Film Movement has acquired U.S. rights to Italian director Mario Martone’s “The King of Laughter” (“Qui Rido Io”) ahead of its world premiere Tuesday in competition at the Venice Film Festival. The film, being sold internationally by Italy’s True Colours, toplines Toni Servillo (“The Great Beauty”) as popular and prolific early 20th century Neapoli...

An incredible new archaeological discovery has been made in Pompeii: it is a tomb, a very special burial place, which can be considered as the first proof of the existence of Greek-language spectacles in the Roman city buried by Vesuvius, previously only hypothesized by scholars. The proof of what is said lies in the fact that in this particular fu...

Google is a tool that is now an integral part of the daily life of each of us. Searching for songs, recipes, information and much more on the well-known search engine is a natural action, almost like drinking a glass of water. Among the numerous Google tools there is Destination Insight which is part of Google Travel Insight, useful for monitoring...

Italian director Paolo Sorrentino has profiled some powerful figures over the years, from real-life Italian premiers to fictional popes, as well as his adopted Rome in the Oscar-winner “The Great Beauty.” But in his newest release, Sorrentino turns the camera on his own personal tragedy. Sorrentino’s autobiographical “The Hand of God,” which premie...

Buffalo milk mozzarella (Mozzarella di Bufala in Italian) is a fresh cheese with a a kneaded dough obtained from the cheese-making of buffalo milk, typical of the area that ancient Romans used to call Campania Felix and more specifically in the Terra dei Mazzoni. Currently, it is one of the Made in Italy products most exported and requested all aro...

At a time when we still have to painfully realize how much the racial question is an open wound in the evolution of the United States of America and a very urgent situation to be resolved, our Italian heart in love with America is also shaken by the specious and mistaken attempts to promote hostility between the African American and Italian communi...

All roads lead to Rome” the popular saying goes about the eternal city. Of course, like for any saying, there is some truth to it. Just like the consular roads end and start from Rome, also one of the most famous historical itineraries was created to connect Rome with the rest of Europe: the via Francigena. Let us see the paths of the Via Francigen...

Torre Lupara dairy farm in Campania, Italy, is one of the largest producers of buffalo mozzarella in the world. The skills needed to gather the milk, work the factory’s machines, and deploy multiple generations’s worth of hands-on knowledge, have been passed down through the Iemma family, who continually place emphasis on how this particular cheese...

When you think of places to go to in Naples, the Sansevero chappel, Spanish quarter or Via dei Tribunali in the city center usually come to mind. Although equally exciting, the infamous Rione Sanità neigborhood hasn’t been on the tourist radar. On the contrary, both visitors and locals avoided it because of its bad reputation caused by crime, drug...

Unknown among these known, the Excavations of Oplontis in Torre Annunziata (Naples), included in the fantastic complex of the more famous Pompeii and Herculaneum, admitted in the UNESCO list in 1997. The ancient Oplontis often goes unnoticed by the ruins visitors and tourists. It rises into the city centre of Torre Annunziata. In the past, it was a...