Our journey exploring the most beautiful gems to visit in Italy takes us to Abruzzo once again, the enchanting Europe’s green region, a land where the mountains embrace the sea capable of welcoming and pampering tourists among ancient cities and stunning villages. Speaking of villages, today let's discover together what to see in Casoli, one of the...

The name “Cacciatore” (hunter’s style) derives etymologically from its original use in the rations that hunters carried in their knapsacks during their trips. The history of the product developed hand in hand with the evolution of the rural culture typical of the regions of the production area, which provide the raw material that is processed accor...

Associazione Regionale Abruzzese (ARA) of Delaware County will hold its 29th annual dinner dance to honor those who contribute greatly to the community on Sunday April 28 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Oaks Ballroom by Anthony’s Catering, 511 W. Oak Lane, Glenolden. The event fosters Italian customers, language and customs and will be a fundraiser for St. Gab...

Italy has welcomed visitors since time immemorial. But not all of Italy: some regions have remained impervious to the Grand Tourists of the past and the Instagrammers of today. Who, for example, visits Abruzzo, a region east of Rome and south of the Marche? Very few is the answer – but why so secret? Poverty, for one thing, and the sheer wilderness...

The Municipality of Torricella Peligna (Province of Chieti), within the framework of the cultural festivals John Fante Festival “Il dio di mio padre” [“My Father’s God”] and Piccolo Festival delle Spartenze Migrazioni e Cultura [Small Festival of Departures, Migrations, and Culture], has launched a literary competition for unpublished stories, aime...

If you’ve had the chance to spend Easter in Italy, you’ll know that settimana santa (holy week) is taken seriously. The religious holiday is marked up and down the country with street processions and devotional ceremonies in the lead-up to Easter Sunday, or Domenica della Resurrezione. Given Italy’s mania for all things food, it comes as no surpris...

Some days we want to have lunch in Rome and dinner in Milan, for that we’re grateful for the three-hour Alta Velocità. But then there are other days we want to slow down, peel our eyes from our screens, and really just enjoy the ride. These three train lines call attention to bygone eras of travel, and they’re more about the journey than the destin...

Laura Lasorda, daughter of Tommy and Jo Lasorda, will be attending the upcoming Fullerton Sister City Association Grand Tour of Italy Informational Meeting on Tuesday, April 9th at 5 pm inside Fullerton Library Osborne Auditorium.  In 2021, Tollo (Chieti) in Abruzzo, Italy became Fullerton’s Sister City in honor of Tommy Lasorda, a 63-year Fullerto...

Equestrian enthusiasts will love a vacation on horseback in Italy: seeing the Bel Paese from the saddle is truly a unique and unforgettable experience. From north to south and on its islands, Italy boasts innumerable areas for excursions on horesback, ideal for discovering beautiful and unique places. Nature lovers can explore natural parks, immers...

L'Aquila, the city devastated by the massive earthquake that struck Italy's central Abruzzo region almost 15 years ago, has been announced as Italian Capital of Culture 2026. Shortlisted towns and cities vying for the coveted title presented their bids to a jury last week, with the winning candidate for the prestigious recognition unveiled by Itali...