One of the best aspects of living in Italy for over a decade as a travel writer has been discovering towns I didn’t have on my radar before moving here. From Tuscany to Calabria, the Dolomites to Basilicata, this country is crammed with villages full of art, food, and natural beauty—places that many travelers miss out on while focusing on the tried...

The recovery in southern Italy is continuing, driven by business. Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.9% in 2016, after +1% in 2015: moderate growth that should continue also in the first part of 2017. And it is industry in the strict sense which is fueling this trend: its value added rose in 2016 by 3.4%: two points higher than the Italian average...

John Capillo, fondò a New York la “Columbia Association” dei Vigili del fuoco, era calabrese. Morì coraggiosamente, per le forti inalazioni di fumo, dopo un intervento antincendio durante il quale furono salvati numerosi bambini. Era nato a Scilla, provincia di Reggio Calabria, il 17 febbraio 1886.  Giovanni Capillo nacque il 17 febbraio del 1886 a...

Il 9 luglio scorso, Filitalia International ha organizzato un viaggio di un folto gruppo di famiglie di origine calabrese per festeggiare il Patrono San Marziale a Kulpmont dove vivono i discendenti dei primi emigranti calabresi ed iscani arrivati nel 1898 con la nave da crociera Stampalia partita da Napoli. Pasquale Nestico, accompagnato da Daniel...

Casa Italia will be transformed into a Calabrian wonderland from Aug. 10 to 13 when the 36th annual Festa della Famiglia in honor of San Francesco di Paola takes over the grounds. The event is blessed to be able to welcome back Archbishop Blase Cupich as the main celebrant at its Sunday Mass for the second year in a row. Jointly sponsored by Societ...

Flushing poet Vincent J. Tomeo has given Monterosso Calabro – the bucolic, rustic town that inspired his most acclaimed poem “A View from a Tower in Calabria, Italy” — a place in the sun. After his trip to that quiet corner of the world back in April 2015, Tomeo’s host and friend Antonio Parisi, a well-known patron of the arts, told him he had been...

Dopo il riconoscimento del New York Times, che l'ha inserita nella classifica delle mete piu' belle al mondo, anche la chef e ristoratrice italo-americana Lidia Bastianich celebra la Calabria. Una regione da visitare anche al Summer Fancy Food Show, la fiera delle specialità alimentari e bevande in corso al Javits Center di New York. E Bastianich n...

Industry is the driving force behind the slow economic recovery in the South of Italy, a study by the Svimez think tank shows. The new figures relative to 2016 show that private investments are playing a decisive role in the consolidation of the growth path begun in 2015 (that in any case remains weak), driven by industry in the strict sense. With...

L’Università della Calabria si appresta ad ospitare, nei prossimi giorni, un evento culturale di assoluta rilevanza, che pone sul tappeto uno spettro ampio di questioni, riflessioni, orizzonti di ricerca, relativi al tema della diaspora italiana nel mondo, della migrazione, dell’identità. L’Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar, giunto quest’anno...

“I’m Staying in the South” looks set to be the name of the new incentive to encourage entrepreneurship among young people who decide to not leave the South of Italy, where youth unemployment is a record highs. The norm under study would merge with the so-called “Decree for the South” that the government is preparing to help boose the economy in thi...