Six victims of a shipwreck in which an estimated 800 fleeing people drowned in the Mediterranean were buried in Italy on Thursday (July 9), nearly three months after their deaths. The bodies were recovered by the Italian navy from the wreck around 380 metres below sea level.   The six wooden coffins were lowered into graves in the community...

Per iniziativa del Ministero degli Affari Esteri, il 2013 è stato eletto Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti: un viaggio lungo un anno. Un viaggio per raccontare e promuovere l'Italia; per coinvolgere ed emozionare gli Americani; per rafforzare i legami che uniscono l'Italia all'America e crearne di nuovi. Un viaggio per proporre l'Italia...

by Rochelle Del Borrello   I've always had a soft spot for Sicilian churches which are a bountiful source of art and a depository for local history. From the cathedrals in the major cities to the 'chiesa madre' of any small 'paese', the humble Roman Catholic church contains a wealth of beauty which is hard to resist.   It is a secret...

Born Claudia Lagona, Levante's life is a trajectory between Italy's two most fertile music scenes: Catania and Turin. Levante will make her US debut at SXSW, the world's leading music industry event, taking place March 17 – 21, 2015 in Austin, TX. Showcase dates follow on Monday March 23 in Los Angeles at Genghis Cohen, and on Wednesday March 25 a...

They survived the worst ever migrant catastrophe in the Mediterranean, but now a group of refugees find themselves in a surreal new environment – a former US military base in Sicily that has been turned into a vast encampment for the desperate and dispossessed.   The 16 adult survivors of Sunday's disaster, in which a boat capsized off the c...

by Claudia Astarita   The European Commission has recently approved the 2014-2020 Operative National Programme devoted to 14 metropolitan Italian cities. The main goals the intervention pursues are in the field of digital agenda, energetic efficiency, sustainable mobility and social inclusion.   The targeted cities are located in the...

di Roberto Lentini   Come Mobilita Catania aveva anticipato in quest'articolo il 30 Aprile parte il "Treno dei Vini dell'Etna", un tour unico e affascinante alle pendici del nostro vulcano. A bordo del treno storico della Ferrovia Circumetnea, l'Aln 56, si percorreranno le pendici dell'Etna, per inoltrarsi poi, con il Wine Bus, nelle "S...

Carl Distefano è un cittadino americano nato nel Nebraska che per lavoro si trasferì a Los Angeles. Da un paio di mesi risiede a Catania e di tornare in America non ci pensa proprio. Noi lo abbiamo intervistato per capire a fondo le ragioni della sua scelta. Come prima cosa gli abbiamo chiesto perché avesse scelto di venire a Catania se abitava in...

by Claudia Baroncelli   With the Arab-Norman itinerary in Palermo and the cathedrals of Cefalù and Monreale officially added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sicily keeps on rocking with both its unique architectural and historical heritage. Here's more.    From the breathtaking landscape of Mount Etna to the stunning...

The Etna, in Sicily, is the higher volcano in Europe. A black mountain, covered in ash from which emerge lava rocks. This landscape, arid an inhospitable, is the ideal soil for Pistachio growing, the "gold green" of Bronte, appreciate all over the world.   Its main characteristic is the intense green color and the sweet, delicate, aromatic t...