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Salento, the southernmost region of Puglia, has been experiencing an unparalleled revival of tourism for more than ten years. In addition to the two splendid seas that surround it, and the windy and undulating views of the endless rows of olive trees, the other famous beauty of Salento is Baroque.

“Bella di Cerignola” olives have been cultivated since time immemorial. Some believe that they come from the “Orchites” olives of the Romans, others believe they were introduced from Spain before 1400 AD. However, since there is no evidence of them among native Spanish varieties, they should be considered a native variety of Cerignola in ancient Da...

The first anthological exhibition on Tito Schipa's musical life and career was held in 2017 in Bari (Puglia), in the Castello Svevo. For the first time, relics and documents, public and private, loaned by the Schipa family and the Schipa - Carluccio Archive in Lecce, have been exhibited as testimony to the art and prodigious career of he who is now...

Giuseppe Garibaldi is the Italian hero par excellence. His name is, in America and in the whole world, a symbol of freedom from the power, of popular revolt, of national unification. Giuseppe Garibaldi is one of the most loved and famous Italian historical characters. This is because all his life is, itself, a great adventure to tell and to hear.

Site of the most ancient University in the western world, Bologna, in Emilia-Romagna, is a city with an intense cultural life and a rather intriguing historical heritage. First an important urban center for the Etruscans, then for the Gauls and the Romans, Bologna was also a Medieval metropolis that was known around Europe. A European Capital of Cu...

We asked the Italians what words they would best represent their expectations for the new year, and the result was very positive. Words such as "crisis" slip to the bottom of the classification replaced by optimism of expressions such as hope, recovery and change. And, together with the mood, they share consumption: +15.6% during Christmas time.

The winter time of the holiday calendar has always been marked by the presence of fire. A flame that warms bodies and hearts, a fire that cooks food consumed together, light that illuminates ancient rituals. Among the celebrations still alive in Abruzzo, the feast of St. Anthony Abbott, on January 17, exalts its flamboyant presence and elects it as...

Peter Renzulli (born in 1895 in New York), goalkeeper, in the 1920-21 season began playing in the semi-pro tournament NAFBL (National Association Football League) with the Brooklyn Robins Dry Dock, who faced 7 other teams from New York, Bethlehem, Kearney, Philadelphia. Harrison, Bayonne and Bunker Hill. In the same years there were other territori...

The Gargano National Park is the spur of Italy, which takes the form of a boot. The nature of this promontory is calcareous and was originally completely covered by forests, now reduced to 15 percent of the original surface, among which we point out the Umbra Forest, the green heart of the entire park.

What am I saying? Isn’t this column supposed to be about Italian? Well, yes, but it’s also about Italy’s famous dialects, and today we are going to learn about one that maybe is not so famous: the “language” that is spoken in the region Valle d’Aosta, at the very north-west of Italy. What is it? Well, it’s kind of a complicated answer so let’s take...

The world of fashion magazines is populated by a high number of great women editors and professionals, who made or are making its history. Thanks to their personality, artistic inclination, hard work, new ideas and understanding, these women left an unforgettable mark and an important legacy. This is the case of Anna Piaggi, who is remembered and c...

Orvieto is a town in the region of Umbria, which is centrally located in Italy. It's almost halfway between Rome and Florence. The most popular wine of the Umbrian region is Orvieto, which is named after the beautiful hillside medieval town. Like Tuscany with its Chianti and Chianti Classico, Orvieto also has Orvieto and Orvieto Classico, which com...