NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Sicily can reasonably claim to be the most enigmatic of all Italian regions. Anomalous and magical, with a multicultural identity that has fused together countless civilisations, the island has an allure unto itself that has seduced travellers since the time of Ancient Greece. Sadly, in recent years, it has also struggled the most with poverty. You...

La senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI), eletta nella ripartizione Nord e Centro America, ha preso parte ieri alla 5a Edizione del Premio Marchigiano dell’Anno nel Mondo, affiancato dalla 34a Edizione del Premio Marchigiano dell’Anno. La cerimonia di premiazione, curata dal CeSMa – Centro Studi Marche “G. Giunchi”, si è svolta presso il Senato della R...

The Italian-American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH) announces the flagship trip to Verona, Italy, June 2019, where Hilton Head Island Mayor, John McCann, will meet with Verona Mayor, Federico Sboarina, to sign a Friendship agreement, which is the first step in the process towards a Sister-City pact. Also attending this historical event will be John De...

Milan, the capital of Lombardy, is known as the Italian Capital of Fashion, Finance and Entertainment. While Rome is strong competition in the areas of fashion and entertainment, Milan is surely one of the most European of the Italian cities and the most sensitive to fashion and trends. Among the central streets of the city and its fashion and ente...

Amid the justifiable hoopla this week surrounding the launch of the D-Day invasion, it is important to note, too, the anniversary of an event that unfolded just two days earlier, on June 4, 1944--the Allied liberation of Rome. Despite Churchill's promises of quick victory in the 'soft underbelly” of Hitler's Fortress Europe, the prize was hard-won,...

A European project led by Italy is vying to develop new light-sensitive technology to repair heart damage caused by cardiovascular conditions. The project Light and Organic Nanotechnology for Cardiovascular Disease - called Lion-Hearted - is coordinated by the Italian Technology Institute (IIT) and funded by the European Commission for the next fou...

Skyrocketing global demand for Prosecco may be putting too much strain on the precious soil in northeastern Italy’s vineyards, Italian researchers reported. The boom in prosecco production in recent years may be an environmental hazard, as it is contributing to the erosion of some 400 million kiograms of soil every year, according to a new study of...

I don't know if my love affair with Stappi is because of the bitter edge to the sweet soda or because of its vibrant vermillion color and the super-cute little bottles. Flavor is important in Italian culture, yes, but so is design. Stappi brings together both beautifully. We're talking about Stappi Red Bitter, one flavor in a line of Italian-made s...

Così come esistono sommelier del vino, esistono sommelier del sigaro Toscano che insegnano come degustarlo o come abbinarlo ai piatti e alle bevande. Anche il processo di lavorazione (fermentazione e stagionatura) e i tempi di produzione del tabacco (raccolto a settembre) sono simili a quelli del vino. Manifatture Sigaro Toscano (MST), l’unica azie...

The enchanting region of Emilia-Romagna, just north of Tuscany in north-central Italy, remains an under-the-radar destination for its ivy-draped castles, ancient villages, Lambrusco vineyards, and centuries-old university hub of Bologna. What most people don’t know is that many of our favorite Italian foods originated in this unassuming gastronomic...

Fabulous food, amazing art, rich language, dramatic and gorgeous landscapes -- we all know what makes Italy so special. Perhaps best of all are the scenic small towns and villages, where it's possible to enjoy all these while surrounded by picturesque coastline, mountains, valleys, rivers or volcanoes. Here are some of the most idyllic villages whe...

We were in the Cinque Terre for 4 days and got the 3-day pass for 41 euros. We arrived by train, and we purchased our passes to walk/hike the Cinque Terre trails at the La Spezia railway station. You may purchase passes at every station stop. Train times are listed at the stations and you receive a timetable with your pass. We also received a map o...