by Laura J. Vogel   Italy is well known for its delizioso pasta, bello countryside, many beaches and often dysfunctional politics. But it also boasts at least one "ghost" hotel. Most Americans have never heard of Grande Hotel de Calogero. But the hotel complex in Sicily has been under construction for decades and has never hosted a single gu...

The Italian Cultural Institute is pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition: THE LIGHT OF SOUTHERN ITALY. Paintings from the 19th-Century Neapolitan School Wednesday, October, 7 2015 - 6PM Italian Cultural Institute - 686 Park Avenue - New York by RSVP only. Cocktail Attire Required   T...

A native Sicilian — and former professional basketball player — will open an authentic Sicilian restaurant with a touch of Oregon flair in the Pearl District later this month. Francesco Inguaggiato, a chef and former professional basketball player for the Italian League in Italy, recently moved to Portland and will open his third restaurant, B...

Expo visitors will be in the position to win a house to restore in Sicily. The initiative will be present at the stand "Borghi più belli d'Italia", (Most Beautiful Italian Hamlets) in the Eataly space with the support of the Tourism Authority of Anci as a way to promote smaller Italian centres.   Visiting the stand one will be able to f...

The Business Standard celebrated this week a new World Record in the famous Guinness Book. Arturo Licata, from Enna, Sicily, is now the world's oldest living man and he is approaching 112 years of age. Born in May 1902, Mr. Licata has three brothers and two sisters and he starts working in a sulphur mine when he was only 9 years old. In 1921, when...

You are cordially invited to attend a special program at the Italian American Museum this Friday evening, September 4th. Professor Gaetano Cipolla will present "The Poetry of Giovanni Meli", volume XIV of the successful series "Pueti d'Arba Sicula/Poets of Arba Sicula."   The goal of the series is to present the best poetry written in Sicili...

Organizzato dal Gruppo Giovani Imprenditori, il prossimo venerdì 10 maggio alle ore 15.30, si terrà, presso la sala Conferenze di Confindustria Trapani, il workshop sul tema: "Opportunità di business tra la Sicilia e gli Stati Uniti d'America".   L'evento si propone di mettere in luce la possibilità di favorire rapporti, relazioni, creazione...

I consider myself a fortunate person. I get to run one of America's finest Italian restaurants, I have a loving family and many friends, I get to travel a lot and do a lot of research and I get to experience first-hand what some people only dream of.   This past March, I traveled to Sicily with a group of friends and visited everything from...

The aura of mystery and the legends that surround the Castle of Mussomeli (also known as Castello Manfredonico), in the province of Caltanissetta, must stem from its peculiar look: it towers over the rocky base it is anchored to like a dark, enigmatic, tremendous stone ghost.   The rooms built by Manfredi III Chiaramonte in the second half o...

  WTI Magazine #84    2016 October 17Author : Edoardo Peretti      Translation by:   "Fuocoammare" (Fire at Sea) by Gianfranco Rosi is the Italian candidate for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. This does not mean that it will be among the five shortlisted movies that will actually run for the Oscar: if the Rosi film will be in t...