The country has taken yet another small step towards normality, with the celebration of the Carnevale di Viareggio, after the cancellation of the 2020 edition because of Covid-19. While times are still difficult across the globe, the rise in the number of vaccinated people and the overall efficacy of the jab means we may start looking at the future...

n recent months in Italy, there has been a real escalation in the requests for recognition of extra virgin olive oil with a Geographical Indication. The novelty lies in the attempt to replicate a successful model, that of Olio Toscano PGI. An exemplary case as even before the EU certification it has focused on a production area such as Tuscany, whi...

Many people fantasise about moving to Italy to start their own B&B business, but few manage to make that dream a reality. The Local spoke to three couples who took the plunge. For George and Linda Meyers, it happened slowly, then fast. For years the pair travelled throughout Italy on holiday exploring small towns and villages. George, a retired Ame...

A three day Symposium on the occasion of the Metropolitan Museum exhibition: “The Medici Portraits and Politics -1512-1570”. Tuesday, October 12, 2021. From 4:00 pm To 6:00 pm. Italian Cultural Institute of New York, 686 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065. Free Entrance. Book here. Delicacies and poisons: the Art of the Table during the Medici Era - F...

A black and white photo. A doorway, in front of it eight children, three boys and five girls. Almost eighty years have passed since the day it was taken, but the memory is still vivid. Edward Roethel, a former American soldier, is now looking for those eight children, immortalized in San Miniato between 1944 and 1945, during the Second World War. T...

In Florence on October 4, 2021 very important friendship agreements were signed between the native people and Italy: for the first time in the world the sovereignty of the Lakota nation is recognized and a day in their memory is established on October 10. Wolakota, a month of events dedicated to the friendship between Italy and the Lakota Sioux Nat...

Sometimes it happens that I find out about the story of a person who personifies exactly the message that We the Italians has been representing for 10 years now: when Italy and the United States come together, the result is wonderful. Other times I have the pleasure of interviewing people who embody one or more positive symbols of Italy. Still othe...

Last year’s grape harvest was a harrowing scramble at Mirko Cappelli’s Tuscan vineyard. With the Italian border closed because of the pandemic, the Eastern European workers he had come to rely on couldn’t get into the country. The company he had contracted to supply grape pickers had no one to offer him. He ultimately found just enough workers to b...

Friday, October 8, 6-7pm EST. In Italian - Online & In-person. Collina Italiana - 1556 Third Avenue, Suite 603, New York, NY. This event is in Italian. We need proof of vaccination for in-person participants. For online participants, you will receive the Zoom link after registering. REGISTER HERE Only very few families in Italy can claim such close...

Gaiole in Chianti and the white roads of the province of Siena are now ready to welcome the cyclists arriving for the 24th edition of L'Eroica, the poem written with the bicycle that Giancarlo Brocci created in 1997 to experience the emotions of the "beauty of fatigue and the taste of enterprise", which over time have become values appreciated all...