On a recent afternoon, a little girl gently patted the shoulder of a statue of the Italian writer Gabriele d’Annunzio, depicted sitting cross-legged and reading on a bench in a central square. “This is a girl who shows respect,” said Rosa Cacioppo Mantini, a 92-year-old retired high school literature teacher and committed Fascist who nearly every...

Kerry Morrison had seen enough. She was not a clinician or policymaker, and she didn’t know what the answers were. But she knew she was looking at failure, and she knew she could no longer ignore it. All around her, in the heart of Hollywood, people were living in subhuman conditions, sprawled beside storefronts and at bus stops. Their clothing was...

Trieste's location near the Slovenian border, and a rich history which has seen periods of Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Austro-Hungarian rule, have resulted in a fascinating mix of cultures which has served to attract traders and artists to the north-eastern city over the centuries. Even its climate is unusual. The sharp winds known as the Bora c...

If your java obsession extends beyond the occasional cup of joe, we’ve just discovered the caffeine-charged experience of your dreams. The espresso geniuses at Illy recently announced a week-long luxury trip to coffeeschool in Italy, complete with five-star accommodations, private jet transfer, Michelin-star fare and damn good coffee that would mak...

Favorire la collaborazione fra le imprese italiane e i cittadini di origine italiana nel mondo; rafforzare i legami professionali e culturali tra i discendenti degli emigrati e la terra d’origine; e sviluppare nei giovani partecipanti nuove competenze di gestione aziendale e di international business con lezioni d’aula, seminari, workshop ed esperi...

Everyone seems to love traveling in Italy. It’s a land of wonderful food and wine, centuries of history and art, and, of course, that wonderful dolce vita. But while traveling in Italy most of us stick only to the usual suspects – Rome, Venice, Florence, the Amalfi Coast, Bologna, etc. All are well worth visiting, of course. But there are many othe...

I am in Italy, but not as we know it. “Accommodatevi,” says the barman at Caffe San Marco – do sit down. But he’s not saying it to ding me with a table surcharge, as usually happens in Italy; he’s saying it because here in Trieste, that’s simply what you do. Italians take their coffee fast, standing at the bar; Triestini sit down with it, stretch i...

The city of Trieste,as well as most other major Italian cities, has excellent public transportation. They have frequent bus service to various parts of town as well as to nearby communities. There is also inexpensive train service that can take you to other cities in Italy and throughout Europe. (A ticket from Trieste to Venice cost 17 euros—about...

I spent last winter in Trieste, Italy–the city where I lived for part of my childhood and where I attended grade school. Trieste is located on the Adriatic Sea, a little over 100 miles east of Venice, on the border with Slovenia. It has a population of approximately 240,000 inhabitants in the city proper and a total of 410,000, including the metrop...

Its climate, with the dry Bora wind that blows over the karst plateau and towards the gulf; its history, shaped by Habsburg domination; and its geographic position, almost part of the Balkans; render the fascinating city of Trieste one of the most particular art cities in Italy, and of a notably mitteleurope character. Located in Italy’s extreme no...