Verona's summer opera festival makes its return to Verona's ancient Roman Arena. Carmen, Aida, Turandot, A Masked Ball, Madama Butterfly, and the unforgettable Romeo et Juliette are the six classics set to run June 20th to September 7th, lighting up the summer nights of this City of Lovers.   Officially opening the season is Lo spettacolo st...

by Barbara Ganz   The United States has become the fourth export market for products made in the Northern Italian city of Padua. During the first nine months of 2014, Padua's exports increased by 16.3%, while in the Veneto region, where the city is located, they grew by 10.7%.   This growth confirms the positive trend that was registe...

By Janet Thomas Dream big. What would your ultimate trip to Italy look like? Some travelers delight in weeks of planning and plotting before exploring a foreign country. I do not, nor does my otherwise patient husband, Steve. In fact, the state of our union can be greatly influenced by travel-related stress.   Our version of a fantasy Itali...

Salami, coppa, culatello, pancetta. Local businesses that traffic in Italian cured pork products are excited about the possibility of importing more of these delizioso meats from regions of northern Italy that have been off-limits to American palates for decades.

  WTI Magazine #49    2014 December, 10Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   This year I will celebrate Christmas with Pandoro, the "golden cake"! Pandoro and panettone are the most popular sweets during the winter holidays. While panettone is a native of Milan, pandoro is from Verona. It is traditionally shaped like a frustu...

HOUSTON - Il Consolato generale d'Italia a Houston segnala che il Museum of Fine Arts ospiterà dal 21 febbraio al 28 aprile una mostra dedicata al Tesoro Perduto del Ghetto Ebraico di Venezia, che forma parte del calendario del 2013 Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti.La mostra presenta una ricca collezione di oggetti di argento e bronzo...

Fare la scarpetta is a phrase in the Italian language that's close to the heart of everyone who has enjoyed a delicious plate of pasta with sauce. Meaning "make the little shoe," it refers to the small piece of bread used to mop up the last of the sauce on your plate.   This end to a meal ritual is vastly popular all over Italy; however, whe...

Let us guess: you have probably already booked your ticket to Italy for this summer and now you are planning to visit some of the most wonderful Italian cities such as Florence, Rome or Venice to admire their breathtaking architecture, museums and monuments.   Are we right? But considering that it's summer and a bit of sun and crystalline cl...

Parlare di cucina regionale italiana significa inoltrarsi in un labirinto: prendi una strada pensando di avere chiara la tua meta e invece, in un attimo, ti ritrovi trasportato lontanissimo, non solo nello spazio, ma anche nel tempo, nella cultura. Inizia così "A qualcuno piace Cracco", il libro che il barbuto aristochef italiano ha dedicato alla c...

Connection and communication – these were the buzzwords today as Vinitaly International opened the doors to La Grande Bellezza of OperaWine, the premier event – now in its third edition – that precedes tomorrow's official opening of Vinitaly 2014.   In the Palazzo Gran Guardia in the center of Verona, producers, journalists, and distinguishe...