They've long dominated the food and fashion worlds, this year they've dominated sports, and now they're aiming for the skies. Italy's new national airline, ITA Airways, launched on Friday with a promise to bring pride back to its national flag carrier, after Alitalia, Italy's legacy airline, went bankrupt and ceased operations a day earlier. Execut...

The US has said that it will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from 33 countries on 8 November. Under new rules announced by the White House, vaccinated people who have had a negative test in the 72 hours before travelling will be allowed to enter. The move marks the end of the tough restrictions that have been imposed on travellers...

As I write this column, humanity seems to be in particularly deep trouble from rising temperatures, raging wildfires and deadly flooding, not to mention the latest mutants of a killer virus. But, looking at a sliver of a bright side here, has there ever been a better time to be a lover of Southern Italian wines? I am not making light. I am just fin...

Assisi is one of those places to visit once in a lifetime. The blend of art and spirituality makes the city of St. Francis a unique destination. And it is also a mouth-watering destination for good food lovers. A city of art, a symbol of peace and a popular destination for pilgrims and tourists from all over the world, Assisi is a much-loved destin...

Venice has no equals in all of Europe. In this city floating on a lagoon, streets are canals and crossings are bridges. Everything, from churches to palaces, speaks of more than a thousand years of history in which the Pearl of the Adriatic dominated the seas and grew wealthy on commerce. On top of that, there are world-famous art exhibitions, roma...

Seton Hall University's Catholic Studies Program invites you to travel back in time to more deeply appreciate the past and present, as you tour of Sicily, the Amalfi Coast, and Rome. Dr. Ines Murzaku will lead this 3-credit study abroad tour of sites in Italy that have been most significant to Christian history. The program will take place from Mar...

Over the last several years, even decades, Italy has changed in some ways that now seem to be more or less permanent. If you are Italian and/or live in the country, most or all of what I say below will not be news to you. But if you only occasionally check in on what is happening in the country, or if you are new to italianità, the things I briefly...

Italy's new national airline ITA takes to the skies on Friday 15 October after Alitalia made its final voyage last night, with a flight from Rome to Cagliari. ITA, whose full name is Italia Trasporto Aereo, replaces Alitalia which ceased operating yesterday after 74 years. On the eve of its launch, however, ITA bought the Alitalia brand and naming...

Forget the glamour and grandeur of Rome, Florence, and Venice. Italy is dotted with thousands of small rural villages unknown even to local Italians. These small towns are more than just picturesque; they’re quirky with a magic allure. These idyllic and bucolic spots are ideal in times of COVID because of their remoteness and tendency to draw fewer...

Every country has its traditions, that is for sure, many of which can appear to be quite bizarre. Italy is no less! We have gathered for you 5 particular Italian traditions which we hope will keep you company along your trips throughout Italy.  From North to South, in fact, we will discover the most bizarre and particular traditions that connect It...