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by ITALY | Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:46
Despite their amazing achievements and lasting influence, the Etruscans remain one of Italy’s great mysteries. Fleur Kinson sheds a little light. For most of…
Culture
by Katia Amore | Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:14
As an art historian whose major research and writing has focused on women patrons of art and architecture in 16th century Italy, we wondered what brought…
Culture
by Magda Lauer | Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:35
As we get ready to mark Marco Polo's death anniversary on January 8, we look at the life and adventures of one of the greatest explorers of all times. Marco…
Culture
by ITALY | Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:00
words by Barry Lillie and Silvia Donati If you’re interested in anatomy, work in the medical profession or, like me, you’re always looking for somewhere…
Culture
by Barry Lillie | Mon, 10/13/2014 - 02:30
Continuing with our Take Five series, this week we look at five Italian explorers and their discoveries. [Read Take Five: Chefs here; Take Five: Novelists here…
Culture
by Katia Amore | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 06:15
This year 'La festa dei Gelsomini' (The Jasmine Festival) -  on the  27th and 28th of September in Giarre, Sicily - had a special guest, a jasmine infused…
Culture
by Anonymous (not verified) | Mon, 09/22/2014 - 06:48
Marcello Cantoni unravels the controversy surrounding San Giovanni Rotondo Pictures by Andrea Poidomani Where is the line between religion and business drawn…
Culture
by Carol King | Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:28
As part of our ongoing series on ancient Roman life, to commemorate 2000 years since the death of Rome's first emperor August, celebrated in 2014, Carol Kings…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 07/04/2014 - 05:26
While most people may tend to associate the history of Italian Americans in the U.S. as an East Coast experience, an important yet largely unknown chapter of…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 06/24/2014 - 06:21
More than 100 years after Italian-American New York City police officer Giuseppe 'Joe' Petrosino was murdered by the Mafia in Palermo, Italian police may have…