Il Consiglio Direttivo della Commissione Nazionale Italiana per l’UNESCO presieduto da Franco Bernabè, nel corso della riunione dello scorso 24 gennaio, ha deciso di indicare come candidature italiane alla Lista del Patrimonio Mondiale dell’UNESCO per il 2019 gli “Ecosistemi forestali della Sila” e le “Alpi del Mediterraneo”, quest’ultima come cand...

The stunning beauty of the Dolomites is apparent to anyone who visits Italy's Alps. But Fabio Ognibene sees much more in this forest: He selects wood that's just right for making musical instruments. Pointing to one tree he notes, "This, for me, is for the piano soundboards." Doane asked, "When you look around a forest like this you can say, 'That'...

La prima volta in Italia fu nel 1979 in Valcamonica. E negli ultimi 39 anni il loro numero è cresciuto, fino a toccare quota 53. Quella della numerosità dei siti Unesco riconosciuti come patrimonio dell’Umanità è una classifica che vede, anche ragionevolmente, il nostro Paese in testa. Più della Cina (30 volte più grande e 20 più popolosa), che si...

Arriva anche su Rai Italia “Meraviglie – La penisola dei tesori”, il nuovo programma condotto da Alberto Angela, un viaggio tra opere, luoghi, sistemi di vita assolutamente particolari che testimoniano la creatività e l’ingegno dei nostri predecessori riprese con la tecnologia 4K HDR (spettacolari riprese con droni, effetti speciali, minifiction). ...

Ciao from Rome, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the motherland! 2017 is leaving us, it has been a year full of many success and very interesting people here at We the Italians.

Employment levels in the culture sector are rising across Europe including in Italy, according to the third annual report by Associazione Civita. The report, entitled "L'Arte di produrre Arte. Competitività e Innovazione nella Cultura e nel Turismo" ('Art Produces Art, Competition and Innovation in Culture and Tourism'), noted that 614 people were...

The event Tu Vuò fa’ il Napoletano - Facce da Pizza landed in the USA. The first of the three gatherings in support to the candidature of the Neapolitan pizza making art to UNESCO’s Intangible World Heritage, took place in Los Angeles on the 13th of October. Two million signatures were collected for the cause, and the final decision will be made pu...

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...

A series of special events organized to promote and share the culinary excellence and food-and-wine knowledge of Italy as a distinctive trait of our identy and culture. The main themes of the second edition of the Week are quality, sustainability, culture, food security, the right to food, education, identity, territory and biodiversity.  The secon...

UNESCO lists seven cultural practices still playing a part in today’s Italy, including falconry and the Mediterranean Diet, both of which have been discussed in previous articles. The ones quintessentially Italian featured below form part of the country’s living history. They are important not only historically, but form a legacy well worth preserv...