Many times my interviews have given light to people and institutions born in America who work to help Italy, improve the bridge between our two countries, and represent in an excellent way an aspect - territorial, thematic, professional or cultural - of being part of the Italian American community. The friend who is today the protagonist of this in...

Luigi Capuana was born in Mineo, Catania province, in 1839 and was one of the foremost protagonists of the verist movement. It was not a formal organisation, but did have literary theory at its heart. Capuana was the first to really expound the principles, which were based on the portrayal of truth or as Luigi, himself, called it ‘the poetry of the...

La Distilleria F.lli Caffo ha effettuato una nuova operazione di carattere strategico affidando, in esclusiva, alla Total Beverage Solution la distribuzione di Vecchio Amaro del Capo negli Stati Uniti d’America. Il nuovo partner collaborerà con la filiale del Gruppo, la CAFFO BEVERAGES INC che segue lo sviluppo dell’intera gamma dei prodotti del Gr...

There are many episodes in the history of the United States that have seen Italians as protagonists. Some are very well known; others deserve to be known better. The subject of this interview is of the second type: not many people know about this, but it is really very interesting and tells how much since their birth the United States - and its lea...

On the south-eastern coast of Sicily is a string of marine villages and wild beaches suited for a serene holiday dictated by leisurely nature walks, long lunches with a sea view, naps on the beach, all in the spirit of slow travel. It’s not the Sicily of glitzy towns like Taormina, of high-energy cities like Catania, of enchanting sea colors Favign...

If the nuns of Catania’s Benedictine Convent devoted all their time to praying, the monks of the adjacent Benedictine Monastery were said to be a bit more lax about their spiritual duties. In southern Italian author Federico De Roberto’s most famous novel, I Viceré, which is very accurate in describing the social and political background of Catania...

Catania is located on the eastern coast of Sicily in Italy and is the second largest city in Sicily. It is located at the foot of the biggest volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. Catania is a major transport hub, university center and economic hub in the area and is known for its active nightlife and vibrant culture. Catania is also known for its archite...

As more travelers see Sicily as an integral part of an Italian holiday and look for places beyond Palermo, Taormina and the Aeolian Islands to visit, the beautiful cities and towns of the Val di Noto are turning up on a greater number of itineraries and enjoying a new buzz. Although they have been luring visitors since the days of the Grand Tour, t...

The lands that surround Catania and Mount Etna in Sicily have been farmed since the Neolithic; indeed, they’re home to the oldest agricultural civilization on the island. The land is so fertile thanks to volcanic soils; vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes of the mountain, the highest active volcano in Europe, and the broad plain o...

Until recently, my only knowledge of Mount Etna was Evelyn Waugh’s parodic description of it, when he visited in the Twenties: I do not think I shall ever forget the sight of Etna at sunset; the mountains almost invisible in a blur of pastel grey, glowing on the top and then repeating its shape, as thought reflected, in a wisp of smoke, with the wh...