Maxi operazione contro Cosa Nostra e 'ndrangheta messa a segno dallo Sco (Servizio Centrale Operativo) della Polizia di Stato in Italia e negli Stati Uniti: colpito l'asse criminale che collega l'Italia all'America.   Il blitz è scattato a Milano, Matera, Trapani e New York, dove la Polizia ha eseguito provvedimenti di custodia cautelare in...

Saturday, October 26, 2013. Save the date to join with the smiling faces from the past and our current members as we recreate the atmosphere of a Cracotan feast day celebration that was done by our ancestors. This year's Reunion features a grand dinner dance in the tradition of our ancestors on the eve of the Feast of San Vincenzo.   Picture...

  It was my first day back in Metaponto in a decade, and I was anxious. As my train from Rome pulled into the station, after a six-hour descent past Vesuvius, the craggy Lucanian Dolomites, olive groves and pebbly streams, and finally the small hill towns and low, pale mountains (calanchi) of the Basilicata region, I wondered what had changed...

The European Union and its culture ministers officially designated the UNESCO-listed Matera has EU Capital of Culture. Matera was formally named along with the Bulgarian city of Plodviv. So, the southern Italian city is already gearing up to show off its best as European culture capital in 2019.   Among the city's objectives is to invol...

Nel 1950 le località di Resia e Curon vengono artificialmente allagate per creare un lago atto alla produzione d'energia idroelettrica. Tutti gli edifici vengono rasi al suolo eccetto il campanile della Chiesa di Santa Caterina, che ancora oggi emerge dalle acque del Lago di Resia, diventando una famosa attrazione turistica. Curiosità: Il vec...

Arrivederci, New York! After seven months on the job, Mayor de Blasio is taking a break from City Hall and hitting his ancestral homeland of Italy for a 10-day vacation.   The mayor, his wife, Chirlane McCray, and their kids Chiara, 19, and Dante, 16, are scheduled to depart on July 18 for a multi-city Italian tour sources told the Daily Ne...

Take any road in Italy, look up, and you'll see a lovely hilltop town: a campanile, a castello, a few newer buildings spilling down the slope, as if expelled for the crime of ugliness. But even amid this bounty there is something exceptional about Matera.   It clings to a denuded peak in the extreme south of the country, in the Basilicata re...

A motherland of artists and scientists that changed the shape of the world, home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, and a kaleidoscope of bewitching vistas - Bella Italia! From the staggering antiquities of Rome and the alluring romance of Venice to the rolling hills of Tuscany and the cosmopolitan flair of Milan, the country is...

In the 1950s, Matera, a town carved from the earth in the southern Italian region of Basilicata, was declared la vergogna nazionale: the shame of Italy.   At the time, some 16,000 residents lived in Matera's sassi, districts distinguished by their ancient, rock-cut dwellings, some of which were accessible only by a trapdoor and ladder. Whole...

di Alessandro Frau   Ho scoperto la storia di Lowline, e di Dan Barash, una settimana fa, guardando un video. Una Ted Conference. Questa. È la prima frase ad avermi fulminato: «Il mio sogno è quello di costruire il primo parco sotterraneo del mondo. A New York». Parole che in qualunque altro contesto sarebbero risultate stonate.   Uno...