It takes a significant amount of courage and passion to aim for a dream that goes beyond one’s own parent’s realm of possibilities, especially when that parent is already a pioneer in his own right. Marco Caprai said that there was only one time in his life when he disagreed with his father Arnaldo Caprai, the man who brought attention to the quali...

The Procopio Castle is only a few kilometers from Perugia, ideally located between Umbria and Tuscany, on a hill overlooking the Tiber Valley. It was restored in 2005, when Russian entrepreneur Eugeny Lebedev decided to take it back to its ancient splendor by entrusting Studio Domenico Minchilli with the project – which entailed retrieving and stud...

Lake Trasimeno is located in the green heart of Umbria, amidst beds of reeds and charming white water lilies. It’s a true natural paradise home to wild ducks, cormorants, kites and kingfishers. Beyond the downward slope, gentle hills form the backdrop to the lake, along with sporadic woods and sunflower and corn fields, vineyards and olive groves. ...

Museum of the "Pietro Vannucci" Academy of Fine Arts. It is located in Piazza San Francesco al Prato. The museum preserves a significant selection of the heritage of the Foundation Academy of Fine Arts. The collection, which began in the second half of the sixteenth century, includes the gipsoteca, with about 600 plaster casts, among which the gian...

One thousand feet above the valley floor, Orvieto overlooks the Italian countryside. Upon first glance, it would appear that the Cathedral of Orvieto is its only structure. Rising from the volcanic stone of the upper town, the 14th-century church simply creates that commanding of a presence. The ancient city, a maze of narrow cobblestone streets li...

Thursday, March 5 at 7:30pm. Westchester Italian Cultural Center - 1 Generoso Pope Pl, Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Members $20, Non-Members $30. Register Here. Award-winning filmmaker Anton Evangelista will present “Il Signor Jackson,” a story of African American New Yorker Edward Jackson. Born in Harlem and raised in a predominantly Italian American neigh...

Con uno studio finanziato dallo European Research Council (Erc) e pubblicato nella rivista Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (Pnas), le farmacologhe Claudia Volpi e Ursula Grohmann del dipartimento di Medicina sperimentale dell’Università di Perugia, diretto dal professor Paolo Puccetti, hanno portato alla luce una molecola naturale pr...

Located in central Italy, in the region of Umbria, Assisi is the birthplace of St. Francis, patron saint of Italy. Since Francis was canonized in 1228, only two years after his death, Assisi has been closely associated with the cult and diffusion of the Franciscan movement in the world, and its universal message of peace and tolerance.  Assisi has...

Six years ago I came to Florence from my home in Boston for a short stay that turned permanent after I fell in love with my now-husband, a Florentine named Rami. I was in love with the country, too, and can say that after all this time, I still find it truly breathtaking. Unfortunately the beauty isn't the only thing that makes me gasp here. Someti...

The Cannara Italian Sister City Exchange Project is hosting a benefit dinner Feb. 29 at Amavi Cellars, 3796 Peppers Bridge Road. Cugini Italian Import and Deli will serve up the family-style Italian dinner at 6 p.m. Seats at the dinner are $125. Each ticket sold will help build upon the legacy of local Italian heritage and provide young people the...