A new 1,300-pound marble monument showcasing the artistic traditions of Cagli, Italy, and bonding the small town with Spokane is on permanent display at the Connections Garden at Riverfront Park. Cagli is Spokane’s newest Sister City, a relationship established in 2016. Spokane’s other Sister Cities are Nishinomiya, Japan; Jilin City, China; Limeri...

The Rocca di Gradara and its Fortified Borgo (in the Marches Region) represent one of the best-preserved Italian Medieval structures; its set of two surrounding city walls (one of which extends to almost 2,625 feet in length) that protect the Rocca, also make it one of the most aesthetically-imposing. The Castello or Fortress stands on a hill at 46...

It is no surprise that Italy is one of the most coveted destinations by tourists and this is related to a variety of factors. We have tourism related to art, history, food, nature and religion.  Afterall, it is hard to deny that the strong presence of the Holy See in Italy is the reason behind the long pilgrimages toward sanctuaries and churches th...

It can on occasion feel like scarcely a week goes by without a U.S. investor securing for themselves an Italian football club. From giants of calcio such as Fiorentina and Roma to comparative minnows Catania and Pisa, the influx of cash from across the Atlantic seems relentless. The logic is clear. For the most part these are assets that are availa...

North Sixth Group today announced it has acquired an ownership interest in Italian professional football club Ascoli Calcio 1898 FC (Ascoli FC) in partnership with Massimo Pulcinelli and Bricofer S.p.A, the leading retailer in the home goods and DIY sector in Italy. Founded in 1898, Ascoli boasts a rich tradition, having competed in Serie A and Ser...

The ancient Roman city of Fermo stands perched on Mount Sabulo slopes and a few kilometres from the coast. A typical medieval village nestled between the Adriatic Sea and the Sibillini Mountains, Fermo has two faces: the historical part, located on the top of the hill Sabulo and remained almost intact over the centuries, and a new part in the area...

Venture back from the Riviera romagnola, and you will discover gentle hilly landscapes and charming old towns where time seems to stand still. Among them is the imposing and majestic San Leo. Situated 35 kilometres far from Rimini, this fairy-tale village stands on a rocky cliff overlooking the surrounding valley. Reaching San Leo by car, you will...

Unknown among these known, the Excavations of Oplontis in Torre Annunziata (Naples), included in the fantastic complex of the more famous Pompeii and Herculaneum, admitted in the UNESCO list in 1997. The ancient Oplontis often goes unnoticed by the ruins visitors and tourists. It rises into the city centre of Torre Annunziata. In the past, it was a...

With the latest heat wave, dubbed Lucipher, sweeping across Italy, and temperatures easily reaching 40°C in cities, you may want to look for some respite from the heat. Why not head underground to visit some of Italy’s most fascinating caves? Here are five to consider, from north to south and the islands.  Grotte di Frasassi (Marche) One hour from...

The victory of the European Football Championship in July was only the beginning of a magical Italian summer. A summer that gave endless emotions to the Italians, demonstrating to the entire world how strong is this land that for millennia has amazed the world with its epic feats in art, architecture, engineering, literature and sport. At the Tokyo...