Monday, November 9, 2015. 6 to 8 PM. Italian Cultural Institute - 1023 Hilgard Avenue - LA 90024. Fees: $45 ($40 for IIC & NASA members). To register please call 310-824-7408 or email to classes.iicla@esteri.it. Led by Diego Meraviglia, Gold-Pin Pro Sommelier, Master Taster, North American Sommelier...

Boom! Boom! Gunshots shatter the early morning calm. It's not yet 8 a.m. when two rifle blasts echo through the countryside. Most of the village of Bernalda is already awake. I'm halfway through a bicycle ride when the gunfire reverberates through the valley that surrounds this sleepy Italian village. Birds scatter. Dogs bark in the distance. I lu...

by Luisa Taliento   Alberghi diffusi are true gems created in communities where you can breathe in the history. A model of responsible tourism, they include dozens of structures all over the country, many brought together in the Alberghi Diffusi Association (alberghidiffusi.it), creating an accommodation that is halfway between a home and a...

In what is the instep of Italy's boot, the first forays into Italy from North Africa came to settle in Matera 10,000 years ago. Living quarters were fashioned in both the limestone caves and built outward from the rock.   Much like America's Appalachia, the people there developed their own style of thriving in harsher living conditions, and...

By Giovanni di Napoli   Do to the unseasonably warm weather in New York City, it doesn't quite feel like Christmas yet. So, to help me get into the Christmas spirit, I recently visited St. Patrick's Cathedral on 5th Avenue to see the presepio (crèche) on loan from Basilacata called "The Secret Garden of Southern Italy."   Installed on...

"Storie di emigrazione lucana" è il titolo del concorso video rivolto ai singoli studenti, a gruppi di studenti e alle classi delle scuole secondarie di secondo grado della Basilicata, organizzato dalla Commissione regionale dei Lucani all'Estero e dal Consiglio regionale della Basilicata, in collaborazione con le Consulte studentesche di Potenza e...

Il presidente del Consiglio regionale della Basilicata, Piero Lacorazza, e il consigliere regionale Aurelio Pace, esponente dei Popolari per l'Italia (Basilicata) hanno ricevuto questa mattina Cristina Rosa Ferrone, professore di chirurgia presso il Massachussets General Hospital di Boston.   La Ferrone, giunta in Basilicata per la presentaz...

WTI Magazine #70    2015 October, 16Author : Italian Botanical Heritage      Translation by:   The Gallipoli Cognato Lucanian Dolomites Park covers 27,027 hectares (66,785 acres) in the municipalities of Accettura, Calciano, Oliveto Lucano in the province of Matera, and Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa in the province of Potenza. The Park encloses...

Appuntamento martedì 18 giugno, alle 11.00, con Theodore Grippo, eminente personalità nel campo giuridico, residente a Chicago, insignito del premio "Lucani Insigni" nel 2009, che sarà ricevuto dal presidente del Consiglio della Basilicata, Vincenzo Santochirico, e dal presidente della Commissione dei Lucani all'estero, Luigi Scaglione.   Gr...