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Fare due passi

October 2017 |
Whenever the opportunity arises, a day trip to some of the many small towns and villages dotting the Italian peninsula is a wonderful way to truly rediscover traditions and flavors often forgotten or erased in the big cities; many of which are...

The "Real" Art of Italy

September 2017 |
Artistic expressions are innate to the Italians and the world knows all about the unmatched masterpieces (fig. 1) created in our land over the centuries and the museums, art galleries and the cathedrals filled with celestial works. However, there...

Sagra delle Ciliegie

August 2017 |
A visit to Palombara Sabina a few years ago led to a very “sweet” surprise…the “Sagra delle Ciliegie!” As many of you might know, many paesi and villages have managed, over the years, to keep alive old local traditions which continue to attract...

An Italian Wedding Destination

July 2017 |
Destination weddings have become popular in recent years, with unusual and often very distant locations being chosen by adventurous couples perhaps looking for a little more excitement on their big day. Consequently, a new “cottage...

The Eternal City

June 2017 |
“Vita di Paese” has been focusing, for the last five years, on stories related to little, often remote Italian villages and towns, their lifestyles and traditions as well as their people. However, with this month’s topic of...

Farfa

May 2017 |
Often friends will ask suggestions about places to see on their next trip to Italy. The choices are infinite and the recommendations will vary depending on the friends’ knowledge of the country, its culture and their prior trips there, if...

Italy's living theatres

April 2017 |
Art is seen all over Italy; a country with an immense reservoir of works, often of unusual value, carefully preserved in museums, churches, privately owned palaces, and grandiose villas. Likely, because of such ubiquitous and pervasive influence,...

Italy's loss is America's gain

March 2017 |
America has historically seen intermittent waves of immigrants (fig. 1: Ellis Island) arriving to its shores since the original European expeditions. The Italians have greatly contributed to this process not only with manpower but also with skills...

Villa Pulcini: small yet strong

February 2017 |
Last October I wrote about the devastating earthquake which suddenly destroyed Amatrice and several other small Lazio and Umbria villages on August 24, with a subsequent event on October 30 causing extensive damage in Norcia and the nearby...
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