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Travel
by Phoebe Hunt | Thu, 01/19/2023 - 03:04
It’s 1982. Stefano Dallari, a young dentist from Reggio Emilia, has found himself on a training placement in Ladakh, northern India. He is researching a thesis…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Thu, 01/05/2023 - 04:43
The funeral mass for the late Pope Benedict XVI began this morning at 9.30am at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. With current pontiff Pope Francis presiding…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Wed, 12/21/2022 - 12:24
Bergamo and Brescia — neighboring cities in Lombardy that were at the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic back in early 2020 — are on the brink of a major…
Culture
by Amy Gulick | Mon, 12/19/2022 - 11:20
While Italy’s cast of Christmas characters includes some very familiar figures — Babbo Natale (Santa), naturally, and La Befana, the frumpy Christmas witch who…
Culture
by julie.james | Fri, 12/16/2022 - 14:07
The first time I visited the Jewish ghetto in Siena was by accident. I’d just stumbled my way out of the Palazzo Pubblico — the civic seat of the Sienese…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Thu, 04/14/2022 - 00:27
Nearly everyone on the globe recognizes the woman in Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, whether or not they have seen the iconic portrait in person in the Louvre.…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 03/08/2022 - 03:53
Ed. March 8, 2024: This archival article is being re-shared on International Women’s Day to mark the occasion. To reflect the specific moment in time in which…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 01/26/2022 - 05:42
To mark the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, January 27, we take a stroll through Jewish Ferrara, a city with one…
Culture
by Jamie Mackay | Tue, 08/13/2019 - 00:56
You’ve probably spotted them around the stations and high streets of the peninsula’s major cities. Easily recognizable by their blown-up hemp leaves, tie-dye…
Lifestyle
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 03/08/2016 - 03:15
In honor of International Women’s Day, known as Festa della donna in Italy, we take a look back at some of the Italian women who have inspired and continue to…