Uno studente lucano vince una sfida a livello mondiale, intascando 20 mila dollari. Si tratta di Alessio Gravina, studente 23enne di Maratea, che ha vinto in team il Fujitsu AI-NLP Challenge, una sfida al livello mondiale per sviluppare un programma in grado di scegliere la risposta corretta a domande poste in lingua inglese. Lo studente marateota,...

L’accordo è già definito dalla fine del mese di dicembre ma nei prossimi giorni la notizia diventerà ufficiale. Matera nella prossima primavera sarà il set della nuova produzione cinematografica dedicata a James Bond, l’agente 007 dei servizi segreti più famoso del mondo. Il titolo provvisorio del film è James Bond 25. Sarà prodotto da Eon Producti...

Shards of rain and near-freezing temperatures in the middle of December did not prevent me from making a desperate pact with Horace. As a financially hopeless traveling boy, I often asked dead authors for help. I showed up at their graves and pleaded, “I’ll keep writing, you just show me how to pay the bills. Show me how to make a living.” That’s w...

Rome is often touted as the place to go in Italy, which is well-deserved thanks to its rich history and mouthwatering food. But there are several other spots throughout the country that give travelers a look at Italy’s dynamic culture. To gear up for 2019, several travel-focused sites rounded up the best places to go for the year, and quite a fe...

A steel cable threads between the two towns, letting travelers zoom through the sky at speeds upwards of 75 miles per hour (120 kilometers per hour). Called the Volo dell’Angelo (Flight of the Angel), this zoomy attraction offers spectacular views of the Dolomiti Lucane and a thrilling adrenaline rush. You can only ride the Volo dell’Angelo during...

Il Comitato per il Retaggio e la Cultura Italiana di New York, Inc. (IHCC-NY, Inc.) ha annunciato che nella riunione del consiglio direttivo i suoi membri hanno votato con entusiasmo ”Matera, Capitale Europea della Cultura 2019” come tema per le celebrazioni della cultura Italiana del Mese di Ottobre 2019, tema proposto dal suo Consigliere Cav. Uff...

We’ve been hearing about how Italy’s famous landmarks have been suffering under the strain of overtourism lately. As well as crowds being a nightmare for residents, it doesn’t exactly make for the most enjoyable travel experience for visitors either. After all, it’s hard to enjoy the view when you’re being poked in the eye by someone’s selfie stick...

Airbnb is looking to send 4 people on a 3-month trip to Italy, all expenses paid. Lucky travelers will be hosted by locals in the village of Grottole. Grottole is an old village that sits atop a hill in south Italy. However, although the trip is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, it isn’t exactly a laid-back vacation. Grottole is home to...

Matera is one of the longest inhabited cities in the world— people have been living there since the Neolithic period. It’s a Unesco World Heritage site that has inspired writers and movie makers and it will also officially become the new European Capital of Culture in 2019. Matera is the second biggest city in the region of Basilicata, in the south...

As a travel writer, I often get asked, ‘What’s the best place you’ve been to?’ Always a difficult question to answer, I used to say something like, ‘Oh everywhere is different and each has its highlights.’ But more recently, the answer has been Italy. I just can’t get enough of this country. Maybe it’s because I’m dating an Italian, or maybe it’s t...