We’ve been hearing about how Italy’s famous landmarks have been suffering under the strain of overtourism lately. As well as crowds being a nightmare for residents, it doesn’t exactly make for the most enjoyable travel experience for visitors either. After all, it’s hard to enjoy the view when you’re being poked in the eye by someone’s selfie stick...

A tiny Italian charity is dreaming big after its prototype for a foldable cardboard tent for the homeless went viral online - with the unwitting help of a local far-right politician. From Japan to Ireland, hundreds of organizations have enquired about the tent designed to keep rough sleepers warm during cold winter nights, since the group posted a...

Italian food isn’t the result of a single culinary style. It is a delectable mosaic of many regional cooking traditions that stem from each province’s geography and climate, agriculture, history, and culture. Each region provides a different flair—the truffles in Piedmont as authentically Italian as the gelato in Rome, inside the Lazio region. Whil...

Tuesday, January 29th @ 7:00 PM The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. A journey through Lazio e Campania with Anita Sanseverino. Program Donation: MEMBERS: $15 per person; NON-MEMBERS: $20 per person (cash, check or credit cards accepted). Refreshments and a light reception will follow. On th...

With the holiday season over in all its glory, Naples still revels in its celestial splendor. There are shrines, frescos, statues and reliquaries that stretch across the town to honor the holy family and the birth of baby Jesus.  And while Neapolitans love their Madonna and child, the town actually enjoys the patronage and protection of over fifty...

There is an under-the-radar town that has a few secrets up its sleeve. Its name is Vico Equense and dates back to pre-Roman times. The picturesque village between Sorrento and Castellammare di Stabia, at the gateway to the breathtaking Sorrentine Peninsula, gets lost in the glitz and glamour of the sublime and ultra-expensive Amalfi coast, but it p...

From February 4-10, 2019, Washingtonians and guests of the landmark Hay-Adams can be swept away with the flavors of Capri, Italy as Stefano Mazzone, the executive chef from the island’s renowned five-star Grand Hotel Quisisana, https://www.quisisana.com/, will journey to the nation’s capital.   Both The Hay-Adams and Grand Hotel Quisisana are siste...

The Royal Palace of Capodimonte (in Italian, Reggia di Capodimonte) was built in 1738 by will of Charles VII king of Naples and Sicily, who made it his hunting lodge near Naples. It served as royal palace for the House of Bourbon as well as for French sovereigns Joseph Bonaparte and Joachim Murat, and finally for the Savoy family, who lived here un...

Pompeii's 'gladiator school' reopened Thursday after a three-year restoration following a collapse eight years ago. The director of the archaeological park of Pompeii, Massimo Osanna, on Thursday said "collapses in the archaeological digs of Pompeii are a closed chapter". The director of the ancient city, which was smothered in lava and ash by the...

There is a fascination in the concept of Little Italy that still exists today, when many of these Italian neighborhoods are no longer there. Outdated, but only in some cities, the principle of physically limiting an area of the city according to Italian criteria, the concept of being together, making communities and proudly celebrating their origin...