Rising up over the Island of Sicily, near the coast touching on the Messina Strait, Etna is the European Continent’s most active volcano, and one of the entire world’s biggest; now it has earned its stripes as an UNESCO World Heritage Site (June, 2013).

Train journeys in the South of Italy from Rome downwards towards Sicily are infamous for their slow pace and inefficiency. Yet the genuinely epic train ride from Rome to Naples, through the tale of the Italian Alps at Calabria should really be experienced at least once. At the final station on the peninsula at Villa San Giovanni, the carriages are...

Anche la terza edizione del premio Scegli l’Italia, ideato e realizzato da FAI – Fondoambiente Italiano e Fondazione Italia Patria della Bellezza, ha visto la partecipazione di numerosi insegnanti provenienti da tutta Italia. Alla giuria l’arduo compito di analizzare i lavori pervenuti, ricchi di testimonianze di meravigliose uscite didattiche alla...

We are in that time of the year again. The summer is over, we’re all going back to our daily routines and embracing the comforting colors and sound of the fall, yet, it’s hard not to think about another holiday, a city break somewhere beautiful and rich in history and art. This is why every September Trip Advisor selects five European locations tip...

Catania is one of the most picturesque cities in Sicily, its landscape is dominated by the volcanic giant of the Mount Etna volcano which gives the city its suggestive lava rock palate.  Sicily’s second-biggest regional capital is a vital part of the transport network in the Mediterranean, a major port of call for export and an international airpor...

Oggi l’on. Fucsia Nissoli, a Catania, ha incontrato il Presidente della Regione Sicilia, Nello Musumeci, per parlare dei siciliani nel mondo. “E’ stato un incontro cordiale e proficuo – ha dichiarato l’on. Nissoli – teso a individuare piste di lavoro in favore della Comunità siciliana all’estero ed in particolare in Nord e Centro America, dove sono...

Italians would say anche l'occhio vuole la sua parte, appearance counts too, and colors certainly play a huge role when it comes to it. When traveling through Italy, tourists can be sure of one thing, they'll never face the same view. The country offers a variety of landscapes, often associated to vibrant colors people hardly forget. When recalling...

As Italy commemorates the 75th anniversary of its wartime surrender, signed on September 3rd, 1943 and made public five days later, researcher Anne Saunders tells the stories behind some of the most evocative World War II sites you can visit today. Perhaps the best-known WWII sites in Italy are those at Cassino. However, the war also is commemorate...

When you travel around Italy you will quickly notice that, in every single region, there are culinary traditions locals are not only proud of, but also genuinely consider the best, if one was to compare them with those of the rest of Italy. Recipes change from one town to another, or from one house to another, and each one is the best according to...

The pistachios grown in the village of Bronte, in Sicily, are known to Italians as “green gold.” And the moment you bite into an arancino at an old-school local bar, it’s easy to see why. There’s a crispy breadcrumb crust, then a béchamel pistachio pesto thickly woven around every rice grain. Pistachios are the star here — because they’re the best...