The Boston Dynamics’ canine robot, known as Spot, is now patrolling archaeological areas and structures at Pompeii in Italy, the Archaeological Park of Pompeii announced in a release on Monday. The agile robot is being used to identify structural and safety issues at Pompeii—an Ancient Roman city encased in volcanic ash following the 79 C.E. erupti...

Jimmy Alleva is a talented Italian American tenor. He specializes in classical Neapolitan music, but his shows include romantic Italian American songs. Jimmy was born in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens, NY. He graduated from Holy Cross High School in 1986. It was at an early age when Jimmy discovered his admiration for Italian music. The Allev...

Nature, history, good food, hospitality and strong emotions are the essential ingredients for a perfect holiday. In Cilento, one of the most unspoiled areas of Campania, you will find them all generously distributed between amazing coastlines and a mesmerising hinterland. What can you see and do in Cilento? We have rounded up some ideas for you.  I...

The L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele folks are staying busy, with planned outposts coming to Long Beach, California and New York City. The group isn’t planning on slowing down, either, because they’re soon to jump north with a new location in the Central Coast city of Santa Barbara. The incoming arrival of L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele — the famous 150-...

Fairy tales are often told to young children to instill a sense of adventure, to promote imagination, and to develop the foundations of love and morality. Not many relate the fantastical stories to reality. Yet Ida, 96, and John Buchanan, 98, have been writing their own storybook for more than seven decades. They will celebrate their 75th wedding a...

Around 700 noted Italian buildings and historic sites open their doors to the public on the weekend of 26-27 March as part of the annual Spring Days initiative organised by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI). The sites include rarely-opened palaces, castles, abbeys, libraries, parks, nature trails and gardens in 400 towns and cities across Italy, in...

There’s no doubt that the Royal Palace of Caserta is impressive. In a country with so much world-renowned architecture, the moniker “Versailles of Italy” has to be earned. Extending over an area of 47,000 meters and including five floors, the palace boasts its own chapel, library and theater. Yet it’s something outside that will keep you coming bac...

The lemons of Sorrento represent an absolute specificity – for cultivation methods and organoleptic properties – that also differs from the lemons of the more than nearby Amalfi Coast. They are in fact distinguished by a Protected Geographical Indication, linked to a production area strictly limited to the Sorrento Peninsula, between Massa Lubrense...

Do you know Sannio? Some of you might, but for those who have never heard the word I’d like to provide a primer and recommend some wines from the Italian region, which lies North of Naples and offers lots of value, whether one is discussing wine, travel, food, or real estate. Perhaps the first thing to know is that Sannio is located in Campania, in...

A leading expert on looted antiquities is calling for the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles to return a Roman fresco fragment to Italy, claiming he has evidence that links the piece to a notorious dealer. Prof Christos Tsirogiannis has a photograph of the same fresco fragment from the archive of Robert Hecht who died in 2012, having faced accusati...