This year's Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston took in nearly $3 million at the box office. The festival also said Wednesday that about 63,000 tickets were sold for the 160 events staged during the 17-day run of the festival.   Festival officials say Spoleto means about $50 million in economic impact for the Charleston area.   Re...

by Italian Club of Salt Lake   While many were enjoying their holidays over the last few weeks, cialis our wonderful Director and ICSL President, click Giuliana Marple, remedy spent her time volunteering and providing aid to the earthquake-struck regions of Central Italy. This past Fall, the regions of Umbria and Marches were rocked with a...

In one of his works, the great Greek tragedian Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC) has a lucid Ajax say, Great, unfathomable time brings dark things to light and buries the bright in its darkness.   That is exactly what happened to the Roman theater in Gubbio, Umbria, which was built in the late 1st century BC and forgotten by the Middle Ages. It was...

by Giulia Louise Steigerwalt On October 17, 2014 the selection panel of 13 independent experts responsible for assessing the Italian cities competing to be European Capital of Culture in 2019, has recommended that Matera should be awarded with the famous title. This award started in 1985. Since then, more than 40 cities have been designated Europ...

by Judith Valente   The ancient city of Norcia in central Italy is known for its wild boar sausages and black truffles, but now it's known for something else: Its singing monks. "We sing the praises of God nine times a day. So if you add all that up, it's probably five hours every day, rain or shine, 365 days a year," said Cassian Folso...

  WTI Magazine #59    2015 May, 1Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   The Cantamaggio in Terni, the largest folk event town, enhances and promotes the ancient custom to celebrate the arrival of spring with the singers who went to the country houses to devote ditties about spring in exchange for coins or eggs, wine and food from the garden...

  WTI Magazine #72    2015 November 13Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Green meadows, thick forests, teeming streams, hidden gorges and towering waterfalls create all together a painting of rare beauty: we are in Valnerina, one of the most beautiful areas in Umbria region. The Nera River Park, better known as "Waters' Park", because of...

by Rossella Lorenzi   An intact Etruscan tomb, complete with sarcophagi, a full array of grave goods and a mysterious marble head, has has been brought to light in the Umbria region of Italy, in what promises to be one of the most important archaeological findings in recent history. Dated to the end of the 4th century B.C., the burial s...

by Enrico Netti   The company is operational in Dubai, Shanghai, and the United States with its five branches. These are the key markets for Urbani Tartufi, the family-owned business that is now in its sixth generation. Its long history is tied to the precious tuber: the company markets nearly two thirds of the worlds truffles, and its produ...

by Chiara Beghelli   Trees can also tell stories, beside giving fruits. Branches and roots can hide ancient traditions, keep in silent woods, hard to discover unless you strongly want to. Livio dalla Ragione wanted it: a painter, a former partisan, with an intense passion for folk culture, he started to look for these "telling trees" about 5...