Scala dei Turchi Patrimonio Unesco? Potrebbe accadere presto. L’Assemblea Regionale Siciliana ha approvato all’unanimità un ordine del giorno che impegna la giunta Musumeci a promuovere l’inserimento nel patrimonio mondiale, culturale e naturale dell’Unesco della celebre scogliera bianca di Realmonte (Agrigento), un gioiello ambientale minacciato d...

Nel 2018, oltre 128 milioni di persone (128,6 per l'esattezza, di cui 58,6 stranieri) hanno visitato il patrimonio culturale italiano: quasi 10 milioni in più (+8%) rispetto al 2017. Lo rende noto l'Istat nel rapporto 'L'Italia dei musei 2018'. In particolare, è quasi raddoppiata l'utenza dei musei, dei monumenti e delle aree archeologiche statali,...

Major airlines frequently experiment with their meal offerings in the premium cabins, linking with world class chefs to produce top of the line dishes that can survive microwave oven reheating and the inevitable dulling of passengers’ taste buds at 30,000 feet. It’s a real challenge; some chefs succeed, others, no matter the number of Michelin star...

Even though the residents of Craco, Italy are long gone, the majesty of this medieval hill town remains. Located in the instep of Italy's boot, the once-thriving village stands atop a 1,300-foot cliff overlooking the river valley below.  Defensively, the town's builders got everything right; but enemy attacks were not the cause of Craco's demise. I...

If you had any doubt about how seriously Italians take their coffee, consider that earlier this month, a campaign kicked off with support from a bi-partisan group of the country’s MPs to help espresso gain UNESCO recognition and make it on to the Intangible Cultural Heritage list (as Neapolitan pizza recently did). Since the late 1800s the special...

Rome is one of the world’s great cities. Steeped in over 3,000 years of history, it is also vibrant and beautiful. The Eternal City will open its gates to you, offering centuries of history, art and beauty. Seven layers of the same city, seven hills holding magnificent monuments, seven kings that started this beautiful adventure called Rome. There...

If you’ve only thought of Rimini as a seaside resort on the Adriatic that swells with summer tourists — think again. This northern Italian city in the Emilia Romagna region is being reborn as an inviting, four-season epicenter of art and culture.  The coming year, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the city’s most famous citiz...

As I sit at a small café table in the Roman airport, for these final few hours surrounded the pleasant cadence of those chatting away in the country’s native tongue, I realize that, very soon, I will be homesick for Italy. That sounds quite silly. In reality, this has been my first time visiting the land of my ancestors, who emigrated near the turn...

Christmas is probably the most loved festivity in Italy. Lights, Christmas carols and trees decorate every corner of the country, from the smallest villages to the largest cities. During this time of the year, Italians love going for walks, shopping and breathing in the magic atmosphere of the season, especially if there is an authentic Christmas m...

From the shop windows of Naples, hundreds of faces lure us with their expressions: proud, sad, joyful, lewd, angelic, humorous. Few artistic traditions have this ability to pull at our heartstrings, to surprise and delight us, to make us laugh out loud. More than any other Neapolitan tradition, nativities (called o’presebbio in Neapolitan dialect)...