For centuries a place devoted to silence and meditation, the Sanctuary of Madonna della Corona is built into a vertical cliff face on Mount Baldo at 774 meters above sea level, overlooking the Adige valley, surrounded by a ‘crown’ of mountains, in the province of Verona. A pilgrimage destination since the Middle Ages, it was once only accessible th...

During the centuries before unification, the Italian peninsula was an amalgam of kingdoms, republics, city-states, principalities, duchies and marquisates, the domains of an assortment of male sovereigns, doges and lords of different rank. But a number of women from the Middle Ages (e.g., Matilda of Tuscany) to the 19th century managed to take cont...

Nicola Causin was 17 years old when he started working with glass. "It was like falling in love," he said. That love hasn't faded after 34 years of honing his craft on Murano, a short boat ride from Venice – and the epicenter of the Venetian glass-making industry. "It's always a challenge; you have to be very humble in front of this material. It's...

Treviso is a city located in the region of Veneto in Italy. It is also the capital of the Treviso province. There are around 82,000 inhabitants in the city, and around 3,000 people live within the famous Venetian Walls in the historic city center. According to many scholars, the ancient city had been named Tarvisium and it derived its name from a C...

When it comes to European destinations, Venice is instantly recognisable. You could show even the most unseasoned traveler an outline of its landscape and they’d likely identify the Italian city at a glance! Comprised of more than 100 small islands separated by a network of canals, the capital of the Veneto region is ranked among the most beautiful...

An official selection at the Venice and TIFF (where it won the top Platform prize), The Match Factory has released the first international trailer for Pietro Marcello’s adaptation of Jack London’s Martin Eden ahead of its North American premiere at this year’s New York Film Festival. The first preview also comes on the heels of Kino Lorber picking...

In honor of SC’s law proclaiming October as Italian-American Heritage Month (section 53-3-200, signed by Governor Nikki Haley, March 27, 2015), and the recent Friendship Pact signed between Hilton Head, SC and Verona, the IACHH* is proud to announce several fundraising events celebrating a banner year between the Lowcountry and Italy. In June, 2019...

It can be hard to stay afloat of Italy's wave of bans on visitor-related misbehaviour. From snacking on the street in Florence to riding a bike in Venice's city centre, there are specific everyday activities that could see you slapped with a fine of up to €500 ($550) or Daspo (temporary ban). Italian authorities have introduced a slew of new rules...

Tintoretto was one of the leading painters in Venice between the 15th and 16th centuries – he spent almost his entire life in Venice, where he was born in 1518 or 1519. His family name was Robusti; he took the name Tintoretto from his father's profession of dyer (tintore in Italian). He was also nicknamed ‘Il Furioso,’ (the furious) for his energy...

A visitor to Venice attacked one of the city's gondoliers after he stopped the tourist from borrowing his boat to take a selfie, according to reports. The incident, first reported in local newspaper La Nuova di Venezia, took place near the Bareteri bridge in the heart of the historic centre, where a group of four apparently climbed aboard a station...