From the cliff-hanging trails of Amalfi to the colossal granite spires of the Dolomites, volcano climbs in Sicily to hikes deep into the heart of the flower-freckled Apennines, Italy is a boot made for walking.  Here are eight of the best hikes in Italy, with top tips on how to tackle them. What you need to know about hiking in ItalyThe best season...

The day after Thanksgiving, the best soccer players from the United States and England will reignite an old rivalry at the 2022 World Cup. Three points are on the line, but it’s more than that for the players on the pitch. There’s too much historical significance to fit into this script, but the teams’ soccer histories can be summed up by one word:...

Award-winning director Roberto Angotti and nationally-renowned artist Christopher Paluso will appear at the Fullerton Museum Center on Saturday afternoon, December 10, 2022 from 1 to 4 pm. The NIAF Russo Brothers Film Forum award-winning Italian American Baseball Family will screen at 1:30 pm and be followed by an informative Q and A with director...

Italy has made it to the semi-finals of the Davis Cup by Rakuten, one of the most prestigious male tennis events in the world. The veteran players Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli faced Jack Sock and Tommy Paul in an unbelievable 6-4, 6-4 victory in Malaga. “The Italian Job” was largely celebrated by the crowd, who sang songs with Fognini and Bolel...

Set in the jagged Dolomites of Northern Italy, just two hours from Venice airport, Cortina offers low-key glamour, stunning scenery and a taste of la dolce vita. What was once an icy battleground during the First World War is now the resort of choice for well-heeled skiers, as well as a few A-listers. Also known as ‘queen of the Dolomites’, the are...

It all started out innocently enough, or should I say, normally enough for the professional wrestler known as Luigi Primo. The Texas-based Primo had released clips of his unique form of “pizza wrestling” before and received positive feedback for a style that includes tossing of dough and moves affectionally titled “Rolling out the crust,” “Topping...

Few people are lucky enough to enjoy one iconic moment at a World Cup - Fabio Grosso still can't believe he had two. Berlin, 2006, the World Cup final, and Italy coach Marcello Lippi must select five men for the penalty shootout. Andrea Pirlo, Marco Materazzi, Daniele De Rossi, Alessandro Del Piero and one other... Strikers Luca Toni and Vincenzo I...

Italy's manager Mike Piazza said, “Benvenuto nella squadra!” to SF Giants left-handed pitching prospect Joey Marciano as the Italian Baseball and Softball Federation announced the 27-year-old southpaw's inclusion on Team Italy's roster for the 2023 World Baseball Classic. Marciano is related to Italian-American boxing legend Rocky Marciano on his f...

The forward only scored seven goals for Italy but six arrived during the 1990 World Cup, earning 'Toto' the Golden Boot and the Golden Ball. West Germany won the 1990 World Cup. But the tournament belonged to Salvator Schillaci. "I feel like I'm sleeping," he told reporters after opening the scoring in Italy's last-16 win over Uruguay. "So, don't w...

Congratulations to Blake Butera on being named Carolina League Manager of the Year for his efforts with the Charleston RiverDogs, the Single-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. This is the second time he has won the honor. Butera is an assistant with Team Italy in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Butera guided the team to a franchise record 88 w...