La storia di Federica  Belletti, marchigiana, sembra scritta da un bravo sceneggiatore. Il suo percorso rappresenta la voglia di fare e conquistare i sogni oltreoceano, nonostante gli impedimenti, le difficoltà che invece sono parti reali della sua esperienza. E ora Federica ha raggiunto una meta importante: essere produttrice di film. Nel 2015, Fe...

The Temple of Saint Emidio at the Grottoes, in the province of Ascoli Piceno, is a baroque structure from the early 18th century, named after the city’s patron saint – who was its bishop and was martyred during Diocletian’s anti-Christian persecutions. Emidio was born in Treviri in 273 and lived until the early 4th century; today, the people of Asc...

Ci sono le ricerche sui carnevali campani di Roberto De Simone e le registrazioni salentine di Giovanna Marini, le raccolte storiche come quella di Elvira Nobilio e le rilevazioni abruzzesi di Marco Müller: uno sterminato patrimonio di suoni, canti e narrazioni sta per essere restituito a una fruizione pubblica, sottratto all'oblio e ospitato in un...

Confetti, what a delicious word. The Italian confetti, that is. Confetto comes from the Latin for preparing (conficere) especially when talking about food. What’s delicious about a Latin word, you may ask? Of course, a confetto in today’s Italy is not something “prepared,” but a delicacy made of sugar and almonds with a very ancient history indeed,...

Italy is dotted with castles from north to south. Perched on top of hills or overlooking the waters of placid lakes, they’re often set in enchanting locations and make for especially romantic destinations. Some have been renovated and converted into fine historic residences, where you can spend a romantic night, transported back to the time when la...

Are you sure you know everything about Carnival in Italy? We will help you with an excursus that goes from the origins, through the typical masks and sweets of the Italian carnival tradition, up to the indication of the most beautiful carnivals in Italy. The origins of Carnival in Italy and beyond are closely linked to religious culture, as they ar...

Let’s get the name straight: it’s pronounced “lay-mar-kay”, but the British call it the Marches. This eastern region has always existed on the sidelines, at one time the borderlands of the great Papal States and neglected today in favour of Tuscany and Umbria, its showier neighbours. Which is all the better for visitors. Hemmed in by mountains an...

We’ve been hearing about how Italy’s famous landmarks have been suffering under the strain of overtourism lately. As well as crowds being a nightmare for residents, it doesn’t exactly make for the most enjoyable travel experience for visitors either. After all, it’s hard to enjoy the view when you’re being poked in the eye by someone’s selfie stick...

The accordion-making industry in Castelfidardo dates all the way back to the 1860s. To this day, the Italian town is still known as the home of the musical instrument, producing about 16,000 of them a year. Carrying on his family’s legacy, Marco Palmieri works alongside his father, Silvano, to handcraft the instruments at Fisman Accordions. Using t...

Once again we’re travelling among the most exclusive places of Pesaro and Urbino province, in Le Marche region. Mondavio is a small town with less than 4000 inhabitants but it really has a lot to offer its visitors. Just think that it’s been included among the most beautiful villages of Italy and awarded the Orange Flag, a certificate for quality e...