For Col. Matthew Gomlak, pausing to highlight the achievements of garrison employees and local community members is a pleasure of the job. Gomlak, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Italy, took part in a July 28 awards ceremony where he applauded more than 60 Soldiers, civilians and Italian carabinieri for their service to the community. “One of my fa...

Sunlight parted storm clouds as paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade at Caserma Del Din paused to remember their fallen. During the ceremony, held just ahead of Memorial Day weekend, Col. Michael Kloepper and Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Chapin, the command team for the 173rd, unveiled a memorial stone from Afghanistan. Kloepper welcomed t...

When three mayors from Vicenza province toured the Northeast in late-April, they gained a new perspective on the U.S. Army, American history and much more. While the Vicenza area has been home to thousands of Americans over the past seven decades, this first-of-its-kind trip to the States gave Nicola Ferronato, mayor of Caldogno, Renzo Marangon, ma...

It may be because the extent of the vineyards is neither large nor small (3,000 hectares of vineyards), or perhaps because the neighbouring denominations, such as Valpolicella, Soave, Conegliano Valdobbiadene or Bardolino make more “noise” and mostly other figures, the fact remains that the district of the Colli Berici – a sort of hilly island that...

U.S. tankers and infantry soldiers helped liberate this picturesque northern Italian city 77 years ago, braving German sniper fire on the city's Corso San Felice Fortunato, or street of lucky fortune. Then they liberated a teenager's birthday cake. Those events were commemorated Thursday in a leafy park adjacent to that same street, with military d...

Every residue is a resource, waste can become an innovative product. If behind it there is a dream, the vision of a new way of producing. Labrenta, a company founded 40 years ago to produce cork, plastic and synthetic stoppers for the wineries of the Vicenza area in Veneto, thanks to "dreamy" entrepreneurs is following new paths towards sustainabil...

If you know us a little bit, you will already know that we are great lovers of Italian cuisine. In every city we travel to, one of our priorities is to taste some of its typical dishes. We think it’s an essential part of a trip, and we love it! We once lived in Bergamo, and when it came to food, we were very lucky! From one side, Bergamo is not amo...

Veneto is the eighth largest of Italy’s 20 administrative regions, is located in the northeast of the country, and stretches from the Dolomite Mountains to the Adriatic Sea. Venice is the regional capital and probably the most famous and most visited city of Veneto because of its world-famous monuments, attractions, and unique carnival. Veneto is a...

In the province of Vicenza, a minor township stands on the hills, separating the two Italian regions of Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige. It is Asiago, known for its famous cheese and its fabulous ski resorts. Here, the colors are those of nature: green, brown, grey, and blue. The fragrances are those of the woodlands. Time passes slowly, far from th...

Ascoli Piceno, Chioggia (VE), Grosseto, Mesagne (BR), Pesaro, Sestri Levante with the Tigullio (GE), Siracusa, Union of Municipalities Paestum-Alto Cilento (SA), Viareggio (LU), Vicenza. These are the 10 finalist cities for the title of Capital of Culture 2024, announced today by the Ministry of Culture. The selected cities, informed by the Ministe...