Trumpets will sound this Saturday in Gubbio on the Eve of the Immaculate Conception, as the world’s largest Christmas tree display once again comes to life. The attraction, which takes up an entire mountainside in the medieval Italian town, is 2,100 feet tall and more than 1,000 feet wide. The tree display shines throughout the holiday season, unti...

Peace, universal love, respect for the natural world… Francis of Assisi, the “first environmentalist”, is the sort of saint whose teachings even the most ardent secularist couldn’t object to. His celebration of simplicity and rejection of material possessions also chime with today’s distaste for heedless consumerism. Nearly 800 years after Francis...

I fenomeni migratori sono sempre esistiti. Anzi, sono alla base dell'evoluzione umana. Oggi il tema è ampiamente dibattuto, e occupa molto spazio nell'agenda politica di ogni nazione. In Italia, l'argomento è caldo, caldissimo, e spesso chi si accende particolarmente quando afferma che il fenomeno migratorio verso l'Europa va arrestato, dimentica d...

For the Umbria region – an internal area in the central part of Italy – tartufo (truffle) represents the basis of the local gastronomy and business. About 80% of the national product is processed, packed and commercialized here, inside an area defined by the Nera river and the towns of Terni, Spoleto, and Norcia. There, the major canning factories...

That Italy is beautiful goes without saying: I may be partial to the fairness of my own country, but I think the whole world has pretty much agreed on it, as heralded, for instance, by the large amount of UNESCO heritage sites in the country. What many may not know is that Italy, just as every country, doesn’t only have beautiful and historically r...

Straight out of every chocoholic’s dreams comes a new eight-day Mediterranean cruise dedicated entirely to chocolate. The Eurochocolate Cruise, the product of a collaboration between Italian line Costa Cruises and the Eurochocolate Festival, the world’s largest international event dedicated to all things chocolate, which takes place annually in Per...

The Monte Cucco Park includes the territory located on the north-eastern border of the Umbria Region, marked by the ridge of the Apennine mountains on which stands the Cucco (1,566 meters), the historical route of the Via Flaminia and the rivers Sentino and Chiascio. The population resident in the Park does not reach 7,000 inhabitants. In the mount...

Monday, October 28, 2019, 6pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. Il Signor Jackson (2018), 40 min. Anton Evangelista, dir. Award-winning filmmaker Anton Evangelista travels from the Bronx to Italy and back in presenting Il Signor Jackson, a story of African American New Yorker Edward...

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of San Francisco and Assisi joining together as Sister Cities, and the 800th anniversary of Saint Francis’s visit to the Holy Land, Maestro Cosimo Prontera will offer two organ concerts, in San Francisco and in San Jose. With the support of the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Fr...

Più che una conferma, una certezza. Non poteva mancare anche quest’anno lo speciale testimonial Piero Angela, che da anni segue il Museo Regionale dell’Emigrazione Pietro Conti - Centro di Ricerca sull’Emigrazione Italiana, ed in particolare il progetto Memorie Migranti. Una iniziativa che si rinnova diventando festival, nata dall’esperienza del Co...