NEWS FROM : ITALY  

The Consulate is closed for Liberation Day on April 25. It is the occasion for us to remember the mutual sacrifice made by Italians and Americans, the struggle for freedom that brought us together, and the heroism of single individuals. #DYK that Walter Orebaugh, the American Consul in Florence from 1944-47, fought with the partisan Brigata San Fau...

A group of servicemembers, dependents, civilians and Italians have brought back an all-volunteer program to help acquaint incoming Americans with dozens of local communities surrounding the base. Called Vicini Americani, Italian for “American neighbors,” the program relaunched Friday during the “Spring into Spring” festival at the base’s Freedom Pa...

Da oggi, i cicloturisti hanno un itinerario in più da calcare: è la Ciclovia del Piave, 220 chilometri in territorio veneto, tra le Dolomiti e il mare. A presentare la Ciclovia del Piave sono stati i Consorzi Bim Piave di Belluno, Treviso e Venezia. Il nuovo percorso, che si inserisce tra i Cammini o Vie/Ciclovie d’Italia, è un vero e proprio gioie...

If you want to enjoy Italy away from the crowds, you can often do so by heading to one of the country’s many evocative villages. But if you prefer a more urban setting without having to deal with the tourist throngs in Rome, Florence and Venice, try a lesser-known city destination like the five described below (four have UNESCO World Heritage desig...

Roberto Mancini and the millennials: these are the new formidable ingredients to revive the Italian football team, still hurting from the missed qualification in the Russia 2018 World Cup, and their poor performance in the first edition of the Uefa Nations League. But now Italy is worthy of being feared again by the national teams. And thank goodne...

At the height of Mussolini’s Italy, in the midst of war, few if any locals took notice of a diminutive woman cycling around the Italian countryside looking for eggs. After all, in the midst of international turmoil, a mother searching for rations for her children seemed the epitome of “normal.” Her native town of Turin, in northern Italy near the b...

Per gli antichi monaci le biblioteche erano il luogo dove è raccolto il sapere sacro; per i primi scienziati sono ciò che ha reso possibili gli avanzamenti tecnici e le cure mediche. L'avvento delle moderne biblioteche rappresenta la massima aspirazione per le società civili in quanto significano che le persone desiderano leggere, istruirsi e ampli...

The Abruzzo region has produced many well-known Italian Americans, including Dean Martin, Rocky Marciano, Mario Lanza, Bradley Cooper and Ariana Grande. History: Many cities in the Abruzzo date back to the time of the Roman Empire, including Corfinio, Chieti, Atri and Teramo. After the fall of the empire, the region came under the control of severa...

Castello is the largest of the six sestieri of Venice. Start at Campo Santa Maria Formosa, which takes its name from the Church of Santa Maria Formosa, with two facades (one Renaissance, the other Baroque in style), a Baroque bell tower and several artworks inside, including the St. Barbara polyptych by Palma the Elder, one of the most celebrated w...

Soverato is a small comune and town located in the Calabria region of Italy in the province of Catanzaro. The town is spread over a small area of 7.7 sq km and has a population of close to 9800. The town is located on the Ionian Sea and is surrounded by several beautiful villages and white sand beaches along the coast. The economy of the town is ba...

In the letters Christopher Columbus wrote about his exploration of the islands he landed on and traveled through in 1492, he describes the land, people and climate he encountered. He doesn’t mention his journey across the Atlantic – that seafaring information was in a journal that has its own scrutiny. As with the letters, the journal was also hand...

The Italian home restaurants, often managed by Cesarine, a group of Italian cooks, are small restaurants set up inside the homes of their managers. These are inexpensive places where you can taste the flavors of the local cuisine. They do not need any special authorizations, but for this reason they have a very low annual turnover. Here you can spe...