If you’re looking for some adventure, after all the sightseeing in the Rome you can visit the Cascate delle Marmore, about 100 km from Rome. These waterfalls situated in Umbria were artificially built by the Romans and are now a great tourist attraction. They consist of three major falls for a total leap of 165 metres. Here, not only you can stroll...

Spoleto is an ancient town located in the Umbria region of Italy, in the province of Perugia. The town is located at the foot of the Apennine hills and is a perfect stop for people visiting nearby Trevi, Terni and Perugia. The earliest mention of Spoleto on record is the establishment of a colony in the area in 241 BC. In ancient times Spoleto was...

“I write to you from an enchanting place. Our house is in front of the Trasimeno Lake, all surrounded by thick hills and on the lake three green little dream islands, lying down abandoned as in a state of ectasy”. These are the words written by a poetess of the early twentieth century, Vittoria Aganoor, who describes to a friend a landscape of ench...

È stato pubblicato a giugno di quest’anno il libro di Thierry Rinaldetti “Efrem Bartoletti. Umbro cantore della rabbia operaia nel Minnesota dei primi del novecento”. Il volume narra le peripezie migratorie di Efrem Bartoletti che dal piccolo paese umbro Costacciaro emigrò a Hibbing, nel Minnesota, dove divenne attivista del movimento operaio in es...

Assisi is a comune and town located in the Umbria region in Italy in the province of Perugia. The town is located on the west of Monte Subasio and is mainly famous as the birth place of St. Francis. St. Francis had started the Franciscan religious order in Assisi in 1208. St. Clare was also born in the town. Around 1000BC several Umbrians settled i...

Archeological data suggest that man has inhabited the region of Umbria since the Palaeolithic period, but it wasn’t until the 6th century BC that the beginnings of Umbria as we know it now were formed. During this time the region was inhabited by a tribe known as the Umbri who spoke a language called Umbrian which was similar to Latin. Little is kn...

Fifty years have gone by since Mayor Joseph Alioto got a call from the Consiglio Comunale di Assisi announcing that the proposal to make San Francisco and Assisi Sister Cities had been approved. That decision marked a crucial moment in the history of the two towns: Assisi, the Città della Pace, (as locals always underline) is in fact Sister City wi...

The Knights of Saint Francis have guarded the Porziuncola Nuova Chapel at the National Shrine of Saint Francis for over ten years. The rector, John La Riva recently closed the little chapel, for no apparent reason, and as a result it is no longer open to members of the public. The Knights of Saint Francis request that the Archbishop direct the rect...

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is celebrating 100 years as a museum. This small home on Tompkins Ave. has been a beacon of light for history, learning and the Italian culture. To commemorate this monumental  achievement, a series of exhibits will be highlighted. They will include  all of the regions of Italy with a colorful display of their regional d...

Amazon’s new recruit comes from a medieval walled town in central Italy and can box and seal at least 600 items of different shapes and sizes every hour. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. That recruit is the CartonWrap, brainchild of CMC, a small firm that is just one of 630 Italian companies making automated packaging machines - one of I...