One reason Sicilians tend to identify with Sicily first and Italy (a distant) second? Sicilian food. The same goes for Veneto in the north or Puglia in the south. Italy is a young country -- it only celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2011. Despite the successful export of the "Italian restaurant," the idea of a unified Italian cuis...

Used, as we are, to study the impact that the American consumer society had on we Italians here in Italy, it is interesting to understand how it influenced our compatriots who had emigrated there in America, and whether and how they have in turn played a role in it. To do so, we are meeting Prof. Simone Cinotto, author of a very interesting book t...

Italy's top cities for sustainable living are Verbania, Trento and Belluno, said Italian environmental organization Legambiente in its report 'Urban Ecosystem', ranking 104 Italian cities on their environmental sustainability. The report gave an overall picture of static cities that are having difficulty establishing themselves in terms of sus...

di Riccardo Chioni   Il Piemonte è sbarcato nella Big Apple per una due giorni in cui si sono svolte alcune iniziative: la prima lunedì ha interessato gli agenti di viaggio con proposte turistiche durante un evento alla Birreria di Eataly e l'altra ieri, presso la sede dell'Ice, dove la Regione ha illustrato le possibilità di investimenti ag...

Living nativity scenes and pageants, in Italian "presepi viventi", are quite common in Italy. Living nativity scenes are usually presented for several days, thanks to the fact that many people in Italy enjoy wearing a costume and act out the parts of the nativity.   Considering that in many parts of Italy living nativity scenes have become a...

  WTI Magazine #54    2015 February, 20Author : italia.it      Translation by:   In all its territorial variety, Italy boasts a large number of beautiful and evocative mountain localities, ideal for visiting any time of year, whether summer or winter. From north to south, the Italian mountain scene offers tourists a range of landscapes: lakes at...

  WTI Magazine #61    2015 May, 29Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   The production of hats in Biella is a tradition that dates back to 1700. As with textiles, this type of activity developed largely because of the mountainous location at the foot of the Alps, which precluded extensive crop cultivation, favouring the breeding and rearin...

  WTI Magazine #69    2015 October, 2Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   Starting from the nineteenth century, a ceramics culture develops in the Cuneo province of Monregalese. The manufacturers of silk and woollen cloth for military use govern the area's vibrant economy and trade with neighbouring towns and Liguria. On finding the produ...

A 15th-century Italian manuscript illustrated with gold leaf that was stolen from Italy 25 years ago will be returned to that country after it was found in Florida.   The manuscript is a framed, single page taken from a prayer book in Turin, Italy. The calligraphic script is in Latin, and there's a small, colorful portrait of Saint Lawrence,...

  WTI Magazine #45    2014 October, 15Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin      Translation by:   One of the best meetings I had while in Piedmont was my private tour of the Ascheri winery in Bra, Italy. I was fortunate enough to have it organized for me through Martignetti's due to my work with the distributor. I entered behind the gates that day l...