Lo scorso 29 maggio, in occasione del terzo tavolo di coordinamento sul Turismo delle Radici, promosso dalla Direzione Generale per gli Italiani all’Estero del Maeci, il ricercatore Giuseppe Sommario aveva illustrato il progetto di ricerca, condotto dall’Osservatorio permanente sulle Radici Italiane (ORI) dell’Associazione AsSud, intitolato “Scopri...

Unlike the big-name northern provinces of Italy such as Tuscany, Veneto, and Emilia Romagna, the southern province of Puglia – the heel of Italy’s boot – doesn’t attract crowds of travelers. For those of us heading to southern Italy that’s a good thing, since in Puglia you still feel you’re visiting Italy as it was 50 years ago. That doesn’t mean t...

Watching Italy’s coronavirus agony unfold was unbearably sad for those of us who love this exuberant, gregarious country. But as the months went on, I began thinking more selfishly: Italy was coming back to life, but would the UK’s chaotic response to the pandemic deprive me of my Italy fix this year? Now, with plans to lift the ban on non-essentia...

THE MONTEVERGINE SANCTUARY IS A religious complex located at a height of 4,170 feet above sea level, on the limestone massif of Montevergine, among the Appenine mountains of Campania, in southern Italy. The sanctuary was founded by the hermit Saint William of Vercelli (known also as William of Montevergine) in 1119, along with the monastic Order of...

"Il Governo si è dichiarato favorevole al mio ordine del giorno al Decreto Rilancio, sottoscritto anche dalle colleghe Schirò e Quartapelle, nel quale ho fatto alcune articolate proposte in materia di turismo di ritorno e ho chiesto di considerare l'urgenza di intervenire concretamente in questo campo. Una delle maggiori preoccupazioni di questi me...

Vicenza, located in the region of Veneto in the north-east of Italy, was founded in the second century BC, but it wasn’t until many centuries later, when it fell under Venetian rule, that it began to prosper, turning into an important city from the 15th to the 18th century. The golden age of Vicenza began in 1540, when the Venetian aristocracy reor...

Born from an idea by Sergio Ragone and Omar Gallo, and created by the award-winning director Giuseppe Marco Albano, in collaboration with photographers Mariano Silletti, Federica Danzi, Raffaele Contini, Pierangelo Laterza and Michele Lategana, with the original music by Robert G. Pellegrino , the texts by Sergio Ragone, the voices of Omar Gallo an...

Poppies, cornflowers, daisies, violets and others paint the fields in rainbow hues, and tourists flock to take in the sight from the Apennine's highest village. La fioritura takes place in the Piano Grande – 'Great Plain' – beneath the Sibillini Mountains, in the summer months between late May and July. This year the blooms peaked in early July. Ca...

Il “Turismo delle Radici” interessa potenzialmente un bacino stimato tra i 60 e 80 milioni discendenti degli emigrati italiani nel mondo, che risiedono soprattutto nelle Americhe, in Sud-Africa, in Australia e nei Paesi europei. Non si tratta di semplici viaggiatori: il turista delle radici è soprattutto un investitore e un "ambasciatore" dei terri...

Lazio is certainly one of the most important regions of the Italian peninsula, and not only because of the presence of Rome, the bureaucratic capital of the Italian state and the moral capital of art and culture. Lazio is also a land full of charm and mystery, where the anthropic action has been able to mix well with the boundless beauties of the n...