There is a big heart that has been celebrating Italy, Christmas, children and the musical traditions of our country for almost twenty years in New York. It does so with commitment, courage, talent, and an infinite love and pride for its Italian roots. It is the heart of Cristina Fontanelli, artist, singer, producer, who every year in December organ...

Have you ever seen photos of a place and think “that can’t be real.” Well, that’s what we thought when we first saw photos of Alberobello. This tiny town looks like it has been plucked from the pages of a fairytale. Alberobello is famous forits trulli, smallround buildings with conicalroofs made of stone. Stroll the hilly maze of streets, shop for...

The Valle d'Itria is one of the most enchanting areas of Puglia and rises between the provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Taranto: the landscape is characterized by the presence of vast expanses of centuries-old olive trees, dotted with trulli, vineyards and dry stone walls that lead to villages with a unique charm. Among these we cannot fail to mentio...

Far from the Apulian coast and close to the border with Basilicata there is a city famous for the identity of the historic center and for its gastronomic excellence: Altamura. Let’s better know this pearl of Puglia. Altamura is located in the hinterland of the province of Bari, almost on the border with Basilicata and very close to the city of Sass...

Puglia is full of beautiful places, from the natural splendor of the Gargano peninsula, to the white cottages of Alberobello, the caves of Polignano, the elegance of Lecce and our favorite and best kept secret - the tiny town of peace, piazze, pizze which we wrote about here. Many tourists are drawn to these and, although many fly into Bari, they q...

The first U.S.A. book presentation on the “Birth of New Biccari in Philadelphia” was held at the History of Italian Immigration Museum (HIIM) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, November-19. The HIIM is in the heart of the Little Italy enclave of South Philadelphia. Our host for the event was the Filitalia International & Foundation organiza...

Towns across Italy have been racing to launch clever schemes aimed at luring new residents to revive their fortunes in recent years. From dilapidated homes selling for little more than a dollar, to ready-to-occupy houses at knockdown prices, there's been a frenzy of competition. The picturesque town of Presicce in the sunny region of Puglia is the...

Caciocavallo Silano DOP is without doubt one of the oldest and most typical spun curd cheeses of southern Italy. It was mentioned by Hippocrates in 500 B.C. when describing the art used by the Greeks when preparing “Cacio” (cheese). This dairy tradition, which originated in the Sila Plateau, gradually expanded along the Apennine ridge in southern I...

Milan (Lombardy), Rome (Lazio), Venice (Veneto). These are the cities on the podium for the locations chosen by wealthy Europeans interested in finding a fine residence in Italy. 9.1% choose the city of the Madonnina, in first position compared to 8.7% of those who choose the Italian capital. In third position is Venice with 2.5 percent. While the...

It has been called the "most beautiful vineyard in the world" by "National Geographic" and other major international magazines: it is located in Amastuola, among the hills of Crispiano, in the province of Taranto, immersed in a wonderful landscape composed of maritime pines, centuries-old olive trees and Mediterranean scrub, with a very ancient his...