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Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! First of all, we want to thank all those who bought the new 2019 yearbook of We the Italians! The first month of sales exceeded those of all previous yearbooks, a great success! Thanks really, if you haven't bought it yet and you are curious to know 24 stories about 24 different points of view o...

Getting around Palermo is easy. Everything revolves around a topographical and symbolic centre: Piazza Villena. The people of Palermo prefer to call it Quattro Canti, in reference to the four symmetrical façades of the buildings which look out onto the square. Of an octagonal shape, it is located at the intersection between the two main streets of...

It is a real treat for lovers of both chocolate and hazelnut, crunchy on the outside and soft inside. The preparation is easy and fast. It is a gluten and lactose free cake because it contains only corn flour and hazelnut milk. This cake a treat for your palate and your good spirits. Chocolate is obtained from the tropical tree Theobroma Cacao an...

The story that leads to what promises to be one of the most important exhibitions of the 2020 season in Italy and beyond, starts from a contested will, shameful accusations, false claims: a fratricidal war for the billionaire legacy of Prince Alessandro Torlonia who died in 2017, which won media popularity and also involved the immense artistic her...

You can start your visit from Piazza del Popolo, with the Church of San Sebastiano, one of the jewels of the Sicilian Baroque. It is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693, it has a spectacular staircase, a façade with three orders, the work of Mario Diamanti, and three naves.  In Corso Vittorio Emanuele,...

Last March, in the municipality of Peccioli in Tuscany, the first robotic shopping carts were taken into service. The carts go straight to the shops’ entrances and then reach autonomously the houses of the people who made the purchases. In May, at the Gran Caffè di Rapallo, which Hemingway was known to frequent, the first two robotic waiters in Lig...

Sixty years ago Italy, in particular its capital, Rome, showed itself to the world in all its modernity. Fifteen years after the end of the Second World War, the Bel Paese had closed most of the wounds of the atrocious war and launched itself towards the famous economic boom of the 1960s. It was a sport event to give impetus to this period of rebir...

The production of salumi (cured meats) was introduced to the Staffora Valley and the surrounding area by the Lombards, who settled there in the Dark Ages. The Lombards had learned how to consume ground animal meat without cooking it from the Tartars, thereby testing out the first procedures for the production of sausages. Cooking fires were not nee...

Captivating for their age-old superstitions and stories of brigands and highwaymen, the Valleys of Comacchio are a vast wetlands area located between Ferrara and Ravenna, in the Province of Emilia Romagna. More specifically, they lie between the town of Comacchio and the Reno River, inside the Delta del Po Regional Park. Their 11,000 hectares of br...

The city of Vercelli has over 2500 years of history and was probably founded about a century after the city of Rome. Numerous accounts have survived from the past, one by Pliny the Elder, who said of it: “Vercellae Libicorum ex Salyis ortae”. The accordion, however, only entered Vercelli’s history at the beginning of the twentieth century, with Sim...

The historical origins of this annual event are uncertain, or at least complex. What is certain is that we are talking about the most colorful and creative party in Italy: Carnival! We accompany you through the 10 best carnivals in Italy among masks, costumes, parades, floats, typical sweets and local traditions. Viareggio (Tuscany) A stone's throw...

It’s grammar time! This month we will tackle the terrible and feared subjunctive! If you are familiar with Italian grammar, you probably know that Italian has some tenses that English does not have anymore. One of these tenses is congiuntivo, subjunctive. But how is it formed? When do you use it? Fear not, I am here to make it as clear to you as I...