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Festivals

Mercu Scûrot

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

Folklore

Christmas markets

Christmas markets are a relatively young Italian tradition dating back to the 1980s. They are…

Cenone di Capodanno

‘Cenone di Capodanno’ is Italian for ‘big feast of new year’s eve’. The basics of…

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

How to

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How to make cheese

A description of how to make cheese should actually start with a small dissertation on  “dairy products”….

Italian News

Media

Gomorra la serie

Gomorrah (TV series)

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

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…