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...

Si è tenuta nei giorni scorsi nel New Jersey, in Usa, la riunione della Federazione delle associazioni lucane voluta dal presidente della federazione dei Lucani in Usa, Dominik Pinto in preparazione dell'evento culturale delle "Giornate Lucane" nell'anno della cultura italiana in Usa.   All'evento hanno preso parte i referenti dell'associazi...

Former New York state Senator George Onorato peacefully passed away at his home in East Elmhurst, surrounded by his children and family on February 21, 2015, at the age of 86.   At this time of his parting we celebrate the life of a distinguished gentleman and statesman who was loved and respected by his community as a public servant and by...

Maxi operazione contro Cosa Nostra e 'ndrangheta messa a segno dallo Sco (Servizio Centrale Operativo) della Polizia di Stato in Italia e negli Stati Uniti: colpito l'asse criminale che collega l'Italia all'America.   Il blitz è scattato a Milano, Matera, Trapani e New York, dove la Polizia ha eseguito provvedimenti di custodia cautelare in...

Saturday, October 26, 2013. Save the date to join with the smiling faces from the past and our current members as we recreate the atmosphere of a Cracotan feast day celebration that was done by our ancestors. This year's Reunion features a grand dinner dance in the tradition of our ancestors on the eve of the Feast of San Vincenzo.   Picture...

  It was my first day back in Metaponto in a decade, and I was anxious. As my train from Rome pulled into the station, after a six-hour descent past Vesuvius, the craggy Lucanian Dolomites, olive groves and pebbly streams, and finally the small hill towns and low, pale mountains (calanchi) of the Basilicata region, I wondered what had changed...

The European Union and its culture ministers officially designated the UNESCO-listed Matera has EU Capital of Culture. Matera was formally named along with the Bulgarian city of Plodviv. So, the southern Italian city is already gearing up to show off its best as European culture capital in 2019.   Among the city's objectives is to invol...