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The Galata Museum in Genoa is the largest maritime museum in the Mediterranean. Located in what was once the arsenal of the powerful Republic of Genoa, where galleys were built, armed and launched, the museum, inaugurated in 2004, allows the visitor to make a journey through five centuries of maritime history and life, with the chance to visit a re...

Likewise, the artistic and architectural heritage of Muslim Sicily wasn’t entirely destroyed upon the arrival of the Normans, but rather it was incorporated, along with that of the island’s other major group, Byzantine Greeks, into a stylistic fusion today known as the Arab-Norman style. Few sites are as exemplary of the style that emerged in the N...

Art and food, food and art: when thinking of Italian food, the liaison with art comes almost natural. That’s why some artists, photographers and chefs came together for a project that showcases how food and art can be combined to give readers an experience that goes beyond the plate and the painting. L’Arte in Cucina (art in the kitchen) is a book...

President Donald Trump and Italy's new premier are stressing what they have in common as they stand side-by-side at the White House at a joint press conference. Trump noted Monday that he and Italy's Giuseppe Conte were "both outsiders to politics" when they began their campaigns. And Conte is describing the U.S. and Italy as "almost twin countries...

Archaeologists have found a burial site with 10 skeletons near Palermo, the capital of the Italian island Sicily. The interesting bit? The skeletons are probably the descendants of Vikings. “Some of the dead buried in the cemetery were undoubtedly members of the elites or the clergy, as the form of some of the graves indicates,” said Sławomir Moźdz...

I have an American friend who, at the mention of Calabria, breaks into song. No, not the popular “Calabria Mia,” written and sung by Mino Reitano, as you might expect, but an opera aria! He croons the work of a Calabrian from a different era and genre, perhaps just as well known in certain circles for his Adriana Lecouvreur as is Reitano for his no...

Your wedding day is for sure one of the most important days of a person's entire life. And getting married in Italy, be it in a fairytale hamlet up on the hills or on a stunning beach, is just the cherry on the cake. Yet, nothing can compare to how big, long (and usually expensive) the experience is of getting married in Southern Italy, as long as...

Musei, monumenti e siti archeologici del Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali hanno registrato un incremento dei visitatori del 7,8% nei primi cinque mesi del 2018 rispetto al medesimo periodo del 2017, con un aumento del 23,4% degli introiti. I dati provvisori dell’ufficio di statistica del MiBAC evidenziano infatti che tra gennaio e maggi...

If you've been to Italy - or to an Italian restaurant, I guess - you're definitely familiar with aperitivo, an Italian tradition known around the world. And even if you've never experienced it firsthand, chances are you've at least read about it: we, too, have a pretty good article on Italian aperitivo, go take a look. Aperitivo is joyous and mood-...

I prodotti “Italian Sounding” arrivano a costare nel Regno Unito fino al 69% in meno degli originali Made in Italy. In Francia, Svizzera e Lussemburgo il fake può essere più caro del prodotto autentico. Assocamerestero– l’Associazione che riunisce le 78 Camere di Commercio Italiane all’Estero (CCIE), Soggetti imprenditoriali privati, esteri e di me...

Directly following the introduction of Gucci’s “Kingsnake” leather watch, the legendary fashion house serves up plans for a new Gucci Decor collection for 2018. mPrimarily influenced by Gucci’s creative ethos, the Gucci Decor Collection showcases a variety of design cues taken from the Italian luxury brand’s in-house clothing lines. The new Gucci D...

Burrata was born in Apulia, more precisely in Andria, almost by chance: and thanks for that! We were in the mid-1950s when, because of a heavy snowfall, Lorenzo Bianchino couldn’t go and sell hismilk so, in an attempt not to waste it, he decided to use it to make something new, using the same methodstraditionally employed to produce manteca, that d...