Fare la scarpetta is a phrase in the Italian language that's close to the heart of everyone who has enjoyed a delicious plate of pasta with sauce. Meaning "make the little shoe," it refers to the small piece of bread used to mop up the last of the sauce on your plate.   This end to a meal ritual is vastly popular all over Italy; however, whe...

Let us guess: you have probably already booked your ticket to Italy for this summer and now you are planning to visit some of the most wonderful Italian cities such as Florence, Rome or Venice to admire their breathtaking architecture, museums and monuments.   Are we right? But considering that it's summer and a bit of sun and crystalline cl...

by Claudia Baroncelli   Beyond monuments and churches, palaces and museums Italy also boasts many wonderful and ancient bridges where engineering truly meets nature. From the North to the South, Swide has rounded up some of the most enchanting and beautiful bridges across Italy.   There are some spots in Italy where you can truly feel...

Museo Italo Americano - Fort Mason Center - 2 Marina Blvd., Building C - San Francisco, CA 94123.Sunday, November 15, 2015 4:00pm Let Kathleen Gonzalez, author of A Beautiful Woman in Venice, tell you the stories of Rosalba Carriera, Veronica Franco, Hermonia Vivarini, Marietta Barovier, Cencia Scarpariola, and others who proved tha...

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...