Since the dramatic and deadly collapse of the Morandi bridge over the Italian port of Genoa two years ago, builders have worked around the clock, through a judicial investigation and the coronavirus pandemic, so a new bridge could open on time. Designed by a native son of the city, architect Renzo Piano, and built in a record 15 months, the new Gen...

Two commercial divers recently discovered a wooden shipwreck off Camogli, Genoa which could well be the remains of the Santo Spirito e Santa Maria de Loreto, a storied ragusa-style galleon that went down in 1579. Two divers from an underwater construction company, Edoardo Sbaraini and Gabriele Succi, encountered a set of wooden timbers at a depth o...

Palazzo Gerolamo Grimaldi is one of the 42 “Rolli”, Genoa’s historical buildings that were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 2006; it was built between 1536 and 1544 by one of the city’s bankers, Gerolamo Grimaldi Oliva. Now a renowned historical home, it is also known as “Palace of the sundial” obviously due to the sundial painted on its fa...

“È importante essere qui in questo momento di difficoltà per il settore turistico. Perché in questa situazione il turismo delle radici può dare delle risposte ed essere uno slancio per il rilancio”. Si è aperta con queste parole del Direttore Generale per gli Italiani all’Estero della Farnesina, Luigi Maria Vignali, la terza edizione del Tavolo di...

Following the collapse of the Morandi Bridge on 14 August 2018, a quick construction was needed to once again connect the sides. Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the renovation sought to adapt Italian infrastructure in a modern and functional way. "The new bridge must be simple and straightforward, but not ordinary. It is going to look li...

A visit to the Italian Riviera, a destination for millions of travelers each year, may not be in the offing for a while because of the pandemic, but you can keep its home region of Liguria front of mind through virtual tours and performances and by sampling some of its special flavors at home. Here’s what to do until the clouds break and you’re abl...

Workers in face masks laid the final section of a new viaduct in Genoa on Tuesday, as Italy's prime minister paid tribute to the 43 people killed when the road bridge it is replacing collapsed less than two years ago. While the country's severe coronavirus epidemic has halted most construction projects nationwide, teams building the link across the...

Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV), a ferry operator that is part of MSC Group, has converted the ferry ship Splendid into a floating hospital equipped for patients with and recovering from COVID-19. Stationed in the ferry terminal in Genoa, Italy, it has 25 beds in single cabins, although it is possible to equip up to 400 beds. The floating hospital also fe...

Dal 1128 la sua luce, per quanto apparentemente flebile, illumina il mare per oltre cinquanta chilometri. E adesso i bagliori della Lanterna si preparano a rischiarare anche l'America, con un gemellaggio tra il simbolo della città di Genova e la statua della Libertà, simbolo di New York: «Del resto la Lanterna era ultimo faro che vedevano gli itali...

Ten local contestants will put their culinary skills to the test in the Columbus Pesto Championship at Columbus State Community College. The 2020 Columbus Pesto Championship will be held on January 26 at Columbus State's Mitchell Hall. The ten contestants are David Applegett, Carmine Catullo, Reese Flowers, Charlotte Hickcox, Tyler Kendall, Liz Mar...