The northwestern port city of Genoa is feting its most famous creation and gift to the clothing and style world, denim jeans, with a raft of events in its first celebration of the native fabric over the next five days. Genova Jeans will see shows, concerts, guided tours, exhibitions and workshops. Organizers donned at least one piece of denim as th...

As the first seaside village you encounter coming from the Ligurian town of La Spezia, Riomaggiore is the eastern gateway to the world-famous, Unesco-inscribed Cinque Terre. Founded in the 8th century by a group of Greek refugees according to legend, Riomaggiore extends from the coast of the Ligurian Sea to the Apennine mountains just behind, along...

Liguria’s location, close to the Apennines, lets the sea meet the mountain in a multitude of breathless landscapes. In addition to the popular culinary specialties such as pesto alla genovese, focaccia or chickpea farinata, the brand “Artigiani in Liguria” (artisans in Liguria) represents several excellences produced in the region, from goldsmith t...

The Italian American One Voice Coalition (“IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, is reporting that efforts to defend Columbus and Italian American civil rights has gained unprecedented support from Italy. Official resolutions have been unanimously passed by the Italian Parliament, the city of Genoa, birthpl...

Want to live la dolce vita on your honeymoon? Head to one of the most romantic destinations in the world: Italy. From relaxing seaside resorts to glamorous metropolitan cities, the European country that gave us pizza, pasta and so much more offers something for every kind of traveler.  “In Italy, you can have a really varied itinerary, and travelin...

With the latest heat wave, dubbed Lucipher, sweeping across Italy, and temperatures easily reaching 40°C in cities, you may want to look for some respite from the heat. Why not head underground to visit some of Italy’s most fascinating caves? Here are five to consider, from north to south and the islands.  Grotte di Frasassi (Marche) One hour from...

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...

If there is one lesson that the COVID pandemic has left us it is the importance, if not the urgency, of making our territories resilient. But what is the state of health of the regions in Europe? We get the picture from an ESPON study programme survey devoted to the quality of life in the Old World. In particular, the researchers tried to gauge the...

The world discovered the existence of trenette, the traditional Ligurian noodle, thanks to Pixar’s Luca and his voracious appetite for them. But for every person familiar with the Italian Riviera and its cuisine, they are far from being a surprise: served with homemade pesto, potatoes and string beans, they are as good as pasta gets and, if you ask...

My “Italian Adventure” novels are love letters to Italy. There’s no other way to describe the experiences of an American who arrives in Italy on holiday and decides to never leave. Both Cucina Tipica (2018) and Cucina Romana (2021) have characters and plot, conflict and resolution, humor and pathos, but all of these traditional narratives are infor...