For Chico State University associate professor Chiara Ferrari, becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States was a historic, somber and happy moment. Ferrari was one of a small group of people from around the country, who became citizens at a ceremony March 6 at the State Capitol in Sacramento.   The event was historic because it was t...

The art of reproducing the nativity scene is linked to an ancient tradition in Italy. Three cities are particularly famous for their presepi: Bologna, Genoa, and Naples.   The Bolognese tradition dates back to the 13th century, and it is different from other nativity scenes realized in Italy because all characters are entirely hand carved, i...

  WTI Magazine #49    2014 December, 10Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Jagged-edge coasts, enormous cliffs that go on for miles, enchanting, characteristic sea villages: each one is different from the other, yet each one is a reflection of the setting that is the Italian Riviera (also known as the Ligurian Riviera). The Riviera is subd...

Parlare di cucina regionale italiana significa inoltrarsi in un labirinto: prendi una strada pensando di avere chiara la tua meta e invece, in un attimo, ti ritrovi trasportato lontanissimo, non solo nello spazio, ma anche nel tempo, nella cultura. Inizia così "A qualcuno piace Cracco", il libro che il barbuto aristochef italiano ha dedicato alla c...

Grano del Miracolo, an ancient grain flour saved from extinction by the Italian organic milling company Molino Grassi, is now available for the first time in the US.   Master Baker Ezio Rocchi, based in Genova, Italy, showcased the Molino Grassi line of flours at a NYC event on September 17th, and baked a selection of Molino Grassi flours in...

"Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness". The words immortalised in the United States Declaration of Independence remind us that the desire to be happy is a fundamental part of everyone's life. Along with GDP, wealth and political freedoms, the degree of happiness that people enjoy is also worth taking into account in any measure of democracy's...

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...

Si è tenuta nei giorni scorsi presso il Palazzo Bianco di Genova la cerimonia per il 238° anniversario dell'Indipendente Day, la versione italiana del luglio americano, giorno dell'indipendenza degli Stati Uniti d'America. All'evento, fortemente voluto dalla Console d'America a Genova Anna Maria Saiano, era presente anche un inviato di ImperiaPost...

The stunning profile stretched into the distance before me: miles of craggy coastline punctuated by five pastel villages, each nestled amid cliffs and sparkling sea. But on a pleasant afternoon in mid-October, only one other person was admiring this spectacular view of Cinque Terre, on the northwestern coast of Italy.   "It's lonely on the t...

by Allison Soto Morales   Originally from Genoa, Italy, Vanessa Beecroft is an Italian artist living here in our backyard. Born to an English father and an Italian mother, she was raised in Italy by her mother, a feminist in her own right.   She studied in both Genoa from 1983 to 1988, at the Civico Liceo Artistico Nicolò Barbarino an...