La “Guida alle Radici italiane”, presentata mercoledì scorso alla Farnesina, è stata resa disponibile e scaricabile gratuitamente online dal Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale nelle sue tre versioni, una in inglese/italiano, una in spagnolo/italiano e una in portoghese/italiano. La guida, che si rivolge alle nuove gen...

Matera’s year as European Capital of Culture is drawing to a close. But its legacy will remain thanks to the unique involvement of local residents. Nine months ago the southern Italian city, known for its ancient caves, was transformed as music, art, sound and colour filled the streets. Organisers always wanted to involve the local community and th...

La Guida alle Radici italiane, il cui primo volume è stato presentato alla Farnesina, si rivolge alle nuove generazioni dei 6 milioni di italiani all’estero ed ai circa 60 - 80 milioni di italodiscendenti che vivono in tutto il mondo: un pubblico molto diverso rispetto ai tradizionali destinatari delle guide turistiche sull’Italia, un patrimonio ec...

Matera città con oltre ottomila anni di Storia alle spalle non poteva non conservare nei suoi rocciosi meandri una delle identità culturali di cui si compone quel meraviglioso mosaico che è la storia del Sud Italia: parliamo degli Ebrei, la cui presenza nelle nostre contrade si perde nella notte dei tempi, senza dover aspettare la celebre cacciata...

The Rotonda Red Aubergine DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) made its appearance in the small municipality in the Polino National Park in the early twentieth century, when the necessity of finding work and the dream of building a new life drove many of the inhabitants of Rotonda to set out on the adventure instigated by the Fascist regime: Ethio...

Pollino National Park is Italy’s largest national park, covering 1960 square kilometres and bridging the regions of Basilicata and Calabria. It was established in 1992 and includes both natural and archaeological places of interest. The remarkable scenery ranges from snow-capped peaks to ancient forest. The highest peak is Monte Pollino (2248m), wh...

You may well have a sense of déjà-vu when you enter Matera, a place that seems at once both truly exotic, oddly familiar and a little eerie. Spread over a valley in Basilicata, the town is stark, called “la città sotterranea” ("the underground city") for the vast number of hillside cave dwellings from the Paleolithic period in which, off on and on...

If you visit the southern Italian city of Matera this month, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Mr James Bond himself. Daniel Craig and company will be filming the latest 007 movie in the ancient city of caves, which was also the backdrop to the Amazonian island of Themyscira in Wonder Woman (2017). It is not hard to understand Hollywood...

Have you ever wanted to write your history, sifting through childhood memories, digging into your roots and into the past lives of people close to you?  Have you ever started a writing project of any type but could not complete it? Are you intrigued by the study of origins and the phenomenon of mass diaspora in the world? Have ever wanted to explor...

In most cultures, exploring food means exploring history, and the Italian south has plenty of both to offer. Most people think of tomato-based sauces with pasta as being representative of all of Italy and “Italian food,” but this is not true. These beloved and widespread culinary traditions hail from the regional cuisines of the south. Acclaimed au...