Pesto is one of the most popular sauces in the world. The original recipe calls for seven ingredients, no more, no less. Basil, extra-virgin olive oil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, pecorino cheese, salt, and garlic. We are in Genoa, Italy. Here is where pesto was invented. And ask any Genoese you know, and they will tell you that pesto made outside...

Genoa, the 'Lady of the Sea', is one of Italy's four maritime republics with Amalfi, Venice and Pisa. Like many other maritime crossroads, Genoa's characteristic caruggi (vicols) have attended dramatic events and memorable stories, but also important people in the social field, in the Italia evolution towards self-improvement: the beauty of its mur...

According to multiple reports in Italy, American investment firm 777 Partners have formally bought a majority stake in Genoa for €150m. Several rumours suggested Genoa President Enrico Preziosi was about to sell a majority stake in the club to the American firm and according to multiple reports in Italy, the two parties finalised the agreement this...

Sailors in Christopher Columbus’s home town knew about North America more than a century before the explorer discovered the continent, Italian researchers have claimed. An account by Genoan sailors of a verdant land beyond Greenland “where giants live” has been found in a history of the world written around 1340 by an Italian friar — 152 years befo...

The northwestern port city of Genoa is feting its most famous creation and gift to the clothing and style world, denim jeans, with a raft of events in its first celebration of the native fabric over the next five days. Genova Jeans will see shows, concerts, guided tours, exhibitions and workshops. Organizers donned at least one piece of denim as th...

Liguria’s location, close to the Apennines, lets the sea meet the mountain in a multitude of breathless landscapes. In addition to the popular culinary specialties such as pesto alla genovese, focaccia or chickpea farinata, the brand “Artigiani in Liguria” (artisans in Liguria) represents several excellences produced in the region, from goldsmith t...

The Italian American One Voice Coalition (“IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, is reporting that efforts to defend Columbus and Italian American civil rights has gained unprecedented support from Italy. Official resolutions have been unanimously passed by the Italian Parliament, the city of Genoa, birthpl...

Ciao from Rome, my dear friends readers of We the Italians. Spring has come, the contagion is slowing down, the vaccination campaign is accelerating and Italy, at least from this point of view, is actually going in the right direction. We even reopened to American tourists, and about that, We the Italians is preparing a beautiful surprise for all o...

Cristoforo Colombo non è stato soltanto un grande esploratore egli rappresenta un personaggio ancora contemporaneo in grado di essere di esempio per i nuovi naviganti del futuro, quelli che vogliono innovare, accrescere la propria conoscenza, visionari che immaginano e si impegnano a rendere migliore il mondo in cui viviamo, abbattendo ogni sorta d...

Around 600 noted Italian buildings and historic sites open their doors to the public free of charge on the weekend of 15-16 May as part of the annual Giornate FAI di Primavera initiative organised by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano. The sites include rarely-opened palaces, castles, abbeys, libraries, parks, nature trails and gardens, with FAI identifyi...