"When the silence in the streets may seem deafening, music continues to dictate trends and shape the cultural, social and political fabric of the cities it inhabits and of the people gravitating in this ever-changing world.” This condition of continuous change provides the basis for the Music & The Cities podcast, putting music at the heart of each...

The victory of the European Football Championship in July was only the beginning of a magical Italian summer. A summer that gave endless emotions to the Italians, demonstrating to the entire world how strong is this land that for millennia has amazed the world with its epic feats in art, architecture, engineering, literature and sport. At the Tokyo...

At the turn of the first millennium, pilgrims were crossing Europe by the masses so that they could pray at the tomb of Peter the Apostle in Rome, some of which would then move on to the Holy Land, Jerusalem. Pilgrimage held a significance so great that the walks of faith, the roads connecting the most-frequented places of worship, villages, abbeys...

In the list of the great Italian excellences who have found their fortune in America, one of the highest level names is that of Arturo Toscanini. A century has passed since an extraordinary event, an exceptional tour that saw him as a protagonist in America together with what would later become the orchestra of La Scala in Milan.  Today there is a...

After months of waiting, the closing has finally arrived. Today begins the Joe Tacopina era in Ferrara. After 8 years and a centered promotion in the top flight, the Colombarini family has defined the sale of the company to the Italian-American lawyer. In the morning the legal process was completed in Ferrara at the Leoni notary office in via Pales...

Italy celebrates Federico Fellini by opening a museum in his honour in the north-eastern city of Rimini where the great Italian film director was born in 1920. The Fellini Museum opens on 19 August, via bookings on its website for holders of the covid Green Pass, with free guided tours on the weekend of 20-22 August from 10.00 to midnight. The muse...

You’re not going to watch Nico Mannion play basketball this year, unless you’re a fan of international hoops. The Golden State Warriors 20-year old point guard, who was the No. 48 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, is signing a deal with Virtus Bologna in Italy’s Serie A, the top professional basketball league in Italy. Because the Warriors extended the q...

Following a year of postponed and virtual events, The Consortium of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena has announced its participation at the upcoming first annual Original Balsamic Weeks in New York and San Francisco, as well as New York City Wine & Food Festival. Original Balsamic Weeks This year marks the first ever Original Balsamic Weeks, kicking off...

Luxury Italian coachbuilder ARES will make its North American retail debut with the opening of its flagship showroom in the upscale Miami Design District this week, marking a pivotal step for the automotive creator. Headquartered in the heart of the European supercar community in Modena, Italy, home to legendary automotive marques Ferrari, Maserati...

STUBBORN AS A DONKEY, VIA del Borgo or Via degli Asini (The Donkey’s Road) has shuffled along since it was built in the 14th century. One of the most fetching features of medieval Brisighella is this arched passageway that was born as a plain, old road. As with many other roads in the Middle Ages, it was used as an outpost for guards. The road was...