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...

L'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York ha ospitato la conferenza di presentazione alla stampa e al pubblico statunitense della 55esima Biennale Internazionale d'Arte di Venezia, in programma dal primo giugno al 24 novembre 2013. La conferenza, preceduta da un indirizzo di saluto al pubblico da parte del Direttore dell'Istituto, Prof. Riccardo...

by Chiara Beghelli   After the end of the Republic of Venice, conquered by Napoleon in 1797, luxurious villas owned by the city's wealthy aristocrats in the hinterland of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia fell into disrepair.   It was not until the 1950s that an exhibition brought their dilapidated state of disrepair to national attent...

By Luisa Taliento   New places of encounter, contemplation and peace, where you can enjoy experiences without conflict, because the stars here aren't people but plants. The concept behind the success of horticultural travel couldn't be simpler, and in Great Britain it inspires one person out of three to take a trip.   This is a type o...

May 16 10:30 am — 12:30 pmWestchester Italian Cultural CenterOne Generoso Pope Place , Tuckahoe , NY 10707 United States La Serenissima: Venetian Islands: Murano, Burano, Torcello, and San MicheleThe outer islands of Venice are fascinating, each is so different and has its unique history. Torcello, the oldest of the lagoon's island, Murano, famous...

by Rick Steves   Even when it's hot, crowded, or on strike, Italy is lots of fun. More than any other Western European country, though, travelers to Italy need up-to-date information to travel smart, saving both time and money. Here are a few updates to help you make the most of Italy in 2014:   Florence is notorious for long lines at...

Eighteen years after first visiting Venice, Locktov still remembers the moment: "When I first stepped foot on Venetian soil I had this overwhelming feeling of falling in love with a place on earth, which took me by surprise. "I loved it like a living, breathing entity."   The American publicist thereafter made sure she kept coming back,...