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My name is Luca

My name is Luca

Luca is the new film from Disney-Pixar, released in June. It’s the work of Genoese director Enrico Casarosa, and the last thing...

The Little Fish

The Little Fish

Summer, according to the calendar, is with us. Scientists are broadly behind the decree that no longer requires us to wear masks outside. The commerci...

The Picnic Mythology

The Picnic Mythology

Anyone who thinks that Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe represents the first picnic in history is much mistaken. In actual fact, the origi...

Cultured vulgarity

Cultured vulgarity

We often smile when we hear certain expressions from the old peasant dialect, usually colorful and brutal in some way. We think of ourselves as proud ...

La vie en rose

La vie en rose

What kind of wine has dominated in recent years? What type has been most fashionable? There’s not an atom of doubt: it’s rosé. Ros...

Testaroli

Testaroli

The Lunigiana is a gorgeous area between Liguria, Emilia and Tuscany, to which it officially belongs. Historically, it was one of the first parts of I...

Christmas with the family

Christmas with the family

Knowing how to handle Christmas 2020 is a feat of acrobatics: on one hand, there’s an obsession with the safety measures that greatly deprive us...

The Fourth Magi

The Fourth Magi

We all know about the three "Magi" who brought gifts to the Baby Jesus in Bethlehem. However, hardly anyone knows the little-told story of Artaban, th...

Oderzo, history and water

Oderzo, history and water

Cross the Piave, but before you reach the Livenza. They might be waterways with different capacities, but they are no less part of the geography of no...

Bevagna, port of the land

Bevagna, port of the land

It would be hurried to call an undulating clearing on the plain a gigantic sheet of Umbria, especially if one overlooks the region’s complex riv...

Elaion, treasure from afar

Elaion, treasure from afar

Dozens of questions can be asked about extra-virgin olive oil: many authoritative means of communication have tackled the matter from different points...

Practicing beauty

Practicing beauty

I’m not a big fan of Roberto Vecchioni’s music, but I find a disconcerting beauty in the few songs of his that I do like. I don’t su...

Venice in twenty-twenty

Venice in twenty-twenty

Perhaps it’s still not time for the Lagoon City to take stock. Some call it the most beautiful city in the world, before reaching for the famous...

Vivere di Gusto

Vivere di Gusto

What’s Vivere di Gusto? The answer could be short and simple, or long and detailed. Let’s put it this way: our magazine aspires to be a ch...

Firenze Jazz Festival

Firenze Jazz Festival

It’s still very hot for September. The sun presses down with its sheen of milky humidity and the constant cicada chorus blends with the voices o...

The Autumn Table

The Autumn Table

The fall is a time of countless poetic definitions and romantic expressions, often associated with a pregnant pause in the happiness of the summer. Ce...