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  • Colosseum crowd
    A new ISTAT report shocked many here for its showing that one out of every five Italians never, ever reads a newspaper or a book, or attends a cultural event of any kind. On the other hand, it means that four out of five Italians do participate in the nation's vibrant cultural life, beginning with museums.
  • One of Italy’s most prominent linguist, Tullio De Mauro, passed away this week at the age of 84. He is known not only for being a distinguished linguist but also for being a public intellectual, professor, and politician.
  • Rome New Years Eve
    Tips on how to invite money and fortune, on how to keep the evil spirits at bay and welcome the good, ones, what to wear, what to eat and do. Italians respect traditions not only because they work but also because they are cost effective.
  • Sicilian Lentil, Vegetable, and Pasta Soup
    Every country has its favorite customs to celebrate the New Year,including Italy. Insome places, old clothes, cracked dishes and even broken furnitureare tossed out the window at the stroke of twelve to symbolize clearing out the the old year and making way for the new. Anyone in Naples or Rome on New Year’s Eve should keep their eyes open to avoid bits of flying crockery or old socks.
  • Giovanni Fattori, Macchiaiolo
    For better and sometimes for worse, 2016 had its memorable moments. Given the importance of the arts in Italy, among the events of the year listed below are also major art exhibitions and performances of grand opera.
  • 1) Miu Miu, Blugirl
    Yes, it’s coming again. Another year has passed, and here we are, ready to let the magic of Christmas fill our souls and hearts. Because let’s be honest, everyone loves Christmas, right? Its lights, its colors, and the general sense of love and happiness that is able to warm up even the coldest of hearts. And while Christmas trees and all sorts of decorations are already filling up every corner of our houses - we also couldn’t help but think about fashion.
  • Neapolitan presepe on display at Palazzo Quirinale
    “Il Presepe. Religiosità e Tradizione Popolare” is currently on display at the Palazzina Gregoriana del Quirinale in Rome as a celebration of both the holiday season and fine Italian artistry.
  • An intimate audience gathered at La MaMa theater in Manhattan for an "Italian Miracle" and to welcome Dario D’Ambrosi, a luminary in the world of theater for the disabled and founder of "L'Associazione del Teatro Patologico" (Pathological Theater) in Rome. Since its founding, D'Ambrosi's Pathological Theater has grown into a university-level degree called "Teatro Integrato Dell'Emozione" (Integrated Theater of Emotion) at the University of Studies of Tor Vergata.
  • Natale solidale all'INMP
    Natale si festeggia in famiglia e anche quest’anno, come da tradizione, i pazienti e il personale dell’INMP – l’Istituto Nazionale per la promozione della Salute delle popolazioni Migranti e per il contrasto delle malattie della Povertà - festeggiano insieme questo gioioso momento.
  • Christmas at the Sant'Ignazio Church in Rome
    In this holiday season little is more cherished in Italy than the Christmas crib. First created in mountainous Greccio in 1223, it is still revered and recreated every year all over Italy.

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