Inside a film set protected from heavy rains by scaffolding, shooting began Monday on the remake of the historical drama Ben Hur in the southeastern Italian city of Matera. Director Timur Bekmambetov selected Matera for its famous ancient cave dwellings known as Sassi in the city's historical centre – a familiar setting from other Hollywood bl...

Si è tenuta nei giorni scorsi nel New Jersey, in Usa, la riunione della Federazione delle associazioni lucane voluta dal presidente della federazione dei Lucani in Usa, Dominik Pinto in preparazione dell'evento culturale delle "Giornate Lucane" nell'anno della cultura italiana in Usa.   All'evento hanno preso parte i referenti dell'associazi...

Former New York state Senator George Onorato peacefully passed away at his home in East Elmhurst, surrounded by his children and family on February 21, 2015, at the age of 86.   At this time of his parting we celebrate the life of a distinguished gentleman and statesman who was loved and respected by his community as a public servant and by...

Maxi operazione contro Cosa Nostra e 'ndrangheta messa a segno dallo Sco (Servizio Centrale Operativo) della Polizia di Stato in Italia e negli Stati Uniti: colpito l'asse criminale che collega l'Italia all'America.   Il blitz è scattato a Milano, Matera, Trapani e New York, dove la Polizia ha eseguito provvedimenti di custodia cautelare in...

Saturday, October 26, 2013. Save the date to join with the smiling faces from the past and our current members as we recreate the atmosphere of a Cracotan feast day celebration that was done by our ancestors. This year's Reunion features a grand dinner dance in the tradition of our ancestors on the eve of the Feast of San Vincenzo.   Picture...

  It was my first day back in Metaponto in a decade, and I was anxious. As my train from Rome pulled into the station, after a six-hour descent past Vesuvius, the craggy Lucanian Dolomites, olive groves and pebbly streams, and finally the small hill towns and low, pale mountains (calanchi) of the Basilicata region, I wondered what had changed...

The European Union and its culture ministers officially designated the UNESCO-listed Matera has EU Capital of Culture. Matera was formally named along with the Bulgarian city of Plodviv. So, the southern Italian city is already gearing up to show off its best as European culture capital in 2019.   Among the city's objectives is to invol...

Nel 1950 le località di Resia e Curon vengono artificialmente allagate per creare un lago atto alla produzione d'energia idroelettrica. Tutti gli edifici vengono rasi al suolo eccetto il campanile della Chiesa di Santa Caterina, che ancora oggi emerge dalle acque del Lago di Resia, diventando una famosa attrazione turistica. Curiosità: Il vec...

Arrivederci, New York! After seven months on the job, Mayor de Blasio is taking a break from City Hall and hitting his ancestral homeland of Italy for a 10-day vacation.   The mayor, his wife, Chirlane McCray, and their kids Chiara, 19, and Dante, 16, are scheduled to depart on July 18 for a multi-city Italian tour sources told the Daily Ne...

Take any road in Italy, look up, and you'll see a lovely hilltop town: a campanile, a castello, a few newer buildings spilling down the slope, as if expelled for the crime of ugliness. But even amid this bounty there is something exceptional about Matera.   It clings to a denuded peak in the extreme south of the country, in the Basilicata re...