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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 03/18/2022 - 05:06
2021 was an exciting ‘archeological year’ in Italy, with many finds that helped shed light on the country’s ancient history. We have selected a few that…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 03/16/2022 - 04:46
Every year on March 17, Italy celebrates the anniversary of the Unification of Italy, in other words when Italy as a modern nation state was born.    Why…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Mon, 02/21/2022 - 09:26
According to ancient writers, the Etruscans of central Italy were distinct from their neighbors in the Mediterranean. Etruscan language, customs, and material…
Culture
by ITALY | Wed, 02/02/2022 - 06:10
By Luisa Pastore and Silvia Donati Type 'Saint Valentine' into any Internet search engine, and among the thousands of websites selling flowers, chocolates and…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Mon, 10/25/2021 - 12:05
It’s been a half-millennium since Leonardo da Vinci set out to paint the now-famous portrait we call Mona Lisa. Scholars have penned millions of words over…
Culture
by Myra Robinson | Mon, 09/06/2021 - 11:59
Why do politicians often have a reputation for being deceitful, underhand, dishonest….?  Could it all have begun with the writings of Machiavelli in the 15th…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Tue, 08/10/2021 - 10:01
2020 marked the five hundredth anniversary of the death of Raffaello Sanzio, an Italian Renaissance artist whose influence on later generations can hardly be…
Food + Wine
by cynthialpchaplin | Wed, 08/04/2021 - 06:22
Seven hundred years ago this September, Italy’s most famous poet, Dante Alighieri, died in Ravenna, after years of exile from his beloved Florence. He wrote…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 07/29/2021 - 00:00
What made Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo da Vinci? What is the secret of his universal genius and extraordinary talent?  We may be a little closer to uncover…
Life + Style
by Myra Robinson | Tue, 06/01/2021 - 12:33
Rome’s largest cemetery, the Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, is the most extensive in Rome with 2,253 memorials, as well as countless smaller…