From ancient Roman ships in Pisa to a deeper understanding of Pompeii, via a cycle route in Siena, there's plenty still to look forward to in Italy as part of the EU28-wide celebration of culture. As one of the most culture-intense EU nations, Italy has plenty to offer for the European Year of Culture Heritage 2018.   Italy is hosting 1,136 events...

Architect Renzo Piano has offered a new bridge design for his beloved hometown of Genoa to replace the one that collapsed last month, killing 43 people, saying it must be built to last 1,000 years and be "simple, solid ... but not banal." Piano joined city and regional officials on Friday to present the plans for the new bridge, which officials hop...

Serie A players will take the field this weekend wearing 'Genoa in our hearts' shirts to mark the August 14 bridge collapse that killed 43 in the northwestern Italian city, Liguria regional officials said Wednesday. The shirt will also be worn by match officials on the second day of play in Italian soccer's top tier, the officials said. The initiat...

How do I get there? Tucked away in a particularly mountainous kink of the Italian Riviera, the Cinque Terre villages were shaped by their profound isolation. Today the villages’ exquisite ruggedness still presents a few challenges for accessibility. Although all the villages can be reached by car, you’ll need nerves of steel for the narrow, twistin...

The Galata Museum in Genoa is the largest maritime museum in the Mediterranean. Located in what was once the arsenal of the powerful Republic of Genoa, where galleys were built, armed and launched, the museum, inaugurated in 2004, allows the visitor to make a journey through five centuries of maritime history and life, with the chance to visit a re...

The mayor of Genoa has asked the Queen of England for centuries' worth of royalties for the use of St George's Cross, the original symbol of the northern Italian port. "Your Majesty, I regret to inform you that from my books it looks like you didn't pay for the last 247 years," Mayor Marco Bucci said in a lighthearted message addressed to Queen Eli...

Six thousand families of Genovese and Sicilian origin once called this home. The salty sea air, ready-made port, date palms, bougainvillea, geraniums, olive trees, and cactus plants reminded many Italians of their sunny fishing villages back home. They painted their tiny wooden bungalow homes the colors favored by their ancestors. They built their...

The tranquil sea below us merges with an azure sky: the colour scheme is broken only by pastel homes, randomly piled on a steep cliff jutting out of the sea. A reluctant trekker, I have just made one of my most excruciating climbs to the top of a vineyard in Manarola, a tiny fishing village perched on a cliff in Cinque Terre on the northwestern Ita...

The legacy between Genoa and San Francisco is now stronger than ever. Two years after the visits of some other Genovese representatives, Italian Americans in the bay welcomed Marco Bucci, currently serving as Genoa Mayor since his election in June 2017.  Mr Bucci and his team had a week full of events and meetings, aiming to strengthen the relation...

On June 5th, Jeff Capaccio and the Silicon Valley Italian Executive Council (SVIEC) hosted a great evening in Redwood City where Institutions and Entrepreneurs came together to meet and exchange ideas.  MEET ITALY was invited to give a brief update on the activities we are nurturing in Southern California and to strengthen the link between the hi-t...