Trumpets sounded Friday night in Gubbio as the world’s largest representation of a Christmas tree came to life. The attraction, which takes up an entire hillside in the medieval Italian town, is more than 2,400 feet tall and nearly 1,500 feet wide. For nearly 40 years, the Guinness Book of World Records has declared it the biggest Christmas tree di...

In 1198, when the people of Assisi revolted against the Emperor who had ruled over them since 1173 and plundered the city’s fortress, Saint Francis was sixteen years old and Frederick II was only four. At that moment, the future emperor – who would be crowned in Rome by Pope Honorius III in 1220 – lived in Assisi with his mother Constance, Queen of...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announced today that its Earthquake Relief Fund will give $450,000 to the Norcia community, a town with 5,000 residents located in Umbria, in the wake of the devastating earthquakes that struck Central Italy in 2016.  NIAF is partnering with the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) to build a new...

Truffle fairs and truffle hunting tours have attracted some 120,000 visitors to Italy this year so far. Truffle hunting season is in full swing in Italy, and famous fairs and festivals dedicated to the unique flavour of the tartufo bianco, or white truffle, are held everywhere from Piedmont to Tuscany this month. Across Italy there are some 115 reg...

We had the honor of attending to the Conference of Italian Consuls in the World, held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. There we were able to see and greet the Consuls General in New York (Francesco Genuardi), Chicago (Giuseppe Finocchiaro), San Francisco (Lorenzo Ortona) and Los Angeles (Antonio Verde), and meet the new ones we had not yet had t...

Autumn is the time of the year when Nature shows us all its surprising colors and shades. In the same way, after the dazzling summer season many Italian cities are full of suggestive and colorful attractions of unquestionable charm, adding extra appeal to the places which are an absolute must to visit. Here we offer a review of the most colorful It...

Taste and journey through Central Italy’s regions of Abruzzo, Tuscany, Umbria, Le Marche and Emilia Romagna. Seminar style wine tasting expertly lead by Nikki Erpelding, sampling the wines of the esteemed Leonardo LoCascio Italian wine portfolio. The tasting will be on Thursday, November 8th, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, at North Loop Wine and Spirits' beaut...

Sono stati resi noti ieri sera i nomi degli studenti vincitori del contest “Il cioccolato parla italiano: Perugia-Miami per il 25°” nato per festeggiare il compleanno di Eurochocolate nell'ambito del progetto COIL fra l'Università per Stranieri di Perugia e la Florida International University di Miami.  Gli studenti stranieri che studiano la lingua...

Nell'Anno Europeo del Patrimonio Culturale 2018 è la Via di Francesco, nel cuore verde d'Italia, la vincitrice del Premio internazionale "Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism". Lo rende noto il vicepresidente della Regione Umbria con delega al Turismo, Fabio Paparelli, che sottolinea, "con soddisfazione", come si tratti di un "riconoscimento...

The second annual Umbria in Sugar Land, an Italian Film Festival announced the winners for its event to be held Oct. 26-28 at the historic Sugar Land Auditorium. 2018 film winners include: Best Film: Pure Hearts; Best Cinematography: Awful Wars; Best Screenplay: Friends by Chance; Best Directing: Awful Wars. The festival is hosted by the City of Su...