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Ciao from Rome, welcome to another wonderful issue of our magazine. On the cover of this issue we celebrate the fantastic victory of the Italian national soccer team at the recently concluded European Championships. All of Italy was filled with joy, and it was wonderful to see so many Italians happy again after so many difficult months. Dear friend...

It is one of the most-frequented destinations of sun-worshippers, scuba-divers and nature lovers, and it is the last trace of Italian terrain before the African coast. Lampedusa, glorious, sun-bleached island south of Sicily, helps to create the Pelagian Archipelago (“islands of the high sea” in Greek etymology), along with neighboring island Linos...

Pecorino is an exquisite product with a long tradition. Ancient testimonies still exist that praise its qualities: in older times it was called “Marzolino” and in 1475 the humanist Bartolomeo Platina acclaimed it as the best cheese in Italy. In 1832, Ignazio Malenotti, a member of the Linnean Society of Paris, published the “Shepherd’s Handbook” in...

Something sinister is hovering over real estate Italian cultural assets which, even if privately owned, fail to remain within the scope of state property and are put up for sale without the Ministry of Culture apparently having any wiggle room. Two striking cases in a few months give a good example of the situation. The first one is Palazzo Sacchet...

The kilns of Montelupo began producing the first “archaic majolica”, decorated with copper and manganese, as far back as the end of the 13th century, subsequently developing this activity over the course of the following century.  By the end of the fourteenth century, Montelupo was one of the driving forces in the renewal of majolica techniques and...

Campioni d’Europa! Campioni d’Europa! This is the cry launched by millions of Italians on Sunday, July 11th, at the end of the final of the European Football Championship won by the Azzurri against the hosts England. The second one in history, after the one won in the 1968 edition organized in Italy, when some soccer legends such as Dino Zoff, Giac...

The castle is perched on a cliff overlooking the Mutino valley. High walls, towers, squares, paved streets, flowers and plants along the streets welcome the visitor.  The silence, broken only by the flock of century-old oaks and the light mountain air draw the picture of a landscape of the soul, where reality becomes almost fantastic, recalling ima...

Our previous articles analyzed the surge of applications for Italian citizenship by descent, the cost associated to applying for Italian citizenship (both by descent and by marriage), the documents needed to apply, and the benefits and opportunities that Italian citizenship entails. This article will touch upon another advantage of applying for Ita...

In highlighting Ramato wines of Italy this month I was shocked to see that I haven’t discussed these wines on my sight yet.  With the rosè market on the rise it is the perfect time to highlight these wines.  They’re not red, white or rosè wines, but the best of all worlds.  Ramato wines are home to the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in the northeaste...

Raffaella is no more. For everyone "la Carrà", with the accent on the last a, as she emphasized to David Letterman in an interview in 1986. On July 5, 2021 died the most important woman in the history of Italian entertainment, by far, who for decades exported the best face of our country abroad. It is no coincidence that she was particularly succes...

My “Italian Adventure” novels are love letters to Italy. There’s no other way to describe the experiences of an American who arrives in Italy on holiday and decides to never leave. Both Cucina Tipica (2018) and Cucina Romana (2021) have characters and plot, conflict and resolution, humor and pathos, but all of these traditional narratives are infor...

The concept of Beauty encapsulates a code of values that has always distinguished the identity of our country: tradition and innovation, connection and competence, creativity and knowledge. A real strategic resource to plan the future around a sustainable and collaborative model. A territory that develops Beauty, therefore, generates entrepreneuria...