Stephanie Longo of Dunmore was recently recognized by both the Association of Former Citizens of Guardia Lombardi and the town of Guardia Lombardi for her work in preserving Italian and Italian American heritage. Ms. Longo’s grandfather, the late Joseph Anthony Longo, a prominent barber in Dunmore, emigrated to the United States from Guardia Lombar...

From Pulcinella to the miracle of San Gennaro, from the Smorfia – used to interpret dreams – to the lucky red cornetto. But we could also say from pizza Margherita to Mount Vesuvio or, in the kitchen, from coffee to sfogliatella, from hot maccheroni to babà. Some elements are so inherent to a place that you can’t even imagine it without them: it’d...

Many of us have that “one” cookbook that we reach for whenever we want to make something special for our friends and famiglia… and for one of our hosts (and perhaps for many of you out there) that special book was written by this week’s incredible guest. Award-winning author Arthur Schwartz is a legend in the world of Italian cuisine, thanks to his...

Italy researchers have built the first hydrogen powered house in Europe. The energy crisis and climate change are forcing European institutions to find ways to reduce their use of fossil fuels and slash carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Researchers at the University of Sannio, in southern Italy, have come up with one solution hitting both targets. To...

NIABA’Bi-Annual Conference took place September 19-24, 2022 in Naples, Italy. This marks the return of the event after it was rescheduled as a result of the pandemic. NIABA nominated Director Antonietta Brancaccio-Balzano chair of the Conference given her background and ties to Naples. With the assistance of Directors Anthony Gianfrancesco, and Ral...

Since childhood, the fascinating and tragic story of Pompeii has captured our imagination. Maybe it was years of watching PBS and Rick Steves that called to us. It seemed surreal, and we wondered if it was like how they depicted it. Pompeii was a grand Roman city frozen in time; how could we not make it a dream to visit? As a child, it seemed that...

Capri is a stunning, rocky island in the Bay of Naples surrounded by the sparkling blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea.  It sits just off the Sorrentine Peninsula, easily reached by ferry from both Sorrento and Naples. Taking a day trip to Capri is the perfect idea if you’re looking to soak in amazing views, discover unique sights, and maybe even do...

In the heart of downtown Naples, visitors trickled in early Monday morning on the streets of Via Duomo to experience the annual legendary blood miracle of patron Saint Januarius. Within a few hours, hundreds of locals and tourists gathered at the Naples cathedral of Chiesa Cattedrale di Napoli also known as the Duomo di Napoli to witness the miracl...

ARIES – The first sign of the zodiac, these rams love to be number one and aren’t afraid to dive into challenging situations, no matter how hard they may be. The same is true of MATERA, a city dug into a rocky outcrop in Basilicata whose challenges are (quite literally) as hard as stone. Annoyed by excessive details and needless nuances, Aries woul...

Just 5 miles outside the city of Salerno, on its southern boundary, is a town of roughly 30,000 residents that is of little interest to tourists except as a superb jumping-off point to visit the glorious sites of the Amalfi Coast and of the magnificent Greek ruins of Paestum. The town is Pontecagnano-Faiano. Yet Pontecagnano has made a major contri...