As the old adage goes: When in Rome, do as the Romans do. That means rent a Vespa and rule the road. Former New Yorker Annie Ojile runs a tour company called Scooteroma that offers cinematic, foodie, street art or general tours of the city (from about $158 per person). Ojile — who fell in love with Italy when studying abroad in Milan 20 years ago —...

Clark UNICO took Little Italy in the Bronx by storm on Saturday, visiting the famous Arthur Avenue for an afternoon of all things Italian.  A group of 55 Clark UNICO members and guests traveled by bus to the historic Belmont section of New York's northernmost borough. After lunch at Enzo's Restaurant, the group strolled the historic district soakin...

Nuovo record assoluto per l'aeroporto Leonardo da Vinci di Fiumicino sul fronte della qualità dei servizi erogati ai passeggeri. Secondo le rilevazioni indipendenti effettuate da Airport Council International, l’associazione internazionale che misura attraverso interviste ai passeggeri la qualità percepita in oltre 250 aeroporti in tutto il mondo,...

Although the Pannese Society of Rhode Island is small in numbers, the Johnston-based Italian-American non-profit is now the state’s leader in International Student Cultural Exchanges. That became fact Tuesday when four Johnston High School students, who were armed with knowledge of the Italian language and customs, boarded a Peter Pan Bus Company m...

Italy is an enduring popular vacation destination. But if you’re looking for a luxurious getaway, it can also be pricey, according to Andrea Grisdale, the owner of IC Bellagio, a Lake Como-based travel company that sells trips to Italy. “Five-star hotels aren’t cheap,” Ms. Grisdale said. “And meals can also cost a lot.” But wallet watchers dreaming...

  Tucked inside a 17,000 square-foot building, with vaults protected by a high security system of checkpoints and keypads, lie the treasures of a corporation that has changed the very world in which we live. The collection includes four million photo negatives, 100,000 rolls of motion picture film, scores of model airplanes, crates of flight memora...

We made a brief stop at Grassano, one of the two small southern villages where Mussolini exiled Carlo Levi to silence him during the fascist’s ruinous reign.  But the real story of both Scotellaro and Levi is found in Matera. In Christ Stopped in Eboli Levi, a doctor and painter as well, also wrote briefly about the horrible conditions of Matera’s...

My first trip out of North America was to Italy. I was in college and my (overly kind) mother booked us a 10-day trip through Venice, Florence and Rome. Sure, I had seen plenty of movies, but I still didn’t know what to expect when I arrived in Italy for the first time. In fact, it is probably those very movies that color so many expectations for f...

If one picture is worth a thousand words, what are pictures and words worth? It’s through the power of movies, after all, that many of us have experienced the frozen tundra of the arctic; the thick jungle of the equator; or the dessert storms of the Sahara. But more than just seeing a place, movies can also evoke local attitudes and culture. Popula...

Before visiting Turin’s wonderful Royal Gardens, read author Giuseppe Culicchia’s short description: “The Royal Gardens are right in the city center, behind Piazza Castello. Surrounded by 17th-century bastions, they were redesigned by André le Nôtre, a superstar of garden architects in the 1600s, for Vittorio Amedeo II.” “In recent years, the Royal...