by Chiara Baroncelli   Have you ever slept into an igloo or at the top of a lighthouse surrounded by mountains or sea? And what about spending a night inside a mill or on the top of a tree? Such places do actually exist in Italy. Hard to believe?   From Trulli in Puglia to a new age monastery in Umbria passing by an ancient and rich i...

Join host Kathy McCabe to celebrate the premiere of the PBS travel series Dream of Italy at a cocktail party at Via Umbria in Washington, DC on Saturday, May 30th at 5 p.m. Via Umbria owners Suzy and Bill Menard are rolling out the red carpet in their Georgetown store/event space for a celebration of the television show and all things Italian...

  WTI Magazine #49    2014 December, 10Author : Karen Lauria Saillant      Translation by:   "Tutti gli uomini sono per natura egualmente liberi e indipendenti." With light streaming through the majestic Palladio window of Independence Hall, Thomas Jefferson turned these words of his Italian friend, Philip Mazzei, into the heart of The Declarati...

  WTI Magazine #60    2015 May, 15Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   Every May 15 in Gubbio (Perugia, Umbria), keeps repeating the ritual of the "Corsa dei Ceri" (race of the candles), emotionally involving all citizens and the public of visitors in a show that is mystical and profane at the same time.The "Corsa dei Ceri" in Gubbio is o...

There's a family that runs its history through the decades serving the town of San Francisco: before Joseph, then his daughter Angela, now her son Joseph. There's a project called Porziuncola Nuova that connected San Francisco to Saint Francis' town, Assisi. There's a square in front of a church in the North Beach, San Francisco's Little Italy, tha...

by Claudia Baroncelli   Beyond monuments and churches, palaces and museums Italy also boasts many wonderful and ancient bridges where engineering truly meets nature. From the North to the South, Swide has rounded up some of the most enchanting and beautiful bridges across Italy.   There are some spots in Italy where you can truly feel...

L'Osservatorio per la lingua italiana negli USA, coordinato dall'Ambasciata Italiana negli USA, ha messo a disposizione 10 borse da 1,000 (mille) $ ciascuna per la frequenza del AP Summer Institute che si terrà a Perugia dal 14 al 26 Luglio prossimi. Le borse si aggiungono a quelle già concesse dall'Università per Stranieri di Perugia.   Per...

Il 4 luglio 2013, anno dedicato alla Cultura Italiana, a Times Square uno dei luoghi simbolo della città di New York, campeggiava il nome di Orvieto.   La prima città italiana a celebrare ufficialmente la ricorrenza dell'Indipendence Day dell'America con l'iniziativa culturale ORVIETO4EVER che un anno fa, sotto il patrocinio del Comune di Or...

  WTI Magazine #79    2016 May 13Author : italia.it      Translation by:   The magnificent natural scenery of the Val d'Orcia that extends through the Tuscan hills was inserted onto the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004. Val d'Orcia fuses art, landscape and ecosystem in one geographical space, and is the expression of a series of marvelous natu...

For one day only, cooking instructor Viola Buitoni, native from Perugia, Umbria, and compatriot chef Andrea Sposini have cooperated together as a cooking team to bring the best of Umbrian traditions at Cookhouse SF, a place uniquely designed for culinary entertaining. This evening of traditional Umbrian cooking, food and wines, last Tuesday, April...