Archaeologists from a university in Pisa believe they have officially confirmed the identity of the city’s famous Leaning Tower. A man by the name of Bonanno Pisano remained a mystery for so long because he was embarrassed of his creation’s tilt. “The poor man died deluded, never realizing what a marvel it would be centuries later,” Professor Amman...

Save your appetites, people. One of Florence’s most popular restaurants is opening in New York City. Osteria delle tre Panche, which translates to “the tavern of three benches,” will be hosting a Chefs Club residency this February.  Chefs Club, for those who are unfamiliar, is a restaurant group that hosts some of the world’s most famous chefs at i...

“Rocco! Rocco! Rocco!” The shouts echoed around ACF Fiorentina’s 88-year-old stadium on a Sunday evening in January as the home crowd celebrated a narrow win against Spal that may prove crucial in keeping their team in Italy’s top football league. The adulation wasn’t for a star player or coach, but for the club’s new owner, Rocco Commisso, the bil...

The Premio Famiglia Fiducia Fund for the Middlebury Italian School, established in 2016, is a scholarship to support graduate students pursuing an MA in Italian at the Middlebury Italian School and the Middlebury C.V. Starr School in Italy, headquartered in Florence. The fellowship will fund the complete master's degree program for three students....

Madison Beach Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning boutique resort and chosen Hotel of the Year by Hilton, hosts A Taste of Tuscany on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.. This exclusive dinner featuring wines from Tenuta Torciano Winery is part of the hotel's Epicurean Series. A "wine conductor" direct...

The art of the Florentine goldsmiths dates back to the 12th-13th century and covers a range of techniques, such as open work, burin engraving, chasing, “niello”, damascening, “cesoro”, soldering, cuttlebone casting, crucible casting, and foil and wire lamination. Over the centuries, the techniques have been applied to both the manufacture of jewell...

Within Italian wine you have the typical designations of vino da tavola (table wine), climbing up to IGT, DOC and then DOCG wines.  Within the Chianti Classico DOCG in particular there is another set of categories starting at the “annata” level, known as vintage.  Above that are your Chianti Classico Riserva wines with additional aging.  Then comes...

Thursday January 23, 2020 at 6:30 PM. Il Molo, 326 Commercial Street, Boston, MA, 02109 On Thursday, January 23, il Molo will welcome special guest Roberto Giarratani, Ruby Wines Italian Specialist, for an evening of incredible Tuscan wines. Giarratani has extensively traveled the Tuscany region of Italy, gaining knowledge and building relationship...

Il tenente Lewis R. Hubbard aveva 33 anni quel dannato 17 luglio del 1944. E quando si avvicinò alla mina nazista che ostruiva l’unico pozzo potabile e condannava la popolazione a una sete terribile, sapeva benissimo di rischiare la vita. Forse guardò il cielo e si raccomandò al Signore. Gridò ai suoi uomini, tre in tutto, di arretrare e si mise al...

Florence is marking 600 years since construction work began on Brunelleschi’s Cupola for the Cathedral of S. Maria del Fiore, a landmark which has dominated the skyline of the Tuscan capital for six centuries. In 1418 the ingenious design for the dome was awarded to 41-year-old Florentine architect, engineer and goldsmith Filippo Brunelleschi, who...