Everyone seems to love traveling in Italy. It’s a land of wonderful food and wine, centuries of history and art, and, of course, that wonderful dolce vita. But while traveling in Italy most of us stick only to the usual suspects – Rome, Venice, Florence, the Amalfi Coast, Bologna, etc. All are well worth visiting, of course. But there are many othe...

As have many peoples and cultures around the world, Italy and Italians have exhibited an infinite passion for music for centuries. Italian music in particular boasts a reputation that is tightly bound to the names of important individuals, from singers to orchestra conductors and composers. In reality, the renown of music from the Bel Paese could n...

There is no doubt that religious festivals represent a large part of the traditional Italian heritage. An expression of faith, of course, but also events with a strong social significance and bond of belonging to the community, especially in the South: Leonardo Sciascia, in "Corda Pazza" (Mad rope), about religious festivals wrote that in Sicily th...

The “Italian Diaspora Studies Association”, in conjunction with the Department of Humanities at the University of Calabria, located in Rende, a few kilometers outside Cosenza (Calabria, Italy), has launched a new residential writing program dedicated to the topic of “Cultural Heritage and Memory”. With the Patronages of the Canadian Embassy of Rome...

Easter is one of the most important holidays in Italy, and many cities and towns across the country are known for their spectacular festivities. But when it comes to food, perhaps no celebration rivals the “Arches of Bread” festival (also known as the “Easter Arches”) of San Biagio Platani, in Sicily. Every year, in the months leading up to Easter...

A Palazzo dei Normanni, nel corso dell’Assemblea Regionale Siciliana tenutasi questo pomeriggio in concomitanza con il seminario per la Creazione di una Rete di Giovani Italiani nel Mondo, dopo i saluti istituzionali, la firma di un protocollo d’intesa tra ARS e Cgie, e un focus di Delfina Licata sul Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo, la chiusura è stata...

“Ci tenevo molto ad essere presente perché ritengo particolarmente importanti e attuali i temi che riguardano i nostri giovani connazionali all’estero di seconda e terza generazione e di nuova emigrazione. Già più di dieci anni fa, da autrice del programma di servizio di Rai International “Sportello Italia”, avevo ritenuto fondamentale porre l'acce...

Anitya, you had a really cool approach to the Italian language. Can you explain to us how you found your Italian school in Sicily? “I’ll start with the way I was introduced to Sicily. While I was at the hairdresser, I heard about this inexpensive one-week trip to Sicily for a cooking class in October of 2017 which was all inclusive: food, excursion...

Alla vigilia del Seminario di Palermo, al quale parteciperanno giovani italiani provenienti da tutti i continenti, rappresentanti delle Istituzioni, delle Consulte regionali, giornalisti della carta stampata e della televisione, nonché alcuni rappresentanti dei Comites, il Consiglio Generale degli italiani all’Estero, grazie al lavoro preparatorio...

The lands that surround Catania and Mount Etna in Sicily have been farmed since the Neolithic; indeed, they’re home to the oldest agricultural civilization on the island. The land is so fertile thanks to volcanic soils; vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes of the mountain, the highest active volcano in Europe, and the broad plain o...