Enjoy wine, light refreshments and a special presentation this Thursday, January 19, at 7 p.m. Cynthia Curran PhD, will present "Donna Leon and Venice: The Tale of Two Cities".   In her series of crime novels set in Venice, Donna Leon's primary focus is on a major crime (usually murder) and its solution by her police detective Commissario Gu...

Nonostante il traffico e le dimensioni delle grandi navi da crociera siano in aumento, sorprendentemente nella laguna di Venezia si registra una riduzione dell'inquinamento, grazie all'uso di carburante green.   A dimostrarlo uno studio dell'Istituto di scienze dell'atmosfera e del clima del Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (Isac-Cnr) di L...

by Claudia Baroncelli   As an unmissable piece in every fashionista's (and not only) handbag, sunglasses are nowadays synonymous with fashion and glamour, the accessory all of us love to wear and show off especially on sunny days. But did you know the history of the universally used and glamorous sunglasses was strictly linked to that of the...

The countdown to departure is on as a group of 13 Cape Henlopen High School students will be leaving for Rome in a little more than one month. From Rome, they will travel to Florence and Venice.   The students, their parents and chaperones Cristina Christy, Italian teacher, and retired social studies teacher Sue Comorat extended thanks to al...

Milanese design and Venetian tradition blend in jewelry of Murano blown glass made by Antares jeweller Fulvia Notari. Twenty six years ago, Fulvia, an architect from Milan, moved to near Venice, fell in love with Murano glass and decided to create "wearable objects".   With love and time she came to know the characteristics of the 'glass mat...

by Claudia Astarita   The European Commission has recently approved the 2014-2020 Operative National Programme devoted to 14 metropolitan Italian cities. The main goals the intervention pursues are in the field of digital agenda, energetic efficiency, sustainable mobility and social inclusion.   The targeted cities are located in the...

When: Friday, May 3, 2013 Where: Dante Alighieri Society — 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge MA [map] Please join architect and artist Adam Van Doren at the Dante Alighieri Society for an illustrated book presentation on Friday, May 3, 2013.

What a day! The team got down to the boat early Saturday to set the flags, both California and USA. It's been funny over the years how the California flag garners louder cheers than the U.S. flag.Well, kinda funny. They love the SoCal boys over here, and we plan to not disappoint. The 18th-century gondola replica floats in what we call the bat cav...

by John Bensalhia In some ways online retailing is a godsend. It's quick. It's easy. And in many cases, it's actually cheaper. Factor in the added bonus of not having to contend with the crowds – an obstacle that's particularly obvious at this time of year as the January Sales rush kicks in.   It's always the way: you see something you like...

by Roberta Holland   Globalization hasn't made manufacturing clusters obsolete, but the geographically concentrated pockets of industry have to be smart to ensure their survival, according to new research from Harvard Business School.   Gary P. Pisano, the Harry E. Figgie, Jr. Professor of Business Administration at HBS, and researche...