NEWS FROM : ITALY  

A new documentary movie called, Happy Winter, transports viewers to Mondello Beach (Spiaggia di Mondello), one of the most popular beaches in Sicily, Italy. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, just off the southernmost tip of the Italian boot. Because Sicilian summers tend to be long, hot, and dry, many residents of Palermo, the capi...

There are great love affairs that permeate the ages: Anthony and Cleopatra, Rhett and Scarlet, Samson and Delilah…Everyone and Pasta.  There’s something almost magical about digging into a heaping plate of piping hot noodles slathered in tangy red sauce…or pudgy pasta squares bulging with velvety ricotta.  Besides your mother, pasta might actually...

From Venice’s labyrinth of scenic canals to Tuscany’s rolling olive groves, the cosmopolitan capital of Rome and the sun-drenched beaches along the craggy cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, it’s no surprise that Italy is a perennial favorite among travelers of all ages. But there’s far more to this storied destination than its classic draws—be it Turin’s...

While exploring the villages of the Amalfi Coast, voyagers are certain to notice that the lemons there are larger than they are used to. They are sure to come across the Sfusato lemon (about two to three times the size of a supermarket lemon) and will be further shocked when they are confronted with the giant-sized, Cedro Citron variety of lemons....

The history of Villa Matilde began in the 1960s, when Francesco Paolo Avallone, a lawyer with a passion for ancient wines and an abiding interest in the “vinum Falernum” described in the accounts of Pliny and in the poetry of Virgil, Martial, and Horace, decided to bring back to life that legendary wine. It had disappeared in the early 20th century...

I'm sitting stark naked, sweating profusely, as a woman in a bikini enthusiastically wafts steam infused with the scent of cinnamon in my face with a towel. It's taken me two days to work up the courage to enter the infinity sauna, or “show sauna”, where my very British anxiety about naked sauna-bathing is not being lessened by colourful lights and...

For our series dedicated to true stories of buying and restoring Italian property, we speak today to husband and wife Jeff Marzilli and Robin Landis. Both from the U.S., Jeff and Robin lived in Rome from 1999-2003 and again from 2005-2010, when they were both working for the United Nations World Food Programme, which has its headquarters in Rome. ...

“My grandfather had a dream: becoming successful in America. I am part of that dream, and I am part of Giovinazzo, where my father, my grandfather and my grandmother were born.” These aren’t the words of any Italian-American, one that comes back to the motherland during the Summer to find a bit of him or herself and visit what is left of the family...

Positano is a fishing village in the Amalfi Coast. According to legend, the village is a love gift from the Sea God Poseidon to his beloved nymph Pasitea. So it can’t be anything but beautiful and for a good reason it’s called “the pearl of the Amalfi Coast“. We all know Positano for its colorful houses climbing the hillside, the narrow winding roa...

Sono più di 50 i donatori che hanno deciso finora di sostenere l’iniziativa lanciata nei giorni scorsi da Mediagol per aiutare tifosi rosanero con difficoltà economiche ad abbonarsi allo stadio di Palermo. Nella maggior parte dei casi, a donare sono stati tifosi residenti fuori dalla Sicilia che per manifestare la loro vicinanza e fiducia al nuovo...

Ammontano a 3,7 miliardi di euro le esportazioni di occhiali da sole italiani nel mondo, in aumento dello 0,8% rispetto all'anno precedente. Il valore delle importazioni è stato di 1,5 miliardi. E sono 920 le imprese italiane attive nella fabbricazione di lenti e occhiali, in crescita del 2,1% rispetto al 2017. Le esportazioni, secondo un’elaborazi...

Good news for U.S. travelers yearning to visit southern Italy: on Thursday, United Airlines announced a brand new flight from New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport to Palermo, Sicily. It'll be the only daily nonstop flight from the U.S. to the capital city of the Italian island. The new route, which will launch on May 20, 2020, is espec...