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Panettone o Pandoro

December 2021
Every year Christmas comes with the same question: should we celebrate Christmas by eating Panettone or Pandoro? This is one of the recurring questions during the Christmas season. In Italy, there are those who love Panettone and those who prefer...


La Musica

November 2021
In an earlier edition, we spoke about the major Italian opera composers known around the world. Now, we will discuss some of the famous Italian opera lyrical singers such as Luciano Pavarotti, Katia Ricciarelli, Andrea Bocelli, Renata Tebaldi,...


The Music

June 2021
It is very easy to meet Italians that love to sing, whether it is while they drive or are cooking or even during their daily activities. Just as dancing embodies a strong Italian tradition, singing does as well. Let’s take a look at the different...


Different Empires and the Italian Language

April 2021
It is quite obivious that the Italian language has been influenced by so many different groups that invaded Italy during its history as well as by different cultures. For this reason, there are so many different dialects that change from north to...


Different Empires and the Italian Language

January 2021
In our October 2020 issue, we left off with Italy's control under the Lombard. They tried multiple times and in different ways to insert themselves in the territory’s culture with the support from the powerful Catholic Church. Unfortunately, this...


Different Empires and the Italian Language

October 2020
During the Roman Empire, the Renaissance and the Italian Unification, Italy had flourishing moments in its history, which are still visible in various ways, including monuments, churches, buildings, and fountains. The historical times are evidence...


Civitas Vetusta – A City Of Art

May 2020
At first it seems surreal, but this town, set within Italy’s hillside, radiates beauty. To the east, it faces the Adriatic Sea. To the west, the Apennine Mountains can be seen. On a clear, bright day, you can see the Great Rock of Italy’s peak. The...


The Goldsmith Art in Abruzzo

December 2019
One of the interesting and ancient traditions that the Abruzzo region boasts is certainly the art of goldsmithing. The most used materials are coral and gold. The latter is worked with a particular technique called filigree workmanship. The Abruzzo...


Easter in Abruzzo

April 2019
Abruzzo is a region with great traditions. The Easter holiday brings traditional symbols rich in love and religion to the table to celebrate. During Easter celebrations in Abruzzo, special attention is paid both to children and to the sacredness of...


Valle d'Aosta and Its Sights and Flavors

March 2019
The Valle d’Aosta region is arguably the best representation of the beauty of the Italian Alps. Within this region, visitors are graced with spectacular views of the “giants of the Alps:” the tallest mountain in the Alps, Mont Blanc, rising 15,777...


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