L'attore italoamericano, John Turturro, protagonista della serie tv 'Il nome della rosa', riceverà il 30 giugno le chiavi della città e la cittadinanza onoraria di Giovinazzo. Il padre di John, Nicola Turturro, nato a Giovinazzo, partì alla volta degli Stati Uniti con i genitori all'età di sei anni. "E' stato un sogno coltivato per quattro anni, ma...

Italians have always been known to go south to the heel of Italy’s boot in summer, where the 500 miles of coastline offers sublime beaches and a dialed-down ambiance. Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford, Meryl Streep and Francis Ford Coppola have found Puglia (Apulia) the perfect escape from the frenetic pace that comes with celebrity. In the last fiv...

Come and find out about the Pizzica, an engaging music and dance style from Puglia, the beautiful heel of Italy's boot! Following their performance at the SFJAZZ Center (Thursday, June 20, 7:30pm), the Italian music masters from Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino are offering a fun and engaging workshop about the Pizzica--learn about the dance, the mus...

The world's largest guide book publisher, Lonely Planet, has released its annual list of Europe's top summer destinations, and only one Italian city made the list: the Pugliese capital of Bari. The southern Italian region of Puglia has long been a favourite summer destination for travellers in the know, but most head straight for the beaches and ov...

'An Evening in Puglia': a cultural and photography presentation with Anita Sanseverino. Tuesday, June 4th @ 7:00 PM. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Click here to register. Q & A, Refreshments and a light reception will follow. PUGLIA has everything: Castles, Forts, Lighthouses, an abund...

For as long as I’ve known my friend Val, she has never had any trouble shopping … until she joined me on a trip to Italy. A new designer wardrobe would have been as simple as a credit card transaction in Milan. In Sicily, you might need to slip a few extra euros under the table to get a perfectly tailored suit. But I’ve dragged Val on a road trip a...

"I came to America because I heard the streets were paved with gold. When I got here, I found out three things: first, the streets weren't paved with gold; second, they weren't paved at all; and third, I was expected to pave them. This well-known quote, said by an Italian immigrant to America, reminds us that life in the new world wasn't easy for o...

Italian Enthusiasts know that every community in Italy comes with not only its own vernacular, but also its own pastry.  For me, when visiting the provinces and towns of Italy, I am always equally as enthusiastic to visit the ancient churches as I am to taste the typical desserts, sometimes dating back hundreds of years. In southern Puglia, it is n...

What pizza by the slice is to New York City, a panzerotto is to Apulia, the region of Southeast Italy making up the country's eminent boot. There you will find yourself in grab and go panzerotti heaven, and it goes without saying, also in the supremely gorgeous South of Italy. Alongside its hypnotizing blue skies and crystal-clear beaches, there yo...

Everyone seems to love traveling in Italy. It’s a land of wonderful food and wine, centuries of history and art, and, of course, that wonderful dolce vita. But while traveling in Italy most of us stick only to the usual suspects – Rome, Venice, Florence, the Amalfi Coast, Bologna, etc. All are well worth visiting, of course. But there are many othe...