A motherland of artists and scientists that changed the shape of the world, home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, and a kaleidoscope of bewitching vistas - Bella Italia! From the staggering antiquities of Rome and the alluring romance of Venice to the rolling hills of Tuscany and the cosmopolitan flair of Milan, the country is...

In the 1950s, Matera, a town carved from the earth in the southern Italian region of Basilicata, was declared la vergogna nazionale: the shame of Italy.   At the time, some 16,000 residents lived in Matera's sassi, districts distinguished by their ancient, rock-cut dwellings, some of which were accessible only by a trapdoor and ladder. Whole...

di Alessandro Frau   Ho scoperto la storia di Lowline, e di Dan Barash, una settimana fa, guardando un video. Una Ted Conference. Questa. È la prima frase ad avermi fulminato: «Il mio sogno è quello di costruire il primo parco sotterraneo del mondo. A New York». Parole che in qualunque altro contesto sarebbero risultate stonate.   Uno...

  WTI Magazine #41    2014 July, 30Author : MIPAAF      Translation by:   Historical backgroundThe Rotonda Red Aubergine DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) made its appearance in the small municipality in the Polino National Park in the early twentieth century, when the necessity of finding work and the dream of building a new life drove many...

A Long Island City, un quartiere post industriale di New York, nel Queens, ci si può sdraiare all'ombra di una foresta lucana, avvolti dai suoni della natura che siamo ormai abituati a chiamare silenzio. Lo si può fare fino al 27 aprile, nel "Dome", un tendone semisferico allestito nel cortile del MoMA PS1, la divisione sperimentale del Museum of M...

One reason Sicilians tend to identify with Sicily first and Italy (a distant) second? Sicilian food. The same goes for Veneto in the north or Puglia in the south. Italy is a young country -- it only celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2011. Despite the successful export of the "Italian restaurant," the idea of a unified Italian cuis...

  WTI Magazine #61    2015 May, 29Author : Jim McKenna      Translation by:   This is my great grandmother Rosa holding me as a baby in 1967. While is one of my first memories of her, the mystery of where she (born Rosa Nigro) and my great grandfather Pietro Maiurro came from in Italy has lingered in my head and heart for 47 years. As I grew old...

  WTI Magazine #54    2015 February, 20Author : italia.it      Translation by:   In all its territorial variety, Italy boasts a large number of beautiful and evocative mountain localities, ideal for visiting any time of year, whether summer or winter. From north to south, the Italian mountain scene offers tourists a range of landscapes: lakes at...

Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari (right) meets with Italian Consul General Andrea Canepari (center) during the diplomat's recent visit to Ocean County, where the Consul General announced a "sister city" agreement between the city of Matera, Italy and Toms River.   The two officials also discussed the county's large population of Italian Americans...

Sul sito istituzionale del Consiglio regionale della Basilicata è stato pubblicato, nella sezione "Approfondimenti", un reportage, una galleria fotografica e un servizio filmato su Charles Paterno, un emigrante di Castelmezzano che nell'America contagiata dal "mal della pietra" costruì un vero e proprio impero del cemento, contribuendo all'evoluzio...