Why travel to Italy in the fall? The better question is: "Why not?" While the country's peak summer tourism season is over, insiders know that September through the fall is in fact the best time to travel to Italy. "Italy is gorgeous in September," says Fulvio De Bonis, the founder of Imago Artis Travel, a Rome-based company that sells luxury Italy...

Although the Italian territory has a long and illustrious history, Italy’s identity as a country has a much shorter history. That’s because prior to Italian Unification in 1861, Italy was divided into a number of city states and kingdoms vying for power. The country, in fact, is home to hundreds of castles and royal palaces that belonged to powerfu...

La “Guida alle Radici italiane”, presentata mercoledì scorso alla Farnesina, è stata resa disponibile e scaricabile gratuitamente online dal Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale nelle sue tre versioni, una in inglese/italiano, una in spagnolo/italiano e una in portoghese/italiano. La guida, che si rivolge alle nuove gen...

Italian Enthusiasts know that Italians love “taking” sun just as much as they love “taking” their espresso.  For me, I enjoy a nice beach day every now and then for maybe, 3-4 hours, but for many Italians during the summer months, it’s an everyday, all-day, affair.  Last month while in the southern Puglia area of Salento, I joined my local friends...

La Guida alle Radici italiane, il cui primo volume è stato presentato alla Farnesina, si rivolge alle nuove generazioni dei 6 milioni di italiani all’estero ed ai circa 60 - 80 milioni di italodiscendenti che vivono in tutto il mondo: un pubblico molto diverso rispetto ai tradizionali destinatari delle guide turistiche sull’Italia, un patrimonio ec...

“Expect four days of sacrifices,” Carmelina Colantuono told me a week before I left New Jersey to travel with her family and their 300 podolica cows from Puglia, where the cattle pass the colder months, to their home in the Molise region of Italy. I was joining an eager band of cowboys, herders and pilgrims, some on horseback, some on foot, who wan...

Puglia needs no special introduction. Its sea, the baroque grandeur of Lecce, its olive oil and fresh cheeses: all in the region of Italy’s “heel” calls for attention. Aficionados of the Middle Ages and mystery can explore Castel del Monte, while Gargano is perfect for sea holidays lovers and Alberobello, with the whitewashed walls of its trulli, b...

Puglia, the region of southern Italy in the heel of the boot-shaped country, has been called “the new Tuscany.” Lecce, a Baroque masterpiece of a city built from cream-colored limestone, is often referred to as “the Florence of the South.” It’s not unusual for tourism boards and the travel press to grasp at analogies that bring to mind more familia...

There were several mighty milestones celebrated Sunday inside Our Lady of Grace Church in Johnston. First and foremost, the Pannese Society – which dates back to 1909 and was founded on Providence’s Federal Hill by an Italian immigrant named Giuseppe Anzevino – held its annual Mass and Breakfast Buffet in honor of La Madonna del Bosco, the patrones...

Τhe city of Taranto in Italy, will host the 20th edition of the Mediterranean Games, following the decision taken by the General Assembly of the International Committee of Mediterranean Games which was held in Patras. The Taranto delegation presented its candidacy during the ICMG General Assembly meeting, a day before the opening of the Mediterrane...