Being a New Zealander born and breed, I’ve lived my life surrounded by natural beauty and picturesque locations. Although I’m skeptical other countries have more to offer, I’m always game to explore, and being a gluten for punishment, the idea of a 10 kilometre coastal hike to capture the best of Italian beauty, was too enticing to pass up. So, acc...

Before recently, I had never heard of a town named Celle Ligure. Here in the province of Savona, I found another beautiful, hidden, curved gem along the shoreline of Liguria. As we arrived via train, the immediate view was less than beautiful. Soon, however, we were walking by a monument to the locals who lost their lives in the two World Wars. Nex...

Here we are again on our trip to discovering all the different languages and dialetti of Italy. If my itinerary is correct, our next stop is the Liguria region, a very important republic even before Italy existed and homeland to many great traders and voyagers of the past. You probably know the most famous one – Cristoforo Colombo. Who? Pardon, I f...

Savona is located in the region of Liguria in northern Italy. The city is an important seaport and at one point used to be the most important city in Italy for heavy industries. Savona gained its popularity first because of its resident, Christopher Columbus who often mentioned the town in his letters and journals while describing his travel ventur...

Si terrà martedì 19 novembre, alle 17.00, l’incontro “L’esposizione Italo Americana o ‘Colombiana’ del 1892”, conferenza nell’ambito dei Martedì de A Compagna e a cura di Edoardo Longo.Nell’Aula San Salvatore di piazza Sarzano, raggiungibile anche in metropolitanta, si parlerà delle celebrazioni colombiane del 1892, evento che rappresentò il rilanc...

When I first came to the Cinque Terre, then an isolated stretch of the Italian Riviera south of Genoa, it was a classic “back door”: a string of five pastel-hued hamlets, gently and steadily carving a good life out of difficult seaside terrain. It was authentic, romantic and without a tourist in sight. Fast forward several decades and the once-slee...

Tanned young people. Vespas. Cliques of old women. Tobacco shops. Old men playing cards. Stepping into Camogli is less like going back in time, and more like tasting the future of travel: living like a local. But before you fall in love with the Italian Riviera’s neglected middle-child (Camogli has approximately 260,000 Instagram hashtags to its na...

“Io pacifista in trincea: Un italoamericano nella Grande guerra” è il titolo del libro di Vincenzo D’Aquila, curato da Claudio Staiti, che verrà presentato martedì prossimo, 5 novembre, alle 17.00 nella Sala del Capitano di Palazzo San Giorgio a Genova. Organizzata dal Centro Internazionale Studi Emigrazione Italiana – Cisei, alla presentazione int...

Italy has often been described as a cultural superpower and for good reason—it has more Unesco World Heritage Sites than any other country, and is home to the Uffizi Galleries and Vatican Museums, repositories of some of the world’s most spectacular art. But it has many lesser-known, exceptional museums, where you can can take in a broad range of m...

Wednesday, 10/23/2019 - 6:00pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 22 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011. In partnership with the Bogliasco Foundation. Once deemed “the most beautiful cemetery in the world” (Le Figaro), Genoa’s monumental cemetery is a museum unique in the world, with some of the 19th century’s most stunning and elaborate statuary. Against a...