Bologna is known for many things — food, porticoes, medieval towers — but the world’s first and only Gelato University, currently celebrating its 20-year anniversary, might be its coolest claim to fame. In more ways than one.   Every year, thousands of students from across the world enroll at the university’s campus, studying in state-of-the-art la...

The National Italian American Foundation 48th Anniversary Gala, held on October 14, 2023, in Washington, D.C., at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, brought together a remarkable assembly of esteemed honorees, influential guests, and supporters to celebrate the rich heritage and achievements of Italians and Italian Americans. The evening was a resounding suc...

Emilia unveils unique natural treasures among the peaks of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, such as its fascinating glacial lakes, gems of water that appear set among breathtaking landscapes, providing exciting walks and treks through a dense network of CAI trails. With Visit Emilia - www.visitemilia.com -, the Land of Slow Mix, where every vacation i...

It was tractors that first bore his signature. Affordable, sturdy, and practical. Essential for reviving the post-war agriculture. We are in the lowlands of Romagna, in that vast plain which is still recovering from the heavy damage inflicted by the flood last May. This is fertile land, to be sown and plowed, which for centuries has relied on culti...

If you wake up early enough on a spring day to take the 7:15 am train from Parma towards Brescia, you’ll find yourself captivated by the swift passing of pastel-colored wildflowers, and maybe even catch rare scenes of boar scattering deer across the prairie. It’s an intoxicating image, and feels as though life and color are being splattered onto th...

Modena, a city located in the heart of Emilia-Romagna in Italy, is a place rich in history, culture and delicacies. With its cobbled streets, historic buildings and welcoming atmosphere, Modena is an irresistible destination for travellers. Discovering Modena Modena is a literally unique city, located in the heart of Emilia-Romagna. Known especiall...

From Florence and Rome to Positano and Capri, Italy is home to many must-visit destinations. Of course, the beautiful European country also has a plethora of less-visited spots ranging from charming hilltop villages to postcard-perfect coastal escapes. While Ravenna isn’t quite a hidden gem, it’s certainly not a requisite stop on most tourist route...

As a child, I knew that the inner-city, activist community I grew up among in Cleveland, Ohio, was quirky (and as a high schooler who just wanted to be normal, I was even embarrassed by parts of it). People left their doors unlocked, popping in with a knock to announce themselves while out running errands or walking the dog; we spontaneously gather...

What is the oldest country in the world? Depending on who you ask, you’ll get a variety of responses. Some might say it’s a country like China or Greece, where you can visit ancient cities that date all the way back to the second, third, even fifth millennium BCE. But borders and cultures have always shifted—and will continue to to shift—throughout...

Rimini is a small Italian city on the Adriatic coast that is famous in modern Europe for being a beach-going destination. But Rimini has much more to offer visitors than just beaches; it also has a number of impressive ancient Roman monuments to explore. Those traveling down the Adriatic coast should stop by Rimini and explore its ancient monuments...