The Saint Pio Foundation will celebrate the life of Padre Pio on the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of his entry into eternal life, on Sunday, September 20, 2020, starting at 9:00 A.M.. The full-day activities include veneration of Padre Pio's relics, conferences about Padre Pio, a Mass in his honor, a benefit concert, and a private four-course P...

Friday, Sep 18, 2020. 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm. 75 minutes lecture, 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Meet. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. Register Here. Join Angela Cacciarru and learn more about this prehistorical site in Altamura and...

It is known that Salento is the most popular destination for the italian summer holidays. But how to find the most beautiful and characteristic seasides? Actually the entire coast is a real wonder, but there are many places that should definitely be visited! Torre dell'Orso Starting from Adriatic side, the first unmissable seaside is Torre dell’Ors...

Alberobello’s trulli are among the most characteristic buildings in Italy. They are so rare and beautiful that, today, they are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. Their name comes from the Greek and means “dome.” Their structure is characterized by a circular central room with, when necessary, other circular rooms around it, each with its own...

A second home in Italy? It's the dream. For married couple Marco Cavalli and Sunaina (known as Suni) Lobo of Oaklandh, California, it became a reality over a year ago. When coronavirus lockdowns seemed to put living that dream on indefinite hold, Cavalli and Lobo didn't give up on finding a way to spend much-needed time with family and friends this...

The most popular attractions of the Itria Valley are the famous “trulli” of Alberobello, the little towns of Ostuni and Locorotondo and the tasty food of Cisternino and Martina Franca. However, many people don’t know that beyond these typical attractions, there are two archaelogical sites in the Itria Valley which are considered as unique in the wo...

Gilda Siena likes to talk – so much so she is known among her guests as “the chatty woman”. In the decade since she bought a 19th-century building once inhabited by Venetian nobility in the Salento area – at the southern tip (the heel) of Italy’s Puglia region – and made it into boutique hotel Palazzo Siena-Home & More, this aspect of her personali...

Located in Puglia, Castel del Monte (Italian for "Castle of the Mountain") was built in the 13th century by Emperor Frederick II, who had inherited the lands from his mother Constance of Sicily. Frederick was responsible for the construction of many castles in Puglia, but Castel del Monte's geometric design was unique. The emperor imbued it with sy...

Altamura bread is one of the most famous gastronomic products in Puglia. It has very ancient origins. The latin poet Orazio (1st century BC) in a passage from the "Satire" wrote: "best bread in the world, so much so that the diligent traveler brings a supply for the continuation of the journey". But the fame of Altamura bread does not end here. It...

While the rest of the fashion industry hit pause on IRL shows in favor of digital presentations, Dior stuck to the runway. Kind of. When it comes to resort season, designers typically produce its vacation-ready runways in historic cities like colorful Marrakesh, Cuba, (or, well, Calabasas), and Dior continued the practice despite a worldwide pandem...