Author Susan Van Allen ("50 Places in Rome, Florence and Venice Every Woman Should Go"), moderates a panel of passionate experts who will share insider's info on Italy's Big Three. Featuring Joe Wolff, author of "Cafe Life: Florence", JoAnn Locktov, editor of "Dream of Venice", and Angela K. Nickerson, author of "Michelangelo's Rome".   Sund...

by Andrea Carli   Cakes and candies, cakes and candies and more cakes and candies, and the diet can wait. At the end of the Easter holidays, families will have taken €400 million out of their pockets to buy confections, estimated Codacons, a consumer association.   Six out of ten Italians will serve the Colomba cake (shaped like a dov...

by Claudia Baroncelli   If you are planning to pop the question to your sweetheart, but don't know how to do it and (above all) where to do it, you should know that Italy has plenty of romantic places to act as the perfect setting for your proposal. Here are Swide's suggestions.   Perhaps secondo only to your wedding day and the arriv...

Saturday September 26, 10:30 am — 12:00 pmWestchester Italian Cultural Center - One Generoso Pope Place - Tuckahoe , NY 10707 United States Members $15, Non-Members $25 Marco Polo, Casanova, and Vivaldi are among Venice's favorite sons. Toni McKeen will provide some new insights into the travels of Marco Polo, and how he became so...

So you thought Venice was all water? Let us tell you about some things to do in Venice that are not so 'wet'!   Helen Yemm from the Telegraph writes about the Gardens of Venice, from the Palazzo Soranzo Cappello, which has an almost rural atmosphere, and the little Palazzo Gradenigo, to the starkly modern garden enclosed behind the Palazzo Q...

It was the sort of thing that would never happen to George Clooney: As I stepped off the packed vaporetto onto the island of Murano, I slipped on the rain-slicked dock and my trolley bag went click-clacking across the dock's wooden planks.   When neither the suitcase nor I fell into the Venice Lagoon, my audience — a boat full of amused Ital...

Torna l'operativo estivo di Delta Airlines, che ha riavviato i collegamenti giornalieri no stop da Roma Fiumicino e da Venezia per New York JFK. I voli saranno operati insieme con il partner di joint venture Alitalia.   In classe BusinessElite gli aeromobili sono configurati con le nuove poltrone-letto completamente reclinabili flat-bed. Tut...

di Andrea Marinelli   Filantropia e beneficienza costituiscono la base della società americana. Da un semplice dollaro al miliardo donato nel 1997 dall'imprenditore Ted Turner alle Nazione Unite, tutti cercano di contribuire come possono alle cause che hanno più a cuore, nel desiderio di restituire parte di quanto si è avuto nel corso della...

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 — 7 p.m.Where: Room 211, Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA [map]Three local scholars will share their personal and professional reasons for choosing to study and support Venice. Intended primarily to acquaint students, young professionals, and others unfamiliar with Save Venice to the mission of our...

by Margie Miklas Things are definitely different in Italy, and I'm not talking only about the driving! Some of these are good, and some not so good, but a lot of them are funny, and maybe even a little bit weird. Here is a short list of some traditions and laws in Italy. In Milan a law states that locals must constantly smile or risk being fi...