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...

UNESCO has added another Italian site to its list of unique and irreplaceable cultural and natural heritage, the Italian culture minister announced Sunday. The new World Heritage site is called the Venetian Works of Defence, a complex enclave of fortifications designed and built by the ancient seafaring Republic of Venice between the 15th-17th cent...

Tourist flows should be monitored at famous sites in Italy in cities like Rome and Florence, with access limited when crowd numbers swell, the culture and tourism minister said on Tuesday. Italy's 51 UNESCO World Heritage sites include whole city centers and town squares which have been increasingly worn out by the footfall of visitors over the cen...

Pompeii is one of Europe’s best-known archaeological sites, and the EU has decided to allocate to this beautiful spot new funds to both ensure it is well protected and to increase its capacity for tourism. Not many people are aware that the UNESCO site of Pompeii has been under excavation to varying degrees since 1748. However, and unfortunately, e...

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...