The Jury of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize has decided to award the Prize to Giuseppina Nicolini, Mayor of Lampedusa (Italy) and to the nongovernmental organization SOS Méditerranée (France) for their work to save the lives of refugees and migrants and welcome them with dignity. “After examining conditions around the world, the Jury of the...

" Travelers have been drawn to Sicily intriguing history,volcanoes & famed cuisine, but somehow the island’s distinctive chocolate - made in the Unesco World Heritage town of Modica and inspired by  traditions of the ancient Aztecs - has remained one of the world best-kept secrets. " This is what Lucinda Hawksley says in BBC.com website talking abo...

Recognized by UNESCO as a “Creative City for Design,” Turin is preparing for this fall’s big event by relying on the ideas of 350 young people, almost all of whom are students at IAAD (the Institute of Applied Arts and Design, located at the foot of the Alps). In fact, these young people themselves (in collaboration with the Turin city government a...

After completing our annual month of Italian language study in Rome, my wife Carole and I headed south for yet another tour of Southern Italy’s many cities, towns, and villages.  We had traveled to the South on at least three previous visits. Our itinerary included stops from the totally unknown to the familiar, including the now famous UNESCO Nati...

Italy is to seek world heritage status for its leg of the Francigena Way, a much-tramped pilgrim's route which once linked Canterbury in southern England to Rome via France and Switzerland. Seven regions are backing the application to secure Unesco protection for the section of the famous hiking route that starts in the Alps and winds through plain...

Pizza finds a place on every country's table and is topped with countless delicacies, each country creating its own - more or less - orthodox version of this quintessentially Italian food. Yet it remains Neapolitan in the  minds of all of us and having a pizza in Naples is certainly on the bucket list of more than a foodie.  Neapolitan pizza, or “v...

By Beatrice Bondi Lunedì sera presso la Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò della New York University è stata inaugurata la mostra fotografica Renaissance Ideal Cities, che vede protagoniste le due affascinanti città rinascimentali Pienza e Sabbioneta, entrambe riconosciute Patrimonio Mondiale dell'Umanità dall'UNESCO. Seppur situate in due differenti r...

L'Appennino tosco-emiliano è ora ufficialmente Riserva dell'Uomo e della Biosfera e si aggiunge alle altre 630 riserve Unesco: Si è svolta infatti ieri a Bologna la cerimonia di consegna ufficiale della pergamena alla presidenza del Parco Nazionale.   Nella serata di ieri l'evento si è svolto davanti ai sindaci di 38 comuni delle province em...

The Festival that brings two months of art and music to those rose-hued rocks, the Dolomites, is on its way back to the range this summer: the 20th season of Sounds of the Dolomites, marked by world-class music and crowds both Italian and foreign, is even more spectacular for its astounding natural setting, also an UNESCO World Heritage Site. &nbs...

According to ANSA, Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini announced 80 million euros of funding for cultural projects in Italy including renovation of Rome's Colosseum and Florence's Uffizi Gallery.   Italy's superior council for cultural assets and landscape has approved the allocation of the funds for large-scale projects in 2015-2016...