The Bee Cave Arts Foundation 501(3)(c) has embarked on an extraordinary collaboration with Paestum, Italy. Paestum was the first landing location on the continent of Europe   by the Texas 36th Infantry Division, who along with allied forces, led the invasion to liberate Italy from the Nazi regime in WWII. Selected American and Italian student and v...

Milan (Lombardy), Rome (Lazio), Venice (Veneto). These are the cities on the podium for the locations chosen by wealthy Europeans interested in finding a fine residence in Italy. 9.1% choose the city of the Madonnina, in first position compared to 8.7% of those who choose the Italian capital. In third position is Venice with 2.5 percent. While the...

This year, the Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World (14-20 Nov.) is dedicated to “Conviviality, Sustainability, and Innovation: the ingredients of Italian cuisine for the health of people and the preservation of the planet.” The two Consortia for the protection of Prosciutto di Parma PDO and Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO, two symbols of Ital...

Want to avoid the hustle and bustle of tourists in Rome, Milan, Venice, and Florence? Or maybe you’ve already seen those cities, and are looking for something new? Well here are some of my favorite small towns for you to live out your Italian dream.  1. Bergamo If you’re looking for a dreamy getaway, check out Bergamo! Bergamo is located north-east...

A very unconventional, but no less exciting "kiss" is the one immortalized in the Pertosa-Auletta Caves in the province of Salerno in the Campania region: on the official Facebook page of the karst cavity complex, a photograph of a stalactite and a stalagmite touching each other for the first time after 20 thousand years was posted. "In this photo...

It is a wine result from the dream of a Procida winemaker, Biagio Lubrano Lavadera, belonging to a long generation of island farmers, who not only wanted to grow grapes, but also to produce and bottle his wine. But the only way has always been to contact a winery on the mainland, given the rules in force. The turning point came thanks to the oenolo...

From Monte di Procida, near the city of Pozzuoli to Punta Campanella, just a stone's throw from Sorrento. In this unique space beyond Naples, you will find the Phlegrean towns of Pozzuoli and Bacoli, the ruins of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabia, as well as the magical islands of the gulf: Ischia and Procida to the north and Capri to the south. If...

Food is Love! The concept might just be one of the few things every Italian on earth can agree on. But, for this week’s guest, it’s also a mission statement! Alessandra Aiello was born in Vico Equense near Napoli, and was minding her own business raising her three daughters, and focusing on her family when COVID quarantine inspired her to start fil...

“Welcome home,” Alberto Squillace said as he opened the door to the Omega glove factory. “The factory is my home and the artisans that work for Omega are like brothers and sisters to me,” added Mr. Squillace, the chief executive of Omega, and the fifth generation to work in the family business. The company was founded in 1923 by Gennaro Squillace,...

Conceived in a dairy in the province of Salerno, Zizzona di Battipaglia has its roots in the ancient dairy tradition of Campania, a land rich in gastronomic excellence and known for the quality of milk. With a rich and enveloping flavour, this variant of mozzarella di bufala is a real delight for the palate. Produced with 100% water buffalo milk, t...