Il luogo si presta, e il cinema gli ha pure dato una mano: Matera diventa ancora più magica durante le festività natalizie, e il presepe vivente è un appuntamento immancabile, che porta nella città Unesco - nelle sue ultime settimane da Capitale europea della cultura - decine di migliaia di visitatori.L'appuntamento curato dall'associazione Matera...

Ben 22 Istituti Scolastici Superiori di Basilicata e Molise hanno risposto al Bando su "Sicurezza sul lavoro e migrazione: ieri e Oggi” predisposto con il Patrocinio del Comune di MATERA e della Fondazione MATERA Capitale Europea della Cultura 2019, dalle Direzioni INAIL di BASILICATA e MOLISE, dagli Uffici Scolastici delle due Regioni, dall’Associ...

As a kid, I knew nothing about Basilicata or that it was a Region of Italy. I only recognized the name as being the family dialect. The family often spoke of “Rionero,” their hometown, one small village of Basilicata, north of Potenza. They talked, also, of Monticchio, which I gather was an alpine park area with a natural lake. Not sure how they ev...

In January, thousands of citizens of Italy’s Basilicata region gathered in a unique location to celebrate an historic occasion through music — which reverberated around adjacent tuff rock. Marching bands played Beethoven’s Ode to Joy — infusing life into what was, decades ago, an abandoned quarry on the outskirts of town. That town, Matera — famous...

The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) achieved transnational status—a step towards transcendence—for the Italian-American politician known as the People’s Congressman, prego to an invitation to participate in “European Capital for One Day – Picerno: Capital of Human Rights” (“Capitale Europea per un Giorno – Picerno: Capitale dei Diritti”), a conference...

Calvello, in the heart of Basilicata, is a mountain town immersed in the quiet of the past, where the art of ceramics is still being cultivated. The Benedictine monks of Faenza introduced the art of working with clay as far back as 1200. Since that time, entire generations of families have learned the craft and handed down its precious secrets.  Th...

If you’re in need of proof that stories of renewal and hope still exist, then book a trip to Matera – an ancient southern Italian town that’s gone from decrepit squalor to Europe’s 2019 capital of culture. Matera’s story is tear-inducingly miraculous. As recently as the 50s it was branded “the shame of Italy”, after a writer called Carlo Levi was e...

Perched high above the instep of the Boot in the eastern extreme of the region of Basilica is a city unlike any other in Italy. What makes Matera unique and marks it as a Southern Italian “must see” are its historic, or rather prehistoric, quarters: the sassi. Literally meaning “the rocks,” Matera’s sassi offer the best example of troglodyte (cave-...

Thursday October 24. 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Casa Lally, 132 East, 65th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenues), Manhattan, NY. Admission: $45; open to the public. Contact: Nicole Carballeira 212-772-4297 parliamo@hunter.cuny.edu http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/parliamo (Sample foods from local producers will be served). Sponsored by Parliamo Italiano at Hun...

It's always interesting and fun to discover new stories, particular and unknown to me, about something beautiful and winning in the history of the Italian American community. Often these stories are about sport, which in America has seen the triumph of many Italian American champions. Today's story concerns 7 (SEVEN!) golfing brothers who filled th...