Italy has many great places to visit, among them fabulous, unheralded locales. If you want the inside scoop on some less predictable choices for a memorable holiday, ask the pros. Here Domenic Petrino, the director of business development for Select Italy, a boutique travel company specializing in custom itineraries, talks about three under-the-rad...

Ci sono le ricerche sui carnevali campani di Roberto De Simone e le registrazioni salentine di Giovanna Marini, le raccolte storiche come quella di Elvira Nobilio e le rilevazioni abruzzesi di Marco Müller: uno sterminato patrimonio di suoni, canti e narrazioni sta per essere restituito a una fruizione pubblica, sottratto all'oblio e ospitato in un...

Osvaldo “Oswald” ZAFFIRI, seppe farsi onore durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale , era originario di Collecorvino in provincia di Pescara. Osvaldo “Oswald” ZAFFIRI nacque a New York nel 1922 da Alfredo Oreste Cipriano (nato a Collecorvino in via Eolo, l’8 gennaio del 1895, da Andrea -“panettiere”- e Maria Di Marzio) e Amina Berenice Felicita CHIAVARO...

Deep in the woods it appears like a sudden apparition: a lone wolf on the path ahead of us. It's there just long enough for us to register its presence, then it vanishes. Yes, wolves (and bears) do stalk the rugged interior of Abruzzo, southern Italy, although in the 12 years we've holidayed here we've never seen one before. Abruzzo is not a regula...

"Ero Gracile: La Rivincita Della B12," an article about growing up in Italy in the 1960s was originally published in Oggi7, the Sunday insert of the U.S.-based Italian-language daily newspaper AmericaOggi, on July 8, 2018. After a seven-month gestation, it was developed into a book at the urging of some of the newspaper's readers, who posted on the...

Ten ancient Italian beech forests which extend from Tuscany to Basilicata are recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage for their exceptional naturalistic value and the incredible biodiversity that characterizes them. The Italian Ancient Beech forests protected by UNESCO fall within the context of the transnational environmental site of the "Primeval...

Are you sure you know everything about Carnival in Italy? We will help you with an excursus that goes from the origins, through the typical masks and sweets of the Italian carnival tradition, up to the indication of the most beautiful carnivals in Italy. The origins of Carnival in Italy and beyond are closely linked to religious culture, as they ar...

Monteferrante, a tiny mountain town in the province of Chieti and region of Abruzzo, has 128 residents as of 2017. Around since the Middle Ages, in the early 1900s, it was a farming community. However, many residents migrated to the United States and the Americas during the mid-1900s. This included my mom, uncle, Nonna and Tatone. Many residents se...

In Abruzzo, in the heart of the Gran Sasso massif, surrounded by some of the highest and most suggestive peaks of the Apennines, lies the Campo Imperatore plateau, nicknamed the Tibet of Abruzzo. The origin of this wide flat valley is to be found in the long work of floods and glaciers, which have gently shaped the morphology of the slope, giving s...

Veteran defense attorney Fred Gagliardini is trading in the stress of witness questioning and closing arguments for leisurely afternoons sipping cappuccino in the Italian countryside. Gagliardini, 60, completes his move next month to Colledimezzo, a village in central Italy in the mountainous region of Abruzzo. How does Colledimezzo compare to Bake...