The lands that surround Catania and Mount Etna in Sicily have been farmed since the Neolithic; indeed, they’re home to the oldest agricultural civilization on the island. The land is so fertile thanks to volcanic soils; vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes of the mountain, the highest active volcano in Europe, and the broad plain o...

“Vogliamo dedicare la nostra Infiorata alle tante comunità di Siciliani nel Mondo, permettendo loro di abbracciare l’amata Sicilia e di raccontarci le loro esperienze di vita”, ha affermato il sindaco Corrado Bonfanti riguardo a questa edizione 2019 dell’evento in programma dal 17 al 19 maggio nel centro nevralgico delle città del barocco della Val...

The Italian island of Sicily is — perhaps more than any corner of Europe — a layer cake of civilizations. On one island, visitors can marvel at a well-preserved Greek temple, admire the glittering mosaics of a Norman cathedral, wander through Carthaginian ruins and feast at a market that evokes an Arabian souk. One of my favorite places to experien...

Lampedusa is an island located in the Pelagie group of Islands in Sicily in Italy. The island is the largest one in the group of islands and is the southernmost island in Sicily; it is situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. The island is only 3 Km wide and is 12 Km long. Lampedusa has a very vibrant cultureand a historic past since over t...

Creare una rete di giovani italiani nel mondo: questo l’obiettivo del Consiglio Generale degli Italiani all’Estero (Cgie) promotore del Seminario in programma a Palermo dal 16 al 19 aprile prossimi cui parteciperanno 115 ragazzi italiani provenienti da tutto il mondo. I giovani delegati sono stati selezionati dai Comites e dalle Consulte regionali...

Part punic, part Phoenician, part Roman, part Arab, the city of Palermo is strong stuff. Snugly spectacular in its bay setting by Sicily’s Monte Pellegrino, it looks, as a garibaldino approaching it from the sea once said, like a city imagined by a poetic child. Colorful relics of Middle Eastern domination mix with the Norman and Baroque, so the ba...

Was William Shakespeare really a Sicilian linguist called John Florio? That's what one team of specialist researchers believes, and their theory is now the basis for a new television show being made by Italian filmmaker Stefano Reali. The three historical researchers, Corrado Panzeri, Saul Gerevini and Giulia Harding, say Florio fled his howtown of...

Close your eyes and image Sicily in all its glory, some two thousand years ago.  A precious stone set in the crystal blue Mediterranean, she was the envy of every nation: the Greeks conquered it, longing to settle in such a fertile, beautiful land; the Romans got it back and transformed it into the heart of their economy. And then came the Vandals,...

Teatri, musei, gallerie, biblioteche: l'Italia è un immenso giacimento culturale. Misurando la quantità dei siti culturali il portale Holidu ha fatto una classifica delle città perfette da questo punto di vista, quasi un Grand Tour delle 10 città con più cultura d’Italia. Come disse Elio Vittorini “La cultura non è professione per pochi: è una cond...

Sunday, April 7, 2019. 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM EDT. Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139. Ciao a tutti, It's that time of the year that all of you were waiting for...Pasta Night Competition is coming! The four Italian Student Associations existing in the Boston Area (i.e. from BU, Harvard, MIT and Northeaste...