The city of love” is the phrase often used to describe Italy’s Verona, but for many, especially the Veronese, it is (also) the city of gnocchi. Every year, on the last Friday before lent, it hosts the Venerdì Gnocolar, or Gnocchi Friday. “Also known as Bacanal del Gnoco, it is the most awaited event of the Carnival of Verona. It features a parade o...

Festivals and local events are the mirror of specific folklore and they always reflect the tradition and culture of a place. In Italy there are hundreds, if not thousands, of towns that want to express their local features through events. However, Marostica, in the Vicenza province, perhaps has exceeded all types of expectations. This Northern town...

Placed in the North East of Italy, Veneto is the first Italian region for GI food and wine economic impact (3,5 billion euros) – following 2018 Ismea-Qualivita report – and it counts three of its provinces in the top five wine producing provinces ranking. Verona (ranked first with 918 million euros), Treviso (ranked second with 845 million euros),...

Visitors to Venice cannot help but wander around admiring the facades of endless palazzi, perhaps wondering what they are like on the inside. The Biennale offers the opportunity to go inside a few of these magnificent buildings when they open to the public for several months to display art exhibitions, but there are many more buildings which the to...

Criss-crossed with picturesque canals, this historic town also offers great art and eating – to a soundtrack of popping prosecco corksHire a bicycle Treviso is a cycling city. We all get around the historic centre on two wheels: it’s a good way to avoid traffic jams, and tourists have to get used to bikes weaving between them in what look like pede...

At a recent tasting of Conte Vistarino wines, winery director Ottavia Giorgi di Vistarino said that a combination of cool climate and calcareous soils ensured that Pinot Noir “thrived” in the region. “Northern Italy is such a great terroir for Pinot Noir, because of the cool climate,” said di Vistarino. “Yet Pinot Noir is not new in Oltrepò, we hav...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announces its support of #AmericaLovesVenice, a fundraising initiative to aid Venice’s recovery from recent flooding, organized by the Embassy of Italy and Save Venice, an American nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the artistic heritage of Venice.  From November 12-17, Venice experienced...

È l'arte prestata alla scienza. Già perché, grazie ai dipinti del Canaletto e del Bellotto, i cosiddetti «vedutisti», e più indietro nel tempo col Veronese, è stato possibile ricostruire il livello del mare della città lagunare, ripercorrendo a ritroso la linea del tempo fino al 1350. L'intuizione è del professor Dario Camuffo, ex direttore dell'Is...

On November 21, 2019, a very important date for Venetians, the feast of Madonna della Salute (Our Lady of Health), the Venice Study Abroad Program at Florida Atlantic University was honored with the Program of the Year Award. The Venice program runs for 6 weeks in the city of Venice, between May and June, every year. Students have the chance of stu...

Saturday, November 23rd @2:00pm. Garibaldi Meucci Museum · 420 Tompkins Avenue · Staten Island, NY 10305. Join Professor Louis Leonini and Anita Sanseverino on a Picturesque and Cultural Journey through the "Veneto Region". $10 non-members, $5 members Award Winning Photographer Anita Sanseverino dedicated to the subject of Italy returns to the muse...