By Russell Shorto   As a writer I've always tended to seek out origins. My first book, about the search for the historical Jesus, was an attempt to get at the "real" story behind my Catholic upbringing.   After living in Manhattan for several years, I wrote "The Island at the Center of the World," a book about the Dutch settlement of...

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) aumenta ulteriormente la propria offerta per i passeggeri che voleranno fra l'Italia e gli Stati Uniti la prossima estate.   Fra maggio e giugno 2015, il vettore statunitense riprenderà ad operare numerosi collegamenti stagionali per soddisfare la crescita della domanda di voli da e per l'Italia durante il periodo...

There is a once in a lifetime opportunity for students of the Academy of Art University of San Francisco to live and create their art while experiencing the culture and history of Italy.   Each summer, students and faculty live in Italy for a Fine Art Study Abroad Program during almost two months while exploring the Italian landscape and cul...

Chef Mark McDonald of Old Vine Cafe in Costa Mesa will be leading his third annual culinary tour of southern Italy in March. McDonald will be teaming up with Italian Culinary Institute master chef John Nocita for a 10-day tour of Calabria and Sicily, exploring the southern region's history, culture and cuisine. From March 14 to 23, the "Splendors...

Americans love Italy, and the strong dollar and the recovery of the US economy will offer an incentive for American tourists to travel to Italy in the coming months.   According to ENIT, the Italian tourism agency, Italy is the top European destination for Americans based on data from 190 tour operators present in 28 foreign markets.  ...

Un biocarburante in grado di far volare un aereo. Un passo importante verso l'utilizzo delle piante per carburanti eco sostenibili. L'azienda italiana Sunchem ha collaborato con South African Airways (SAA), Boeing, SkyNrg e Rsb per realizzare energie verdi, alternative e rinnovabili grazie ad una pianta di tabacco.   Una pianta di...

River line Uniworld is offering free flights to Italy to customers who book select cruises in the country by the end of the month. The line's new "Fly Free" promotion is good on several April departures of its 13-day Splendors of Northern Italy, Venice, Florence & Rome itinerary. Launched earlier this year, the new Uniworld itinerary combines...

by Morena Pivetti   Yesterday the new, faster Frecciarossa 1000 high speed train of Trenitalia made its maiden voyage between Rome and Milan, having on board a group of very important guests: the members of both the Italian and the European Parliaments' Transport Committees and the media.   The Frecciarossa 1000 can reach the maximum...

Many local residents already joined the WEP summer program to welcome a Italian high school teen coming to Somers area for 3 weeks mid July! Sign up to host one of the remaining students!   The students will live with our local families to experience the daily life of the American people. During the weekdays, they will have a rich enhancemen...

Registration for our Photography Tour is underway and we are excited about the number of photographers that are going to join us in Tuscany for great photography, fine dining, and seeing the best of Tuscany. We are going to have lots of fun along the way, sharing tips and photos and enjoying our craft.   As a special incentive we are offerin...