At the Columbus Historical Society Friday morning, David Terry lifts the plaster maquette, or small rendition used for a larger piece, of what would be the Christopher Columbus statue that stood at Columbus City Hall. Around Terry are fellow volunteers, from center left, Mike Frush, Rich Gomez and Jody Maclean. Created by Italian sculptor Eduardo A...

Around 700 noted Italian buildings and historic sites open their doors to the public on the weekend of 26-27 March as part of the annual Spring Days initiative organised by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI). The sites include rarely-opened palaces, castles, abbeys, libraries, parks, nature trails and gardens in 400 towns and cities across Italy, in...

It rivals Florence for Renaissance-era palaces, Venice for medieval alleyways and Naples for its prime Mediterranean position. It’s a city that lives its history instead of calcifying it into museums; where takeaways sell farinata crepes (the recipe for which hasn’t changed in centuries), shops are slathered in frescoes, and antique public lifts wh...

There are several ‘lucky’ spots in Italy where, according to popular belief, if you visit them or perform a simple ritual, often passed down through the centuries, you will get lucky. Some lucky spots you may have heard of include Juliet’s House in Verona, the statue of the bull in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, the statue of the Porcellin...

The UNESCO commission decided in 2006 to include Genoa's New Streets and Rolli Palaces in the World Heritage List. The Rolli Palaces are buildings of incredible artistic value, now used for various purposes: museums, banks, offices and private properties. However, what makes them and the New Streets a treasure of humanity is the role they played in...

It is sad how many people share “news” links based on the headline, without taking the time to read the article. Many times the article contradicts the headline because it is just clickbait, or as in this case, a reflection of the ignorance of the publisher. This year (2021) we have several headlines circulating the news claiming that “Italians kne...

For Sofia Bertei, the only home she has known until just a few months ago, was in Genoa, Italy. But Sofia wanted to be a foreign exchange student and that meant leaving home in Italy for a year. “I decided to be a foreign exchange student because I’ve always been curious about other cultures and also because I think the experience is going to make...

Pesto is one of the most popular sauces in the world. The original recipe calls for seven ingredients, no more, no less. Basil, extra-virgin olive oil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, pecorino cheese, salt, and garlic. We are in Genoa, Italy. Here is where pesto was invented. And ask any Genoese you know, and they will tell you that pesto made outside...

Genoa, the 'Lady of the Sea', is one of Italy's four maritime republics with Amalfi, Venice and Pisa. Like many other maritime crossroads, Genoa's characteristic caruggi (vicols) have attended dramatic events and memorable stories, but also important people in the social field, in the Italia evolution towards self-improvement: the beauty of its mur...

According to multiple reports in Italy, American investment firm 777 Partners have formally bought a majority stake in Genoa for €150m. Several rumours suggested Genoa President Enrico Preziosi was about to sell a majority stake in the club to the American firm and according to multiple reports in Italy, the two parties finalised the agreement this...