Beyond Italy’s famous art cities like Rome, Florence and Naples there’s a rich tapestry of smaller towns and villages to discover and enjoy at a slower and more traditional pace. The association I Borghi più belli d’Italia, “Italy’s Most Beautiful Towns”, was created specifically to protect and promote them. Small towns with a population of up to 1...

Here we go again on our trip around the Italian dialects. This time we are in the core of Italy, region of central and southern Italy that is not by the sea but has beautiful rolling hills. We are in Umbria, more specifically Perugia, a city famous for its Eurochocolate Festival, its art, and amazing Etruscan architecture. As all the other regions,...

Ev Thomas never planned to become a winemaker. But love drew him to Italy, and there he found an old vineyard. The tale of serendipity behind Umbria’s boutique Terramante winery involves an American bootstrapping it in Europe with his Italian bride and a lot of backbreaking work—made even more dramatic by the protagonist’s age. Thomas is now 70 and...

Thursday, November 5th • 7:00-9:00pm edt. Organized by Casa Belvedere. Register Here. With religious roots as old as the dawn of modern civilization, Italy teems with churches central to the identities of cities that built them. Naturally, visitors flock to St. Peter’s in Rome, St. Mark’s in Venice and Florence’s Duomo which defined Italian Renaiss...

Who can resist truffles? Not me! Risotto with truffle is a classic first course, easy and quick to prepare, a dish that will certainly impress your guest. The simplicity of the ingredients is enhanced by the flavor of truffle. This is something you can prepare for a special meal with friends and family. Like most authentic Italian recipes it’s dece...

Giovanni Carilli and Giampiero Nobili are the only two residents in their small Italian town — but they're still taking the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic seriously. The elderly pair live in Nortosce, a town in Umbria that is difficult to get in and out of, which means Carilli, 82, and Nobili, 74, are often the only ones in the town. Despite t...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that Norcia’s new multi-purpose community center, a central component of the relief effort led by the Foundation in response to the devastating earthquakes that struck Central Italy in 2016, is finished and now open to the public. NIAF gave $450,000 to fund the project and provi...

Un’astronave interrata nel Chianti fiorentino. Una tartaruga nel cuore della campagna umbra. Una bolla di vetro sui colli piemontesi. Dalla Maremma alle Langhe passando per il Veneto e la Sicilia, il fenomeno delle cantine d'autore ha conquistato tante delle case vinicole del Bel Paese. Le nuove ‘cattedrali del vino’, firmate dai grandi nomi dell’a...

Every summer for the last 16 years, the picturesque Italian town of Citta' della Pieve, (located between Rome and Florence), has hosted Karen Lauria Saillant's opera festival where guests were treated first-hand to beautiful world premiere Italian operas; a staggering 16 operas in 16 years. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the structure of...

Il Centro Studi del Museo Regionale dell’Emigrazione “Pietro Conti” di Gualdo Tadino, pubblica periodicamente ricerche dedicate alla storia dell’emigrazione italiana all’estero nei volumi della collana “I Quaderni del Museo dell’Emigrazione”, a cura di Alberto Sorbini, direttore dell’Isuc e responsabile scientifico della stessa. È da poco uscito il...