The city of Columbus has its first pesto king. Greater Columbus Sisters Cities International, with the Columbus Italian Festival, hosted the inaugural Columbus Pesto Championship on Sunday and Marcello Canova, an Ohio State professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was chosen from 10 local finalists as the city's premiere pesto maker.    S...

Ciao from Rome, and Happy Italian Heritage Month! Last September We the Italians made the first step to a journey that will bring us in the main Italian Festivals all over the US. In Seattle our friends Bob and Lee Casazza (thanks guys! We love you) represented us and spread the word to the several Italians who attended the Festival. It is the firs...

Finale Ligure, a sun-baked town at the edge of the Ligurian Sea, has no symphony orchestra or opera house. But it has a maestro of its own: Franco Morasca, the manager of Bagni Est Finale, a no-frills, private club on the beach that pulls in generations of Italians each summer for a reminder of what it means to be Italian. The term “Riviera” was bo...

Cinque Terre is one of those places where even if you’re not familiar with the name, then you’ve probably seen pictures of incredible pink, yellow, orange and green houses clinging to the cliffs. The adorable houses not only defy gravity but lend a peaceful, calm vibe to these otherworldly towns. Four of the five towns have direct access to the sea...

Genova e Savona difendono Colombo dagli attacchi statunitensi. «Cristoforo Colombo è un simbolo per gli italiani in America e la scoperta del nuovo continente è un patrimonio dell’umanità, lo sostiene anche la Farnesina». Lo afferma il vicesindaco di Genova Stefano Balleari, intervenendo sulla decapitazione del busto dedicato al navigatore genovese...

“Cristoforo Colombo, il grande Ammiraglio, è il personaggio italiano universalmente più noto e attraverso la sua figura intendiamo celebrare il forte legame tra gli USA e l’Italia e l’intero settore marittimo italiano ed il mare stesso, fonte di vita, di scambi e di unione fra i popoli”. Così Susy De Martini, Coordinatrice di Forza Italia negli USA...

One of the best aspects of living in Italy for over a decade as a travel writer has been discovering towns I didn’t have on my radar before moving here. From Tuscany to Calabria, the Dolomites to Basilicata, this country is crammed with villages full of art, food, and natural beauty—places that many travelers miss out on while focusing on the tried...

Apricale is unique. Picturesquely arranged around the small square, it has a stepped appearance, with the old stone buildings rising on several levels: thus it happens that the entrance is at the top floor, and you need to go down the stairs to get to the rest of the house.

More than 1,200 Fiat 500s from across Europe revved into the Italian foothills on Saturday to mark the 60th birthday of the iconic little car. The Italian classic took its first spin on July 4, 1957. Eighteen years later, more than 4.2 million had rolled off the factory line. Production then took a 22-year break before the model was relaunched in...

Roughly 120 years before Google launched its Google Street View Technology in several cities of the USA, a major earthquake struck the region of Liguria in northwest Italy. On Feb. 23, 1887, at 6:21 a.m. most buildings in the small village of Bussana Vecchia were severely damaged. The old village was abandoned and all of its buildings declared dang...