Neapolitan—is it a language or a dialect?  Who speaks it and where? Also, when should one speak Italian and when should one speak in dialect? Italy, as a state, is a relatively new and rather miraculous invention.  Against all geopolitical odds (European Statesmen Count Metternich once called Italy nothing more than a geographic expression), the It...

Designed by world-renowned architects Zaha Hadid, Napoli Afragola can legitimately claim to be a station of the future. Italy’ Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni arrived on a Frecciarossa 1000 on June 6 to formally open the station, which is located to the north of the city’s international airport. London-based architects Zaha Hadid began designing the...

The Ischia Global Film and Music Festival has announced their first big award. Italian-American actor Armand Assante will receive the fest’s 2017 Ischia Lifetime Achievement Award, celebrating his career in film and television. The festival will also honor Assante’s latest film, Ulugh Beg: The Man Who Unlocked the Universe with their Best Documenta...

“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...

It's no surprise that Italy has been a firm favourite for holidaymakers for decades. The weather is sunny, the food is famously delicious, and there's plenty to do whether you're after a cultural getaway or a beach break. Plus, you don't need to break the bank for a visit - there are plenty of cheap flights on offer, not to mention the wide array o...

Un ponte ideale e culturale con gli Stati Uniti d’America e con la città di San Francisco in particolare. Da oggi è possibile, perché proprio ad Eboli, nel suo luogo simbolo, l’aula consiliare, è stato ricordato il figlio più prestigioso della capitale della California, Amadeo Peter Giannini, che è anche uno degli americani più conosciuti nel mondo...

June 28 (Wednesday) 7:30 pm: Napoli, Brooklyn - The Laura Pels Theatre - 111 West 46th Street, Manhattan Roundabout Theatre presents the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn, the latest work from Meghan Kennedy. In 1960 Brooklyn, the Muscolinos have raised three proud and passionate daughters. But as the girls come of age,their paths diverge-in drast...

An Italian company, Magaldi Group, has developed a new technology under the name of STEM (Solare Termodinamico Magaldi / Solar Thermo Electric Magaldi) to use sand as a storage system and concentrate solar energy. The firm’s installations capture sun rays and reflect them onto a huge mirror, which then redirects the sunlight into a cylindrical stee...

Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, Inc. presents: Passione Napoletana. Neapolitan song concert with Giovanni Formisano (tenor) and Leonardo Ciampa (piano) Sunday, June 11, 2017. 6:00 - 8:00 pm Join us to enjoy Neapolitan classics, such as A Vucchella, Core n'grato, Tu ca nun chiagne and many more favorites from the classic Neapolitan reperto...

Marco Tinessa is a young broker, at home in Milan. He is also an Irpinia native who set his career in Italy’s financial capital aside to pay tribute to the mountains near Naplesthat bred him. How? When you've spent your youth between Montesarchio and San Martino Vallecaudina, and you've played hide-and-seek amongst the vineyards of Aglianico, how e...