WTI Magazine #53    2015 February, 6Author : italia.it      Translation by:   As the name says, a "house museum" is a habitation or palazzo that has been transformed into a museum. It could have been the abode of illustrious gentlemen, or of common citizens, site of familiar intimacy or a center of power: that which renders a house museum exce...

"It's with great satisfaction and pleasure that we present to New York the Nativity Scene (the traditional Italian "Presepe") created by the worldwide known artist Franco Artese. The first Italian artisan/artist to have the privilege of presenting a Presepe in St. Peter's Square, Rome in 2012, during the pontificate of Benedict XVI, as an expressio...

Dalla Basilicata alla Lombardia, Agroalimentare Sud sfida le grandi multinazionali puntando sull'eccellenza italiana. La storia di questa azienda è legata alla nostra terra. Una tradizione che si articola in due principali attività: un'importante malteria nel Meridione d'Italia e una società sementiera in val Padana.   La produzione prevalen...

With its elegant frescoes, delicate sweeps of cerise and violet bougainvillea and vast beds covered in pristine white linen, Palazzo Margherita is a palace fit for Hollywood royalty. But this is a far cry from your average star-studded holiday spot. Instead, the pretty 19th century palazzo is owned and run by one of modern cinema's greats - direct...

by Colleen Clark   It could be anytime between noon and four, and my stomach grumbles. I pad barefoot down the cool marble stairs and pop into the kitchen at the Palazzo Margherita, in southern Italy. I raid plates of cheese, smear hunks of bread in jam, ask for sweets and leftover tangerine juice, even though dinner's fresh pastas and sauce...

The South or Southern d'Italy is a macro-economic region comprising the Southern Italy and the Islands. Historically it corresponds to a good approximation to the regions in the former Kingdom of the Two Sicilies: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Molise, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia and portions of Lazio.   Membership of the island...

  WTI Magazine #80    2016 June 17Author : I borghi più belli d'Italia      Translation by:   Perched on a wall of peaks and pinnacles amid a fantastic rocky landscape, Castelmezzano has preserved its original medieval conformation. It is in fact a cluster of concentric houses set in a terraced rocky hollow, with roofs tiled with sheets of sands...

Aimed at proving that even when compared to Barolo and Brunello di Montalcino lesser-known wines have nothing to envy, a panel of American experts tasted a few bottles of Aglianicos, the Italian red from Campania, learning that it is a matter of flavors and nuances selection to find good labels among this variety of red wines.   Aglianico is...

Historic Preservation Program - Summer Field Course in Southern Italy Contact: annetoxey@arcboutant.org -  http://www.arcboutant.org/   EXPERIENCE preservation in action; DISCOVER new skills, new cultures, new places; LEARN preservation techniques from regional scholars and traditional artisans; LIVE in an his...

Six Italian cities (Cagliari, Lecce, Matera, Perugia, Ravenna and Siena) short-listed for European Capital of Culture 2019. The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year during which it organises a series of cultural events with a strong European dimension.   The European City of...