It can be strange to imagine that in a country as touristy as Italy, there are still amazing places that have somehow been stowed away. That’s the feeling you get when traveling in Abruzzo.  See one of the best road trips from Rome to Abruzzo. Stretching from the Apennine mountains to the Adriatic sea, in Central/Southern Italy, Abruzzo comes with...

This month’s installment in our series on readers traveling to Italy in search of their roots and relatives features the story of Mary Louise Tucker, who has been drawn to her family history since she was young, hearing stories from her nonno about life in Abruzzo before he emigrated to Philadelphia as a 14-year-old boy. Mary Louise herself is an e...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce its 2021 Region of Honor: Abruzzo. Each year, NIAF collaborates with a region in Italy by promoting its culture, business and tourism in the United States, while also traveling to the region to promote cultural exchange. The region will also be prominently honored at the NIAF 46...

After more than a year of being homebound, travel enthusiasts are finding themselves torn when thinking about how to approach their 2021 and 2022 trips. On one hand, cabin fever has gripped us all and we can’t wait to hop on the next plane to….well, anywhere, really; on the other hand, the thought of crowded cities and indoor museums and sites pack...

IN ANCIENT TIMES, FUCINE LAKE in Abruzzo, Central Italy, was a large endorheic lake with no natural outflow. The lake provided fish and fertile soil but was also the source of malaria and frequently flooded, so the Romans tried to drain the entire basin. To accomplish this ambitious goal, Roman Emperor Claudius commissioned the construction of a sy...

One hundred more fantastic personalities originally from 70 cities, towns, and villages around the Abruzzo region of Italy. They currently reside in 25 countries around the world and on all continents. This is the content of the second volume of I Messaggeri d'Abruzzo nel Mondo (The Messengers of Abruzzo Around the World) by Dom Serafini, published...

Our tour of the United States takes us this time west to the Centennial State: Colorado. Here, too, there is a vibrant community that celebrates Italy, gathered around a successful magazine that for exactly 10 years has been led by a young Italian American, Jenna Capra.  We thank her three times: because with the magazine she directs, Andiamo! she...

Four more regions will turn 'white' next week, the Italian health ministry confirmed on Friday, with the rest of the country expected to follow later this month. Based on the latest health data, the Italian regions of Abruzzo, Liguria, Umbria and Veneto will be in the low-risk white zone from Monday June 7th, the health ministry stated. The latest...

Italy's National Museum of 21st Century Arts (MAXXI) opened a new outpost in central L'Aquila on Sunday, in a major effort to foster the cultural rebirth of a city that re-emerged slowly from the devastation caused by a major earthquake in 2009. Across the elegant rooms of 18th-century Palazzo Ardinghelli -- also badly damaged in the quake and rest...

In Abruzzo, a region of southern Italy north of Puglia, south of Le Marche, and east of Lazio, new models of sustainability link agriculture, gastronomy, and tourism by shortening the supply chain. Three pational Parks are divided among Abruzzo, extending into Lazio and Molise: Majella, Gran Sasso, and Monti della Laga. There's also the Sirente e V...