If you’re trying to find long lost relatives, I hope you’re better at it than I am. Last week, I walked the streets of San Vito Lo Capo, on the northwest tip of Sicily, looking for roots and branches of the family tree. But I didn’t have much to go on, and it didn’t help that I don’t speak Italian, or that few people in San Vito speak English. Find...

Most travelers visiting Italy have dreams of days filled with pizza, pasta, and gelato. While you should definitely indulge in these well-known treats during your stay in Italy (since they’re the best in the world here), you might also like to broaden your horizons and sample some Italian delicacies that aren’t so common.  From street food to tratt...

Il Sindaco ha deciso: il nuovo Palermo ripartirà da Daniele Mirri e Tony di Piazza. L’avviso pubblico per l’acquisizione del titolo sportivo del club di Viale del Fante è scaduto ieri alle 20.00. Sei le proposte arrivate al Comune che il Sindaco Leoluca Orlando, insieme al magistrato Leonardo Guarnotta, ha valutato con l’obiettivo di individuare il...

Si chiama Roberta Sanfilippo, ha 40 anni, ed è un piccolo grande genio siciliano che partito dalla Sicilia, anzi dal sud del sud, è approdata a Milano dove ha consolidato la ricerca ed oggi è diventata un oncologo di fama mondiale. Piace tanto agli americani che dopo averla ascoltata di recente a Chicago le hanno chiesto di tornare in autunno a Mia...

Saturday August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON, MA 02113. Mary Tolaro Noyes shares the dream of finding her Sicilian family—from its origin as a child surrounded by the love of her Sicilian-American family, to its realization on a June day in 1989—and of establishing a lasting connection between them. As a result, the...

If you want to be a volcanologist, then Italy is the place to be. Numerous areas in Italy have volcanic origins where volcanic activity occurred thousands and thousands of years ago. From the Castelli Romani area, just outside Rome, with its gorgeous volcanic lakes, Albano and Nemi – providing an excellent alternative to the not so clean seaside ne...

Si è conclusa nei giorni scorsi la mostra fotografica sul re del baseball Joe Di Maggio allestita a Isola delle Femmine (Palermo) paese di origine dei genitori del celeberrimo giocatore di baseball. La mostra fotografica, organizzata da Agata Sandrone, Presidente della Sede locale di BCsicilia, ha riscosso grande interesse non solo tra i siciliani...

Clarissa, you came to Italy in the wonderful 80's and you lived intensely those years between the Milanese fashion catwalks and film studios in Rome. What memories do you have of those times? Well, they were simply the greatest years of my life! Arriving as a young girl in the most beautiful country in the world with the most welcoming people on th...

With its approximately 4,660 mi of coastline, Italy is the ideal place for sea lovers. The wide variety of its beaches makes it perfect for every type of vacationer in search of nature, fun, and rest and relaxation. The Italian coast, with its countless gulfs, coves and inlets, touristic ports and long, sandy beaches, is truly adapted to the water...

It was the eve of a fervent celebration planned for the Feast Day of Saint Joseph in 1906 when an earthquake struck the island of Ustica some 72 kilometers north of Palermo, Sicily, in the Tyrrhenian Sea.  On that unsettling night of March 18, the entire population woke up, panicked and rushed out into the street.  The Usticesi managed to collect s...