2 lectures on this quiet and seductive Italian Region by Sandro Naglia  July 9 – 23 2021 at 6 PM EST First session: July 9, 6 PM EST “Basilicata: from North to South” (A general introduction to the geography and history of the region, followed by an itinerary from North to South)  Second session: July 23, 6 PM EST “Basilicata: from East to West” (A...

LODOVICO ALESSANDRI REMEMBERS THE FIRST time he saw the town of Aliano, in 1994. He was “nauseated,” he says, by what seemed to him “a completely broken country,” a decaying hilltop town in a rural area in the instep of Italy’s boot. Fifty-nine years before, the Piedmontese intellectual and artist Carlo Levi had had a similar reaction: “Everything...

The geography that becomes poetry, which speaks with the words of kindness and is illuminated with a clear, clean, fascinating light. When this geography becomes enchanting, we know very well that we are not in an enchanted story, in a fairy tale for children or in the scene of an illusionist, but in Basilicata, a land of light, water, nature and p...

After more than a year of being homebound, travel enthusiasts are finding themselves torn when thinking about how to approach their 2021 and 2022 trips. On one hand, cabin fever has gripped us all and we can’t wait to hop on the next plane to….well, anywhere, really; on the other hand, the thought of crowded cities and indoor museums and sites pack...

Our tour of the United States takes us this time west to the Centennial State: Colorado. Here, too, there is a vibrant community that celebrates Italy, gathered around a successful magazine that for exactly 10 years has been led by a young Italian American, Jenna Capra.  We thank her three times: because with the magazine she directs, Andiamo! she...

In coincidenza con la giornata dei Lucani nel Mondo (22 maggio), è venuto a mancare a New York il professore Giuseppe Fortuna, fondatore dell’Associazione dei Lucani a NYC e poi successivamente della federazione dei Lucani in Usa. “Il suo grande acume – spiega Luigi Scaglione, Presidente del Centro Studi Internazionali Lucani nel Mondo, che lo avev...

Sipping a craft beer on a warm spring evening in Catania, Sicily, Corrado Paterno Castello spares a thought for friends and colleagues he left behind in Milan, 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) north. "Today, between meetings, I had a swim at the beach," the 29-year-old entrepreneur told AFP, with a beaming smile. "The quality of life you have here is v...

Ciao from Rome, my dear friends readers of We the Italians. Spring has come, the contagion is slowing down, the vaccination campaign is accelerating and Italy, at least from this point of view, is actually going in the right direction. We even reopened to American tourists, and about that, We the Italians is preparing a beautiful surprise for all o...

Enit apre al pubblico l’Archivio storico del turismo italiano. Da oggi sarà visibile a tutti l’inestimabile patrimonio culturale dell’Ente nazionale del Turismo italiano. Oltre 100mila tra diapositive, manifesti e foto digitalizzate e in continuo aggiornamento a mano a mano che riaffiorano i reperti. L’Agenzia Nazionale del Turismo va ora alla rice...

In Basilicata beauty is safe, you can touch it with your hand without being afraid. The green of its mountains is luxuriant and bright. The yellow of its fields is resistant and bright. The blue of its clean and mirrored sea. The silence of its streets is an invitation to remember. The distance between its villages is only physical and never disint...