by Chiara Assi   Did you know that Italy counts a whooping 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? That makes it the country with the most sites on the World Heritage List. And while some are very well known around the globe – think glitzy Amalfi Coast, the stunning archeological area of Pompeii, and the historical centers of cities such as Florence...

The Italian government on Friday unveiled its proposal to have the art of pizza-making that originated in Naples added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage traditions. If selected, this would be the first time the UN's culture agency has picked something related to food-making, officials said in Rome. "The art of pizza-makers is a worldwide symbol o...

Parma will compete for the title of UNESCO 'City of Gastronomy', ANSA has learned. The city, which is famous for its prosciutto and cheese as well as its architecture, was put forward for the UNESCO Creative Cities network by the Italian National Commission for UNESCO. Rome was also put forward, as Creative City for Cinema.   The n...

Al via la XII Magna Grecia Week, premiati il Commissioner Fire Department di NY Daniel Nigro e lo scrittore Mario Fratti.Ha preso il via oggi, con un incontro presso l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York, la XII Settimana della Magna Grecia dal titolo "From America to rediscovery the Mezzogiorno". L'evento e' stato annunciato a tutti i Newyor...

The travelling exhibit, "unescoitalia" – created by Italy's Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities in association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – is a collection of photos of Italy's UNESCO World Heritage sites, as seen through the lenses of 14 prominent and contemporary Italian photographers: Olivo Barbieri, Gabriele Basilico, Gianni...

By Mauro Battocchi   Why should we learn Italian?Besides the fact that learning Italian is fun, there are other good reasons to grow a proficiency in the language. Elisa Dossena at Princeton University's Italian Department recently published a compelling list of ten reasons to learn Italian. Take a look and let me know your motives! Accordi...

In celebration of 2013: The Year of Italian Culture in the United States, arte italia is pleased to host UNESCO Italia, a photographic exhibition featuring Italy's archaeological, artistic, and architectural treasures.   The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated and preserved 981 World Herit...

Sono state consegnate al presidente della Commissione Italiana Unesco, Giovanni Puglisi, presso la sede Unesco di Roma in piazza Firenze, le oltre 200mila adesioni raggiunte in pochi mesi dalla petizione per chiedere l'inserimento dell'Arte della Pizza nella "Lista rappresentativa del patrimonio culturale immateriale dell'umanità".   Per l'o...

They're gonna need a bigger stove. In fact, chefs in Naples will use five wood-burning stoves- on-wheels to bake a 1.2-mile pizza this month – the world's longest margherita pie.   The current record-holder was a mile-long version of the Neapolitan classic, which was baked last year during Milan's food-themed Expo, The Local reported.&n...

By Steve Szkotak   Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia is ensnared in a spider's web of scaffolding these days, the focus of a $58.3 million renovation of the World Heritage Site. The Rotunda face-lift is part construction zone — hardhats, safety glasses, big equipment — part art restoration.   In its interio...