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Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! It’s July and, like usual, it’s very hot in Italy. We are working on very important things, starting the first Columbus Day ever organized in Italy. It will be in Siena on October 12, which is the Italian official Columbus Day. Please sign our Manifesto in defense of Columbus, here. On June 10 W...

The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, situated in the heart of Milan, is an outstanding work of architecture, and an emblem within the Catholic tradition. Santa Maria delle Grazie is perhaps even more famous for its indissoluable connection to Leonardo Da Vinci's fresco of “The Last Supper,” preserved inside its refectory (dining hall). The Churc...

The period furniture tradition in Verona dates back to 1400, with the first artistic woodworking and inlaying, such as the precious inlaid wood choir of Santa Maria in Organo (VR) by the Olivetan monk Fra Giovanni. Another five centuries were to pass, however, before the organised production of period furniture began. The systemisation of the Veron...

The medieval town plan of the Borgo is made up of huddled houses with the typical red roofs. The historical centre offers a beautiful view of the surrounding vineyards. This area is famous for the production of excellent wines and wineries are often housed inside noble dwellings. One of these, the 18th century dwelling owned by Conti di Castelborgo...

Fossilised pollen from around 2 million years ago, discovered during archaeological excavations, seem to demonstrate the presence of hazelnut kernels on the old continent since the Quaternary Period. They were used as a source of food as early as prehistoric times, when early man ate them by imitating rodents. In Campania there is evidence of the p...

According to a consolidated oral tradition, the ballad "Cardoleda", a variant of the more famous "viddhaneddha" from Reggio Calabria, would testify derivations from the ancient culture of Magna Graecia quite present in the Greek area of the Aspromonte hinterland. Therefore, "a Cardoleda" could have origins to be found in the distant roots of the Gr...

On Friday, June 14, 2019, the RIM Junior 2018-2019 (Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo) was presented in the Refectory Room of the Chamber of Deputies in Rome. It is a sort of "younger brother" of the extraordinary volume that is the Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo (Report on Italians in the World), with which every year the Migrantes Foundation collects, ana...

In last month’s ICA article, we mentioned that this month we would be discussing Italian citizenship by marriage and the new linguistic requirement. For more detailed information on citizenship by marriage click here to read our citizenship by marriage page. Let’s first start with some of the reasons why people we assist choose to acquire Italian c...

The exhibition "Verrocchio, Leonardo's master" is currently drawing to a close in Palazzo Strozzi, with a section at the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, in Florence. The exhibition brings together for the first time extraordinary masterpieces by Andrea del Verrocchio, one of the greatest masters of the fifteenth century, in close confrontation with c...

And here we are again on our journey together around the Italian dialects and languages. This time we are going to the region called Emilia-Romagna, a region that almost crosses Italy entirely from East to West. It is the last northern region and it is known for its medieval villages and its amazing food that I am sure you have heard of, such as ru...

In 1990 in an article that appeared in The Atlantic, a magazine of American politics and economics, the American political scientist Joseph Nye invented the term Soft power. The concept, taken up and expanded later by the same author in a best seller with the same title, was opposed to the American hard power, based on the idea that the national af...

With its approximately 4,660 mi of coastline, Italy is the ideal place for sea lovers. The wide variety of its beaches makes it perfect for every type of vacationer in search of nature, fun, and rest and relaxation. The Italian coast, with its countless gulfs, coves and inlets, touristic ports and long, sandy beaches, is truly adapted to the water...