"Although I have been busy writing about traveling around the globe, I have been getting arrangements to put together an Italian Gig Book," said piano player Tony Di Bona. He, and vocalist wife Giovanna, run Roman Holiday Music. "We do weddings, festivals and themed parties, just to name a few," said the Italian-American who is a native of San Dieg...

We arrived in Noto, by chance, at the magic hour. On that cloudless summer day, the limestone capital of Sicilian Baroque architecture had begun to smolder with the setting sun. Earlier that day, my husband and I, along with our two young sons, decided to cut short our trip to the northeastern town of Taormina in favor of somewhere a little less ra...

By Victoria de Maio Like so many Italian cities, Lecce has a fascination history and story dating back thousands of years. Although touched and influenced by diverse cultures and civilizations, Lecce has retained her own unique charm.   Lecce...YesterdayLecce, capital of its province of Salento, is one of the most important cities of Puglia...

Il presidente dell'Associazione Visit USA, Sandro Saccoccio, annuncia che in fiera viene presentata la prima edizione del premio giornalistico Visit USA Italy abbinato alla promozione turistica della destinazione (è dedicato a Simonetta Busnelli, scomparsa dopo una lunga malattia lo scorso agosto).   Presenti nel padiglione Brand USA gli uff...

Twenty college students from across the nation will participate in the Ambassador Peter F. SecchiaVoyage of Discovery Program, an all-expenses-paid educational and cultural initiative that sends Italian American students to Italy.   Sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), the tour will visit Italy's Campania region, NIA...

By Franco Esposito   L'anno scorso la contea di Miami Dade ha toccato i 13,9 milioni di visitatori con almeno una notte passata in albergo. Un primato che però non ha avuto il contributo dei turisti italiani: nel 2012 infatti gli arrivi in tutti gli Stati Uniti dal nostro Paese sono calati del 6,8%, un segno meno che ha coinvolto anche Miami...

The stunning profile stretched into the distance before me: miles of craggy coastline punctuated by five pastel villages, each nestled amid cliffs and sparkling sea. But on a pleasant afternoon in mid-October, only one other person was admiring this spectacular view of Cinque Terre, on the northwestern coast of Italy.   "It's lonely on the t...

Delta Air Lines opererà 14 voli a settimana da Venezia verso gli Stati Uniti durante l'alta stagione. A partire da domani, martedì 5 aprile, la compagnia riprenderà il collegamento giornaliero diretto per l'aeroporto di New York-JFK, mentre il prossimo 17 giugno ripartirà il volo da Venezia per Atlanta, che quest'anno festeggia il decimo anniversar...

Sicily is the Mediterranean's largest island and a trip around this triangular-shaped ancient land can be particularly rewarding for those in search of free things to do.   Besides Sicily's sights, smells and sounds — the feast of wildflowers in rainy months, colorful street markets in towns and cities alike, picturesque faces and places aro...

Often overshadowed by Capri and Ischia, the island of Procida in the Bay of Naples can actually make for a more relaxing and less expensive day out than its bigger neighbours. You can reach its shores in just over half an hour by boat from Naples.   Once you arrive, it offers a range of attractions: colourful and picturesque villages, s...