NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Finale Ligure, a sun-baked town at the edge of the Ligurian Sea, has no symphony orchestra or opera house. But it has a maestro of its own: Franco Morasca, the manager of Bagni Est Finale, a no-frills, private club on the beach that pulls in generations of Italians each summer for a reminder of what it means to be Italian. The term “Riviera” was bo...

This past week a very special feast took place to celebrate the coming of the second annual White Truffle Festival. One hundred guests gathered on the Upper West Side at the lovely with Ubrani Truffles for a night of exquisite wine and fine dinning. The night was hosted by hosted by Emanuele Baldi of Prunotto Winery and Vittorio Giordano, VP of Urb...

Sedici ospiti americani, presentati da un direttore francese, in un museo italiano, nel cuore di Napoli. La contaminazione culturale su cui da tempo insiste Sylvain Bellenger, diventa sempre più una realtà nella “sua” Capodimonte. Il salone Camuccini  ospita infatti la presentazione degli “American Friends of Capodimonte”, onlus che promuove le att...

My memories of the Fall are so stereotipically Italian they could go on a postcard. Those I cherish the most, of course, come from my childhood and are all about white truffles, wild mushrooms and vendemmia. Memories of handmade tajarin laden with melted butter and topped with layers and layers of white truffle shavings: dad was -and still is - a k...

From slogans printed in large letters on illustrated posters to commercials broadcast on the 20th century’s new media, television and radio: “Pubblicità!” (“Advertisement!”) showcases some 70 years of history in Italy’s modern communication. Until December 10th 2017, at the Magnani-Rocca Foundation’s Villa dei Capolavori in Mamiano di Traversetolo,...

Villa Torrigiani – located in the municipality of Capannori, Lucca – dates back to at least the late 16th century, and features a beautiful Baroque façade created during a renovation in the late 1600s. What it is most famous for, however, is probably its enclosed garden, completely dedicated to flowers that grow between walls, geometrical hedges, a...

Guardia Sanframondi is a typical medieval Italian hilltop town, with a formidable ancient castle, pretty squares…beautiful frescoed churches…flower-bedecked old palaces…and friendly locals saying “hello” to strangers. Situated in a lesser-known part of Italy’s southern Campania region, it is a hidden gem that is slowly being discovered by expats wh...

Many consider Italy the most fascinating country in Europe, and they’re probably right. It never stops charming us with its incredible food, pampering mild climate, diverse landscape, incredible architecture and millenary history. If you have never been, it is absolutely time for your first trip to Italy.  Easier said than done though, right? As a...

Our methodology is simple. We asked ourselves to be really honest, like “last meal” honest, about the food we live and fly for, and we canvased our trusted network of writers, chefs, and restaurateurs for the dishes they can’t stop dreaming about thereafter. What follows is the print-it-out lifeline to eating your way around Italy.   You’re not goi...

When you think of the world’s most loved brands, Italians dominate. Think of Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Fendi in fashion, Ferrari, Fiat and Ducati in automotive, Smeg and DeLonghi in appliances. So how have the Italians gained and maintained their stronghold in the hearts and minds of buyers? The post-war period is widely recognised as the heyday o...

Italy has selected Jonas Carpignano’s slice-of-life drama “A Ciambra,” set in a Romani community in southern Italy, as its candidate for the foreign-language Oscar. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, “A Ciambra” stars Pio Amato as a 14-year-old growing up in a Romani community in Calabria. The coming-of-age drama has been described as a compani...

Tutti i bambini della scuola Montessori di Macerata in fila per dare il benvenuto a Joan Marchi Migliori, italoamericana che ha consegnato 10mila dollari all’istituto di via Don Bosco. All’arrivo della donna, originaria di Lucca, hanno cantato gli inni nazionali dell’Italia e degli U.S.A. sventolando le bandierine dei due paesi legati da una fortis...