Isola Santa Cristina, a private island in the north of the Venetian lagoon, will welcome 14 first responders from hospitals in Bergamo for a free five-night stay before the island opens up to tourism.  Owners René and Sandra Deutsch, members of the Swarovksi family, have offered their island and covered the costs of food and lodging, while Allison...

Italian doctors say they've got the first scientific evidence linking the coronavirus to a rare but deadly inflammatory disease in children. The condition, called pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, has been reported in more than a dozen states across the U.S., including Louisiana, Mississippi, California and New York. Over 100 children ha...

Bergamo e Brescia, le città più drammaticamente colpite dalla pandemia di Coronavirus, che qui ha provocato una vera ecatombe – impossibili da dimenticare sono le immagini dei mezzi militari che portano via le bare dal cimitero strapieno per trovare una sepoltura altrove – si candidano insieme a Capitale italiana della Cultura 2023. «#Bergamo e #Br...

As Italy gradually emerges from its two-month coronavirus lockdown, tourism operators in the hard-hit Val Seriana valley look ahead with trepidation at an uncertain summer season that could make or break them. An Associated Press photographer ventured into towns in Italy's hard-hit Bergamo province along the Orobie mountain range to capture residen...

Fr. Giuseppe Berardelli, a 72-year-old priest in Italy has died from coronavirus. Fr Berardelli, from Casnigo, in the Bergamo province in northern Italy, had reportedly tested positive for coronavirus. It is said that he gave a respirator which was purchased for him by his parishioners to a younger patient suffering from the virus. The news, report...

Lombardy, with its grand lakes and numerous small basins, offers a unique mix of charms to lovers of lake tourism. Staying on Lake Garda, Lake Como, Lake Maggiore or Iseo (just to name the largest and most famous), means immersing oneself in all the flourish of a lush nature that also has the power to renew the mind and body. The gorgeous landscape...

THE AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE DONIZETTI OPERA FESTIVAL (AFDOF) has been formed to support the efforts of the Donizetti Opera Festival, an international celebration held each November in Bergamo, Italy, the birthplace of Gaetano Donizetti. AFDOF is charged with encouraging the collaboration of scholars, artists, and Donizetti devotees in the United St...

“There’s really no reason to visit Bergamo,” my Italian classmates back in high school told me. I spent my senior year in the northern Italian city of Brescia, and my friends and host family there seemed offended at my suggestion of taking a day trip to the neighboring city. I explained that I wanted to visit the hill town of the “Città Alta,” the...

È iniziata oggi e si concluderà venerdì prossimo la missione istituzionale del vicepresidente di Regione Lombardia e assessore alla Ricerca, Innovazione, Università, Export e Internazionalizzazione, Fabrizio Sala, a Chicago, negli Stati Uniti, dove il vicegovernatore è alla guida di una delegazione composta da 17 aziende lombarde, provenienti da Br...

Taleggio is a cheese with ancient origins, from before the 10th century. Documents dating to the 1200s contain references to its trade and barter, together with other cheeses. Its name is taken from its area of origin, Val Taleggio, in the province of Bergamo, which covers an area of over 80 km2 on the orographic right side of the river Brembo. The...