You know those Italian standards such as "O Sole Mio," "Come Back to Sorrento" and "Funiculì, Funiculà" — those tunes you hear everywhere, from TV commercials to movies to Italian restaurants to Looney Tunes cartoons? They all come from the heartfelt, seaside region of Naples, aka, Napoli (pictured above).   If you have a soft spot for these...

  WTI Magazine #33    2014 June, 4Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   The Gigli Festival of Nola is an ancient festival to honor St. Paulinus Bishop, who lived in the fifth century and devoted himself to the poor people by giving all of himself including his freedom, going captive of the Vandals in Africa in the place of the son of a poo...

By Palmer Hasty   Brooklyn native Peter Della Rocca's Italian cooking heritage goes way back to 1894, when his great grandparents Dominick and Ana Sorvino landed on Ellis Island from Naples, Italy.   The Sorvinos settled in Brooklyn, and within a year started what became a proud, long-standing family tradition of rustic Italian cookin...

di Antonio Carnevale   All'interno del Center for Near Space, che è parte dell'Italian Institute for the Future, un team di scienziati sta lavorando alla costruzione di un "superaereo", in grado di volare fino a 70 chilometri di quota.   "Un velivolo che può essere utilizzato anche come spazioplano ipersonico per collegare più velocem...