The eerie sight of empty streets in Italy's usually packed city centres returned this weekend after strict new rules came into force. The streets in Milan, Turin, and other cities within the country's four 'red zone' regions have been almost empty as movement was strictly curtailed from Friday. Under the new three-tier system of restrictions, Calab...

I am sure that none of the wonderful protagonists of the 242 interviews published so far will be offended if I write that this one you are about to read is a bit more particular than the others. The prestige of the guest that We the Italians has the honor to host in this interview is absolute, and his exceptionality is unanimously recognized: his s...

My husband and I planned our first trip to Italy quite a few years ago. We wanted to see all the touristy spots, such as Rome, Florence, and Venice. At the time, I had family in Italy that I had never met, and Bill encouraged me to try to contact a cousin in Italy with whom I was a childhood pen pal. The last contact I’d had with Franco was back in...

The history of Rocca Imperiale begins with the construction of the castle by Frederick II of Swabia between 1220 and 1225. The Borgo unfolds on the eastern part of the slope, just over 200 meters above sea level and a short distance from the Ionian Sea. The houses – whose architraves, cornices and shelves can be admired – gradually descend along th...

Summer is winding down and if the calendar wasn’t enough to remind me, the crisp morning air while walking my puppy is a certain reminder that fall is around the corner. Perhaps you’re like me and this summer was a strange one for you too. I adore my summers in Italy, especially the visits to the beach, but this year wasn’t meant to be. I tell myse...

Before meeting her husband Giuseppe Morisania in Italy, Skyler Mapes used to buy whatever brand of olive oil was on sale at her local big box store. But when Morisania—whose family has pressed olive oil from their olive trees for three generations—expressed his horror at her choice of bland, flavorless oil during a visit to the Bay Area in 2015, sh...

Over the last few months I’ve shared some wines from Calabria, a wine region of Italy that is one of the lesser discovered one that I love to explore and share.  Today is the first day I’m sharing a wine from the Greco Bianco grape and it’s a late harvest one from Tenuta Iuzzolini.  The Winery ~ Tenuta Iuzzolini  Four sibilings, Pasquale, Diego, An...

Edoardo Tresoldi has inaugurated a permanent installation on Reggio Calabria’s seafront, in Italy entitled Opera. Commissioned by the local Municipality and the Metropolitan City, the public art intervention “was created to celebrate the contemplative relationship between place and human beings through the language of classical architecture and the...

North of Sicily and south of Amalfi is Calabria. In the toe of the boot that is Italy, it is surrounded almost entirely by sparkling seas, and filled with dramatic cities teetering atop cliffs, ruined Byzantine cathedrals next to Norman castles, lush valleys, ancient forests and rugged mountains. Greeks, Romans, Saracens and Bourbons have all laid...

Una maratona online durata oltre cinque ore - domenica 23 agosto - ha tenuto incollati più di cinquemila seguaci ai Pc sparsi in varie parti del mondo nell’incontro virtuale sui temi della casa, delle radici e del ritorno. Il Festival delle Spartenze ha chiuso il mese di agosto con un appuntamento online sulla propria pagina Facebook dove, in una v...