A historic venue for a product of excellence, which over the centuries has become an authentic icon of Italian tradition. Distilleria Nardini has been producing grappa since 1779, and it’s right here, in Bassano del Grappa, in the heart of the Veneto region, that today you can still immerse yourself in the intense aromas and flavors of a distillate...

Vicenza is certainly one of Italy's top industrial hubs, leading in textiles and steel. It's the national center for gold and jewelry. Here, traditional craftsmanship meets modern luxury from brands like Gucci, Hermès, and Tiffany & Co. Visitors always find something valuable. Tag along as we roam the evocative streets and expansive piazzas of Vice...

More than 20 Vanderbilt engineering students recently visited Italy during their spring break to not only see some iconic structures, but also learn the engineering behind the Pantheon and Venice’s sophisticated floodgates so they could apply that knowledge to future engineering projects of their own. The trip was part of an inaugural class taught...

Five-year-olds are an unpredictable bunch. We were hurtling across Venice lagoon in a water taxi when suddenly the engine cut out with a loud bang. While I was scanning all directions trying to decide which offered the best chance of not drowning, my particular five-year-old was giggling and loving every second. The engine re-started, we shot off a...

This year 2024 should be considered a milestone of the Italian musical culture because in this year finally it took place the UNESCO’s recognition of the Italian Opera as an immaterial patrimony of the humanity.  In order to celebrate this extraordinary event, our Ministry of Culture, together with Fondazione Opera Lirica di Verona planned a specta...

When: Wednesday, May 29 - 6:00pm - What: A lecture about Venice, its culture, history and ecological problems
 of today. Presented by Prof. Elisabeth Carroll - Where: Museo Italo Americano, Fort Mason, Building C - 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123 Dr. Elizabeth Carroll will share her insider's perspective of Venice as a former resident of la...

Fourteen years ago, Franco Miotto and Anna Dal Farro faced the heartbreaking news that no parent ever wants to hear—their son, an Italian Army Corporal Major Matteo Miotto, was killed by enemy fire in Buji, Afghanistan. Today, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Garrison Italy, the Italian Army honored Miotto’s legacy by naming an Army post in Long...

Venice is a city that has fascinated many for centuries, a city completely man made, transformed into one of the most beautiful in Italy. Visitors come to wonder at the beautiful architecture and churches, to delight in a little spritz and cicchetti, to gaze at the stunning views over the Adriatic and perhaps take part in a tour of Venice to see th...

In Parco della Liberta, translated as Liberty Park, in Vicenza, a new laurel wreath lies beneath the monument dedicated to Italian World War II resistance fighters, marking the 79th anniversary of Italy's liberation.  In the park, Lt. Col. John Wildt, commander of the 307th Military Intelligence Battalion, joined the city of Longare’s veterans and...

John Steinbeck once observed, “People do not take journeys; it’s the journeys that take people.”  Marco Polo embodies “The Journey”—a life-altering path with an unknown destination, personifying initiative, courage, and encounter. In the year 1271, a young Marco Polo embarked on what would become a legendary expedition to China, joining his father...