More than 100 years ago, immigrants from Montefalcione brought Saint Anthony’s Feast to Boston’s North End, continuing their hometown’s veneration that dates to the 14th century. This year’s feast will be held from August 25-28. Saint Anthony became the official patron saint of Montefalcione because of his protection during the 1688 Sannio Earthqua...

More than one hundred years ago, a group of Italian immigrants arrived in what is now known as the “Bunker Hill” section of Dunmore, Lackawanna County. These immigrants came from the small Southern Italian town of Guardia Lombardi, located east of the city of Naples in the Province of Avellino, and with them they brought along their traditions, inc...

It is not surprising that Staten Island, the most bucolic borough, became a haven for Italian immigrants who arrived from Contursi-Terme, Italy during the early 20th century, says Frances R. Curcio in speaking of those who came to America to make a better life — in the country where many believed the streets were paved with gold. Curcio, of Arrocha...

Capri is one of those stunning destinations that most people decide to visit during the summer. The small island is divided into two parts: Capri and Anacapri, and travelers should stay at least three days to see everything, but it's possible to see the main highlights on the island in 24 hours. Cars are forbidden for non-residents on the island be...

Neapolitan pizza is usually the first dish to spring to mind when one thinks of the food of Campania, but panuozzo di Gragnano is also worth the trip. This pizza hybrid is made from pizza dough that's been stretched out into the shape of a foot-long bread. It dates back to the early 1980s, having been invented at Pizzeria Mascolo in Gragnano, a tow...

A trunk with its lid left open, a wooden dishware closet and a three-legged accent table topped by decorative bowls. These are among the latest discoveries by archaeologists that are enriching knowledge about middle-class lives in Pompeii before Mount Vesuvius’s furious eruption buried the ancient Roman city in volcanic debris. Pompeii’s archaeolog...

Italy is a European nation with a 4,723-mile-long Mediterranean coastline that is lined with some of the world's most breathtaking beaches and seaside cities. It also has limestone cliffs, the purest, bluest waters travelers can imagine, and beautiful natural scenery. The beaches there range from secluded and wild to expansive sandy bays and idylli...

We can learn a lot from history. These days’ incredible heat clearly demonstrates that climate change is an undeniable reality: it isn’t going to happen, it’s happening already. We no longer need Greta, we have the Marmolada glacier and its deadly, unexpected collapse. We don’t need Cop26’s deadlines, we have Miami, forced to rise the streets’ leve...

Almost a century ago, The Story of San Michele by Swedish doctor Axel Munthe was a runaway bestseller. Translated into 50 languages, it has sold millions of copies all over the world and continues to be republished regularly up to the present day. The San Michele of the title was the house that Munthe built for himself in the village of Anacapri on...

A glimpse of modernity and "open access" in a world, the archaeological one, often very stingy of communication. Here is the opening of Pompeii's archives through the Open Pompeii system, which, they say, represents a revolution in the consultation of data on the Park's archaeological heritage, with a view to maximum accessibility and interactivity...