Padua is known throughout the world as "the city of the saint", in honor of Saint Anthony. The Portuguese Franciscan, born in Lisbon in 1195, died here on the 13th of June, 1231 in the historic neighborhood of Arcella, behind the station, where a beautiful frescoed church, the Sanctuary of Saint Anthony, commemorates the years he lived in the city....

Coffee is a key part of the Italian culture, but instead of simply spending your trip sipping cappuccini on terraces, why not get a taste for life on the other side of the bar? Florence's Espresso Academyoffers a range of courses including basic, intensive and café latte art, while the Terzi Coffee School in Emilia Romagna offers intimate workshops...

È di oltre 28 miliardi di euro annui il valore complessivo del business Italia-USA, cioè dei flussi commerciali e turistici attivati nel nostro Paese dalla domanda statunitense, considerando anche la spesa degli studenti americani in Italia.   Il nostro Paese rappresenta la prima destinazione internazionale richiesta dalla clientela ai tour...

by Jackie DeGiorgio   The glitterati have landed in Sicily for the annual Taormina Film Fest. Kicking off Friday, 12 June, the Festival's nine-day line-up includes the highly anticipated premiere of the Pixar film "Inside Out."   Now in its 61st year, the festival has attracted international superstars from Elizabeth Taylor to Marlon...

Partiranno alla scoperta degli Stati Uniti d'America trentadue studenti dell'Insubria, ma non si tratta di una vacanza. I ragazzi partiranno il prossimo 19 maggio e visiteranno Boston, New York Philadelphia e Washington, accompagnati dal professor Giorgio Maria Zamperetti, ordinario di Diritto Commerciale nel Dipartimento di Diritto, Economia e Cul...

by Connie Pillsbury   I was treated to a wonderful surprise botanical garden in Merano, Italy, this summer while traveling in the South Tyrol, the Southern Alps in northeast Italy. Merano, or Meran in German, (not to be confused with Milan), is a town of 38,000 people in a lush valley surrounded by scenic peaks.   For years it's...

Twenty college students from across the nation will participate in the Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage 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 Piemonte region, NIAF's 2016...

From a mother with her seven children to a man staring longingly at the New York skyline, haunting photos show the faces of some of the 12 million immigrants hoping to achieve the American dream. Men, women, and children are pictured, many with solemn faces after travelling thousands of miles in poor conditions and knowing that they could be t...

South Floridians now have a new option for experiencing Costa Cruises unique brand of Italian-style cruising. Earlier this month, the Genoa, Italy-based cruise line deployed its 2,260-passenger Costa Luminosa cruise ship to South Florida, making it the line's newest and largest ship ever to sail from Miami.   Dubbed "The Ship of Light," Lum...

It is 2 a.m., Saturday April 13, 2016. Italo Americo Bove, or "Bob" to his friends, rises out of bed. He has a 4a.m. appointment with 100 other Veterans. On this morning, forty WWII veterans and sixty-one Korean War veterans will gather at Midway Airport in Chicago to board Southwest Airlines, courtesy of Honor Flight Chicago.   Honor Flight...