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Events

Mercu Scûrot

The small town of Borgosesia, in the Piedmont region of Italy, hardly qualifies as a…

Games

Ruzzola

In Italian, the word ‘ruzzola’ comes from the verb ‘ruzzolare’, or ‘to roll’. The game…

Piastre

When it comes to Italy, traditions tend to have seriously ancient origins. The game of…

Historical reenactments

Italian News

Objects

presepe

Presepe

Looking at the above picture you’d be hard-pressed to identify it correctly. That nice scale…

Sunglasses

Almost every single invention has an untraceable history, especially when it reaches real back into…

Ape Piaggio

The Piaggio Ape, or Apecar, is the other great idea of Corradino D’Ascanio, the same…

Recipes

zuppa inglese

Zuppa inglese

In the early 1500s an Italian diplomat returned to Ferrara after visiting the British court…

Brodetto fanese

The name of this recipe translates as ‘light broth as they do it in Fano’…

Ribollita

The ribollita is a traditional thick soup from Tuscany. The name (literally: ‘boiled again’) refers…

Religious holidays

Pasqua

If the date listed above sounds like a complex mouthful… that’s because it is. Simply…

Typical food

krumiri

Krumiri

One of the most beloved “modern” Italian cookies, the Krumiri are a delicacy with a…

Gorgonzola

Ubiquitous in northern Italy, where it is liberally used in many recipes from the Lombardy…