Il gelato più buono d’Italia si mangia in Liguria – un sorbetto al limone e basilico – ma per la seconda edizione della rassegna nazionale che premia i “Gelati d’Italia” sale sul podio anche la Basilicata, con il gelato al gusto di Pistacchio rigorosamente stiglianese. Dal 4 Maggio infatti la città d’arte Orvieto ha ospitato l’originale rassegna al...

Take a trip to Italy to discover the fascinating community of Cinque Terre. The town unites five distinct Italian villages that are full of character. Cinque Terre made up of five separate villages. You can arrive at this town from the nearest airport in 90 minutes. Monterosso offers the most hotel choices of all five villages. Vernazza is best for...

From the unacknowledged tailors in Piedmont in the late 1600s to contemporary international fashion brands like Fiorucci and Diesel, Italians have played an important role in shaping this iconic wardrobe staple way back to its inception. What would you think if I told you that jeans – an icon of American life – are an Italian invention?

The mayor of an Italian village who proposed paying people €2,000 to move there has begged people to stop ringing him after thousands tried to take him up on his offer. Daniele Galliano floated the idea on Facebook in a bid to encourage more people to live in Bormida, a hamlet of 394 in the mountainous region of Liguria in north-west Italy. With th...

With the Giro d'Italia well underway, perhaps you've been inspired to explore Italy on two wheels. The country has plenty to offer cyclists, with long stretches of coastline, mountain ranges to explore, and hilly countryside from north to south. And taking to your bicycle is a great way to see parts of Italy you may not otherwise have thought to ex...

Mare blu, spiagge incantevoli, calette silenziose. Ballare sotto le stelle in Sardegna. Tuffarsi dalle scogliere all’Elba. Nuotare tra le acque selvagge della Sicilia. Passeggiare tra le meraviglie di una riserva naturale. O farsi un bagno ai Caraibi nostrani, tra le acque del Salento. Per rilassarsi in coppia, divertirsi in famiglia o con gli amic...

Why do so few people visit Genoa? I ask this question every time I visit the Italian city. Two summers ago, I heard one of the best answers from Mitchell Wolfson Jr., an American who moved to Genoa in 1968 and is the founder of the Wolfsoniana, a museum of decorative and propaganda arts in nearby Nervi. “Verdi put it best,” Mr. Wolfson said. “‘Popo...

When: April 25th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 - What: Staglieno Cemetery Genoa's magnificent, neglected sculpture museum a lecture by Author, Sculptor and Marble Carver Walter S. Arnold Genoa is not on the "grand tour"of Italy- everyone focuses on Rome, Florence and Venice. Very little attention is g...

The Benedictine La Cervara Abbey, located in Santa Margherita Ligure on the Gulf of Tigullio, is a rare concentrate of wonders. The structure was founded in the second half of the 1300s and greatly renovated in the 16th century. It includes the church of San Girolamo, which has a Latin cross layout and slate and marble columns; a beautiful quadrang...

Two great appointments for DOP Riviera Ligure extra virgin olive oil: from the heart of Europe to the US East Coast. The DOP Riviera Ligure olive oil is participating at the International Tourism Exchange in Berlin (ITB Berlin), scheduled March 8th to 12th. Liguria region is already scheduled on March 7th, within the "I love Italia” initiative, the...