L’università di Galveston in Texas premia il biologo siciliano Pietro Scaduto per un progetto di ricerca sull’Alzheimer. Pietro Scaduto, 28 anni, bagherese di origine, è il giovane biologo che ha ricevuto dall’University of Texas Medical Branch il prestigioso premio accademico intitolato “Mason Guest Scholar Program Award” grazie ad un innovativo p...

Train journeys in the South of Italy from Rome downwards towards Sicily are infamous for their slow pace and inefficiency. Yet the genuinely epic train ride from Rome to Naples, through the tale of the Italian Alps at Calabria should really be experienced at least once. At the final station on the peninsula at Villa San Giovanni, the carriages are...

It is difficult to describe the charm of Erice in just a few words. In ancient times, the mountain on which it stands was the site of the cult of a goddess of fertility, adored with the name of Astarte by the Phoenicians, who built her a temple. Aphrodite for the Greeks, for the Romans the goddess who protected sailors was Venus Ericina, the Love G...

Known for its shoreline of jagged volcanic cliffs and sea-formed lava inlets, the Italian island of Pantelleria sits southwest of Sicily and just 50 miles east of Tunisia — on a clear day, it’s possible to see across the strait to Kelibia. First inhabited during the Bronze Age, Pantelleria’s 32 square miles were subsequently conquered by the Cartha...

From the ravishing views, to the captivating historic towns to the divine cuisine, Sicily has it all and then some. While Taormina and Catania seem to always top visitors’ must-see list, the Sicilian “Wild West” offers a beautifully authentic experience, minus the crowds. Heavily influenced by the Arabs and the Carthaginians, both of which have had...

UNESCO lists seven cultural practices still playing a part in today’s Italy, including falconry and the Mediterranean Diet, both of which have been discussed in previous articles. The ones quintessentially Italian featured below form part of the country’s living history. They are important not only historically, but form a legacy well worth preserv...

  WTI Magazine #63    2015 June, 27Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   In ancient times coral finds its popularity as an amulet, as evidenced especially by the classic "cornetto", Italian for "little horn" or "hornlet", an amulet worn to protect against the evil eye. It was believed also to have beneficial effects on female fertility and...

by Serena Perfetto   There is a story behind the Sicilian city of Trapani, well known for keeping its old features of a fishing village but able to become, over time, the most important and strategic port in the island.   Indeed, legend tells about Demeter, the goddess of harvests, who - while looking for her lost daughter - in a mome...

Maxi operazione contro Cosa Nostra e 'ndrangheta messa a segno dallo Sco (Servizio Centrale Operativo) della Polizia di Stato in Italia e negli Stati Uniti: colpito l'asse criminale che collega l'Italia all'America.   Il blitz è scattato a Milano, Matera, Trapani e New York, dove la Polizia ha eseguito provvedimenti di custodia cautelare in...

Il Sindaco della città di Castelvetrano Selinunte, Avv. Felice Errante, ha ricevuto la Presidente dell'Association of Italian American Educators, Josephine Buscaglia Maietta.   L'Associazione,che ha sede presso l'Hofstra University di Long Island a New York, è nata per far progredire l'immagine e la presenza italiana nel mondo accademico, e...