When you first visit Italy, it's hard to imagine just how good the Italian food is going to be. No matter what part of the country you visit, even the worst food is generally really good. But if you’re looking for some of the best Italian food in Italy, head to Bologna, considered the gastronomic capital of Italy — certainly one of the ultimate foo...

For more than seven decades, Martin Adler treasured a black-and-white photo of himself as a young American soldier with a broad smile with three impeccably dressed Italian children he is credited with saving as the Nazis retreated northward in 1944. The 97-year-old World War II veteran met the three siblings – who are now octogenarians themselves –...

"When the silence in the streets may seem deafening, music continues to dictate trends and shape the cultural, social and political fabric of the cities it inhabits and of the people gravitating in this ever-changing world.” This condition of continuous change provides the basis for the Music & The Cities podcast, putting music at the heart of each...

You’re not going to watch Nico Mannion play basketball this year, unless you’re a fan of international hoops. The Golden State Warriors 20-year old point guard, who was the No. 48 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, is signing a deal with Virtus Bologna in Italy’s Serie A, the top professional basketball league in Italy. Because the Warriors extended the q...

Bologna's famed porticoes or Portici arcades have been awarded World Heritage Status by the United Nations culture organisation UNESCO. The city's colonnades, which dominate the capital of Italy's northern Emilia-Romagna region, have been added to the prestigious international list, UNESCO announced on Wednesday morning. It is the third such accola...

Bologna, Padua, and Rome's La Sapienza universities topped the rankings of major state-run Italian universities published by the CENSIS think tank on Monday. Bologna came top again with a score of 91.8 points, followed again by Padua with 88.7. La Sapienza rose from fourth last year to third this year with a score of 85.5 while Florence University...

Italy has the most UNESCO World Heritage sites of any country in the world. Not a single one of the 55 sites is found in the city of Bologna but the city’s hoping to change that very soon. Bologna has submitted an application for its famous porticoes to be considered and is eagerly awaiting the response. A decision will be made by the end of the mo...

Raffaella is no more. For everyone "la Carrà", with the accent on the last a, as she emphasized to David Letterman in an interview in 1986. On July 5, 2021 died the most important woman in the history of Italian entertainment, by far, who for decades exported the best face of our country abroad. It is no coincidence that she was particularly succes...

As Stanley Tucci showed the world, the foods of Emilia-Romagna are some of Italy's most exquisite. The production area myriad exported goods, the region plays host to a treasure trove of palate pleasers. Here are seven essential foods of Emilia Romagna to keep an eye out for on your next trip – or to seek out at home.  1. Mortadella Bologna -Among...

I’ve always had a passion for the piazzas scattered across Italy. These outdoor areas, virtual homes away from home, invite people to eat, drink, meet, hang out, people-watch or wander. Several years ago, my husband and I rented an apartment for a month during the fall. Our home base was in a historical building, Palazzo dei Banchi, that overlooks...