by Jackie DeGiorgio It's no secret that Italy's food alone renders il bel paese worth the trip. From Michelin starred fine dining establishments to simple street food stands to the charming trattorie and osterie that dot the streets and piazze, there is no shortage of options for keeping your appetite at bay.   However, it's always fun...

The Italian Cultural and Community Center will hold a cooking demonstration and dinner at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, at the center in Houston.   "Join chef Maurizio Ferrarese, of Quattro Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel, for a chef demonstration and an exclusive dinner," according to an Italian Cultural and Community Center press release. "The de...

An untouched corner of Italy, Liguria known as The Italian Riviera is the right place for experiencing the authentic Italian living. Liguria is a narrow land squeezed between the mountains and the sea with mild climate, breathtaking views, spectacular cliffs, small fishing villages with tall and slender houses in vivacious colors, secluded bays and...

Twenty years ago, Varese Ligure, a small town in Italy, moved into the 21st century ahead of schedule. By skipping over chemical focused farming techniques and transitioning towards renewable energy, this village in the La Spezia province of Italy found a way to survive economic decline.   Traditionally a conservative and isolated farming co...

In 16th century Italy, Italians played a sport called Calcio Fiorentino. It is an extremely violent game, and combines elements of soccer, rugby and bare-knuckle fighting into one brutal and bloody event. Some history books say it was played by rich aristocrats, and sometimes even Popes, Clement VII, Leo XI and Urban VIII were said to be particular...

Last Thursday the MTB Italy Tour stopped in Genoa.Genova is a home of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), the new Technology Park "Erzelli" and a prestigious University: an enormous but highly unexploited potential for innovation.Our goal for this second stop of our Tour is Genova was simple: spread the message, as loud as possible, that bui...

The Italian Environmental Fund (FAI) opens Italy's most hidden wonders for FAI Spring Days March 22nd-23rd, offering guided visits of 750 places of art all up and down the Peninsula. We're talking about sites that are almost never open to the public, including Rome's Mausoleum of Augustus, the interior of Teatro Marcello, and the Forum of Augu...

Italian hotels and destinations rock, according to the 2016 "Travelers' Choice - The Very Best of Travel", the list of TripAdvisor chosen by millions of international travelers. Casa Portagioia in Castiglion Fiorentino was voted best B&B worldwide. Hotel Bellevue Syrene in Sorrento ranked 3rd in the Top Hotels category. Hotel La Minerva in Cap...

  WTI Magazine #18    2014 Feb, 21Author : Vino OK      Translation by:   The "Golfo del Tigullio" is a wine produced in the hilly area of the Gulf of Tigullio, comprising fourty municipalities in the Liguria region in the province of Genoa including Rapallo, Santa Margherita and Portofino. The wine Golfo del Tigullio got the title of recognitio...

by Claudia Baroncelli   If you are traveling to Northern Italy this summer and you are looking for sun, crystalline clear water and relax, Swide has selected for you the best beaches you can find there. Take note!   Beyond the wonderful beaches you can find in Southern and Central Italy, with crystalline clear water and pristine sand,...