With its narrow streets, small squares overlooking the sea and mauve-pink houses, in the shadow of the monumental church of San Matteo, Laigueglia retains the charm of an old fishing village that most coastal towns of Liguria have lost.  Meanwhile, from the seaside, filled with colourful boats and nets, and from the wharf in process of regeneration...

Are you sure you know everything about Carnival in Italy? We will help you with an excursus that goes from the origins, through the typical masks and sweets of the Italian carnival tradition, up to the indication of the most beautiful carnivals in Italy. The origins of Carnival in Italy and beyond are closely linked to religious culture, as they ar...

The 69th edition of the Festival di Sanremo, Italy’s most popular and beloved music festival, is under way. Broadcast live on Rai Uno (Rai International for those abroad) from the famed Ariston Theater in the Ligurian seaside town of Sanremo, this year’s festival ends on Saturday with the announcement of the winner among 24 contestants. competition...

The annual showcase of Italian music returns today for its 69th edition. Popular singer Claudio Baglioni resumes his role as artistic director and presenter, and comedians Claudio Bisio and Virginia Raffaele will be his co-hosts. As in previous editions, the festival will run for five consecutive nights but its format will be different this year. W...

Ocymum basilicum, an annual herb of the Labiatae family, has been cultivated since ancient times. It was once used mainly as an ornamental plant, and occasionally for medicinal purposes.  The Latin term “basilicum” is a translation of the Greek “òkimon basileus”, or “royal herb”; the ancient Greeks cultivated it in ornamental vases, but did not use...

Politics is a show, and every country has its favorite. The United States is bringing on yet another Hollywood classic (the aging action hero, the desert, the border, the money). France is offering its periodic re-enactment of its Revolution, with gilets jaunes replacing sans-culottes. Germany’s national orchestra is saying goodbye to an exhausted...

The traditional press conference to present Italy's popular Sanremo Song Fest was held on Wednesday, where it was announced that Italian comics Virginia Raffaele and Claudio Bisio will host the 69th edition of the fest on February 5-9, together with Italian singer-songwriter Claudio Baglioni, who is serving as artistic director of the song competit...

Pianetagenoa1893.net ha intervistato in esclusiva Daniele Savino Ben, presidente del Genoa Club New York. Il movimento dei tifosi rossoblù della Grande Mela è stato ristrutturato dopo molti anni di silenzio ed è ritornato a far parte dell’ACG. Presidente, ci risentiamo dopo un anno. Nel frattempo il Genoa Club NY è cresciuto? «Sì, lo confermo. Ora...

As a travel writer, I often get asked, ‘What’s the best place you’ve been to?’ Always a difficult question to answer, I used to say something like, ‘Oh everywhere is different and each has its highlights.’ But more recently, the answer has been Italy. I just can’t get enough of this country. Maybe it’s because I’m dating an Italian, or maybe it’s t...

I hope Cinque Terre always stays a little bit under the radar. That it remains in that "Italy's best kept secret" category. So, I figure, what better way to keep things secret than to go out there and publish a 1,000 word blog post raving about it. Cinque Terre means "The Five Towns" in Italian. Each town has, maybe, a few thousand residents. To go...