When dreaming of escaping to a remote island, images of white sandy beaches and pockets of lush tropical plants often spring to mind yet that is not always the case for everyone; as Giacomo Rallo, founder of the famous Sicilian wine producer Donnafugata, dreamt of Pantelleria, the largest volcanic satellite island of Sicily - a desolate place where...

With the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology reporting recent continuous episodes of eruptions, lava fountaining, intra-crater explosive activity, and ash emissions, Mount Etna is displaying its power and beauty again. Although Italian authorities said the volcanic activity posed no danger to surrounding villages, gas emissions that ro...

Tour through Star Wars filming locations, the most loved science fiction saga of all time. Trip to the Dolomites, Lake Como, Caserta Royal Palace, and the Mount Etna. Star wars is a famous saga by George Lucas, the US film director, screenwriter, and producer, which was released in 1977. Belonging to the subgenre of science fiction called space ope...

I think we all agree on this: Palermo is one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. Crossroad between East and West, it is a melting pot of cultures, people, flavors and colors. It is reminiscent of the Middle East like no other place in the country and, for this reason alone, it would be magical already. But it has so much more.  For instance, did you...

Etna has calmed down after a recent series of spectacular eruptions from Europe's tallest active volcano, local volcanologists said in Catania on Friday. The lava flow from the south-east crater responsible for the latest blasts has stopped, said the Etna Observatory of the National Institute for Geopphysics and Volcanology (INGV-OE). Etna on Thurs...

Residents and municipal teams worked Wednesday to clean up a Sicilian village near Mount Etna after Europe’s most active volcano spewed lava, ashes and volcanic stones. The eruption, which featured spectacular displays of gushing lava, forced the temporary closure of Sicily's Catania Airport, a frequent occurrence when Etna is in an active phase. A...

In his book, the New Wines of Mount Etna journalist and professional winemaker Benjamin Spencer explores the Mount Etna wine-producing area in a mixture of culinary history and guide book. Spencer’s takes us from the plant through to the bottle in a series of fascinating observations on the nature of viticulture. He suggests how archaeological evid...

Sicily, elegant cities, crystal clear sea, mountains and archipelagos. The largest Italian island has surprised travelers since ancient times. Like all seaside places, it has historically united various cultures, creating a truly unique melting pot of art and traditions. In this corner of Paradise, immersed in the Mediterranean, evidence of the occ...

Joe Tacopina-Catania, ci siamo. Il noto imprenditore italo-americano ed ex presidente del Venezia e SIGI hanno raggiunto l’accordo definitivo per la cessione del club etneo: a darne certezza è stato l’avvocato Giovanni Ferraù – fra i principali esponenti fra i soci di SIGI – che tramite i propri canali social ha indicato il 9 gennaio come la data d...

In coordination with the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s (DSCA) Humanitarian Assistance Program and the U.S. Mission to Italy, Naval Air Station Sigonella provided the second of three donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) to local hospitals in Catania on behalf of the U.S. Navy.“Italy and the United States have a long, shared histo...