Author Susan Van Allen ("50 Places in Rome, Florence and Venice Every Woman Should Go"), moderates a panel of passionate experts who will share insider's info on Italy's Big Three. Featuring Joe Wolff, author of "Cafe Life: Florence", JoAnn Locktov, editor of "Dream of Venice", and Angela K. Nickerson, author of "Michelangelo's Rome".   Sund...

by Andrea Carli   Cakes and candies, cakes and candies and more cakes and candies, and the diet can wait. At the end of the Easter holidays, families will have taken €400 million out of their pockets to buy confections, estimated Codacons, a consumer association.   Six out of ten Italians will serve the Colomba cake (shaped like a dov...

Bartolomeo Cristofori è considerato l'inventore del pianoforte, alla fine del Seicento, per via dei suoi allora innovativi interventi sul clavicembalo, lo strumento a tastiera più usato al tempo. Della sua vita non si conosce molto (e il suo unico ritratto, di cui restano le foto, andò distrutto a Berlino durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale), ma i d...

By Michelle E. Shaw Italian-made chandeliers, shoes and garden statues are just a few of the things Antonio Allegranzi managed to share with people in America.And it wasn't by chance that Allegranzi moved from his boyhood home in Vicenza, Italy, to Roswell in 1994, family members said. It was always part of the plan. Alessandro Allegranzi, said h...

If you're interested in anatomy, work in the medical profession or, like me, you're always looking for somewhere different to visit, then here's an idea.   How would you feel about visiting an anatomical theatre? The anatomical theatre was an institution used in teaching anatomy at early modern universities: vast rooms where students could o...

I leave tonight for VicenzaOro, taking place Jan. 23–28 in Vicenza, Italy, and while it's long been an event to see new designs from Italian manufacturers, it's increasingly becoming a livelier international destination.   Some American firms are in the mix: Great Neck, N.Y.–based Le Vian is exhibiting for the second consecutive year, and He...

by Claudia Baroncelli   If you are planning to pop the question to your sweetheart, but don't know how to do it and (above all) where to do it, you should know that Italy has plenty of romantic places to act as the perfect setting for your proposal. Here are Swide's suggestions.   Perhaps secondo only to your wedding day and the arriv...

Saturday September 26, 10:30 am — 12:00 pmWestchester Italian Cultural Center - One Generoso Pope Place - Tuckahoe , NY 10707 United States Members $15, Non-Members $25 Marco Polo, Casanova, and Vivaldi are among Venice's favorite sons. Toni McKeen will provide some new insights into the travels of Marco Polo, and how he became so...

  WTI Magazine #73    2015 November 27Author : Elda Buonanno Foley      Translation by:   In continuing my conversation on the famous line with which the Italians are popular, ("A people made of artists, poets, saints, philosophers, scientists and sailors) the description of "artists" seems to ignite a wider and more in depth conversation on "wh...

Marcolin Group, a worldwide leading eyewear company, and Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. are proud to announce the early renewal of an exclusive license agreement for the design, manufacture and worldwide distribution of Kenneth Cole New York and Kenneth Cole Reaction sun and optical eyewear. The partnership between the two companies, started o...