This past weekend, our President Mr. Mario Amalfitano and our Cultural Affairs Ambassador Anna Manunza were honored to meet an Italian Delegation from Emilia-Romagna. The Delegation came to Los Angeles to attend the final phase of celebrations in tribute of the beloved tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of...

There was good news for the north Italian province of Trento in this year's Quality of Life in Italy report, conducted by ItaliaOggi magazine and La Sapienza University of Rome. The 24th edition of the annual survey puts Trento at the top of the rankings, knocking Parma off the first position from last year and into seventh place in 2022. In second...

A country house lived in by Giuseppe Verdi for 50 years has been the object of discord in a long-running squabble among the Italian composer’s heirs. Verdi, whose compositions include La Traviata, Aida and Otello, built Villa Verdi on land he owned in Sant’Agata di Villanova, a hamlet near his home town of Busseto in the Emilia-Romagna region, in 1...

Between sampling local Italian cuisine and getting lost in centuries old architectural marvels, there’s something for everyone in Bologna, even if you’re only staying for a short while. Here’s your ultimate guide and itinerary for spending the perfect one day in Bologna. Introducing Bologna A city that could be easily considered off-the-beaten path...

Land and sea, gastronomic treasures and fantastic wines, historical and cultural heritage, Romanesque and Renaissance cities, ancient borgo castles and charming coastal towns, verdant meadows combined with undulating hills, streams of the Po river beneath Monte Cimone’s peak. Emilia-Romagna has it all. As the name suggests, the state divides itself...

For as long as pigs have roamed the Italian countryside, Prosciutto di Parma has reigned supreme over the international delicatessen. No respectable Italian charcuterie board comes complete without the mild, sweet cured ham, which is a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) product. But Italy has been keeping another closely guarded meat secret for...

If you’re visiting Milan and have extra time to explore the surroundings, you won’t be short on options! All around Milan, you can find beautiful cities filled with historical landmarks and museums, charming small towns, and stunning natural landscapes. There is much to discover within less than two hours from the center of Milan. Whether you prefe...

Any trip to Italy promises its share of memorable meals. But to go straight to the source, travelers should head to Emilia-Romagna, a region that has become synonymous with food. Boasting the country's highest number — an incredible 44 total — of PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) products, including P...

We’re on a food tour with Italian Culinary Adventures. At dusk, we find ourselves skittering along the rural strip of road in the Modena hinterlands in a minivan. The van doesn’t seem so mini on these narrow strips of tarmac winding serpentine around hills. Wine hills. The best hills. I’m about to continue my Lambrusco education, which started year...

Modena is a beautiful and ancient city, located near one of the most famous Roman roads, the Via Emilia. Its Historic City Center is a real gem, characterized by the soaring architecture, typical of Italian Gothic. Streets and alleys invite tourists to discover every corner and admire every glimpse. Modena holds some of the treasures of history and...