One of the most attractive towns on the Adriatic Coast is indeed Termoli, in the region of Molise, a sensational place for its long sandy beaches, crystal-clear sea and stupendous historic center. If walking through its bright tiled streets might remind of Puglia, actually Termoli retains a peculiar character in its own, maybe a bit wild, typical o...

For those who love uncontaminated places, which allow you to spend whole days immersed in nature, the MAB nature reserve of Collemeluccio-Montedimezzo is the ideal destination: established in 1971, it covers 347 hectares and is a UNESCO biosphere reserve. The MAB Program (acronym for Man And the Biosphere) was started by UNESCO in 1971 with the aim...

Molise is perhaps the region that has best preserved its authentic soul, maintaining a strong relationship with its most ancient traditions and with nature: not everyone knows that this small region preserves one of the largest biodiversities in Italy, with varied and rare animal and plant species. Molise allows you to experience a reality on a hum...

What is it about Italian food that makes people so thrilled? Here are ten — luxurious — reasons why. Italy's food at its best: have a quick reminder of the most lavish, delectable, luxurious ingredients of Italian cuisine. As you scroll through the ingredients we have rolled up, you will come across products you probably know about but have not yet...

Easter lunch in Italy is a celebration of the colors, scents and flavors of the new season, spring. While there are common dishes and ingredients, from north to south, such as lamb, boiled eggs,  savory pies, chocolate eggs and colomba, each Italian region has its own typical dishes or variations on Easter classics. Each region would need its own d...

When South Jersey resident Joe Paglione was inducted into the Italian American National Hall of Fame in 2009, three accom-plishments were cited. They were the Amici Della Lingua Italiana Club, which he formed in 1996 and which is going strong today with 200 members; his work in local Italian-American communities; and his creation of the Monumento A...

Italy is the country with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 58, of which only five are naturalistic: in addition to the ancient beech forests, there is the geology of Etna, the Dolomites, and Mount San Giorgio, as well as the volcanic territories of the Aeolian Islands. This uniqueness makes these woods a different heritage compared to others....

I recently returned from a trip to the Basilica Santuario di Maria Santissima Addolorata, in the town of Castelpetroso, in the province of Isernia, in the magnificent region of Molise. I want to say that what I followed was a perfect itinerary but I can’t do that for a couple of reasons. First, the trip was largely unplanned and it was the unplanne...

We begin the eleventh year of We the Italians interviews with a true excellence in the divulgation of Italian culture in the United States. Carla Gambescia's name is known to many Americans who have the good fortune to have Italian origins and others who do not, and it is synonymous with Dolce Vita: it is precisely to Dolce Vita that Carla turns wh...

Spectacular ski runs and engaging trails, where to devote yourself to ski as well as to freeriding, cross-country skiing, snow-kiting or take on an exciting off-track ride: in central and southern Italy there are many (sensational) destinations where to enjoy snow sports. The most renowned destinations include Gran Sasso and Mount Etna, Aspromonte...