Sanremo, in Liguria, is the city of flowers. Still, above all, it is the city of the "festival of the Italian song" that takes place every year in the prestigious setting of the Ariston Theater. Festival di Sanremo (Sanremo Music Festival) is not only a music competition: it is the most important annual event of music and costume on Italian televis...

You can search the entire Mediterranean coastline for the best rustic village, surrounded by vineyards and steeped in tradition, and not find a more rewarding escape than tiny Vernazza, my favorite of the five villages that make up Italy’s Cinque Terre. The Cinque Terre is a stretch of Italy’s Riviera tucked into the mountainous shoreline between G...

Luca, the children's movie set on the Italian riviera, is nominated for a Golden Globe in the best animated film category, ahead of the 9 January award ceremony in Los Angeles. Produced by Pixar and distributed by Disney, the coming-of-age fantasy tells the story of Luca, a young boy experiencing "an unforgettable summer" full of "gelato, pasta and...

Christmas is around the corner and as tradition has it in every city different nativity scenes are set up every year, both classic and unique, as well as the living ones thanks to which the Christmas atmosphere is recreated allowing for a deep dive into the past. Let us see what are the 5 nativity scenes absolutely worth seeing in Italy! Before dis...

The climate of Italy is highly diverse, given the length of the peninsula and its mostly mountainous interior. However, conditions on the coast are different from those in the interior, especially during the winter months: while places at higher altitudes tend to be cold, wet, and often snowy, the coastal regions have mild winters, in particular th...

Europe's oldest grave of a newborn girl has been found in Liguria, dating back to 10,000 years ago, according to a new article in the journal Scientific Reports. The grave was surrounded by tiny pears and lucky charms, said a team of Italian researchers. The baby, whom they have dubbed Neve (Snow), was just 40 days old. The discovery was made by St...

An international team of experts has announced that they had unearthed the oldest known burial of an infant girl in Europe and documented it in the European archaeological record while working in a cave in Liguria, Italy, reported Science Daily. Along with the bodies, the lavishly adorned 10,000-year-old grave comprised 60 pierced shell beads, four...

The UNESCO commission decided in 2006 to include Genoa's New Streets and Rolli Palaces in the World Heritage List. The Rolli Palaces are buildings of incredible artistic value, now used for various purposes: museums, banks, offices and private properties. However, what makes them and the New Streets a treasure of humanity is the role they played in...

The tradition of the ‘presepe’ in Italy began with none other than Saint Francis of Assisi’. Profoundly moved after seeing the sacred representations on the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, Francis returned to Italy and created history’s first nativity scene in 1223 in a cave just outside Greccio (Lazio). Thus, the tradition of arranging nativity scene...

As part of the activities to support the promotion of Italian language and culture under the patronage of the Italian Embassy, a meeting was held at the Auditorium of the Italian Embassy in Washington between the students of the Liceo Parentucelli/Arzela' of Sarzana in the province of La Spezia (connected remotely) with students of Italian from Ann...