The traditional activity of the hat district is concentrated around the Marche region and more specifically in the towns of Montappone and Massa Fermana.It began in 1300 when hats were used exclusively for farming activities. Grain harvesting produced straw, which was then braided to be used as a raw material for making “straw hats”.

American-turned-Roman John Henderson, who blogs about life in Italy at Dog-Eared Passport, picks ten of his favourite lesser-known Italian destinations to inspire your 2018 travels. So you’re sitting at your desk and you can’t decide whether to continue your mind-numbingly boring project or kill your boss? Your last three internet dates looked stra...

My name is Matteo Ferramondo and I am a 12th grade Italian student at the George C. Marshall High School located in Falls Church, Virginia. In order to graduate my classmate Gianmarco Starke and I  have the requirement to organize and complete a volunteering project. We decided to organize a charity fundraiser for the students of the middle school...

Organized collaboratively by the MIA (Marchigiani in America) association and the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies (Montclair State University), the event will take place at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York (686 Park Ave.) on Wed. Feb. 7 at 6pm. Light refreshments will follow (sponsored by the Macerata Opera Festival)...

February can be a dreary month, which is why carnival is a wonderful opportunity to inject some colour, fun and festive spirit into your life. In Italy, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to carnival celebrations, with plenty of towns and cities hosting events. Sure, Venice's celebration may be the biggest and best known, but it's far from bein...

These years witness important celebrations for art history, and history in general. While it is the centenary of the breakthrough in the First World War and of all its artistic and human collapses, a century before Napoleon bought up works of art in Italy for his Musée Napoleon, created in the first decade of the nineteenth century. The news concer...

In addition to being the most important and representative Christmas tradition, the crib is also the oldest: the first nativity scene was made by St. Francis and his friars on the night of 24th and 25th December 1223 in the mountains of Greccio, near Rieti in the Lazio region. The first crib is actually a mass exceptionally celebrated in a cave rat...

Among the 450 or or types of cheeses found in Italy, a dozen or so, including mozzarella, ricotta, parmigiano, gorgonzola and pecorino have gained international renown and distribution. The hundreds of other equally delicious varieties are consumed largely within the provincie where they are made. That’s why a visit to Le Marche is essential for an...

The Italian cities of Milan, (literature), Alba (gastronomy), Pesaro (music) and Carrara (crafts) were among 64 cities from 44 countries to join UNESCO's list of creative cities Tuesday. Milan joined a literature circuit that includes Dublin, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Prague and Baghdad. The new entries raised to nine the number of Italian cities on th...

NEL 2010, a 28 anni, si è trasferito negli Usa come ricercatore al Goddard Space Flight Center della Nasa e dell'Università del Maryland. Due anni fa il suo studio su come i buchi neri sottraggono i gas che servono a formare nuove stelle ha conquistato la copertina di Nature. Domani Francesco Tombesi, 35 anni di Montecassiano, in provincia di Macer...