We begin the eleventh year of We the Italians interviews with a true excellence in the divulgation of Italian culture in the United States. Carla Gambescia's name is known to many Americans who have the good fortune to have Italian origins and others who do not, and it is synonymous with Dolce Vita: it is precisely to Dolce Vita that Carla turns wh...

Spectacular ski runs and engaging trails, where to devote yourself to ski as well as to freeriding, cross-country skiing, snow-kiting or take on an exciting off-track ride: in central and southern Italy there are many (sensational) destinations where to enjoy snow sports. The most renowned destinations include Gran Sasso and Mount Etna, Aspromonte...

The little-known Benedictine monastery of San Vincenzo al Volturno is located in the region of Molise, in an idyllic position at the foot of the Mainarde mountains, on a fertile plain by the shores of the Volturno river, the longest river in southern Italy. This once vast religious complex dates back to the 8th century, when Charles Magne became ki...

The iron age came after the stone and bronze ages and dates back to 1000 BC. The use of iron spread more slowly, however, because it was only understood much later that the molten mass obtained in the first stone furnaces needed to be heated again to produce the pliable metal that we know today. This is wrought iron, which represents the artistic e...

Tuscany, Sicily, Sardinia, and Apulia. Or Lombardy and Trentino Alto-Adige, Emilia Romagna and Umbria. These are the regions we think about when considering a holiday in Italy, right? Yet, our beloved Belpaese is formed by 20 regions and each of them has a reputable claim to fame, as you’d expect from a place as rich in history and creative flair a...

Ciao from Rome! Summer is ending, “L'estate sta finendo”, as a famous Italian song from the summer of 1895 used to say: do any of you remember it? I guess not. We the Italians didn't stop all summer long: with the exception of the We the ItaliaNews videos, even in the hottest months we told you what happened in Italy and the things that happened in...

When planning a trip to Italy, the major cities of Rome, Florence, Milan and Venice are usually on the must-see list. Yet many people also yearn to find the “undiscovered hidden gem” waiting to be explored. For the latter group, Molise is waiting. This region is so underrated that Italians have a running joke: “Il Molise non esiste” (“Molise doesn’...

Our country is home to vast expanses of lavender. The purple, blue and lilac-coloured flower gives shape to fragrant parks, which are the most popular destinations for lavender lovers. A walk through Italian villages and lavender fields is therefore one of the best ways to leave the greyness of winter behind and to welcome spring and its scents wit...

Molise is an understated region that's just waiting to be discovered, and the wines of Molise are no exception. The small region packs around 5,500 hectares (13,590 acres) of vineyards sprawled in hilly, mountainous terrain, and red grapes represent two-thirds of the wine production. Molise shares with the neighboring territories of Abruzzo, Puglia...

The night of San Lorenzo in Italy is approaching, for that day that falls on August 10 you can see from the earth the astronomical phenomenon of the Perseids. They are a meteor shower that the Earth goes through every year during the summer period . The meteor shower usually arrives at the end of July and lasts until mid-August with peaks of visibi...