The Basilicata region of southern Italy is rich in traditions and know-how, but has struggled to market and export its goods. Hence the EU-backed "Mapping Basilicata" project. Some 100 firms from three sectors: food, fashion and furniture, participated in the project to boost the image of local products abroad. For "Mapping Basilicata", seven forei...

Airbnb ha annunciato oggi a Parigi i primi beneficiari del fondo di 5 milioni di euro stanziati per il Community Tourism Programme, l’iniziativa lanciata lo scorso anno da Chris Leahne, Global head of Policy Airbnb, in occasione proprio dell’OECD Forum. Oltre 1,5 milioni di euro sono stati già assegnati a 24 progetti che utilizzeranno l’innovazione...

Italy’s most popular destinations—Rome, Venice, Florence, the Cinque Terre—are endlessly alluring, but in peak summer months they can be crowded and expensive as well. The country’s classic attractions—great art, architecture, food, wine, medieval villages and beautiful country landscapes—can be found outside its famous spots, but where are the bes...

Fine tailoring, fine leather, fine wine, fine interiors…. Italian uber luxury brand Stefano Ricci — founded in 1980 by the eponymous designer — is all about the finer things of life, handcrafted to perfection. Niccolo Ricci, the CEO of the label, takes t2 through the journey of the brand and tells us why the world loves all things Italian. Some of...

Always present in the rural tradition of the Mercure Valley, white beans have played a major role in the agricultural history of the local populations. An 1852 publication by the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies speaks of the cultivation in the area of “graminaceous, leguminous and filierous plants” and specifically mentions the "bean, and this is sever...

The number of visitors to culture-rich Italian 'cities of art' increased by 22.8% between 2010 and 2017, rising from 93.9 million to 115.3 million, according to data presented at the 22nd Arts and Events 100 Italian Cities Fair on Wednesday. The rise was spearheaded by Matera, the Basilicata gem that will be European Capital of Culture next year an...

Look, we would never complain about a trip to Roma or Firenze. But when there’s nary a single nook or cranny of the entire country that’s not absolutely stunning, we figured it would be worth it to venture beyond our familiar Italian horizons (yep, even beyond Cinque Terre and Positano). So here are some of Italy’s lesser known towns and tiny hamle...

“On the road to Little Lucania”: il docu-film, realizzato da Suditaliavideo con il contributo della Regione Basilicata, è un viaggio nei sentimenti degli italoamericani e nelle ”Little Lucania” degli Stati Uniti d’America, microcosmi dal cuore pulsante in cui l’identità lucana si custodisce e si trasmette. Storie di vita, sogni e radici di lucani d...

“Charles Paterno was seven years old when he left Castelmezzano, a small town in the mountains of Lucania, a Region in the south of Italy, to embark on one of the many ships directed to the United States.” This is the introduction of “The Castle on the Hudson: Charles Paterno and the American Dream”, the new book of the Italian journalist Renato Ca...

It is impossible, if not even pretentious, to accurately illustrate what is happening during the Holy Week in two regions rich in popular traditions such as Basilicata and Puglia. The religious practices of the Lenten and Easter cycle, present almost everywhere, are very varied and articulated, even though they present devotional and scenic-represe...