One week into my study abroad trip to Italy, I felt complex emotions. What follows are my initial thoughts from that first week. It has been an exciting voyage, through seas at times turbulent. It’s Sunday night. Curled up in bed at my host family’s apartment in Siena, I have a full stomach after a delicious home-cooked meal. I’m tired after a Satu...

Friday 3/13/20. 6:30PM-8:00PM. $100/person. Eataly NYC Flatiron, 200 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010. Lecture & Dinner: “Brunelleschi and the Dome of Florence Cathedral”. The Dome of Florence Cathedral, which was designed and constructed by Filippo Brunelleschi between 1420 and 1436, spans an octagonal space of 143ft. 6in., and is still the larges...

Among the appealing lineup of films set to screen at 13th Annual NM Italian Film and Culture Festival, a full-length documentary stands out as the Special Feature Film for its historical, socio-political and cultural significance. The Innocents of Florence: the quest to save 600,000 children will be introduced by its maker, David Battistella, who w...

The historical origins of this annual event are uncertain, or at least complex. What is certain is that we are talking about the most colorful and creative party in Italy: Carnival! We accompany you through the 10 best carnivals in Italy among masks, costumes, parades, floats, typical sweets and local traditions. Viareggio (Tuscany) A stone's throw...

Richard Gere, Antonio Banderas, Sting and Bryan Ferry: these are just some of the many celebrities who have been struck by the charm of the gentle hills and quality wines of Chianti. So much so that they decided to buy real estate in Tuscany, particularly in the area around Florence and Siena. It’s a swathe of land very dear to upper-class Anglopho...

On the occasion of the 699th anniversary of the death of Dante Aligheri, the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Inc. (IHCC-NY, Inc.), together with the Società Dante Alighieri di NYC, Inc., will celebrate the genius of the great medieval poet and philosopher on March 24 and 25. On the evening of March 24, the John D. Calandra Itali...

La NEXXT ha organizzato una importante manifestazione promo-commerciale che si terrà a Los Angeles nel giugno prossimo. L’iniziativa è stata ideata a sostegno dell'internazionalizzazione delle PMI Italiane e finalizzata a sostenere lo sviluppo dell'export di prodotti italiani autentici in prevalenza in California, ma anche in tutta la East Coast de...

Italy’s world-famous Uffizi Gallery on Thursday hailed a US court victory which bars “bloodsucking” ticket touts using the Italian museum’s name in website domains. The Arizona court ruling bars third parties using several addresses including Uffizi.com and Uffizi.net, the museum said, hailing the “historic” ruling. Visitors to historic museums and...

Florence is a city that is absolutely renowned for its leather tradition. If you are searching for a Made in Italy handbag or leather jacket to take home, Firenze is the place to get it. However, this fame for leather means that you will find shops peddling counterfeit or imported goods in every corner of the city. Luckily, Scuola del Cuoio – the F...

A Unesco heritage site since 1991, Val d'Orcia was considered by Renaissance artists to be the place that most perfectly expresses the balance between Man and Nature.  You don’t need a masters in Art History to recognize why. Driving through plowed fields, meadows, woods, towns, gazing at the harmony of colors and landscapes, you’ll be falling for...