The Italian government has given the green light to the construction of six wind farms with a capacity of 418 megawatts, as it steps up efforts to reduce dependence on Russian gas. The parks will be developed in the central and southern regions of Puglia, Basilica and Sardinia, according to a government statement. The six wind farms are on top of t...

The Community of Castelmezzano, in Italy's southern region of Basilicata, has become ever more known as a model for sustainability to aspire to, according to the report "Mountain Tourism: towards a more sustainable path". The report was published recently by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and its World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)...

Have you ever wanted to visit Italy during Carnival? From North to South, let's discover together places and traditions not to be missed to celebrate. Masks, confetti, allegorical floats: Carnival is a much-loved festival in Italy, involving adults and children at the same time. Visiting Italy at Carnival time is a real journey through the history...

It's a trend that started in the third decade of the 21st century and that we hope will become a habit: opening museum deposits. If in Rotterdam (Netherlands) a deposit has become a museum itself, attracting visitors from all over the world with a new formula, in Italy it has been decided to move the works of art by sending them to their places of...

About 50 km from the well-known town of Matera is Pisticci, the ‘white town’ of Basilicata, set within a spectacular landscape that overlooks the Ionian Sea.    Pisticci, which was built on top of three hills, is featured among the 100 Wonders of Italy that needs to be safeguarded. Because the area’s soil is mainly clay, which results in the typica...

Spring awakens the desire to travel. Sunny days and mild temperatures make departures more pleasant and stimulate traveller's fantasies. You don't feel like visiting big cities? If you want to discover new and more intimate places, the Italian villages are just what you need. Relaxation, culture, nature, sport, enchanting landscapes, and history: s...

The Pollino Experience portal at pollinoexperience.com is now online. The territorial communication and promotion project aggregates the accommodation and catering facilities belonging to the "Il Borgo Ospitale" compound in Rotonda. The portal is divided into four main sections. Food, with direct links to the catering facilities and excellent food...

For those readers not familiar with the minutiae of Italian geography, Basilicata is the instep of the Italian ‘boot’, one of the regions of the so-called ‘Mezzogiorno’, synonymous with the poorer southern half of the peninsula. Basilicata is divided into two provinces, Potenza and Matera. Formerly known as Lucania, this term is still widely used a...

Happy New Year Italian wine loving friends! I'm thrilled to start the New Year featuring one of my favorite Italian red native grapes, Aglianico.  Aglianico, pronounced "ah-lee-ah-knee-co", is an Italian native grape found in southern Italy, mostly in the Campania and Basilicata wine regions. It's a dark, almost black colored, grape that buds early...

We begin the eleventh year of We the Italians interviews with a true excellence in the divulgation of Italian culture in the United States. Carla Gambescia's name is known to many Americans who have the good fortune to have Italian origins and others who do not, and it is synonymous with Dolce Vita: it is precisely to Dolce Vita that Carla turns wh...