The Island of Sicily is rich with water infused with geothermal energy. Thus a thermal itinerary of Sicily is in order to discover the equally-fascinating but lesser known facets of the island. Splendid towns that boast hot springs for re-invigorating body and spirit also have heaps of art, ancient culture and exquisite cuisine to offer its curious...

Palermo will be home to the largest biotech research center in Europe: Italy has published in the Official Gazette the 113 million Euro tender that will assign the construction works to build Fondazione Ri.MED’s Centro per le biotecnologie e la ricerca biomedica (Cbrb) in the town of Carini, 20 kilometers from Palermo. The Center will host a struct...

Sono ben due su 103 i giovani scienziati siciliani premiati con il Pecase (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers) dall’ex presidente Usa, Barack Obama: oltre a Marco Pavone, a tenere alto il vessillo dell’Isola c’è anche la 35enne marsalese Anna Grassellino, ingegnere elettronico che lavora al Fermilab di Batavia (sobborgo di...

The “Vie dei Tesori” (Masterpiece Road) program that helps visitors to Palermo discover its cultural heritage sites is a good model for local authorities as they prepare for the city's year as Italian Capital of Culture in 2018. Last year, the number of visitors that took part in the project hit a record 250,000. The resources available to authorit...

In our journey to discover Italy in the 50 states, today we dive between the Delta Italians, our compatriots who with great effort and sacrifice settled in the wide area of the delta of the Mississippi River, which gives its name to the Magnolia State. The adventures of the Delta Italians described by Paul Canonici's books are intriguing and instru...

For the upcoming after dinner lecture at the 2017, February meeting of the Italian Club, Professor Anthony Perrone will revisit the world renowned Sicilian town of Palazzo Adriano. The main purpose for revisiting it is now just for having been chosen as the central setting for Giuseppe Tornatore’s Academy Award winning movie, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso,...

“And the winner is... Palermo!”. The Sicilian capital has been named “Italian Capital of Culture 2018.” The decision was made yesterday by a jury appointed by the Culture Ministry and will result in a million-euro award for promotion and investments, as well as a likely increase in tourist visits. Palermo, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy—...

This February falls the one hundred year anniversary of the recording of the first Jazz song album ever recorded "Livery Stable Blues ", in the history of music. It was an Italian, James Dominick "Nick” La Rocca, who had this honor.  To celebrate this controversial artist, whom the great Renzo Arbore told us about when we met him, we speak with Mic...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6pm The Barese Ice Men of New York (2015), 80 min. Carlo Magaletti, dir. The Barese Icemen of New York follows the story of the Italian immigrants from the region of Apulia who from the 1920s to the 1960s dominated the making and delivery of ice in New York City. Interviews with former icemen and their families as well...

Let’s start our tour of the languages and dialects of Italy with one of the most spoken, especially abroad: Sicilian. Since 2010, Sicilian holds the official status of language and is spoken mostly in Sicily, which is in the south of Italy. According to the UNESCO, in fact, Sicilian is a “mother language” and it could be even older than Italian! Ye...