The beautiful MSC Divina bade farewell to Venice today as she embarked on her much anticipated 18-night Grand Voyage to Miami, where she will become the first Fantasia class ship to sail from North America and the first MSC cruise ship to offer year-round Caribbean sailings. An additional touch of Italian style enchanted spectators in Venice this...

  WTI Magazine #44    2014 October, 1Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Elegant, inimitable, exciting and romantic, precious: this is Venice, the gem on any tour of Italy where churches, palazzi, ancient bridges, monuments and piazzas confirm its artistic and cultural vitality. All has testified to and continues to testify to the long his...

Two northeast Ohio churches have planned trips to Italy this year, and their respective itineraries are attracting a great deal of interest. Father Paul Rosing, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Stow, Ohio is taking his group north from September 7-21, 2014, weaving his way from Rome to Milan over 15 days and 13 nights.   Father Philip Racco,...

by Alessandra Magliaro   Four Italian directors are in competition at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, plucked from a wider selection of others that weren't chosen, including films by big names such as Paolo Sorrentino, Nanni Moretti, and Matteo Garrone.   In response to the inevitable controversy over the films by those directors being...

  WTI Magazine #54    2015 February, 20Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Italy is the birthplace of opera, and of numerous worldwide known and loved composers: Paganini, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, Monteverdi, Salieri, Tartini, Vivaldi, and so on. No less numerous are the international composers that have been inspired...

Join us for a new Italian Heritage class, where we offer topics ranging from cultural traditions to historical events and individuals who sparked change. This month we feature Carnival in Venice – a storied festival that has survived hundreds of years and continues to mesmerize visitors from all over the world. Discover the history of Car...

When traveling to Italy, there are many great cities to choose from. Everyone knows about Rome, and many have seen its splendors through the eyes of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. Fashion lovers will find the catwalks and shops of Milan to be inspiring. Those who love romance often head for Venice.   The architecture lovers head for Floren...

October 17, 10:30 am — 12:00 pm, Westchester Italian Cultural Center - 24 Depot Square - Tuckahoe, New York.    The history of glass-making in Venice is almost as old as the city itself. The Island of Murano, just a 10 minute boat ride off the coast of Venice, is home to this world famous glass. Here for over 700 yea...

Anche gli sposi americani privilegiano l'Italia rispetto ad altre destinazioni per trascorrervi la loro luna di miele definendola "imbattibilmente la più romantica" tra le 20 maggiori destinazioni più richieste.   Il nostro Paese, infatti, già decretato vincente da parte delle giovani coppie in arrivo dalla Cina e dall'India, si è aggiudicat...

by Barbara Ganz   Samsung and Venetian Heritage Foundation will provide €600,000 for the construction of the "Nuovi Grandi Gallerie" (New Large Galleries) at the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice. The new galleries will be located in the ground floor of the Accademia building and will showcase artwork that has never been exhibited to the pub...