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Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! What a month! It has been full of wonderful opportunities to show and testify how great the relationship between Italy and the US is! On September 22nd I had the honor and the pleasure of giving the welcoming remarks at the National Italian American Bar Association, welcoming old and new friends...

n the sun-drenched Sienese hills of the Val d’Elsa stands the gorgeous hilltown of San Gimignano, a splendorous Medieval atmosphere enwrapped by its 13th-Century wall. It is the Tuscany that tourists love most, set amidst fields of golden grain, vineyards and ancient borgoes; it is the Tuscany of Chianti and the Val D'Orcia, of beloved culinary tra...

Calvello, in the heart of Basilicata, is a mountain town immersed in the quiet of the past, where the art of ceramics is still being cultivated. The Benedictine monks of Faenza introduced the art of working with clay as far back as 1200. Since that time, entire generations of families have learned the craft and handed down its precious secrets.  Th...

Located at the foot of a mountain of beech trees and green pastures where cows and sheep graze in freedom, the Borgo has preserved its bucolic charm. The visitor is struck immediately by the stunning cliff Morgia Quadra with its bizarre -shaped rocks and stalactites. You can start your visit from piazza Alessandro Volta and the nineteenth century a...

The best evidence of the long history of olive-growing in Sabina are the olive trees. Thousands of ancient trees sculpted by time still stand next to younger examples, preserving their production capacity and making the landscape of Sabina unique.  The appreciation of Sabina olive oil in antiquity was so great that, in his “De re rustica”, Marcus T...

Following an annual tradition, also this year, on the last Sunday of October, as usual will be held in Volterra, Tuscany, the expected and fun Palio dei Caci. An event that has long been recognized in the regional register of historical re-enactments in collaboration with the "Committee of Contrade della Città di Volterra". On Sunday, October 27 th...

In last month’s Italian Citizenship Assistance article, we covered Italian citizenship by descent, also known as Jure Sanguinis. This month we want to continue the discussion about Italian citizenship by descent via another route that requires going to court. This situation occurs when making a claim through a female ancestor who gave birth before...

In Verona, restoration work on the “Allegorie di Verona, Rovigo and Trento by Bernardino India, one of the greatest Veronese artists of the sixteenth century, has been completed. The work is in the Museum of frescoes at the Tomb of Juliet and comes from a cycle of frescoes painted in 1555 on the southern facade of the Palazzo Fiorio della Seta, com...

Aperitivo time! Beets are something that you either love or hate. This recipe will make you love them: crispy and delicately sweet, perfect for a snack or an aperitivo (aperitif). Aperitivo (the Italian happy hour) is certainly one of the most fun food experiences that you can try in Italy. Aperitivo is served with some stuzzichini (savory snacks s...

In the past, we have already talked about the differences between the two main simple pasts in Italian: imperfetto and passato prossimo. We have already seen how imperfetto simply changes endings while passato prossimo is made up of the auxiliary, essere or avere ­plus the past participle. We have also talked about when to use one auxiliary and the...

Italy is a magnificent place to visit, even if you’re looking to the heavens. This trip throughout the peninsula highlights some of its astronomical observatories that are open to the public and certainly where charming views can be enjoyed. Let’s start out with the Osservatorio astronomico della Valle d’Aosta (Astronomical Observatory of Valle Aos...

Rita Levi-Montalcini was an Italian neurophysiologist and an exceptional woman, who through her pioneering contribution and hard work has set an amazing example for others to follow her footsteps. She dedicated her life to science giving to all the new generation huge food for thoughts.  Rita Levi-Montalcini was born on April 22, 1909 in Turin to a...