Thursday, August 8, 2019. 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM CDT. Eight Eleven Uptown High Rise, 811 West Agatite Avenue, Montrose & Clarendon, Chicago, IL 60640. Travel to Italy in Chicago at this Summer Party Benefiting In My Brother's Shoes., Inc. with a Chance to Win a Real Trip to Tuscany!! Join us for a Party & Film Screening to benefit In My Brother’s Shoes,...

Thanks to its thousands of kilometers of coastline, Italy offers an astounding array of beaches, ranging from rocky Riviera coves to sandy stretches of seaside. Here's a sampling of beaches both on the mainland and on satellite islands, ranging from lesser-known hideaways to jet-set pit stops that have one thing in common—dramatically beautiful set...

Ancient Etruscan civilization is more intriguingly mysterious than that of Rome—which succeeded it. The Etruscans originated outside the Italian peninsula in the eastern Mediterranean. Their technical advances were profound (they invented the arch and rectilinear city planning). Their scribes wrote from right to left, and sometimes alternately from...

Sun, sea and nature: these are Tuscany's vacation gift to you. A fun-filled environment full of places to discover with a costal setting perfect for everyone. After diving into the region’s beautiful sea, take a stroll around the historical center of local historic towns. The day can’t end without a trip to nearby museums and squares, where visitor...

Secondo il filosofo danese, Søren Kierkegaard, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards” (“La vita può essere capita solo all’indietro; ma va vissuta in avanti”). Federico Faggin, scienziato e imprenditore, apre con questa citazione il primo capitolo del libro “Silicio – dall’invenzione del microprocessore alla nuove sc...

My longtime friends Sharon and Mel are preparing to spend a month this fall in a rented villa in Lucca, Italy, the town in Tuscany from which my Italian ancestors come. And, candidly, I am just plain jealous. We have not been there since 2011, which is far too long. Our life here at home in America is busy, and our time and resources — both financi...

Un’Italia a più velocità, fra differenze sedimentate e spesso radicali, che quasi si stenta a credere si tratti di una Nazione sola. Unita dall’enorme ricchezza culturale, divisa nella capacità di amministrarla, di farne occasione di crescita, sviluppo, aggregazione, maturazione sociale. Strumento di consapevolezza civica e anche volano per l’econo...

She was calling my name when I got off the train in Umbria. A well-dressed woman in her seventies, a little hunched over, with celeste-colored eye shadow and a bright green handbag, emerged from the crowd on the platform. “Jordan! Jordan!” she continued at the air. She was visibly fatigued from her efforts to identify me. She hadn’t remembered me w...

“Quando ci si innamora si fanno follie, che non si sarebbe mai creduto possibile. A volte perfino troppe!” confessa, sorridendo, Michael L. Cioffi. Americano, di Cincinnati, in Ohio, di origini italiane e tedesche, ha sempre avuto un sogno nel cuore fin da bambino: scoprire quella terra da dove tutto era cominciato. E, come un vero mecenate del Rin...

Every July 4, Americans around the globe celebrate in grand style the anniversary of the ratification of the Declaration of Independence. On that date 243 years ago, 56 brave men from 13 American colonies took the bold step, which, as Abraham Lincoln put it 87 years later, “brought forth…a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the prop...