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…

Fables and legends

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…

Media

Religious holidays

chocolate Easter eggs

Pasqua

If the date listed above sounds like a complex mouthful… that’s because it is. Simply…

Typical food

spaghetti

Spaghetti

If pasta is a symbol of Italy, spaghetti (better: ‘spaghetto’, as this is the singular…

Prosciutto crudo

It took twenty-six centuries, but the English language has recently accepted that ham and prosciutto…

Pizza margherita

So you have finally landed in Italy for the dream holiday you’ve always desired. The…