The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce it is donating $250,000 to the Società Habilis Cooperativa Sociale to assist in rebuilding a community center devastated by the 2016 earthquake. The Società Habilis Cooperativa Sociale is scheduled to be completed by August 2023."We are proud to support a project that will benef...

Ascoli Piceno is a beautiful medieval city in Le Marche. Its historic center is built almost entirely in travertine, which gives it a golden glow come dusk, and has a wealth of artistic and architectural gems, including several towers and bell towers; in fact, Ascoli Piceno is also known as the “City of 100 towers” - it is estimated that, in the Mi...

When it comes to finding Italy’s Tuscany without tourists, the region of Le Marche instantly pops into your head as central Italy’s “best-kept secret”. Stretching 100 miles along the Adriatic coast, Le Marche has mysterious mountain ranges, a rich farming terrain with picturesque rolling hillsides covered in vineyards, and plenty of charming histor...

Walk round Ascoli Piceno, and in some ways it could be any Italian town. There are two big squares where locals watch the days go by, sit in cafes to people-watch, and do their nightly passeggiata stroll. There are centuries-old churches and even ancient remains dating back to the Roman period. As in plenty of other Italian towns, the center was co...

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...

It can on occasion feel like scarcely a week goes by without a U.S. investor securing for themselves an Italian football club. From giants of calcio such as Fiorentina and Roma to comparative minnows Catania and Pisa, the influx of cash from across the Atlantic seems relentless. The logic is clear. For the most part these are assets that are availa...

North Sixth Group today announced it has acquired an ownership interest in Italian professional football club Ascoli Calcio 1898 FC (Ascoli FC) in partnership with Massimo Pulcinelli and Bricofer S.p.A, the leading retailer in the home goods and DIY sector in Italy. Founded in 1898, Ascoli boasts a rich tradition, having competed in Serie A and Ser...

THE BASILICA DI SAN FRANCESCO IS ONE of the main religious buildings in the town of Ascoli Piceno located in central Italy. Considered the finest example of Franciscan architecture in the region of Marche, the main entrance of this church contains a unique feature.  The entrance is located along a narrow alley on the side of Piazza del Popolo, the...

The world has seen a video in which for 8 minutes and 46 seconds a human being held his knee on the neck of another human being, and killed him, with the complicity of three other human beings. It wasn't a movie, it wasn't a TV show, it wasn't a play. It was unfortunately the truth, the reality, life and death that had been repeated for too long in...

Six years ago I came to Florence from my home in Boston for a short stay that turned permanent after I fell in love with my now-husband, a Florentine named Rami. I was in love with the country, too, and can say that after all this time, I still find it truly breathtaking. Unfortunately the beauty isn't the only thing that makes me gasp here. Someti...