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The origins of the salumi tradition in Calabria probably date back to the times of the Greek colonisation of the Ionic Coast and the cultural and artistic splendour of Ancient Greece. It is a three thousand year old tradition, though the oldest written account comes courtesy of Varro, a Roman intellectual. He wrote of “minced meat, stuffed into cas...

Luca Travaglini, co-Ceo and co-founder of Planet Farms, the largest vertical farm in Europe, is the Italian Tech Person of the Year, the person who in 2021 has best used technology to realize his business and have a positive impact on society. Luca has been chosen among 12 finalists, voted by a technical jury and by the audience in the hall and in...

The Parish Church of San Giorgio of Valpolicella, in the center of the Borgo, dates back to the VII-VIII century. It is one of the most ancient place of worship of the territory and it is still in use. The church was built on the remains of former ancient buildings and features three aisles and two contrasted apses. It was restored at the beginning...

In many of our articles published last year we provided extensive information on the eligibility requirements to apply for Italian citizenship, the documents needed to apply, and the application process via an Italian consulate abroad or via a judicial proceeding for 1948 cases. This article instead will provide you with information regarding apply...

Dear fellow citizens, I have always experienced this traditional end-of-year event with great involvement and also with some emotion. Today these feelings are heightened by the fact that, in a few days, as provided in the Constitution, my role as President will end. My wish for you is therefore all the more intense because, in addition to the need...

Two months ago, “Tear Along the Dotted Line” Netflix comics series by Zerocalcare rapidly became the most-watched TV series in Italy and very popular abroad, for its capacity to excite, laugh and make people think. But who is Zerocalcare? Where do his roots lie? Michele Rech is not only Italian, he is above all Roman. He speaks, writes and interpre...

Buon anno! Happy New Year! Since nobody wants to start the new year with some heavy-duty grammar, let’s start with some puppy love. What do I mean? I’m talking about dogs, of course! Let’s take a look at some common Italian expressions about dogs. Let me say something first. Even though we love our beloved pets today, in the past being a dog was no...

When was the last time while shopping you were excited about sharing your email or phone number with your sales associate? Think about it. We all know the answer. Never. Registering with a brand is that somewhat bothersome step we get asked every time. We don't like it. It is hard to find excitement and value; maybe a tiny one-off discount immediat...

There is nothing new about the idea of a circular approach in the use of resources. Circularity is the strategy that nature and the human species, since its appearance on Earth, have refined to efficiently manage scarce resources. It is the strategy that Italy, historically poor in raw materials, has smartly adopted to find materials, to produce –...

Happy New Year Italian wine loving friends! I'm thrilled to start the New Year featuring one of my favorite Italian red native grapes, Aglianico.  Aglianico, pronounced "ah-lee-ah-knee-co", is an Italian native grape found in southern Italy, mostly in the Campania and Basilicata wine regions. It's a dark, almost black colored, grape that buds early...

In ancient times coral finds its popularity as an amulet, as evidenced especially by the classic "cornetto", Italian for "little horn" or "hornlet", an amulet worn to protect against the evil eye. It was believed also to have beneficial effects on female fertility and to protect children from harm. Widespread belief among the Romans, who used to pu...

"Ivrea Industrial City of the Twentieth Century" is the 54th Italian UNESCO site. The recognition was deliberated during the work of the 42nd World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. An important recognition for a positive idea (the possible "humanization" of industrial and social transformat...