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...

Diving enthusiasts in Liguria, North East Italy, have launched an experimental underwater basil crop in the hope that they can develop the idea and export basil to drier areas across the globe. Sergio Gamberini, CEO of Ocean Reef, an Italian-American company specialising in underwater communication systems, came up with the idea to grow plants unde...

Since the Middle Ages, the Italian port city of Genoa (Genova) has been one of the most important commercial hubs of Europe and the Mediterranean. Both its history and current commitment to innovation make her particularly close to San Francisco – not only because they are both port cities with strong maritime culture and traditions, but becau...

Villa Grock, in Imperia, is also known as Stone Circus because it once was home to the very popular "King of Clowns", Adrien Wettach. His colleague and fellow Swiss citizen, Dimitri (born Jacob Müller) once said: "All Grock needed, being the best of all, were a chair and a violin. He was an unparalleled pinnacle of our art". With such a meager set...

by Andrew Nelson   Summer, 1939. The sun shines on beachgoers in Camogli, an anchovy-shaped fishing port located on the Italian Riveria just down shore from Genoa. Despite the sky, there's a dark cloud looming over the village's white-sand beaches.   On September 1 of that year, Germany's invasion of Poland led Britain and France...

Venere.com, the Online Accommodation Specialist, reports that both local and American tourists are increasingly choosing to spend their summer in the smaller, cheaper and less traditionally touristy towns of the Bel Paese. According to Venere.com, Expedia's Rome-based OTA, while reservation growth for Rome and Venice are slowing down as compared t...

"Il mio sogno è diventare sindaco di Genova. Ho un quaderno sul quale da anni appunto idee, progetti e soluzioni che penso potrebbero far bene alla mia città facendola crescere come merita. Non lo farei per soldi, non vorrei essere pagato.   In realtà vorrei dire ai miei concittadini: fatemi lavorare un anno, mettetemi alla prova e se vi è p...