Grand Tour racing season is finally upon us as the 2024 Giro d'Italia gets underway with 21 days of racing taking the peloton from Piemonte to Rome.The 176-strong peloton will take on two time trials, eight mountain stages, and plenty of hilly stages and sprints as the biggest GC names do battle to determine the 107th champion of La Corsa Rosa.  Ta...

Nothing surprising, in some ways. Sabrina Impacciatore's excellent performance in the second season of The White Lotus gave her great popularity in the United States. So much so that it even led her to an Emmy nomination in the category dedicated to best supporting actress in a drama series. It is a great pleasure to finally see the talent of an im...

There is more to Rosanna Scotto than meets the eye. Not only has the host of “Good Day New York” been a lead news anchor at Fox-owned WNYW-Channel 5 since 1990, she’s also a pillar of the state’s Italian-American community. Born in Brooklyn, Scotto is a third-generation American, with roots to Calabria on her mother’s side and to the island of Isch...

Get ready to embark on a young girl’s heartwarming journey in the heart of Italy as Home Sweet Rome! makes its U.S. premiere on Max Thursday, May 16. From Emmy-nominated Hannah Montana and That’s So Raven creator Michael Poryes, this charming new series follows the story of Lucy, played by Kensington Tallman (Inside Out 2, That Girl Lay Lay), a spi...

When it came to designing the look of Ripley, the eight-part series (streaming on Netflix now) that once again tells the story of Patricia Highsmith’s charming grifter Tom Ripley and his murderous misadventures in some of Italy’s most beautiful cities, David Gropman was never without a clear vision. “I don't think there was any question in my mind,...

La dolce vita, or "the sweet life" – popularised by Federico Fellini's eponymous 1960 film – is the single phrase that sold Italy as a rainbow-coloured land where dreams are made. It's an ephemeral term that immediately evokes an unmistakable aesthetic: neon-orange Aperol Spritzes, Vespa scooters, cappuccinos in the piazza, Mediterranean expanses o...

The Jersey Shore cast has occasionally touted their show as relatable and accurate in regards to portraying their side of New Jersey. But rock band Bon Jovi had a different experience growing up in the Garden state. Jon Bon Jovi didn’t mince words when it came to the Jersey Shore. The vocalist had strong ties to New Jersey, having been born and rai...

The screening of La Storia, a TV miniseries based on Elsa Morante’s famous novel, will be one of the highlights of this year’s edition of “Multipli Forti- Voices from Contemporary Italian Literature” the Italian literary festival presented by the IIC in New York, in collaboration with FUIS (Italian Unitary Writers Federation), THE BRIDGE Prize, NYU...

The second season of award-winning HBO dark comedy White Lotus, set in Taormina in Sicily, boosted flights from the US to Italy by 205%, Tourism Minister Daniela Santanchè said Thursday. Flights from Germany rose by even more, 265%, in the wake of the mini-series screening from October to December 2022, she said. Further, Santanchè said, "the seaso...

It's time to take another trip to Italy, to the charming, cobblestoned streets of the Amalfi Coast, sipping coffee at cafes and looking for the la dolce vita. And it just wouldn't be fun without our favorite serial killer, right? Tom Ripley is back for another turn at wearing dressing gowns and having Champagne on the terrace in “Ripley,” a thrilli...