Doppio malto, aromatica, dal colore rosso tendente all'ambrato. Lavorata con malti speciali, farina di castagne e caratterizzata dal profumo di numerose spezie che le conferiscono un gusto unico, vellutato e fruttato. Ma soprattutto lucana, di Balvano, in provincia di Potenza, prodotta in uno stabilimento sorto nei primi anni '80 e rilevato nel 199...

Frank Di Ionno is racing through the mountain roads outside of San Bartolomeo, Italy, like a young Mario Andretti. He is 67 but has the energy and sense of immortality of a man one third his age. I look over at the speedometer. It bounces between 110 and 120. I realize its kilometers but it sure feels like miles per hour to me. I am in the passenge...

On July 2, the city of Matera, in Basilicata, celebrates its main annual festival: the Festa della Bruna, or the Festa della Madonna Bruna. Matera is famous for its ancient cave dwellings, known as Sassi, which are a UNESCO World Heritage site. There is evidence that people were living in the Sassi as early as the year 7000 BC and the caves are sti...

There is a sense of shame as Luigi Plasmati, 89, recollects growing up amid chronic poverty in a crammed cave in Matera, an ancient, bruised city in Italy’s southern Basilicata region.“It was brutal,” he said. “There were families of maybe nine or 10 children, sleeping next to mules and pigs. We were dying of hunger.” Less than 70 years ago some 15...

Industry is the driving force behind the slow economic recovery in the South of Italy, a study by the Svimez think tank shows. The new figures relative to 2016 show that private investments are playing a decisive role in the consolidation of the growth path begun in 2015 (that in any case remains weak), driven by industry in the strict sense. With...

L’emigrazione tra la fine dell’800 e la prima metà del ‘900, tra  sofferenze e  sogni divenuti realtà; l’importanza di far conoscere  alle giovani generazioni di italo-americani personaggi del profondo Sud dell’Italia che hanno contribuito alla crescita economica, sociale e culturale degli Stati Uniti. «Aiutare tanti italoamericani a sentirsi fieri...

Find some unusual places to visit in Italy for the summer vacation can be the perfect solution to avoid the mass tourism that characterizes the famous locations of the peninsula. Cities like Rome, Florence or Venice are beautiful, but it’s often very difficult to visit them properly. Fortunately, Italy has a lot of amazing spots outside the common...

On June 1, 2007 The Craco Society, Inc. was incorporated and a few weeks later, from August 15-17 fifty-three individuals from Canada, Italy, and the United States with roots in Craco, met in the first gathering of the “Crachesi del Nord America.” They agreed to support the non-profit organization to preserve the history, culture, and traditions of...

“I’m Staying in the South” looks set to be the name of the new incentive to encourage entrepreneurship among young people who decide to not leave the South of Italy, where youth unemployment is a record highs. The norm under study would merge with the so-called “Decree for the South” that the government is preparing to help boose the economy in thi...

There’s an expression that weaves its way through Helene Stapinski’s union of crime story and family memoir: Leave the dead in peace. She doesn’t.“Murder in Matera: A True Story of Passion, Family, and Forgiveness in Southern Italy” starts as an inquiry that takes Stapinski from Jersey City, New Jersey, to the city of Bernalda, on the instep of the...