WTI Magazine #29    2014 May, 8Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   Every last weekend of May the town of Celle sul Rigo, a hamlet of San Casciano dei Bagni in the province of Siena, Tuscany, has been offering for more than forty years the traditional Pici's festival, the oldest festival of the territory of San Casciano.    

  WTI Magazine #48    2014 November, 26Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Marvelous Medieval borgoes, lush nature that transforms into a dreamlike landscape, with hot springs immersed in the Tuscan countryside – these are the typical traits of the Province of Siena. Nature, art, relaxation, beauty and wellness combine to create the magic...

by Cinzia Dal Maso   Restoration work on the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem is being led by an Italian archaeologist, Alessandro Fichera. The work, which started a year ago, was entrusted to the firm Piacenti from Prato, which won an international tender in 2013. This is the first restoration performed on the Basilica since the Veneti...

WTI Magazine #63    2015 June, 27Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   The Palio is a complex event organized by the Municipality of Siena that is held twice each year, on July 2 and August 16. Ten of the 17 "contrade" (city quarters) of Siena run the Palio of July 2: the seven ones who did not run during the Palio of July of the previous y...

Visiting Italy by train is a lovely way to discover uncharted places. But it can be and more unique if you travel along old and out-of-the-way routes, with old-fashioned trains. It's a new kind of "slow tourism," perfect to enjoy the treasures of Italy more deeply.   The Italian Ministry of Culture has just signed a partnerhsip with Ferrovie...

di Roberto Zanni, Gente d'Italia   Il primo albergo di Atlantic City fu realizzato nel 1853. Poi nel tempo è diventata 'the Gambling Capital of the East Coast', la capital del gioco d'azzardo dell'Est, che attualmente ha dodici casinò e che nel 2011 ha avuto 28,5 milioni di visitatori con 3,3 miliardi di dollari buttati sui tavoli verdi. Il...

Friday, October 30th, 6:30 P.M. - Italian American Museum - 155 Mulberry Street (Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets) - New York, NY 10013. The Italian American museum presents: Palio. A Documentary Film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NGAIKMtvxY - Directed and Written by Cosima Spender, Produced and W...

di Enza Antenos e Luca Tontodonati   All'Università per Stranieri di Siena si è appena concluso il Convegno Internazionale AATI 2015. L'American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI, Associazione Americana degli insegnanti di Italiano) si riunisce annualmente per mettere a confronto metodologie di insegnamento e nuove ricerche in italian...

by Leila Firusbakht   The Cathedral of Siena is, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular buildings that you can visit in Tuscany, but its real treasure is actually the one that's normally kept out of sight, and you're walking all over it! The entire floor of Siena's Cathedral is in fact one of the most incredible works of art of al...

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015. Hours: 6:00 p.m. Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. In collaboration with: Co-presented by the Italian Cultural Institute and the University of Chicago Press, with the support of ItalCultura.   "Siena, City of Secrets" (University of Chicago Press, 20...