Come marvel at the captivating photographs of Italy's UNESCO World Heritage sites — seen through the lenses of fourteen photographers — this Thursday, December 5, at 5:30-7:30 pm at the Museo Italo Americano located at San Francisco's Fort Mason.   The inauguration of the exhibition, which runs through January 26th, also celebrates the concl...

"Un complesso monumentale unico al mondo. Gli scarti di strada impastati di malta, sabbia e cemento costituiscono la materia prima; lo spirito vagabondo e l'inestimabile esperienza del migrante, ne definiscono l'essenza. Nella Città degli Angeli, le Watts Towers si ergono a testimonianza della collettività che lavora, dello straniero cittadino del...

2016 could be the year when crowdfunding saves Italy. Or parts of Italy, at least. In February some ambitious children launched a crowdfunding project to buy the idyllic island of Budelli and re-name it L'Isola dei Ragazzi, keeping it out of the grasp of rich investors. They're not the only ones campaigning to save Italy by unconventional means, as...

Piedmont's city Ivrea represents a symbol of the famous Italian architect Adriano Olivetti. Today, the industrial city built in the years between 1930 and 1960 by Olivetti has been candidate to become a Unesco World Heritage site.   If the proposal of including the Italian city under the label "Ivrea, industrial city of the 20th century" wil...

The Marche and Urbino, the UNESCO City that gave birth to the divine Raphael, on the occasion of the Year of Italian Culture in the U.S. , promote , together with the Italian Cultural Institute in New York and the Superintendence of Urbino, the knowledge of the artistic heritage and of the museums of the Marche region, through the exhibition of the...

Sapevate che l'Italia è attualmente la nazione con il maggior numero di siti inclusi nella lista dei Patrimoni dell'Umanità dell'Unesco? Sono ben 50 le meraviglie che punteggiano lo stivale e 6 sono i Patrimoni Orali e Immateriali: un Paese da record, quindi, definito già con Dante e Petrarca "il Bel Paese"!   Venite con noi a scoprire quest...

High-speed broadband WiFi network is coming to Italy, in some tourist and cultural sites. The network will have a unique access system, based on the Public Digital Identity System (SPID).   While a series of experimental models are going to be set up by January in big seaside resorts, it will then be extended to the 51 UNESCO World Heritage...

Sono passati 70 anni dalla fondazione dell'Unesco. Con l'occasione, la cattedra di studi italo-americani della Montclair State University, New Jersey, ha organizzato una conferenza sui nostri siti Unesco.   Si sa, l'immagine dell'Italia è legata alla ricchezza del panorama artistico e culturale: al primo posto per il numero di siti nel patri...

Just a few days ago in the south west Sicilian fishing town of Sciacca, Google held their uber-secretive event (Obtusely named "The Camp") for the second year in a row. While details of attendees and the like were kept to a minimum, one can only imagine the lavishness of such an event, held at the stunning Verdura Resort.   With 2km's o...

by Silvia Donati   Italy has the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites - 51 - but that number doesn't even begin to quantify the immense (too immense to handle?) heritage of a country that, even in its most remote places, boasts some kind of historical or artistic treasure.   The issue of how to safeguard Italy's - at times cr...