Food is important in every culture. We all have to eat, and eating connects us socially in ways that permeate every aspect of life.
When you first move to a new country, or even just a new town, getting out of your hotel room can be incredibly difficult. In Vicenza, a program called Teenvenuti introduces new students in grades 6-12 to their new home.
How is coffee enjoyed around the world?
“Pasta” is a term used to describe traditional Italian noodles, which have become a staple in kitchens and on dinner tables all over the world.
Check out these stories from Italy, Ghana, Spain and China about moments of cross-cultural misunderstandings and lessons learned from living abroad.
Though Spain currently occupies the top spot on Bloomberg’s Global Health Index, Italy ranks a close second on the list of the world’s healthiest countries. That means a baby born in Italy today can expect to live into their 80s.
A cluster of villages in central Sardinia is one of five places in the world where people are the healthiest and live the longest. Termed a blue zone by demographers, this area of Sardinia has one of the highest proportions of residents who are 100 or older.
Pizza is a modern-day favorite—but did you know it existed in ancient Greece? A recent study linked the word “pizza” to “pita,” a food prevalent around the Mediterranean. From the eighth to fifth century BCE, the Greeks colonized southern Italy, bringing along their “plakous,” a round cheese pie with a crust that doubled as a handle.