A dream that became reality.  In Favara, province of Agrigento, there is an important outdoor museum of contemporary art. Unique in its kind, it is visited every year from more than 100,000 people coming from every part of Europe. The “Farm cultural park” was born in 2010 and to give life to the project is notary Andrea Bartoli and his wife, the la...

A group of Torrington middle and high school students and participants in the Connecticut Academy for the Arts’ Italian fine arts outreach program will be recognized for winning a literary contest on Nov. 20. Superintendent of Schools Sue Lubomski is expected to honor the group during the Board of Education meeting, starting at 6 p.m. The students...

Over the past few years, numerous towns in Italy have resorted to selling homes for just over a dollar in a bid to revitalize their dwindling communities. Zungoli near Naples and Sicily's Sambuca were the most recent Italian destinations to get in on the act, launching schemes promoting dilapidated properties for just over a dollar with the hope of...

Why travel to Italy in the fall? The better question is: "Why not?" While the country's peak summer tourism season is over, insiders know that September through the fall is in fact the best time to travel to Italy. "Italy is gorgeous in September," says Fulvio De Bonis, the founder of Imago Artis Travel, a Rome-based company that sells luxury Italy...

The main event of the Dolce & Gabbana’s four-day show, a womenswear Alta Moda Fashion Show took place in the southern Sicilian town of Agrigento on July 5, 2019. The Alta Moda was launched in Taormina back in 2012, then held in Palermo 5 years later in 2017. Agrigento’s Alta Moda is the third one for now. The Alta Moda took place in one of the best...

I met Andrea Camilleri twice in Milan at the Hotel Manin in the late ’90s. The Sicilian literary phenomenon was not a kid at the time. He was already in his seventies when he created Inspector Salvo Montalbano, the main character of his humorous, colorful and intense detective stories. Those books published by Sellerio Editore in Palermo were makin...

Whether it was “When the saints go marching in,” My girl” or “Stand by me,” the high-energy performances of the U.S. Navy “Topside Brass Band” at the “Almond Blossom Festival” were a memorable success! As part of the annual ten-day Festival celebrating cultural diversity, our Consulate arranged for an ensemble of seven Navy Band musicians to perfor...

Dolce e Gabbana hanno scelto Palma di Montechiaro per esporre le creazioniche rievocheranno la storia e lo stile della cittadina della famiglia Tomasi di Lampedusa e del Gattopardo. Il duo di stilisti, dunque, torna in Sicilia, per un grande evento di portata internazionale. Il comune, con in testa il sindaco Stefano Castellino, ha aderito all’even...

We explored the plethora of art that Sicily has to offer in part one of this two part series, now we have the rest of what artworks you don't want to miss on your next visit to Italy's biggest island!  9) Art in amazing locations Sicily has a vibrant contemporary art scene with many artists and galleries all around the island. But two must visit pl...

Agrigento is located in the region of Sicily and was once one of the great cities of the ancient world. Founded in the 6th century BC as a Greek colony known as Akragas, the city was added to theUNESCO World Heritage site list in 1997 thanks to its rich archeological remains. Many ancient temples were built in the town, several of which are still i...