Events

Mercu Scûrot

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

Exhibits

Triennale di Milano

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

Folklore

Christmas market in Italy

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…

Places

Grazzano Visconti

Back in the Fourteenth century, laws in northern Italy were very clear: nobody but the…

Quotes

Songs

Italian folk dancers

L’italiano

The song L’italiano was introduced in 1983 at the Sanremo songs festival, the most important…

Vacanze romane

Possibly the most famous song by the avant-pop band Matia Bazar, ‘Vacanze romane’ (lit. Roman…

Azzurro (Blue)

Azzurro is the kind of evergreen you are bound to hear whenever a group of…

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…