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EXPO Milano 2015

Expo Milano 2015 ( is a non-commercial Universal Exposition with some very unique and innovative…

Fables and legends

Italian icons

Rita Levi-Montalcini

Rita Levi-Montalcini

The Nobel-awarded scientist Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012) is a beloved symbol of Italian excellence in the…

Marcello Mastroianni

As Hollywood executives use to say, some actors just have it. “It” being an intangible…

Leonardo da Vinci

A hypothetical merit ranking of all the men (and women, of course) ever lived would…

Italian News


Gomorra la serie

Gomorrah (TV series)

Who says Italians cannot do cinema or TV series (any longer)? Gomorra (Italian for Gomorrah)…

National holidays


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



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’…


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

Tongue twisters


A bit of a jam

Most tongue twisters are just a bunch of nonsensical words chosen for their difficult allitterations….

Of rabbits and garlic

In our collection of Italian tongue twisters, there is one which feels especially hard for…