A native of Toronto, Joseph Yanuziello is the master craftsman behind some of the world’s most sought-after guitars. In the boutique guitar marketplace, where instruments routinely command $5,000 or more, Joseph Yanuziello’s instruments have become so popular you might think his company’s motto is “sold out.” As fast as he can build his stunning in...

When asking a friend what time you should meet for lunch, she may say ‘a mezzogiorno’ – at midday, at noon, or at 12pm.  However, when Italians use the word ‘il Mezzogiorno’, they are not always be talking about lunchtime. Instead they could be referring to the southern area of Italy, including the regions Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Puglia, Basilic...

A ghost town more alive than ever. Here is Craco, a small village in the province of Matera, in Basilicata, perched on a hill and surrounded by vast fields of wheat and the characteristic “calanchi”, deep furrows in the ground along the side of a mountain or a hill. The particular morphology of the landscape caused the abandonment of the village by...

Sixty years ago the United States decided to open up an amusement park dedicated to its history. They chose an area in the Bronx to build it, and called it “Freedomland U.S.A.”, but soon the nickname "Disneyland of the East" was coined. Just as they had done for America, many Italian Americans were busy designing and building the amusement park and...

Golden beaches and crystal clear sea, a rich surrounding countryside and an archaeological park that recalls a glorious past: Metaponto, a touristic place in the province of Matera, is a truly unmissable destination for those who want to discover the richness of Basilicata. Metaponto overlooks the Ionian Sea and lies between the two rivers Bradano...

Venice will always be one of Europe’s most magnificent destinations. But with so many tourists flooding in and out of the city every day, it’s not for everyone. Luckily, there are plenty of Italian destinations that are equally charming but not yet spoiled by mass tourism. WITNESS THE BEAUTY OF SIENA, TUSCANY The picturesque region of Tuscany is ho...

Si è tenuto questa mattina, presso la sede del comune di Potenza, un incontro che ha messo al centro il gemellaggio tra le città di Denver e quella di Potenza, promosso da Enzo Fierro e la sua Associazione We Love Potenza. “Una occasione ufficiale - ha spiegato il presidente del Centro Studi Internazionali Lucani nel mondo, Luigi Scaglione - per da...

The historical origins of this annual event are uncertain, or at least complex. What is certain is that we are talking about the most colorful and creative party in Italy: Carnival! We accompany you through the 10 best carnivals in Italy among masks, costumes, parades, floats, typical sweets and local traditions. Viareggio (Tuscany) A stone's throw...

Non è difficile individuare il perché del successo delle capitali europee e italiane della cultura. Si potrebbe enucleare tutto in un’affermazione molto concreta: con una buona gestione del titolo di “capitale” si possono ottenere importanti risultati economici e discreti successi comunicativi con una spesa relativamente bassa. Se per organizzare u...

Matera’s bread is the bread obtained by an ancient processing system, typically used by bakers in the city and province of Matera, in the Basilicata region. This system provides for the exclusive use of durum wheat semolina. The bread obtained, thanks to the ingredients used and the specificity of the manufacturing process, is characterized by a ye...