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Civita di Bagnoregio, a clifftop village surging out of a valley in Italy's central Lazio region, has been proposed for World Heritage Status by the Italian UNESCO commission. All going well, the "Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio" could enter the prestigious UNESCO list in 2022, in a proposal backed by Civita and the Lazio region with the...

With winter in full swing, nothing says “warm up by the fire” like a glass of Amarone. Americans are longtime fans of this full-bodied, velvety red wine, and the U.S. is the second largest destination market, accounting for 14% of total exports.  Produced across 19 townships in the northeast province of Verona, Amarone is created from dried grapes,...

The past year has been a great challenge for everyone across Italy, and it has forced us to change our perspectives — on pretty much everything. Like others around the world, Italians are still paying a high price for the pandemic, trying to balance their lives between the online and the real worlds. Frustration, dissatisfaction and fatigue are jus...

Some peculiar trends are characterizing most the sauces and pestos sector on the Italian and international scenarios. We are talking about 100% made in Italy, local raw materials, PDO or PGI, premium, and regional recipes. According to Nielsen data, in the year ending November 22, 2020 in Italy the sector’s turnover was almost 534 million euros (+7...

XXVI International Conference of Film Studies. Rome, May 6-8, 2021. Department of Philosophy, Communication, and Performing Arts - University of Roma Tre. Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Áine O’Healy (Loyola Marymount University), Igiaba Scego (writer and journalist), Jennifer Smith (Head of Inclusion, BFI)  Please send your 300-350 words abstracts for...

Have you been contemplating a move to Italy? Perhaps you have Italian ancestry and would like to apply for dual citizenship based on your bloodline, or through marriage. What if you could meet your long-lost relatives in the old country and purchase property there? All these things are possible, and you can learn how from an American couple who rec...

Captain Scott Bunnay represents the American Embassy in a ceremony at the American Cemetery in Nettuno to commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the allied landings in Anzio, Italy, during World War II. Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Smitham on the 77th Anniversary of the Allied Landing in Anzio, Italy: Today, on January 22, 2021, we commemorat...

IT’S HARD TO DESCRIBE THE wilderness and abandonment of this spectacular archaeological site. Norchia was a satellite settlement of the powerful Etruscan city of Tarquinia, which dominated the coast of northern Lazio during the 4th-century CE. Norchia was likely established as one of the city’s outposts inland from the Tyrrhenian Sea, which also cr...

Italy's Culture Minister has declared Procida the Italian Culture Capital for 2022. The smallest island in the Bay of Naples, Procida beat out nine other destinations for the title. Often overshadowed by nearby Capri and Ischia, Procida comprises just two square miles on which a stack of compact, colorful homes conceals narrow, serpentine lanes tha...

Mascherine e test rapidi, innovativi sistemi di sanificazione e speciali barelle di bio-contenimento per spostare i pazienti. Sono alcune delle soluzioni offerte da 25 aziende italiane, di cui 9 dell’Emilia-Romagna che, attraverso un progetto Usa-Italia, andranno concretamente a coprire svariati aspetti legati alla pandemia Covid-19, dalla prevenzi...

Getting vaccinated isn't compulsory in Italy, but it's strongly recommended, free, and will ultimately be offered to every resident. With a limited supply of doses, however, Italy has come up with a strict order of priority that means many of us will have to wait at least a few more months before we can get immunized. Here's who gets to go first, a...

In 2020 exports of Italy’s food and beverage products increased – in contrast to the trend of all other economic sectors (general decline of -10.8%) – growing by +1.4%. According to an analysis by Italian farmers association Coldiretti – based on Istat data on the first eleven months of 2020 – despite the Covid-19 pandemic the year just ended was a...