For the Umbria region – an internal area in the central part of Italy – tartufo (truffle) represents the basis of the local gastronomy and business. About 80% of the national product is processed, packed and commercialized here, inside an area defined by the Nera river and the towns of Terni, Spoleto, and Norcia. There, the major canning factories...

That Italy is beautiful goes without saying: I may be partial to the fairness of my own country, but I think the whole world has pretty much agreed on it, as heralded, for instance, by the large amount of UNESCO heritage sites in the country. What many may not know is that Italy, just as every country, doesn’t only have beautiful and historically r...

Straight out of every chocoholic’s dreams comes a new eight-day Mediterranean cruise dedicated entirely to chocolate. The Eurochocolate Cruise, the product of a collaboration between Italian line Costa Cruises and the Eurochocolate Festival, the world’s largest international event dedicated to all things chocolate, which takes place annually in Per...

The Monte Cucco Park includes the territory located on the north-eastern border of the Umbria Region, marked by the ridge of the Apennine mountains on which stands the Cucco (1,566 meters), the historical route of the Via Flaminia and the rivers Sentino and Chiascio. The population resident in the Park does not reach 7,000 inhabitants. In the mount...

Monday, October 28, 2019, 6pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. Il Signor Jackson (2018), 40 min. Anton Evangelista, dir. Award-winning filmmaker Anton Evangelista travels from the Bronx to Italy and back in presenting Il Signor Jackson, a story of African American New Yorker Edward...

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of San Francisco and Assisi joining together as Sister Cities, and the 800th anniversary of Saint Francis’s visit to the Holy Land, Maestro Cosimo Prontera will offer two organ concerts, in San Francisco and in San Jose. With the support of the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Fr...

Più che una conferma, una certezza. Non poteva mancare anche quest’anno lo speciale testimonial Piero Angela, che da anni segue il Museo Regionale dell’Emigrazione Pietro Conti - Centro di Ricerca sull’Emigrazione Italiana, ed in particolare il progetto Memorie Migranti. Una iniziativa che si rinnova diventando festival, nata dall’esperienza del Co...

More than five hundred persons of BCG (Boston Consulting Group) met for a very special goal last week: to redevelop many areas of Cascia, in partnership with the Francesca Rava Foundation. Cascia is a small town in the province of Perugia hit by a strong earthquake in 2016, as well as some other regions of central Italy. “Cascia needs courage, stre...

If you’re looking for some adventure, after all the sightseeing in the Rome you can visit the Cascate delle Marmore, about 100 km from Rome. These waterfalls situated in Umbria were artificially built by the Romans and are now a great tourist attraction. They consist of three major falls for a total leap of 165 metres. Here, not only you can stroll...

Spoleto is an ancient town located in the Umbria region of Italy, in the province of Perugia. The town is located at the foot of the Apennine hills and is a perfect stop for people visiting nearby Trevi, Terni and Perugia. The earliest mention of Spoleto on record is the establishment of a colony in the area in 241 BC. In ancient times Spoleto was...