Anthony Dezenzio Famous for its food, wine, culture, music and rich history makes Italy one of the most thought-after countries in Europe for people seeking a vacation from the stressful holidays. It is here where culture, history, and traditions blend in perfectly with today's modern society.   One of the main features that stands out...

  WTI Magazine #76    2016 February 15Author : I borghi più belli d'Italia      Translation by:   As we approach Vernazza from the sea, its small piazza seems to slowly open its arms to greet us. We come ashore, and the small harbor, where the Romans once came to take on board the famous Vernaccia amphorae, seems to close around us, sheltering u...

For Chico State University associate professor Chiara Ferrari, becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States was a historic, somber and happy moment. Ferrari was one of a small group of people from around the country, who became citizens at a ceremony March 6 at the State Capitol in Sacramento.   The event was historic because it was t...

by Claudia Baroncelli   From the North to the South, Italy boasts many lesser-known yet wonderful small towns where you can breathe a fairy tale atmosphere and enjoy breathtaking landscapes. Let Swide lead into a unique journey through the most beautiful little towns you can find in Italy.   Travelling around Italy, you'll be surprise...

Sabato 12 dicembre speciale per la musica, è il giorno del centenario della nascita del più grande artista del '900, e a Lumarzo, in Val Fontanabuona, nel Genovesato, dove nel 1986, nacque la mamma di The Voice, Natalina Garaventa, emigrata giovanissima con la famiglia a Hoboken, in New Jersey, tutto il paese fa festa. A Natalina Garaventa, in...

The art of reproducing the nativity scene is linked to an ancient tradition in Italy. Three cities are particularly famous for their presepi: Bologna, Genoa, and Naples.   The Bolognese tradition dates back to the 13th century, and it is different from other nativity scenes realized in Italy because all characters are entirely hand carved, i...

  WTI Magazine #49    2014 December, 10Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Jagged-edge coasts, enormous cliffs that go on for miles, enchanting, characteristic sea villages: each one is different from the other, yet each one is a reflection of the setting that is the Italian Riviera (also known as the Ligurian Riviera). The Riviera is subd...

By Janet Thomas Dream big. What would your ultimate trip to Italy look like? Some travelers delight in weeks of planning and plotting before exploring a foreign country. I do not, nor does my otherwise patient husband, Steve. In fact, the state of our union can be greatly influenced by travel-related stress.   Our version of a fantasy Itali...

Parlare di cucina regionale italiana significa inoltrarsi in un labirinto: prendi una strada pensando di avere chiara la tua meta e invece, in un attimo, ti ritrovi trasportato lontanissimo, non solo nello spazio, ma anche nel tempo, nella cultura. Inizia così "A qualcuno piace Cracco", il libro che il barbuto aristochef italiano ha dedicato alla c...

by Claudia Baroncelli   Beyond monuments and churches, palaces and museums Italy also boasts many wonderful and ancient bridges where engineering truly meets nature. From the North to the South, Swide has rounded up some of the most enchanting and beautiful bridges across Italy.   There are some spots in Italy where you can truly feel...