Italy’s major cities count at least one world-famous piazza. From south to north:  Naples: Piazza del Plebiscito; Rome: Piazza Navona, Piazza Barberini, and Piazza di Spagna; Florence: Piazza della Signoria; Bologna: Piazza Maggiore; Genoa: Piazza de Ferrari; Turin: Piazza San Carlo; Milan: Piazza del Duomo; Padua: Piazza delle Erbe and Prato della...

Oh, Venice! Its name alone is enough to conjure images of a time gone by. But why stop there? Romantic yet stately, calm yet vibrant, there are so many sides to the city. So to do it justice, we’ve compiled this list of the best descriptions of Venice in literature that will make you fall head over heels with the Floating City (if you haven’t alrea...

The historical origins of this annual event are uncertain, or at least complex. What is certain is that we are talking about the most colorful and creative party in Italy: Carnival! We accompany you through the 10 best carnivals in Italy among masks, costumes, parades, floats, typical sweets and local traditions. Viareggio (Tuscany) A stone's throw...

Tuesday, February 25th. 7:00pm - 9:00pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. REGISTER NOW. Venezia is Queen of the Adriatic, La Serenissima, mercantile and maritime Republic of 1,000 years, a vast museum, a triumph of human will over Nature, once a beehive of espionage, the luxury & pleasur...

Each mountain in the Dolomites is like a piece of art,” said  legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner, who was born and trained in these mountains in northern Italy, before going on to become the first man to climb all fourteen peaks over 8,000 meters, including the first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen.  Extending from the River Adige...

We are in the midst of Carnevale celebrations and we can’t help thinking- or for the luckier ones, experiencing  in reality – about how beautiful and artistic some of the masks worn around are and there aren’t any more beautiful than those produced by the Venetian masks tradition.  Mind, I’m actually talking about the physical masks you place on yo...

How is Venice changing after a rather difficult year 2019, and what is important to know for visitors now? While outwardly, the city is beautiful as always, there are a few things you need to take into account to prepare your visit in 2020 ff. In this post, we share our favorite resources (books, travel tips, travel websites). While some resources...

On January 14, IACC President Alberto Milani, IACC Executive Director Federico Tozzi and members Giuseppe Brusa (Giuseppe Brusa CPA LLC) and Giuliano Iannaccone (Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP) traveled to Treviso to present the IACC’s new USA-Italy Food Incubator project. The IACC’s innovative incubator program provides support and assistance to star...

The 14th February, the day of lovers, is not just all about chocolates and red roses, candlelit dinner and love hearts galore: Saint Valentine’s Day is also the perfect occasion for celebrating love with a romantic getaway for two (especially this year, since 14th February falls right on a Friday). If you are looking for inspiration about a trip wi...

Cortina d'Ampezzo, one of the most popular mountain resorts of the Dolomites, is already preparing to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. Which means that ski aficionados will be able to enjoy newly opened slopes and lifts, to be later used by competing athletes. Cortina offers more than 140 km of pistes, with legendary ski areas such as Cristallo,...