WTI Magazine #42    2014 September, 3Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Crystal clear waters and coasts that are still partly wild; inviting countryside for those looking for relaxation away from the busy pace of the city; villages nestled on ancient castles and a rich cuisine where you can find, unchanged, traditional, local food and w...

by Silvia Donati For outsiders, the Palio may just be an ancient horse race, but, to the Sienese, it is much more than that: the Palio is life, they say. Hopes, dreams, passions, fears, battles, scheming and community: just as these elements are part of life, they are also a fundamental part of the Palio di Siena.   It is a race that lasts...

by Briana Palma   Frances Mayes is best known for her memoirs about life as an expatriate in Tuscany, including, of course, Under the Tuscan Sun, the wildly popular book that tells her story of buying and renovating an abandoned villa in the town of Cortona.   After publishing six more books about Italy, among other work, Mayes is bac...

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò - 24 West 12th Street - New York, NY 10011 - NOVEMBER 17, 2015 - 06:00 PM. Siena: City of Secrets (2015, University of Chicago Press) by Jane Tylus   The author in conversation with Millicent Marcus (Yale), Laura Biagi (Vassar College) and Mauro Mussolin (NYU Florence). Jane Tyl...

In occasion of the 450th anniversary of the birth of Galileo Galilei, the Region of Tuscany, in collaboration with the Museo Galileo – Institute and Museum of History and Science of Florence, the Garden of Archimedes – Museum of Mathematics, Museo FirST – Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica, the Comune of Florence, the Caffè-Scienza Cultural Association o...

di Giulia Carri   Silvia Bottinelli, 38 anni di Grosseto, 7 anni fa decide di lasciare l'Italia per trasferirsi con la famiglia a Boston in America, dove è docente universitaria in Storia dell'Arte.   Come sei arrivata negli USA?"Nel 2007, durante il mio terzo anno di dottorato in Storia dell'Arte Contemporanea a Pisa, desideravo fare...

  WTI Magazine #25    2014 Apr, 11Author : Montisi Italian Film Festival      Translation by:   The Montisi Italian Film Festival 2014 invites film lovers or just Italophiles to immerse themselves in Italian culture – village style. Montisi is a Tuscan hill town that is friendly and loves cinema. This year's festival offers 16 films from classic...

It's as much a part of my annual Italian holiday as pasta and the sea. As the sun sets on the village in Tuscany we return to every year and the starlings are silent in their nests, the sound of accordions and smell of wood smoke drift up the hill from the sagra, where the kitchen is busy and the garden waits for the locals, with fairy lights strun...

di Riccardo Chioni   È arrivato all'hotel The Ritz Carlton per parlare delle sue origni animato dalla passione che solo un toscano eccellente e doc può sfoderare per riuscire ad illusttrare al meglio alla stampa americana la terra e gli abitanti della Toscana. L'occasione è stata ieri la presentazione del libro "Voices of Tuscany", defi...

By Nick Squires   The 950ft-long ship, which in tonnage is more than twice as big as the Titanic, was finally raised at 4am local time, 2am GMT, from the rocky shallows in which it had lain since capsizing off the Italian island of Giglio on Jan 13, 2012. The ship came to rest on six specially-constructed, underwater platforms made of s...