This last September during an unusually warm mid-morning, 43 names were read aloud echoing across the main Piazza De Ferrari Square in Genoa, Italy. Respectful applause was mixed with women and men quietly in tears and made for a somber mood at the 30-day memorial of the bridge collapse that killed 43 people. The Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe C...

Ocymum basilicum, an annual herb of the Labiatae family, has been cultivated since ancient times. It was once used mainly as an ornamental plant, and occasionally for medicinal purposes.  The Latin term “basilicum” is a translation of the Greek “òkimon basileus”, or “royal herb”; the ancient Greeks cultivated it in ornamental vases, but did not use...

Pianetagenoa1893.net ha intervistato in esclusiva Daniele Savino Ben, presidente del Genoa Club New York. Il movimento dei tifosi rossoblù della Grande Mela è stato ristrutturato dopo molti anni di silenzio ed è ritornato a far parte dell’ACG. Presidente, ci risentiamo dopo un anno. Nel frattempo il Genoa Club NY è cresciuto? «Sì, lo confermo. Ora...

Antica Barberia Giacalone is a historical barbershop in the city center of Genoa, a stone’s throw from the San Lorenzo Cathedral. It is a gem, wrapped in the narrow alleyways of the Ligurian city. Established in 1882, it was renovated over a century later, in 1992, by the owner’s son Italo – also thanks to funding from the Amici del FAI association...

Salini Impregilo and Fincantieri Infrastructure, subsidiary of Fincantieri, were awarded the contract to rebuild the bridge across the Polcevera River in Genoa according to a design by architect Renzo Piano. The two companies will work together by creating a new company called “PERGENOVA” with the aim of completing the structure in 12 months from t...

Certainly not lacking for cultural excellence, Italy is not only the cradle of Roman, Renaissance and Baroque art, but it also plays a rather important role in the international modern and contemporary art scenes. Museums, galleries, cultural institutions and the artists themselves are organized into collectives: art in Italy follows the flux of ev...

We commenced our trip at the University of Gastronomic Sciences (UNISG) with an introduction to Slow Food and traditional Piedmontese food, moved to Turin for the incredible Salon del Gusto, trained to Genoa, and noshed and sipped our way through Liguria, Emilia-Romanga, and Tuscany. Carlo Petrini started the Slow Food movement in Italy in 1986 to...

Genoa is a city of many surprises that rewards those who take the time to get to know it. Wedged between mountain and sea, this is Italy's sixth largest city, the capital of the Liguria region, and the country's biggest port. The old port area was once the gateway for visitors and merchants and is still an important gathering place, while the narro...

Il simposio internazionale “Diaspore Italiane – Italy in Movement” nasce da una collaborazione fra tre organizzazioni profondamente legate alla migrazione italiana nel mondo: il CoAsIt di Melbourne, il Calandra Italian American Institute di New York e l’Istituzione Musei del Mare e delle Migrazioni di Genova. “Si tratta di organizzazioni che, seppu...

Genova (Italian for Genoa) is the capital of the Genoa province and Liguria in northwest Italy, a city rich with history and importance. Genova is known for being the chief seaport of Italy, and for competing with Marseilles, France, to be the leader among Mediterranean ports. The harbor facilities in Genova were terribly damaged during World War I...