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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…

Events

Mercu Scûrot

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

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…

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…

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…

Places

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…