This is an announcement that the City of Seattle is recognizing our Sister City Perugia, Italy, in a reception at City Hall on May 9, from 6-8:30 PM:

Giunge all'XI edizione il Concorso Video "Memorie Migranti", nato per recuperare la memoria storica dell'emigrazione italiana nel mondo e favorire un'attività di ricerca e di studio sugli aspetti sociali, storici ed economici legati al grande esodo.   Promosso dal Museo dell'Emigrazione "Pietro Conti" con la partecipazione di Rai Teche e del...

Perugia (Italy), Galway (Ireland), Newcastle (United Kingdom), Cascais (Portugal) and Varna (Bulgaria) have been selected by an independent high-level jury to compete for the title of European Youth Capital (EYC) 2017.   These five cities will now progress to the next round of competition to compete for the coveted title. During the second r...

By Sam Tanenhaus   The dubiously accused almost always disappoint, once their full stories are told. It is the crime that magnetizes our attention. Remove the stain of guilt, or at least of strong complicity, and what's left? One more casualty, and casualties don't command interest. They spread unease. And so it is with Amanda Knox — the Sea...

According to poet Dante Alighieri, who is considered the father of Italian language, Assisi should have changed its name. "He who speaks of this place, should not say Ascesi," suggests the poet in the tenth Canto of his Paradise.   "Ascesi" (i.e. Assisi) is a much too short, too limited name. The city should have been called Oriente, si...

  WTI Magazine #45    2014 October, 15Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   Eurochocolate in Perugia is an honored tradition eagerly awaited by thousands greedy and curious Italians.In the center of the beautiful Umbrian city there will be the inevitable and tasty chocolate sculptures made from blocks of dark chocolate a cubic meter; art a...

  WTI Magazine #30    2014 May, 15Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   Every May 15 in Gubbio (Perugia, Umbria), keeps repeating the ritual of the "Corsa dei Ceri" (race of the candles), emotionally involving all citizens and the public of visitors in a show that is mystical and profane at the same time.    

The renowned summer music and opera festival in Spoleto has returned for yet another impressive season. Held in the center of the Umbrian town, the Spoleto Festival has brought together American and Italian culture for 56 years.   Founded by Gian Carlo Menotti, the festival is host to a wide range of cultural events, from grand opera to scie...

Si è conclusa con un altro grande successo la terza edizione di "Un'impresa ad arte. Gran Galà dell'imprenditoria italiana" che si è svolta sabato scorso, 27 luglio, a Gualdo Tadino nell'incantevole atmosfera della Rocca Flea.   Fiducia nel domani, voglia di fare, saper cogliere le opportunità, coraggio e passione: questi i termini che più f...

  WTI Magazine #65    2015 July, 24Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   In the 12th century, tapestries and tablecloths were woven in the Umbria area using the French "bird's eye" motif technique. These embroideries were created primarily on fabrics, often for use in a liturgical setting, and featured geometric shapes or stylised animals...