NEWS FROM : ITALY  

And the stars were shining.And the earth was scented.The gate of the garden creaked.And a footstep grazed the sand…Fragrant, she enteredAnd fell into my arms.” I asked myself how I can write about one of the planet’s most influential countries in music. A romantic quote from the most famous aria, Tosca by Puccini, was the not-so-obvious answer that...

With nearly 5,000 miles of coastline, Italy has countless beaches up and down the boot as well as its magnificent islands. Here are seven worth exploring for the Mediterranean seascapes as well as the surrounding areas: Cala Corsara, Spargi island (Sardinia) The Maddalena archipelago, a cluster of islands off the coast of northern Sardinia, has lon...

Per molti decenni la storiografia italiana ha guardato alla storia delle relazioni tra Roma e Washington come se esse avessero preso vita soltanto con l’intervento deciso dal presidente Wilson nella prima guerra mondiale. Negli anni precedenti, così appariva, il vero contenuto dei rapporti tra i due Stati sembrava essere stato prioritariamente di o...

Italy has long been able to boast true excellence in beer production, competing now on equal terms with the most important traditions of Northern Europe. Let’s take a look at the latest Italian artisan beers. As a demonstration of how beer has become a leading drink, more and more appreciated and followed by enthusiasts and connoisseurs, for some y...

Among the great wine countries of the world, Italy is one of the most diverse. The sheer variety of grapes and styles offered within the country’s 20 regions can seem intimidating at first to those looking to master its nuances, but it’s also the reason why somms are continually intrigued by Italy’s wines. We asked some of the country’s top wine pr...

In a country where police uniforms are designed by Armani, it isn't surprising that women take dressing very seriously. When I moved to Italy, I desperately wanted to look like I fit in. If you're planning a trip to Italy soon, and don't want to be pegged as a tourist, there is one important thing to remember. The objective of Italian dressing is n...

‘La Dolce Vita‘ (1960) by Federico Fellini is one of the greatest Italian productions of all time. Even now, it is still considered a masterpiece and a milestone for the entire movie industry. Fellini thus opened a new flourishing Italian cinema era that became well-known worldwide, launching once and for all the cinematographic movement of ‘Italia...

For the most part, when we crawl into a bed, we just want it to be comfortable. We want the sheets to feel soft, probably, but also crisp, and for the color to complement the surrounding room. For Carlo Bertelli, these judgments are a veritable science. Bertelli, a third-generation textile master, has been weaving linen, percale, sateen, and lace f...

Popstar LP, the Italian-American singer and song-writer Laura Pergolozzi, will be the guest star of the closing concert of the 21st Notte della Taranta music festival, Europe's largest traditional music event, to be held on August 25 in Melpignano, near Lecce. The announcement was made at a press conference in Lecce at the headquarters of lender Ba...

Summer gives us large quantities of marvelous fresh vegetables, but what about the winter? As the saying goes, necessity is mother of all inventions, so giardiniera was born. Carrots, celery, cucumbers, cauliflowers,zucchini, bell peppers, all chopped, lightly boiled and preservedin a water, vinegar, white wine and sugar brine, ready to be consumed...

Traffic restrictions have been introduced at one of the main access points to Italy's Dolomite mountains in a bid to tackle overcrowding during the summer tourism season. The area beyond the Sella Pass has been designated a limited traffic zone (ZTL) meaning vehicles can only enter with a pass valid for one hour, which can be collected for free at...

Tropea is a sea side resort located in the Calabria region of Italy in the province of Vibo Valentina. The town is famous for its many beaches, which attract several tourists during the summer months. Tropea is located on a reef in the gulf of St. Euphemia and is connected to the Tyrrhenian Sea. The town offers dramatic views in the region and its...