NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Health Minister Roberto Speranza on Friday signed an ordinance putting thr whole country, except for the northern region of Valle d’Aosta, into the low-restriction ‘white zone’. The ministry reviewed regional restrictions following the findings of the latest health data report publushed on Friday, which showed that the rate of new infections in the...

Italian rockers Måneskin are the subject of a praise-laden article in The New York Times which suggests the Rome band - fresh from Eurovision triumph - could be on the cusp of achieving global stardom. Under the title They Won Eurovision. Can They Conquer The World?, the article mentions celebrity record executive Simon Cowell of X-Factor fame as a...

The geography that becomes poetry, which speaks with the words of kindness and is illuminated with a clear, clean, fascinating light. When this geography becomes enchanting, we know very well that we are not in an enchanted story, in a fairy tale for children or in the scene of an illusionist, but in Basilicata, a land of light, water, nature and p...

The famous CNN Traveller’s ranking “The World’s best foods” has been updated a few months ago, confirming Prosciutto di Parma PDO in 31st place. Two other Italian food specialties are still in the ranking too: Neapolitan pizza (again on the podium, in second place) and Lasagna (23rd place). Since 2011 the CNN editorial board dedicated to tourism ha...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce its 2021 Region of Honor: Abruzzo. Each year, NIAF collaborates with a region in Italy by promoting its culture, business and tourism in the United States, while also traveling to the region to promote cultural exchange. The region will also be prominently honored at the NIAF 46...

Italy has introduced new restrictions for travellers arriving from the UK where cases of the highly contagious Delta covid-19 variant are rising. Those arriving in Italy from the UK will be required to undergo compulsory five-day quarantine on arrival, and covid-19 testing, under the new measures signed today by Italian health minister Roberto Sper...

Italy's premier Mario Draghi has signed a new decree launching the national digital green certificate website for people who have been vaccinated, tested negative or recovered from covid-19. The 'Green Pass' certificate is designed to facilitate travel, allow people to participate in large events and provide visiting access to nursing homes. The Ce...

Right now, NYC hosts Brunello Week (through 20 June). During this debut culinary event, 40 restaurants are showcasing two of Italy’s most beloved styles of wine: Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino. But several weeks before the event in NYC, we explored three wineries in the town of Montalcino, where Brunello is made. There, in the lush...

The exhausting series of prohibitions dictated by the pandemic led us to get used to the idea of covid-free holidays. Luckily, Italy is a versatile country, where you can wander with imagination in the search for things to do and places to visit in full compliance with the anti-Covid security rules. Among the most sought after experiences for this...

Doriano Belloni began exploring the turquoise waters off the Italian island of Sardinia when he was a child. Searching for coral soon became his passion - and his livelihood. Now 70 years old, he still dives every summer in search of one of the Mediterranean's gems, the spectacular red coral which is sought by buyers in Italy and abroad. He is the...

THIS CHURCH IS THE SEAT of the Mantua bishop and was originally constructed during the Early, Christian era, but it was burnt in 894. The only artifact that remains from that period is the bell tower basement. There is some belief that the basement was originally a Roman tower constructed on an Etruscan foundation. A Roman statue head is present ab...

One could argue that several restaurants on the Italian islands are worth the trip themselves for not only the breathtaking sea views but also the exceptional cooking that ranges from traditional to creative.  Italy's dozens of small islands are marked by ranges of their own – from very small to more extensive, from worldly to wild. So, on that not...