Not so many places are as fascinating and full of true mystery as the ancient city of Pompeii, a few miles from Naples in southern Italy.

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The Street Life in Ancient Pompeii

While it may seem bizarre that a country that loves starch and carbohydrates so much has one of the healthiest diets in the world, it’s actually not too hard to achieve a healthy Italian lifestyle.

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 Secrets to a Healthy Italian Lifestyle

Check out the worlds first photography firm, founded in 1852 by Florence based Italian brothers Leopoldo, Romualdo, and Giuseppe Alinary.

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The Alinari Foundation: One of the World’s Oldest Photographic Firms

Love the Italian capital AND a good old fashioned ghost story? Check out these three haunted sites and sprinkle some spookiness into your next Rome trip!

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3 of the Most Haunted Places in Rome

Check out these five ideas and practices we have the ancient Romans to thank for and still use to this very day.

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5 Things We Still Use From Ancient Rome

Learn about the history and tradition behind the Italian ritual of aperitivo.

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A Guide to The Italian Ritual of Aperitivo

Discover the brutal history behind Italian American discrimination and the facts behind the 1891 lynchings in New Orleans.

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Exploring the 1891 Lynching of Italian Americans in New Orleans

Another lesser-known defining feature in North America’s breadbasket is that Omaha, Nebraska is home to a large population of Italians.

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A Brief History of Italians in Omaha

Learn about August 3, 1492 and the day that Italian admiral navigator Christopher Columbus sets sail from the port of Portugal.

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Christopher Columbus’ First Steps in America

Many women before Elena had the chance to enter university, but the most reliable sources indicate that Elena was the first to receive a doctorate.

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The First Woman To Receive a Doctor of Philosophy Was Italian