio where we did a...

Christmas is in the air. So I though, why don’t we just take a break from the usual topic, and I teach you a few Christmas words? How can I not start with Santa who is Babbo Natale in Italian, “Father Christmas” or maybe I should say Gesù Bambino, “Baby Jesus.” Yes, because many kids are told that Babbo Natale brings them gifts and others are told...

There is a lot of talk about borderline forms of expression, and in particular about contaminations between art and design. Piero Figura, Apulian by birth (from Brindisi to be exact) and Milanese by adoption, is one of the people who best interpret this desire to mix things up, not to conform to a predefined language, trying instead to wander in di...

This park is a protected natural area established in 1987 and which extends on the promontory of the same name, in the province of Ancona. It includes a stretch of coast and an internal hilly belt, with breath-taking views, a lot of history, and wonderful landscapes. The park covers about 15.000 acres and extends over the territories of Ancona, Cam...

Dear friends, here in Italy we are in the middle of the second wave of covid, and the situation is not easy at all, as I explain every two days in the videos of We the ItaliaNews. Not all Italians have understood or accepted that it is not a 100 meters race, but a marathon, indeed a marathon hurdles: a discipline that does not exist in athletics be...

A classic, an icon, it shaped Italy’s post-World War II pop culture, starring in one of the world’s favorite films and defining the Bel Paese in both image and reality. It is nothing if not an international symbol of Made in Italy style and design. Historical and Social Context With its musically-flowing yet minimalist lines and its practical funct...

Gnudi is a typical Tuscan dish made with spinach or erbette, ricotta, Parmesan cheese and served with butter and sage or tomato sauce. The term gnudi comes from the Tuscan dialect which means "naked" and emphasizes the "nakedness" of these dumplings compared to ravioli, which are instead covered with a layer of pasta. It is an easy and simple recip...

The Telamon of the Temple of Zeus in the Archaeological Park of Akragas, Agrigento has a length of at least twelve meters, as to say 40 feet. And from the end of 2020 the works will begin to restore it in vertical position as it originally was. A colossal architectural element that will be reconstructed with original finds that supported the entabl...

Thirty years ago Italy fell in love with a hitherto little known sport: volleyball. Thanks to twelve athletes and an Argentine coach who trained an Italian club, on October 28, 1990 millions of Italians were glued in front of the television, as had only happened for the national soccer team until then, to attend the final of the World Volleyball Ch...

What was the contribution of the Italian Americans in the fields of business ideas tied to engineering, medicine, and technology? Here are some examples from various fields: the folding sofa bed by Bernard Castro; the magnetic recording videotape by Joseph Anthony Mazzitello; the “miracle mop” by Joy Mangano; the Radio Flyer Red Wagon by Antonio Pa...

Giosuè Carducci (1835-1907) was born in Val di Castello, a small town near Pisa. Son of a republican country doctor, Carducci spent his childhood in the wild Maremma region of southern Tuscany. He was early attracted to the Greek and Roman authors. He conscientiously studied the Italian classics as Dante, Tasso, and Alfieri.  At the age of twenty h...