When traveling to Italy, there are many great cities to choose from. Everyone knows about Rome, and many have seen its splendors through the eyes of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. Fashion lovers will find the catwalks and shops of Milan to be inspiring. Those who love romance often head for Venice.   The architecture lovers head for Floren...

"Pienza and flowers" is a flower and plant trade fair held every year in the name's gorgeous Renaissance town in the province of Siena. Pienza was built by Pius II (born Enea Silvio Piccolomini) starting in 1462, near Corsignano – the declining village in the Orcia Valley where the Pope had been born in 1405.   The fair is gearing up for its...

Italian piazzas, or squares, are the beating hearts of every Italian town and city. They can be big or small, intimate or dramatic, humble, opulent, old, new and everything in between. In fact, sometimes a piazza isn't a square at all (see: the Piazza del Campo in Siena, among others).   What all Italian piazzas have in common is their civic...

Dante Alighieri Siena offers unique, thematic and empowering Study AbroadSummer Programs in Siena, Florence and Rome. US Study Abroad Office Faculty and Modern Languages Professors will be glad to learn that prospective DA students will have the unique opportunity of interacting with peers from many different countries and cultures....

Da oggi e fino al 26 giugno, l'Università per Stranieri di Siena ospiterà laConferenza dell'American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI). Oltre 400 docenti di italiano delle scuole superiori e delle università provenienti prevalentemente da Usa e Canada saranno a Siena per i 5 giorni di lavori congressuali che rappresentano per la città l'oc...

by Silvia Donati For outsiders, the Palio may just be an ancient horse race, but, to the Sienese, it is much more than that: the Palio is life, they say. Hopes, dreams, passions, fears, battles, scheming and community: just as these elements are part of life, they are also a fundamental part of the Palio di Siena.   It is a race that lasts...

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò - 24 West 12th Street - New York, NY 10011 - NOVEMBER 17, 2015 - 06:00 PM. Siena: City of Secrets (2015, University of Chicago Press) by Jane Tylus   The author in conversation with Millicent Marcus (Yale), Laura Biagi (Vassar College) and Mauro Mussolin (NYU Florence). Jane Tyl...

Siena's 13th-century cathedral will reopen its "stairway to heaven" shortly, local authorities said Tuesday. The famous black-and-white striped cathedral first opened a series of spiral staircases to the public in 2013, allowing visitors to climb up to a walkway near the top of the 16-metre nave.   Once they have reached the top of the spira...

by Giulia Louise Steigerwalt On October 17, 2014 the selection panel of 13 independent experts responsible for assessing the Italian cities competing to be European Capital of Culture in 2019, has recommended that Matera should be awarded with the famous title. This award started in 1985. Since then, more than 40 cities have been designated Europ...

In recent years, Maine has seen a resurgence in people interested in where their food comes from, paying a premium for products grown locally in a sustainable manner. Just as that movement has grown, some people in Italy have become more removed from the locally grown market with a surge in popularity of supermarkets.   "Encouraging small, d...