The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is accepting applications for the 2020-21 academic year. Opportunities are available for artists, college and university faculty, professionals, and independent scholars to teach and conduct research at educational institutions and research institutions in Italy. Fulbright Scholars represent the diversity of the U...

You’ll find evidence of the shared history of the United States and Tuscany in every corner of Florence, even in your neighborhood gelato shop. Wine too is a thread that has connected our two countries since even before the establishment of the Consulate in Florence in 1819.Naturally, it all goes back to Thomas Jefferson and Filippo Mazzei. Mazzei...

Even if you’re not religious, Easter in Italy’s smallest towns is a chance to see century-old traditions that continue to bring together their communities like no other time of year.  On Santo Sabato (the Saturday before Easter), Gabriella Serafinelli, 63, lines a wicker basket with a clean white tea towel. A former baker, she has lived her entire...

The Pursuit of Excellence at Castello Banfi inspired research to produce wines more naturally. Several of Europe’s foremost enologists joined the president of The World and The Italian Enological Societies at Castello Banfi to pioneer technology to reduce sulfites, eliminate histamines and errant enzymes, perfect vineyard improvements, develop nitr...

Lasers are being used to remove graffiti from historic buildings in Italy without damaging their fragile surfaces. Generations of visitors to cities such as Florence are among those to have left their mark. But this unwanted legacy is being erased thanks to lasers wielded by a team of volunteers nicknamed Angels of Beauty. For visitors to Italian c...

“Every day I walk the vines,” says Gabriele da Prato, gesturing to the lush foliage surrounding us. “All of my senses are involved. I’m looking, smelling, touching, listening, tasting. I’m having a conversation with nature. I’m in harmony with the earth.” Walking the vines isn’t the only way the esoteric winemaker harmonizes with the earth. From ti...

I 200 anni della presenza diplomatica degli Stati Uniti d'America a Firenze vengono celebrati con un doppio evento che si svolgerà lunedì 8 aprile alle ore 17.30 nella sede della Fondazione CR Firenze (Via Bufalini 6). Alla presenza del Presidente della Fondazione CR Firenze Umberto Tombari e del Console Generale degli Stati Uniti d'America a Firen...

The Isola d’Elba, an amazing island situated between the Tyrrhennian and Ligurian Sea, is the largest of the Tuscan Archipelago. It can be easily reached from Piombino with both Toremar and Moby Linesferries. There is also an airport on the island, Marina di Campo, that is served by Intersky for international flights (to Friedrichshafen, Munich and...

Tuscany is one of the most varied regions of Italy, thanks to the different sceneries and geographical areas it offers: sea, countryside and mountains. However, there is an area which may not be on the most beaten of tracks, but is well worth a visit: Garfagnana. Garfagnana is situated near the province of Lucca, between the Apuane Alps and the Tus...

Teatri, musei, gallerie, biblioteche: l'Italia è un immenso giacimento culturale. Misurando la quantità dei siti culturali il portale Holidu ha fatto una classifica delle città perfette da questo punto di vista, quasi un Grand Tour delle 10 città con più cultura d’Italia. Come disse Elio Vittorini “La cultura non è professione per pochi: è una cond...