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by Cinzia Dal Maso   Your first impact with Diocletian's Baths in Rome is the garden entrance: an oasis of peace opposite the bustle and noise of neighboring Termini train station. In fact, the station's name, "Termini," is a corruption of the Latin "thermae" or "baths," which came to indicate this Roman neighborhood over the centuries....

by Claudia Astarita   The 2016 edition of the the Italian Daily Corriere della Sera guide on "Italian Wines and Vintners" is now available on the market. It tells the story of 200 characters sharing a great passion for wine, whose selection was determined by Luigi Veronelli, a landmark of Italian enological critique.   The tone of the...

by Domenick Rafter's   It's a classic Italian tradition that still reigns over large family gatherings on Dec. 24th every year, even after several generations have brought Italian-Americans more into assimilation. While it shouldn't be surprising in a country surrounded on three sides by water, the tradition, called festa de bette pesch...

di Roberto Chifari   Moderne auto elettriche dal fascino assolutamente vintage. Non è fantascienza, ma una realtà già commercializzata grazie ad una startup che opera nel settore dell'aftermarket automobilistico con un obiettivo semplice: rivoluzionare la mobilità urbana. Si chiama Newtron ed è l'acronimo di New Traction Rear On.   L'...

by Ondine Cohane & Ed Smith   For a quieter and less crowded alpine experience, head to this ski oasis on the Italy-Austria border. Skiing the Dolomites may prompt the following question, "Am I in the Alps?" Geographically, of course, the answer would be yes.   Shooting up some 10,000 feet from the chain's southeast foothills, th...

By Leslie Lake For the first time as owner of Quartina Trattoria and Vineria, Giuseppe Cinque has reached into his collection of vintage Christmas figures from his Italian childhood and created a traditional nativity scene at his Washington Street restaurant. Known as a Presepe, a popular Christmas display in the Napoli region of Italy, Cinque ha...

January 7 is the National Day of the Flag and this year Italy celebrates the 219th anniversary of the birth of the First Tricolore, was invented in the city of Reggio Emilia in 1797, as the flag of the Republic Cispadana. That day, the representatives of four cities (Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna and Ferrara) proclaimed the tricolour flag with red...

By Kathryn Carse   If "The Godfather" is at the top of your favorite movie list, HBO has an offer you can't refuse. "The Godfather Epic" is a seven-and-a-half version of Francis Ford Coppola's films about the Italian-American Corleone family's rise in organized crime based on Mario Puzo's best seller. It cuts together "The Godfather" an...

by Susan Stapleton   Tony Lemmo and his team at Café di Scala are back,now with a different name and a new monthly dining concept. Aposto, loosely translated from Italian, means "everything is right," said Lemmo, who closed his decade-old Café di Scala at the end of 2015.   Now Aposto takes its place with ticketed dinners, brunches an...

by David Patch   When two Wabash Railroad trains collided southwest of Adrian in rural Lenawee County on Thanksgiving Eve, 1901, the official death toll was only 23. "Only 23" because the real number was much higher than that.   Scores of Italian immigrants traveling in two coaches of the westbound train went uncounted, and five...

by Claudia Astarita   "Visit Italy's magnificent monuments on your rail trip!" – that's how the InterRail webpage advertises itself, adding that, as an assortment of mesmerising attractions, "Italy has something for every traveller". As most people know, the InterRail pass is a railway ticket, available only to European residents and al...

When: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - From 9:30 am To 4:00 pm Where: S. Dillon Ripley Center. 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit) Entrance : Ticket Purchase Required. More info here The history of Venice is rich with the names of great painters, from Bellini to Titian and Tiepolo to Canaletto. However, Venice is m...