North of Lecce, Puglia, a typical Italian countryside, is the home to Certosa and Manfredi. They were once residences of a noble family and a farmhouse for a flower market, respectively. Certosa even towers over miles of vineyards and olive groves. Such beautiful landscapes with a calming environment are a beauty to behold. But why are the likes of...

The Watkins Glen Italian-American Festival is partnering with the Schuyler County Health Department to offer free Johnson & Johnson vaccines during the event. The vaccine will be available during the festival on Saturday, August 14 from 1-3 p.m. at the Clute Park Pavilion. “I am thrilled the event is able to happen again this year!” shared Schuyler...

As Italy prepares to extend the public spaces where a so-called ‘green pass’ is required, the government has given its first indications about how visitors from non-EU countries can access the scheme. Travellers from any country in the EU or Schengen Zone can already use their national certificates in Italy as they would at home.  In its latest ord...

Following Italy’s announcement to expand its Covid-19 health pass to venues such as restaurants, bars, gyms and cinemas, there has been a surge in vaccination bookings. But as it’s due to come into force in just under two weeks, from August 6th, there have been reports of other tactics to get the pass without meeting the official requirements of ge...

Rome's Fiumicino airport has begun offering travellers the chance to be vaccinated against covid-19, even at the last minute before boarding their flights. Located in Terminal 3, the vaccine centre is dedicated to passengers departing, arriving and in transit, reports newspaper Corriere della Sera. The new 'Vax & Go' initiative became operational o...

“Il Governo indica le modalità di funzionamento del Green Pass per i vaccinati, ma  gli italiani all’estero che hanno fatto il vaccino nel Paese di residenza come potranno vedere riconosciuta la validità del loro vaccino? Per avere indicazioni concrete ho depositato una interrogazione al Ministro degli Esteri Di Maio in cui ho chiesto di “fornire i...

Antonio “Tony” Di Luigi had rules he lived by in his 98 years:  Do everything 100 percent. Listen to people who know more than you do. Balance your checkbook. And with 77 years as a barber, the Gloucester County resident could tell a lot about a man by the hair on his head. “He judged people by their haircuts,” said Di Luigi’s son Kevin. “He would...

With daily COVID-19 cases sharply rising again, Italy will soon require people to have passes reflecting their health status to access gyms, museums, movie theaters, the inside of restaurants and other venues. Premier Mario Draghi’s government approved a decree Thursday ordering the use of the so-called “green” passes starting on Aug. 6. To be elig...

In the very week that the entire country was shutting down as COVID-19 spread across U.S. soil, Jeff Mauro was holed up in an Airbnb with his wife, photographer, and food stylist to capture photos for his upcoming cookbook, Come On Over. As the title might suggest, its original intention was all about gathering together, having friends and family...

The long-awaited return of the Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage festival is less than two weeks away. The COVID-19 pandemic canceled the iconic event last summer. This will be the 38th year for the festival, but there will be some changes this time around. New for this year is the Italian Village, which will be in the 12th street area and...