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Caesar Salad

What is Caesar salad doing on a lifestyle magazine dedicated to Italy and Italian lifestyle?…

Ciao Italy

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EXPO Milano 2015

Expo Milano 2015 (http://www.expo2015.org/en/index.html) is a non-commercial Universal Exposition with some very unique and innovative…

Exhibits

Triennale di Milano

What is about Italy and design? If you study the history of graphic or industrial…

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…

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…

Quotes

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…

Tongue twisters

jam

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…

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…