How to Keep it Italian (in Miami, London, New York, or wherever you happen to be!)
Fashion & Shopping (la moda) / Uncategorized

How to Keep it Italian (in Miami, London, New York, or wherever you happen to be!)

By Francesca Belluomini Note from Flav: Today we have a fantastic article from the gorgeous fashion blogger and author Ms. Francesca Belluomini, whose upcoming book “The Cheat Sheet of Italian Style: Confidence and Sustainable Chic in Ten Struts” aims to ‘empower women to express themselves through their lifestyle and wardrobe’. Empowering women? Beautiful clothes? Sassy … Continue reading

The trip of a lifetime: Recommendations for Rome, Florence, and Venice
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Day Trips (tutte le strade portano a Roma) / Fashion & Shopping (la moda) / Food & Drink (godiamoci la vita) / Historical Sites (l'antichità) / Uncategorized

The trip of a lifetime: Recommendations for Rome, Florence, and Venice

Heaven is real, and it’s in Venice… Article by Evacheska DeAngelis Note from Flav: Sometimes in life we are lucky enough to find family outside of the group of people whose last name and blood we share, so in this case it’s a particular honor for me to post an article written by my sister, a … Continue reading

We launched our very own audio walking tour of Rome!
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We launched our very own audio walking tour of Rome!

You guys. We just launched our audio walking tour of Rome, and we’re all sorts of frantically excited about it. I can’t tell you how delighted I am to finally announce the project I’ve been working on since the end of 2015, so while I’m typing this, I’m doing a happy dance which consists mostly … Continue reading

Pinocchio, Luxottica, and la bella figura : A Review of John Hooper’s The Italians
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Pinocchio, Luxottica, and la bella figura : A Review of John Hooper’s The Italians

  I have to make a confession. Though I treasure the belief that I am open of mind and heart, that I have traveled and loved more than one culture, I am inherently patriotic in certain respects. I know that sometimes I am unreasonable about my fierce loyalty to Italy, though I vent about its failings … Continue reading

The Art of Crossing a Roman Street: A Daily Adventure
Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità) / Uncategorized

The Art of Crossing a Roman Street: A Daily Adventure

By YiR contributor: Michele Robichaux One of my favorite quotes from an Italian regarding traffic law here is this: “In Milan traffic lights are instructions, in Rome they are suggestions, in Naples they are merely decorations.”  And how true that is.  As a result, simply crossing the street in Italy can be quite a heart-racing … Continue reading