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Fairy landscapes, quaint surroundings, a view of the peaceful sea and the ideal climate. You can easily find your dream oasis on the beautiful beaches of Italy. Book your hotel in dazzling islands such as Sardinia, Sicily or the romantic Capri, and you will not make a mistake.  Explore a region that interests you or enjoy the summer far away from t...

On a recent Wednesday night, I made the trek from WGBH in Brighton, through the city to the North End, and one of my very favorite places in Boston. The Boston Public Market, a popular farmers market/food heaven, opened in 2015, and already feels like an institution. This feeling is due in large part to The Trustees, the non-profit organization tha...

Italy’s borghi (hamlets) are one of the pleasures of Italian travel, where you can get a more authentic feel for life in the Bel Paese, places where traditions persist, life has a slower pace and history has been well preserved. Usually located in picturesque spots in the countryside or by the sea, perched on a hill or near the mountains, many Ital...

Alberto Giacometti is considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century — but he was consumed by self-doubt. He painted, drew and sculpted, and his sculptures made him famous. After the traumas of World War II, the Italian-Swiss artist prodded and pushed and punched his materials — clay, plaster, even bronze — into skinny, blobby bodies of...

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI is not only one of the most exported and well-known Italian products in the world; it is also part of the European heritage of Geographical Indications. In fact, since 1994, the European Union has established a legal system for the recognition and protection of Protected Designations of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geog...

A new mural in Rochester now welcomes people to the Little Italy Historic District in the city. The mural was unveiled Tuesday at the Flat Iron Cafe on State Street. It features the likenesses of former Governor Mario Cuomo and stars including Frank Sinatra and Madonna. "Today is about the business owners and community stepping up and putting their...

The Mediterranean’s largest island is perhaps its least known among holidaymakers. Where the Balearics have enduring mass appeal and Sardinia has made a name for itself as the region’s glitzy go-to, Sicily is harder to define. Primarily visited by Italians, it remains a geographical and cultural crossroads, where centuries of invasions – including...

Questa mattina la Farnesina ospiterà l’evento di Celebrazione del Settantesimo Anniversario della Commissione Fulbright, nata per favorire gli scambi accademici tra l’Italia e gli Stati Uniti, offrendo borse di studio a cittadini italiani e statunitensi per opportunità di studio, ricerca e insegnamento presso campus americani e atenei italiani. Dop...

He was only four years old when he learned how to package the olive oil bottles by hand. It was then that Giovanni Colavita understood that the family’s passion would become his future. Raised in  Molise, where his grandfather Giovanni established the Colavita olive oil company in 1938, Giovanni graduated with a Law degree from the University of Ro...

Welcome to the wonderful world of Panini World Cup sticker albums, a cultural, soccer tradition that spans more than 50 years, attracting and creating millions of soccer fans around the globe. Since Panini formed a partnership with FIFA and published the first album as part of the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, the multi-generational phenomenon of colle...

Yelp.com participated in a recent report deeming Columbia Heights'  Meridian Hill Park (also known as Malcolm X Park) as the best park in the District! With plans dating back to 1910, Meridian Hill's roots lie in Italian landscaping.  The Interior Department commissioned architects George Burnap and Horace Peaslee to create a park inspired by urban...

In an age when even sit-down restaurant food is manufactured on automated assembly lines, at least one restaurant remains committed to carrying on its food traditions. House recipe tomato sauce simmered for six hours and hand-tossed pizza dough made fresh daily and baked on a brick hearth are hallmarks of Casa Mia’s fine craft. In business since 19...