Ciao from Rome in this strange August during coronavirus times to all the friends of We the Italians. Dear friends... once again: how are you? Are you taking care of yourselves and your families? Are you safe, and healthy? I hope you all are ok. We at We the Italians are fine, working and enjoying the Italian summer and the beautiful places our gor...

Each year, during the month of July, the lovely Perugia (the capital city of Umbria Region) usually houses the most important Italian Musical Jazz Festival. Well known in Italy but also abroad, the Umbria Jazz is proud of its considerable achievements and its exceptional fame gained during the time. This year, due to the impossibility of respecting...

MONDAY, August 24 | 6:00 P.M. EST. NIAF Relief Efforts -- Post-Earthquake Norcia with Dr. Richard Mollica. Register here. On August 24th and October 30th in 2016, two devastating earthquakes struck Central Italy killing 297 Italian villagers, dislocating tens of thousands, and destroying areas of Norcia's ancient village. NIAF raised $450,000 throu...

The ties between Seattle and Perugia, capital city of Umbria, go back more than 25 years when a pact of friendship was signed by both mayors. As with many new friendships, there was an immediate interest to get to know one another by sharing information, swapping events, even visiting in person. Through the Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association,...

Travel during the summer of 2020 hasn’t been what many of us expected or wanted. COVID-19 restrictions have kept many vacationers home and traveling to Europe is out for the time being thanks to a travel ban. However, thanks to social media and the internet, we can still enjoy many destinations virtually. If you love nature and flowers, then one ev...

Poppies, cornflowers, daisies, violets and others paint the fields in rainbow hues, and tourists flock to take in the sight from the Apennine's highest village. La fioritura takes place in the Piano Grande – 'Great Plain' – beneath the Sibillini Mountains, in the summer months between late May and July. This year the blooms peaked in early July. Ca...

Tre medaglie d’oro per tre etichette di olio italiano, umbro in particolare: “Selezione Oli del Mediterraneo”, “Collezione di Famiglia” e “Dop Umbria Colli Martani”. Questi i premi conquistati in questi giorni al New York International Olive Oil Competition da Farchioni, l’azienda con sede a Giano dell’Umbria che dal 1780 trasforma i frutti della t...

It’s not just an event—it’s an outward manifestation of something felt so deep within the community of Jessup, Pennsylvania, that it can only be described as “anima,” or “soul.” This year, while forces beyond their control caused their event to be canceled, the “anima” of Jessup still shines through. La Corsa dei Ceri, the annual “race of the saint...

It takes a significant amount of courage and passion to aim for a dream that goes beyond one’s own parent’s realm of possibilities, especially when that parent is already a pioneer in his own right. Marco Caprai said that there was only one time in his life when he disagreed with his father Arnaldo Caprai, the man who brought attention to the quali...

The Procopio Castle is only a few kilometers from Perugia, ideally located between Umbria and Tuscany, on a hill overlooking the Tiber Valley. It was restored in 2005, when Russian entrepreneur Eugeny Lebedev decided to take it back to its ancient splendor by entrusting Studio Domenico Minchilli with the project – which entailed retrieving and stud...