The province of Catanzaro is one of the four provinces in the region of Calabria in southern Italy. Catanzaro occupies both sides of the Calabrian Apennines and in the central part of the province is the isthmus of Catanzaro, a long narrow valley connecting the north and south parts of the coastline that feature beautiful white sandy beaches. &nbs...

The Italian Diaspora Studies Summer School is a three-week summer program at the University of Calabria (Arcavacata di Rende) that takes place June 15th through July 3rd. The Summer School is designed to introduce participants to cultural studies of the Italian Diaspora from a variety of academic perspectives and to foster development of individual...

Here in our home, one of our Christmas traditions is making gingerbread cookies and one gingerbread house each year. (CLICK to see what we built last year.) I often wondered if there is something similar in Italy and in fact, I discovered something very similar to gingerbread in Calabria... the Mostaccioli, a shaped, honey and spiced, unleavened ha...

  WTI Magazine #54    2015 February, 20Author : italia.it      Translation by:   In all its territorial variety, Italy boasts a large number of beautiful and evocative mountain localities, ideal for visiting any time of year, whether summer or winter. From north to south, the Italian mountain scene offers tourists a range of landscapes: lakes at...

  WTI Magazine #56    2015 March, 20Author : Italian Botanical Heritage      Translation by: John Cabot University   Villa Caristo, property of the Caristo family, is an important rural mansion of the XVII century. It represents a prestigious and symbolic example of Baroque art in Calabria, so worthy to be included in the philatelic collection o...

  WTI Magazine #69    2015 October, 2Author : MIPAAF      Translation by:   The origins of the salumi tradition in Calabria probably date back to the times of the Greek colonisation of the Ionic Coast and the cultural and artistic splendour of Ancient Greece. It is a three thousand year old tradition, though the oldest written account comes cour...

The public is invited to attend the 2015 Celebrazione Italiana at 5 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Road. The event celebrates Italian-American heritage and raises funds in support of the educational partnership between UW-Parkside and the University of Calabria in Calabria, Italy.   The 2015 Celebraz...

by Jerry Finzi   In a land ravaged by earthquakes, floods and volcanoes from time to time, it's no wonder that in Italy, one will occasionally discover one of the many Ghost Towns... Perched high on a rocky outcrop, with buildings precariously built under overhanging cliffs, is the beautiful remains of Pentedattilo, a village in southern Cal...

Il 5 maggio, prima domenica del mese, Rocca di Neto, piccola cittadina calabrese della provincia di Crotone, era in festa in onore della Madonna di Setteporte, patrona della città. Da questa parte del mondo, lo stesso giorno erano in festa anche altri Rocchitani. Al Sand Castle di Franklin Square a New York (come di consuetudine della comunità Rocc...

  WTI Magazine #65    2015 July, 24Author : MIPAAF      Translation by:   Various historical and bibliographic sources attribute the introduction of the onion in the Mediterranean basin, and especially Calabria, before the Phoenicians and after the Greeks. The plots of land adjacent to the coast of Calabria had the ideal soil and climate conditi...