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...

The blue and white shop floors shimmer. Machinery is spotless. Line workers in matching white and gray jackets and pants appear ready to enter operating rooms. It's nearly incomprehensible that this factory in rural southern Italy produces the Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.   There are few sparks and no T-...

With a goal of promoting cultural exchange, tourism and economic opportunities, officials have announced that Toms River has joined the Sister Cities International program and has formed a partnership with Matera, Italy.   The partnership, announced at dedication ceremonies for the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County Col...

by Chiara Baroncelli   Have you ever slept into an igloo or at the top of a lighthouse surrounded by mountains or sea? And what about spending a night inside a mill or on the top of a tree? Such places do actually exist in Italy. Hard to believe?   From Trulli in Puglia to a new age monastery in Umbria passing by an ancient and rich i...

by Alex Schechter   There's a reason Italy ranks as one of the top-visited destinations in the world. Actually, there are a lot of reasons. Its exquisite beauty, its relaxed pace, its startling integration of the ancient and the modern—it all contributes to the magic.   Whether you're flying down pistes in the Dolomites, or sunning yo...

Pasta, salumi, formaggi, olio extravergine di oliva,vino, dolci e altre genuine prelibatezze servite con i piatti tipici della tradizione culinaria italiana e lucana costituiranno il "Piatto forte'' del progetto "Medita'' sulla valorizzazione della Dieta Mediterranea nell'ambito di eventi che si terranno negli Stati Uniti, a New York e a Houston, d...

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...