Bust-a-myth

Mama’s boys

m4s0n501 It’s one of the classic stereotypes about Italians: no matter how old they are,…

Spaghetti bolognese

To an Italian native it is unsettling and fascinating how most of the so-called “Italian…

Exhibits

CioccolaTò Exhibition

 CioccolaTò Exhibition (or Cioccola-To from Cioccolato + Torino – i.e. Chocolate + Turin) is the…

Folklore

christmas in Italy

Natale (Christmas)

Christmas is, of course, a globalized festivity now: it looks quite the same in Italy…

Abruzzese transhumance

m4s0n501 Settembre, andiamo. E’ tempo di migrare begins a very famous poem by Gabriele d’Annunzio…

Romeo and Juliet

Raise your hand if you don’t know the story of Romeo and Juliet, retold countless…

Historical reenactments

National holidays

Pasquetta

m4s0n501 First things first, Pasquetta is not the same thing all over Italy. In Genova…

Objects

sunglasses

Sunglasses

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

Ape Piaggio

m4s0n501 The Piaggio Ape, or Apecar, is the other great idea of Corradino D’Ascanio, the…

Eyeglasses

Whenever an important object comes up, everyone seems to have a story demonstrating that it…