If you happen to be celebrating Easter in Calabria and you arrive a little early, you may just come across what looks like a ragdoll hanging from a balcony or the side of a house. Not to panic, this is not some form of malocchio or evil eye, but Corajisima, a traditional practice during Lent in Italy, specifically, Calabria and other areas of the s...

If you want to explore places rich in history or relax, do not miss these Trips out of town with Italian destinations. Winter opens the cold and leads to a routine that can be broken by visiting some exceptional places. A trip out of town to a place full of treasures to explore or a relaxing weekend can regenerate and make the arrival of winter enj...

Raymo Santilli and Doug Sundo — alumni brothers of Alpha Phi Delta, the national Italian American fraternity — continued their annual tradition of making soppressata this past January. The event was held at the Treesdale Community Center, and more than 50 folks participated. In addition to the usual alumni attendees with friends and family, members...

The Good Mothers, Disney+’s hard-hitting mafia drama series, has won the first ever Berlinale Series Award. Forged in co-operation with Deadline, the award is the first of its kind for TV at a major film festival. Revealed as winner at the Berlin Zoo Palast, the Italian drama from Baghdad Central scribe Stephen Butchard tells the true story of how...

Nduja Aioli is a type of aioli, which is a mayonnaise-like sauce, that originates from the Calabria region in Italy. It is made with nduja, a spreadable, spicy pork sausage, that is combined with olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice. This flavorful sauce is perfect for dipping, spreading, or as a condiment on sandwiches and burgers. What Does Nduja P...

Here we introduce you to the best trails in Italy's UNESCO heritage sites. Paths immersed in nature and beauty, inviting you to take invigorating walks. It is not only about UNESCO World Heritage cities; the challenge is to explore all of the natural surroundings. Taking 10,000 steps through Italy's rich and varied forest heritage will be good for...

The village of Santa Severina, located in Calabria about 30 kilometres away from Crotone, rises 326 metres above sea level on a steep rocky hill that governs from above a valley halfway between the Ionian Sea and the Sila Mountains. Santa Severina has just under two thousand inhabitants and, in addition to being considered one of the most beautiful...

Seven works and six Italian street artists are competing for the world's most beautiful murals. They are part of the ranking of 100 works collected by the "Street Art Cities" platform in 92 cities in 30 countries to democratically elect by online app vote the best mural work created in 2022. And among the roller- and spray-painted facades of Buenos...

The liquorice plant was most likely imported to Calabria by the Greeks around 700 BC. These places have the ideal microclimate and habitat that allowed the development of a different ecotype, as shown by the genetic mapping that allows its differentiation from liquorice coming from other sources.  To understand the origins and development of this a...

Local realtor Christopher DeSanto has stepped up to the presidency of the Calabresi in America Organization, continuing a legacy of leadership begun by his mother, Mary. DeSanto’s grandparents came to America from Castrolibero and Rende, Calabria. Both of his parents were members of CIAO from the club’s inception, and his mom was a perennial volunt...