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...

With the second-highest number of deaths from coronavirus after China, Italy is taking drastic measures to try to stem the spread of the virus. There are nearly 4,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, and 148 confirmed deaths. Italians are having to cope with a number of towns being in lockdown, travel restrictions, and now the two-week clos...

The Cinque Terre in northwest Italy has won the hearts of millions of travelers the world over. What very few visitors realize is that this area is much more than just five colorful villages dotting a picturesque stretch of the Italian Riviera; the true heart and heritage of this region are found on its steep hillsides in its terraced vineyards.  B...

The five kaleidoscopic villages of the Cinque Terre, nestled in the hills of the Italian Riviera, are undoubtedly the highlight of any visit to northern Italy. And, judging by the massive flood of tourists and omnipresence in social feeds, the idyllic cluster of untouched-by-time villages in the northwestern region of Liguria is the highlight of ev...

Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto on the Ligurian coast were inscribed into the list of Unesco’s World Heritage sites in 1997. According to Unesco, this area, comprised between Levanto and La Spezia, is a cultural and scenic landscape of great value which exemplifies a balanced interaction between humans and n...

Sanremo occasione di incontro anche per gli amministratori regionali. In occasione del Festival, infatti, gli assessori al turismo di Liguria e Sicilia Gianni Berrino e Manlio Messina hanno dato il via ad un percorso che porterà ad un’intesa di promozione turistica comune tra le due regioni e i comuni di Lumarzo e Lercara Friddi nel nome di Frank S...

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...

Winter is such a fantastic time of the year. It’s my favorite season and I just love it. The snow, the chilly air, the color of the sky. Everything is just perfect. Winter is also a season that lends itself fantastically to storytelling, with all that “gathering around the fireplace with hot cocoa” type of atmosphere permeating the air and, indeed,...

Italian broadcaster RAI have announced the 24 artists set to compete at this year’s Sanremo Music Festival. The winner will have the opportunity to represent Italy in Rotterdam at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Sanremo 2020 (Festival di Sanremo) will be celebrating it’s 70th edition, to be broadcast from 4th to 8th February 2020 live from the Ar...