Perugia (Italy), Galway (Ireland), Newcastle (United Kingdom), Cascais (Portugal) and Varna (Bulgaria) have been selected by an independent high-level jury to compete for the title of European Youth Capital (EYC) 2017.   These five cities will now progress to the next round of competition to compete for the coveted title. During the second r...

Coffee is a key part of the Italian culture, but instead of simply spending your trip sipping cappuccini on terraces, why not get a taste for life on the other side of the bar? Florence's Espresso Academyoffers a range of courses including basic, intensive and café latte art, while the Terzi Coffee School in Emilia Romagna offers intimate workshops...

Foligno welcomes the 13th edition of the Umbria World Fest from 10th to 12th October; an event that transforms the city of Umbria, in the province of Perugia, into a large stage where renowned national and international artists propose musical shows, art installations, photographic exhibitions and multimedia exhibits, together with time devoted to...

Rome has a lot to offer, but if you're looking for variety or simply want a break away from the city, there's a treasure trove of towns within easy reach.   Whether it's for an afternoon trip or a long weekend, Lazio and its neighbouring regions – Umbria, Toscana and Campania – offer an abundance of places that are rich in beauty, character...

By Sam Tanenhaus   The dubiously accused almost always disappoint, once their full stories are told. It is the crime that magnetizes our attention. Remove the stain of guilt, or at least of strong complicity, and what's left? One more casualty, and casualties don't command interest. They spread unease. And so it is with Amanda Knox — the Sea...

Every month Eataly brings its guests closer to a different region of Italy through its food, wine and culture. Throughout the month of November Eataly will be featuring the region of Umbria with a series of classes focused on wines and traditional dishes from this region.   Cooking with fresh herbs is at the heart of Italian cuisine. In Umb...

According to poet Dante Alighieri, who is considered the father of Italian language, Assisi should have changed its name. "He who speaks of this place, should not say Ascesi," suggests the poet in the tenth Canto of his Paradise.   "Ascesi" (i.e. Assisi) is a much too short, too limited name. The city should have been called Oriente, si...

AmCham Italy è lieta di segnalare che patrocinerà un incontro organizzato da Confidustria Umbria ed Umbria Export previsto per l'11 giugno. Si tratta di un seminario di approfondimento sugli aspetti tecnici, doganali e normativi inerenti l'esportazione di prodotti agroalimentari negli USA, al quale parteciperà come relatore anche il nostro Rapprese...

One reason Sicilians tend to identify with Sicily first and Italy (a distant) second? Sicilian food. The same goes for Veneto in the north or Puglia in the south. Italy is a young country -- it only celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2011. Despite the successful export of the "Italian restaurant," the idea of a unified Italian cuis...

I vini biologici di Roccafiore conquistano i consumatori statunitensi. Nei primi mesi del 2014, l'azienda di Todi (Perugia) ha già superato le vendite dell'anno precedente, con una crescita a due cifre: +10% rispetto al 2013, quando si sono toccate le 15.000 bottiglie esportate in questo mercato.   Negli USA Roccafiore è presente in diverse...