This past summer, six Princeton students from different academic backgrounds embarked on the inaugural year of the language immersion program in Pisa, Italy. For four weeks, students explored various themes, ultimately improving their Italian language proficiency while simultaneously gaining a deeper understanding of the country’s rich and diverse...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm. New Season's Market, 7703 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin OR. For the past two decades, Bob Powers and his husband Donald have made dozens of trips to the beautiful walled city of Lucca. For much of the past decade, Bob has been working on a travel memoir, based upon his experience trying to learn the blessed Italian...

For tourists, the best months to visit the breathtaking city of Florence are May, June, September and October. That is because the days are warm and long. July and August are very humid, to the point that even Florentines tend to leave the city and seek the cool of the Apennines or the coast. This means that, very often, many restaurants and shops...

Villa Saldarini in Baratti, in the province of Piombino, is one of Italy’s best examples of zoomorphic architecture, stemming from the creativity of a visionary designer and of a patron of the arts who loved to dream and hated to conform. It comes to no surprise that, over the years, it was renamed The Dinosaur House or Whale House. Architect Vitto...

NEXXT organizza una importante manifestazione promo-commerciale: NEXXT – MADE IN ITALY EXPO, si tratta di una iniziativa pensata dagli organizzatori 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 d...

As I sit at a small café table in the Roman airport, for these final few hours surrounded the pleasant cadence of those chatting away in the country’s native tongue, I realize that, very soon, I will be homesick for Italy. That sounds quite silly. In reality, this has been my first time visiting the land of my ancestors, who emigrated near the turn...

Un lampo di luce nella mente mentre, da sola nel suo studio che si affaccia sulla torre pendente, guardava per la millesima volta quell’iscrizione. Così un mistero che durava dal 1838 è stato svelato. Giulia Ammannati, ricercatrice di Paleografia alla Scuola Normale Superiore, ha capito subito di averla fatta grossa: «Per prima cosa ho mandato una...

Many Italians take to the mountains for a winter holiday. But it's not all about the Alps. If you want to explore further, here are some alternative ski destinations around Italy. Camigliatello Silano, Calabria – The ‘toe’ of Italy’s boot-shaped peninsula might be more commonly associated with beaches and summer sunshine, but within the woods of Ca...

Cymbals are very ancient in origin: the prehistoric pair of cymbals on the mummy of an Egyptian religious musician displayed in the British Museum in London shows that they were in existence as early as 2000 BC. The manufacture of cymbals was concentrated in China and in Turkey, where methods were discovered to make this instrument more durable and...

The three monumental doors of Florence’s Baptistery, bronze and gilded masterpieces of late Medieval/early Renaissance art, have been reunited after almost 30 years apart. The South, North and East doors can now be admired next to one another inside the Museo dell'Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, the museum containing many of the original works of a...