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...

In the baroque town of  Caltagirone, Sicily, the main attraction is its ceramics industry. The name of the town derives from the Arabic word qal’at-al-ghiran, meaning Castle of Vases. There are ceramics everywhere you look: tile murals on buildings, as signs, and in the many ceramics shops just waiting for a savvy voyager to select a few special pi...

No, its not just because the pizza you'll find in Italy's smaller cities will likely be cheaper than comparable pies in the big touristy ones like Florence and Rome. It's because to overlook places in Italy off the main tourist track is committing a travel sin of the highest order. Sure, I love Venice as much as the next person, but the summer thro...

We stood on the deck of the hulking cargo ship, through the bluster and drizzle in the Strait of Messina, both of us feeling something like sailors docking at an unfamiliar port of call. My new acquaintance, a Genovese Ph.D. student in anthropology named Giacomo, explained to me that he’d rarely ventured south of Rome, much less ever been to Sicily...

Today, the enigmatic pachyderm mentioned by the geographer sits atop an 18th-century fountain in the middle of a piazza. The fountain was constructed in the 1730s by Sicilian architect Giovanni Battista Vaccarini, who appropriated the city’s by-then legendary elephant as its centerpiece. Vaccarini draped a marble saddle cloth over the elephant that...

Lunedì 12 marzo 2018, dalle ore 9.30, in occasione dell’anniversario dell’omicidio del poliziotto italo-americano Joe Petrosino, avrà luogo a Palermo la giornata commemorativa nei luoghi che lo videro ospite durante il suo soggiorno nel capoluogo siciliano, 109 anni fa, presso l’Hotel de France – Casa del Goliardo, oggi gestito dall’Ersu come fores...

The moment it first occurs to me that Catania is Italy’s most underrated city, I’m zooming along the Ionian coast on the back of a silver scooter as my new friend Daniele steers us toward a stretch of shoreline called the Cyclops Riviera. Daniele is a philosophy grad student I met while wandering around the University of Catania, part of which is h...

Dal 2 al 6 febbraio scorsi, ENIT Usa – con Sicilia Convention Bureau, Convention Bureau ItaliaeComune di Catania- ha portato un gruppo di buyer del turismo congressuale USA in Sicilia per il Famtrip“DiscoveringSicily& The Feast of St.Agatha” tra Catania, Siracusa, Taormina e l'Etna. Oltre al tour alla scoperta dell'Etna, la delegazione americana ha...