The mayor of the two southernmost villages, Riomaggiore and Manarola, has put out a call for local residents to take turns guarding Manarola's cemetery and ensure that "no one can use the site for picnics, selfies, panoramic photos or other inappropriate and disrespectful activities".  Mayor Fabrizia Pecunia has already ordered the graveyard to be...

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...

La città di Genova si presenta al mondo economico e industriale di San Francisco e Silicon Valley. Obiettivo della missione di marketing territoriale, organizzata dal Comune di Genova e guidata dal sindaco Marco Bucci, su invito del Consolato Generale d'Italia a San Francisco attirare investimenti, turismo, imprese. Inoltre, su iniziativa del conso...

On the occasion of Italy's National Day and Mayor Marco Bucci of Genoa's visit of San Francisco, The Consulate General of Italy and The Italian Cultural Institute pay homage to the city of Genoa with a beautiful double concert. We will listen to musics of Paganini, Rossini, Carulli, Bellini, Schubert, Verdi and Beethoven, performed by duo Andrea Ca...

Carloforte is a beautiful village in South Sardinia. The municipality coincides with the entire island of San Pietro and is known for the fact that its residents do not speak the Sardinian dialect but “tabarchino”, and ancient Ligurian language brought over in the 18th century by Genoese settlers from the Tunisian island of Tabarka, where they had...

When I was first asked about going to Cinque Terra, I didn’t have a clue where it was. “Northern Italy – on the west coast, north of Pisa,” I was told. “Not quite on the French border. At the top of the boot!” I consulted my iPhone Google atlas and read some travel essays. What first clicked, oddly perhaps, was that Cinque Terre was where Percy Bys...

Murano is usually the first place people think about when speaking of glassblowing in Italy. However, there is another town that can boast a very long tradition of craftsmanship in the field: Altare, with its 2,000-people population in the province of Savona, Liguria. The small village is holding – from last April to next November – the Altare Glas...

Italian researchers on Thursday unveiled a new robotic hand they say allows users to grip objects more naturally and features a design that will lower the price significantly. The Hennes robotic hand has a simpler mechanical design compared with other such myoelectric prosthetics, characterized by sensors that react to electrical signals from the b...

Spring is upon us, which has us reaching toward light, fresh flavors. Aromatic and delicate, pesto is perfect for the season. While often considered to be green, the sauce goes far beyond basil. The word comes from the Italian verb pestare, or "to grind." Using a mortar and pestle, pesto is traditionally made by grinding fresh ingredients with oliv...