Victorious Vino: Italy Takes the Lead in Becoming the World’s Largest Wine Producer in 2015

Italy is known, of course, for its delicious cuisine, its rich history,and its beautiful art. But let’s not forget its magnificent wine. 2015 was a banner year for Italian wine as Italy surpassed France in becoming the world’s largest wine producer, according to European Union data How did it happen? In … Continue reading

Celebrating « La Pasquetta » in Italy.

“Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi.” (“Christmas with your family, Easter with whomever you like.”) So goes the saying that Italians like to invoke on Easter weekend and, specifically, on Easter Monday or Pasquetta (literally: “Little Easter”). A national holiday, nearly everything shuts down and Italians go fuori … Continue reading

A bit about the Italian actress, Paola Cortellesi

Italian film Scusate se esisto brings out controversial themes such as gender roles.  Architect Serena Bruna works at a restaurant in Rome.  After discovering a new architectural renovation project that she could work on, she happily threw in a bid.  However, in this male dominated field, taking on this project … Continue reading