If you're planning to visit - or even settle down in - the Italian capital, you'll likely want to blend in as much as possible. But phrasebook Italian isn't going to cut it in the cobbled streets and crowded bars of Rome. To really impress, you'll have to master the local lingo. The Roman dialect was being singled out by poet Dante as the ugliest i...

Gianni Onorato jumped from rival Costa Cruises in September 2013 to join MSC Cruises as CEO. The first ships to be designed under his command are arriving this year. He spoke with senior editor Tom Stieghorst at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, where several of them are being built.Q: MSC is never going to be No. 1 in North America in passenger v...

“Conosci la terra dei limoni in fiore, dove le arance d’oro splendono tra le foglie scure, dal cielo azzurro spira un mite vento, quieto sta il mirto e l’alloro è eccelso, la conosci forse? Laggiù, laggiù io andare vorrei con te, o amato mio!” Così scriveva Goethe nel suo Mignon, sull’Italia, ne Gli anni di apprendistato di Wilhelm Meister. “La con...

Riparte anche quest'anno il progetto VoluntarItaly promosso dalla Dante Alighieri of Michigan, che permettera' per la seconda volta a studenti americani di recarsi in Italia per insegnare l'inglese e imparare l'italiano in dei campi di volontariato. Il bando prevede che gli Oratori delle Diocesi Lombarde (www.odielle.it), in collaborazione con la D...

Near the Cecita Lake, in the province of Cosenza between the municipalities of Spezzano della Sila, Longobucco and Celico, there is a pine forest with an outstanding, 25-meter-tall tree that is simply majestic. There is also an old chestnut tree that was scorched by lightning, with a 10-meter-wide trunk, dedicated to Saint Francis of Paola, patron...

A young Massachusetts woman disembarks in Naples, Italy, in April 1958. She is pursuing connections with relatives, her Italian heritage, and her love for travel, never imagining that her wanderlust one day will inspire thousands to follow in her footsteps. That is exactly what happened to 24-year-old Joan, born and raised in the small mill town of...

Dal 1 gennaio 2017 si e’ operativamente avviata l'integrazione logistica dell’Agenzia Nazionale del Turismo presso l'ufficio di Chicago dell'ICE-Agenzia sito al 401 North Michigan Avenue.  La collaborazione prevede l'utilizzo, per la durata di 1 anno, dello spazio di circa 23mq - precedentemente adibito alle aziende italiane utilizzatrici del servi...

Many of us dream of Italy. Kathy McCabe transformed her Italian dreams into an award-winning newsletter and a PBS travel series. Blonde-haired McCabe doesn’t look Italian—nor does her name sound Italian. But the first time she visited her great-grandfather’s village in Campania, McCabe felt that she had come home. “When I was growing up in New Jers...

Things are looking up for the Italian airport system, due to increases in incoming tourists and exports of Italian products to the rest of the world. The details on air traffic for 2016 were published in a report by Assaeroporti (the airport management association). The general outlook In comparison to 2015, passenger traffic has grown by 4.6%; th...

Any parent that has ever traveled with a small child knows the feeling. You're walking through a crowded airport. You're sweaty and flustered from security lines where you've taken off shoes, emptied your pockets, folded strollers, and dropped all the crayons from overloaded backpacks.   Just as you're finally fully clothed again and making...