With the ghosts of the Italian Renaissance looming in every shadow, with their spectacular feats of engineering and mastery of harmonic proportions, Florentine architects who’ve followed have barely stood a fighting chance to shine. But an abandoned 19th-century landmark has been given another shot. Set into a hillside above the Arno River in Flore...

Produrre vino come facevano i Greci 2500 anni fa. Era un segreto degli isolani di Chio quello di tenere l’uva per qualche giorno in mare ed eliminare la sostanza cerosa esterna, detta pruina, per avere poi un appassimento più veloce e riuscir a far mantenere al vino aromi e sostanze. Il viticoltore elbano Antonio Arrighi ci riprova all’isola d’Elba...

The European summer is well underway, and many tourists are flocking to Italy to soak up all the Belpaese has to offer under clear blue skies. Here are five Italian destinations worth visiting in summer, that offer an alternative to the typical tourist spots like Rome and Venice. Bologna, Emilia-RomagnaA foodie’s paradise and home to the world’s ol...

Rocco Commisso will actively look to expand the ACF Fiorentina brand in the United States after purchasing the Serie A club early this month.  The Italian-American billionaire, who is the chairman of cable provider Mediacom, bought Fiorentina from brothers Andrea and Diego Della Valle in a deal worth a reported $190m.  The 69-year-old also owns the...

On the outskirts of Florence, near the foot of the beautiful Fiesole hills, there is a regular assembly of several aspiring minds. Every year, these aspiring coaches get together at the Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano in the hope of passing their UEFA Pro License, or Il Master, as it is proudly known in these parts. It is the highest certific...

In the social media generation of fashion, street style reigns supreme. While the streets of Milan, New York, Paris and London are awash with style insiders for two weeks of the year, the city of Florence, Italy is a sea of colour twice annually as 'menswear mecca' Pitti Uomo takes place every January and June. It attracts a crowd of impeccably dre...

Did you know that the first U.S. consular agent to serve Florence was Vice Consular Agent James Ombrosi, who was under mandate from the U.S. Consulate at Livorno? Ombrosi was accredited on April 2, 1819. The British Institute of Florence. The British Institute of Florence hosted a talk by #USCGBen Wohlauer examining 200 years of diplomatic history...

The cemetery serves as an open-air museum filled with sculptures and beautiful architecture. The private chapels and tombs are built in a medley of styles, ranging from neo-classic to Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Many of them are largely inspired by Florence’s medieval and Renaissance churches. The graveyard’s most popular and romantic statue is the o...

Food and music lovers are in for a treat on Saturday, when Chef Vito Marcello hosts the first-ever Cranmore Food and Wine event at Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway. It will take place in a tent at the base of the mountain from 3-6 p.m. Special guest will be Salvatore Ferragamo, vintner from Il Borro Wine of Tuscany, Italy, and namesake gran...

I took my dad to Italy a few weeks ago. If you knew the whole story,  you might say it was a bit of a miracle. I’m the last person who should be surprised. For me, Italy and miracles go hand-in-hand. So if you’re a senior not sure if you can make it to Italy or there’s a senior you love who you want to bring to our favorite country, gather round my...