WTI Magazine #29    2014 May, 8Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Ancient habitations dug into the tuff rock of a chalky plateau open up around a hollow, the Gravina di Matera, traversed by a torrent that flows in this spectacular and unique city in the Region of Basilicata. Roofs by turns become the foundations for new habitations on t...

We drive across a dusty plain along a series of unpaved roads, then park in the middle of a silent vineyard.   We find a set of ancient stone steps and cautiously descend to a ledge above a quiet riverbank, where my guide pulls out a giant metal key and creaks open a metal door. Cool air blasts from the darkness and, as I step into the depth...

  WTI Magazine #53    2015 February, 6Author : italia.it      Translation by:   The Basilicata region is crossed by the Pollino mountain range (which extends to Calabria). Here there is a magnificent Park where you can walk among the wild and unspoiled nature, observing animals and birds of prey, and also learn about local customs and traditions...

In 1985 the Council of Ministers of the European Union started regularly designating what they labelled the "European Capital of Culture". Florence, Bologna and Genoa are among the Italian cities that have already obtained this prestigious title, and in 2019 this honour will go to another Italian location, Matera.   As stated in the European...

  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...