Bust-a-myth

mammoni

Mama’s boys

It’s one of the classic stereotypes about Italians: no matter how old they are, they…

Spaghetti bolognese

To an Italian native it is unsettling and fascinating how most of the so-called “Italian…

Exhibits

CioccolaTò Exhibition

 CioccolaTò Exhibition (or Cioccola-To from Cioccolato + Torino – i.e. Chocolate + Turin) is the…

Fables and legends

Folklore

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

The most translated Italian book, published in over 240 different languages, happens to be the…

Rugantino

Rugantino is a traditional mask from the Roman theatre, portraying the very spirit of the…

Gianduja

Gianduja, whose name is a contraction of ‘Gioanin dla doja’ (‘John of the stein’, in…

Media

Tongue twisters

But where are the bees?

This tongue twister isn’t especially difficult to pronounce (well, it is for the ‘ö’, which…