The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), the City of Genoa and the Paganini Prize have signed a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding to promote the prestigious Paganini International Violin Competition in the United States, marking a significant step in the Prize's internationalization efforts. The partnership between the Paganini Pri...

Nature has its way of derailing travel plans. A landslide in August 2023 in the French Alps blocked the main railway just west of the Mont Cenis tunnel. This route is used by all trains from Italy to Lyon and Paris. The sleek French TGVs and the even sleeker Italian Frecciarossa trains competing on the lucrative link from Milan to the French capita...

The Italian company that helped rebuild a bridge that collapsed in Genoa in 2018 says it is ready to do the same in Baltimore. WeBuild Group said in a press release Friday that it had sent a preliminary design and plans to US officials for the reconstruction of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, which fell apart in late March after a cargo...

Genoa are marking the 130th anniversary of the oldest football club in Italy’s foundation with a documentary released on Amazon Prime Video. This was a side founded in Genoa by British ex-pats in September 1893, which is why the name remains Genoa Cricket and Football Club.  The documentary, called ‘Genoa Comunque e Dovunque’ (Genoa anyway and ever...

Discover Italy from a unique perspective with a memorable cruise. Our selection of the 10 best cruises in Italy brings together the most exclusive travel experiences the Bel Paese has to offer. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, an action-packed adventure or a relaxing family vacation, there is a cruise to Italy for you. From the charm...

An innovative and ingenious idea was brought to life by an insight from Sergio Gamberini, founder of the leading underwater equipment company, Ocean Reef Group. The Italian engineer, along with his company’s team, has created a new scenario for future sustainable agriculture. The world’s first underwater garden was born in Liguria, on the seabed of...

What is Pesto? So you’ve decided to venture into the world of Italian cuisine, and you’ve stumbled upon pesto sauce – a herby condiment that has graced dishes for generations. The aroma of fresh basil and the delicate combination of garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil make this green gold a delicious and versatile addition to pasta, s...

Genoa-born chef Ivano Ricchebono looks like a Hollywood actor playing a chef in a movie. His restaurant The Cook is in a 14th-century palazzo in the old town, and as I step into the dining room I stop and stare – the entire place is covered with frescoes. It’s wildly romantic. “People get engaged here all the time,” Ivano says with a smile. Awarded...

The Galata Museo del Mare in Genoa presents from March 14 to April 14, 2024, Giovanni Cerri's exhibition "L'Italia che partiva. Via mare verso l'America," bringing attention back to one of the most pregnant social and cultural phenomena of Italian history, which saw between 1876 and 1925 more than six million Italians leave their country to reach t...

I like port cities for the same reasons some people hate them. Immigrants from far-off places bring life to the streets and create a market for exotic foods that eventually merge with the local cuisine. I feel a warm embrace in the dim light of Genoa’s caruggi and am drawn to the pangs of adventure when, on a stroll I turn and realize I’ve found a...