Venice was inundated by an exceptionally high tide Monday, putting three-quarters of the famed Italian lagoon city under water as large swathes of the rest of Italy experienced flooding and heavy winds that toppled trees, killing four people. Tourists and residents alike donned high boots to navigate the streets of Venice after strong winds raised...

"Save Venice" Boston Chapter Gala 2018 - Sposalizio del Mare: Marriage to the Sea. Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:00pm to 12:00am. The Harvard Club - 374 Commonwealth Ave - Boston, MA 02115. Tickets can be purchased here. Proceeds will allow the Boston chapter to restore, in honor of Jacopo Tintoretto’s 500th birthday, Saint Jerome Presenting Doge Pri...

La mostra è stata un successo oltre le nostre aspettative. Ma quello che mi ha colpito di più è stato l’interesse dei giovani, il loro entusiasmo nel vedere gli artigiani al lavoro. Credo che oggi considerino il saper fare qualcosa con le mani una cosa cool»: Alberto Cavalli ha impiegato due anni a organizzare Homo Faber, la grande mostra sui mesti...

In 1931, Harry’s Bar opened along a canal off Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy: Giuseppe Cipriani’s dream of creating an establishment where clients were held in high regard and treated like kings and queens came to life. Fast-forward to 70 years later in 2001 and Harry’s Bar received the high honor of becoming a national landmark, as deemed by th...

What do Lord Byron, the Armenians, a leper colony and Venice have in common?  The answer is the tiny island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni in the Venetian Lagoon. It all came about following years of persecution when the Mekhitarist monks sought a place of safety after fleeing Constantinople. In 1717 the pope asked the Republic of Venice to grant the...

From ancient Roman ships in Pisa to a deeper understanding of Pompeii, via a cycle route in Siena, there's plenty still to look forward to in Italy as part of the EU28-wide celebration of culture. As one of the most culture-intense EU nations, Italy has plenty to offer for the European Year of Culture Heritage 2018.   Italy is hosting 1,136 events...

In recent decades, Italy has been repeatedly considered the perfect set for a lot of unforgettable international cinematographic productions, due to its fascinating cities and gorgeous natural beauties spread across the country. Despite there are many Italian directors who decided to portrait our countrysuch as Vittorio De Sica or Federico Fellini,...

Euronews reporter, Ines Fressynet says, “Craftsmanship or the production of handmade objects employs no less than 50 million Europeans. You probably don’t know all of these skills, and that’s precisely the work of the Michelangelo Foundation. To showcase the best of luxury craftsmanship know-how to design professionals and the general public, thro...

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, in a recent press conference at the Venice Film Festival, said they bonded over their shared Italian roots on the sets of 'A Star is Born'. According to a report by Variety, Cooper admitted that he did not know Lady Gaga was Italian and said their East Coast Italian-American families were a huge part of their bond. He...

She’s ridden a dolly into an elevator, scooted through a parking lot in a shopping cart, galloped across the AMAs red carpet atop a mechanical horse, and even flown the length of a New York City building in an airborne dress, but now Lady Gaga — queen of pop and ridiculous forms of transportation — is taking to the water for her next mobility ventu...