On June 1, 2021, UNICO District X Governor Anthony Bengivenga met with Mayor Gianluca Sala at the municipal center in Terno D'Isola, Bergamo Italy to reaffirm their sister city pact which was initiated in 2009 with South Plainfield, NJ and the Plainfields' Chapter of UNICO National. Anthony was told that he was the first American to enter Bergamo a...

Samantha Cristoforetti will be the first Italian woman, and the first European, in command of the International Space Station. This was announced by ESA, which only a few months ago had announced the astronaut's return to the mission. "Returning to the ISS to represent Italy and Europe is an honor in itself. My appointment to the commander position...

Ballet is an art that requires body, brain and spirit. A discipline in which working hard every single day with constancy and sacrifice is fundamental, in order to be graceful and fly on stage. Study, daily training and solid roots. These are all essential characteristics to have no hesitation on the scene and let yourself go, without weight. This...

THIS CHURCH IS THE SEAT of the Mantua bishop and was originally constructed during the Early, Christian era, but it was burnt in 894. The only artifact that remains from that period is the bell tower basement. There is some belief that the basement was originally a Roman tower constructed on an Etruscan foundation. A Roman statue head is present ab...

The 2021 edition of the Mille Miglia rally will see more than 400 classic and vintage cars travel from the northern Italian city of Brescia to Rome and back again this week. One of the world’s oldest car rallies, the Mille Miglia began in 1927, taking place 24 times until 1957 and bringing international fame to luxury sports cars such as Alfa Romeo...

Codogno has declared itself 'covid-free' for the first time since 20 February 2020, when the small town in the northern Italian region of Lombardy became the epicentre of Italy's coronavirus outbreak. The news, based on the daily update from local health agency ATS, was announced last night by Codogno mayor Francesco Passerini who described it as a...

In Milan, at any time of the year, it is full of events, exhibitions and dates with design, art and fashion. Shopping enthusiasts in Milan find shops for all budgets. Whether you are in Milan for a day or a year, Milan offers an endless amount of things to do and see in every neighbourhood and it will never cease to amaze you. Here are our suggesti...

Como is a city and commune in northern Italy and is home to several renowned Italian hotspots. While it might not be everyone’s first choice, it has plenty to offer that you simply can’t find elsewhere. But what does living in Como, Italy, look like for an expat? Well that’s the question we’ll answer in this guide. We’ll cover important topics like...

While the wines of Lombardy aren't as hyped as other Italian wines, the northern Italian region bottles some fine vino. Franciacorta, considered to be Italy's finest sparkling wine made from the classic Champagne making method, is made in Lombardy.  Lombardy as a whole is a mosaic of around 30,000 hectares (74,132 acres), ranging from the alpine te...

THIS PONTOON BRIDGE WAS BUILT in 1976 to replace a historical bridge built in the 14th century by the Duke Vespasiano Gonzaga. The old bridge was demolished because was considered hazardous by the Sabbioneta municipality (the bridge was on the edge between Commessaggio and Sabbioneta municipality). Today, only the original bricks piers have survive...