NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Procida is still, in many ways, a well guarded secret. Contrarily to its more famous sisters, Capri and Ischia, Procida — that, when it comes to beauty,  has nothing to envy to either of them, — remains a traditional, fishermen enclave at heart: mass tourism is unknown in this little corner of Campania.  Mind, its charms are known and they have bee...

XXXV plus L equals LXXXV, 85. For more than 1,000 years, Romans did their math with these numerals, and school children across America were taught this fun way of writing numbers known as Roman Numerals. But, for the Romans, computing large sums as commerce increased and trade extended throughout the world, became cumbersome. When Marco Polo brough...

Inheritance tax must be paid by residents in Italy under certain conditions, that will be described below, when they inherit property - both real estate and movable property - wherever this heritage may be located (therefore also on assets held abroad). The Italian inheritance tax concerns not only the assets of Italian citizens, but also all asset...

Located in Puglia, Castel del Monte (Italian for "Castle of the Mountain") was built in the 13th century by Emperor Frederick II, who had inherited the lands from his mother Constance of Sicily. Frederick was responsible for the construction of many castles in Puglia, but Castel del Monte's geometric design was unique. The emperor imbued it with sy...

If you picture an Italian seaside holiday, you're probably visualizing Cinque Terre. A series of five towns of pastel-colored houses clinging onto stunning craggy cliffs over clear turquoise sea, it's an iconic vacation destination.  Cinque Terre is thronged every summer with sun-seekers looking for beach relaxation, hikers excited about the area's...

Blessed with mountains, lakes and 7600km of coastline, Italy offers some of the most stunning beaches in Europe. From the trendy hotspots to the out-of-the-way locales, it's not hard to find a piece of sand with unforgettable vistas. Here are Italy's 10 best beaches to add to your bucket list. 1. Spiaggia Rena Bianca – Santa Teresa di Gallura The “...

Italy is much quieter this year, but Italians are having a fairly normal summer all things considered. With daily cases hovering around 250 for the country, and mask wearing mandatory in all indoor environments, the borders have opened to EU and Schengen area visitors. This means that trains are running around the country, but some things have chan...

New secrets about Venice and its origins have been unveiled by exceptional findings made under the roof of Santa Maria Assunta basilica, in Torcello. While carrying out works in the attic area of the church, a team of archaeologists from the Università di Venezia, led by Diego Calaon, discovered frescoes dating back to the 9th century This is impor...

While many diners are now getting their restaurant fix through takeout and delivery options due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tripadvisor took a look back at pre-COVID data to make its list of the trendiest cuisine of 2020. The list provides insight into what the top food trends and restaurants were prior to the the virus.  To come up with its list...

A unique collection of videos about the Sardinian heritage are available on Vimeo through the Ethnographic Institute of Sardinia’s on-demand platform, “ISRECINEMA.” There are 52 works (with new ones on the way) that consist of photo essays, documentaries, short films and animated films. The platform contains the institutes first works dating back t...

Vincenzo Arcobelli è intervenuto in rappresentanza della Confederazione Siciliani Nord America (Csna) sulla questione del ripristino della Consulta Regionale dell’Emigrazione in Sicilia: “un bel passo in avanti dopo la richiesta per la ricostituzione  al Governo della Regione Siciliana”, si legge nella nota di Arcobelli. Dopo aver trasmesso una let...

President Sergio Mattarella visited Bologna on Thursday to mark the 40th anniversary of two of the most painful moments in Italy's history - the 1980 Bologna station bombing and the Ustica air crash. On 27 June 1980, a Bologna-Palermo flight by the now-defunct Itavia airline crashed into the Tyrrhenian Sea between the islands of Ponza and Ustica, k...