Coffee is a key part of the Italian culture, but instead of simply spending your trip sipping cappuccini on terraces, why not get a taste for life on the other side of the bar? Florence's Espresso Academyoffers a range of courses including basic, intensive and café latte art, while the Terzi Coffee School in Emilia Romagna offers intimate workshops...

The Italians are claiming New York City's mayor-elect as their own.The town of Benevento in Southern Italy — where de Blasio's maternal grandfather was born — voted unanimously over the weekend to name the mayor-elect an "honorary citizen." The town council of Benevento, about 30 miles northeast of Naples, adopted a resolution calling de Blasio "a...

Rome has a lot to offer, but if you're looking for variety or simply want a break away from the city, there's a treasure trove of towns within easy reach.   Whether it's for an afternoon trip or a long weekend, Lazio and its neighbouring regions – Umbria, Toscana and Campania – offer an abundance of places that are rich in beauty, character...

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò - 24 West 12th Street - New York, NY 10011 - DECEMBER 07, 2015. 06:00 PMScreening: 41 PARALLELO: New Animated Films from Naples. In collaboration with Napoli Film Festival. All the films are in ITALIAN with ENGLISH subtitles.   CHELL' CA SENT [What I feel] (2015, Italy, 3 min.)....

Looking for some last-minute stocking stuffer ideas? Wrap up your Christmas shopping with a culturally rewarding gift. I highly recommend these CDs featuring 17th and 18th century Christmas music from Naples. • Peppe Barra: La Cantata Dei Pastori. Read description• Francesco Durante: Neapolitan Christmas I. Read description• Francesco Du...

  WTI Magazine #32    2014 May, 29Author : italia.it      Translation by:   The Catacombs of Naples, in Campania, make for a millenary monument to Neapolitan religiosity. Of these, the Catacombs of San Gennaro cover approximately 60,278 sq ft within tuff excavations on the Capodimonte Hill, and host around 2,000 burial recesses, along with 500 s...

  WTI Magazine #50    2014 December, 26Author : italia.it      Translation by:   With every new start to the Christmas season, the shopping race takes off, and the Italian streets are filled with exquisitely festive colors and light. Shop windows are decorated to attract the eye, while most cities also host their own Christmas markets, where you...

Era l'estate del 2005 quando Tullio Pinelli, una delle penne più raffinate del cinema italiano, ma si potrebbe dire del cinema del '900 tout court, affidava un baule ricolmo di scartoffie allo studioso e critico Augusto Sainati.   Lo sceneggiatore di "La dolce vita", ormai 97enne, confessò in quella circostanza di non ricordare il contenuto...

Naples is a very old place and has many legends and spirits associated with it. Of the two most famous spirits in Naples, the bella 'Mbriana is certainly the more positive one. The other is Munaciello, a much darker and frightening entity that I intend to write about some time in the future. The two are often mentioned together when the topic of Ne...

Two northeast Ohio churches have planned trips to Italy this year, and their respective itineraries are attracting a great deal of interest. Father Paul Rosing, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Stow, Ohio is taking his group north from September 7-21, 2014, weaving his way from Rome to Milan over 15 days and 13 nights.   Father Philip Racco,...