NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Cinque Terre comprises five villages (hence the name, which translates to "Five Lands") on the northwestern coast of Italy in the region of Liguria. A national park, it is characterized by terraced agricultural land and colorful houses tumbling down cliffsides into the Mediterranean Sea. The area is home to some 4,000 inhabitants, but attracts arou...

Even though Shakespeare's Mercutio said that "dreams are the children of an idle brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy", everyone has dreamt of a "house of wonders": a villa, perhaps perched on soft green hills, in a bucolic and unspoilt countryside, or caressed by the breeze and scents of the Mediterranean maquis with a spectacular sea view. An...

Venice authorities have announced when visitors will have to book their slot to see the canal city and pay an entry fee, three years after the system was first proposed. The entry fee will apply to daytrippers but not to those staying the night in Venice, who already pay a tourist tax. The city has also confirmed how visitors can book their ticket,...

Like all major European capitals, Rome’s touristy neighborhoods are hard to avoid or, sometimes, resist. After a journey of missed connections, jumbled travel directions and mangled language if you’re not an Italian speaker, it’s tempting to fall into a neighborhood like Trastevere, where English is widely spoken and familiar menu items can entice...

Napoletana, Romana and al taglio. Margherita, capricciosa and quattro stagioni: of course, we are talking about pizza. But while these varieties are known across the globe, they are far from being the only ones, and I am not only speaking about toppings. If it’s true that pizza is a quintessentially Neapolitan dish – so much so that Neapolitan pizz...

Villeneuve, castello di Aymavilles, Maison Anselmet, Petite Arvine, Chalet La Meridiana, Jambon de Bosses, Lard d’Arnad, fondue. Based on these things, where do you think I am? Anyone who thinks they know Italy might assume I’m not even in il bel paese. But where I am is evident to anyone who really knows Italy: the Valle d’Aosta. Nestled in the Al...

It all began in 1968. Ferrari had sent Pininfarina two chassis of the 25 built for the type approval of the Ferrari 512 S. The chassis had remained unsold, and were sent to Turin to be used to develop a couple of prototypes for a possible future production. One was handed over to Filippo Sapino, my colleague from the style team who at the time was...

Florence is a magnificent city that tourists from all over the world, but what we are attracting to offer you today is a family-friendly Florence where children of all ages can feel comfortable and have fun. A walking tour through the streets of Florence to discover one of the most beautiful art cities in Italy. Florence is a city within everyone's...

Italy from north to south, we eat our way through. Welcome to our new series: This is how delicious Italy eats. The theme Mangiare is elementary in Italy, but actually looks quite different in each region. Italian cuisine - enjoy it, from the Aosta Valley to Sicily. Everything nicely bite-sized and in small bites. With buon appetito in any case. We...

On the occasion of the visit to Isola delle Femmine, in the province of Palermo, Sicily, of a delegation of Italian-American citizens from Pittsburg and Martinez (California), led by the vice president of Italian American Club of Pittsburg, CA, Vince Ferrante, the Scala - Aiello family, through their little niece Ysabel Scala, donated to the Joe Di...

Increasingly rare, less and less produced. Sciacchetrà is a marvel among meditation wines, a unique passito made from Bosco, Albarola, and Vermentino grapes left to dry away from the sun, in airy places, even for 70 days. After November 1st, the bunches are carefully de-stemmed, hand-selecting the grapes that are then pressed and vinified in steel...

The Italian Studies program (Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) and the Film and Media Studies program (Dodge College of Film and Media Arts) joined efforts to develop a unique educational experience in Bologna, Italy, a travel course that will become a staple of both programs and Chapman University in the future. Under the...