U.S. Army Garrison Italy’s resource management office is not quite the same without Fabrizio Nardello, who spent nearly four decades working there. Nardello recently retired after 42 years. A Vicenza native, Nardello recalled that at age 21 he had just returned from a one-month stint in England, where he went to improve his English. In July 1978, h...

The unusual calm of Gran Caffè Gambrinus in Naples, a legendary cafe that has been emptied by coronavirus restrictions, belies the turmoil roiling Italy’s coffee community. The cafe is part of a clash between Neapolitan coffee culture and that of larger Italy, both of which are seeking international recognition for their contributions to world coff...

Italy has a long tradition in athletics, one of the most loved and practiced sports in the peninsula since the beginning of the last century and until the '80s. The march is the specialty that has given the greatest satisfaction in the most important international competitions, starting from the Olympic Games. From Ugo Frigerio's first Olympic gold...

The Venice Film Festival said Thursday it will give its lifetime achievement award this year to Oscar-winning director and actor Roberto Benigni. The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement is to be awarded at the 78th edition of the world’s oldest film festival, scheduled for Sept. 1-11 on the Lido. Benigni wrote, directed and starred in “La Vita e B...

Now it’s confirmed: following a successful first season, Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy will be back for seconds. Having already covered the ‘Big Six’ on a food safari through Italy (Milan, Rome, Naples and the Amalfi Coast, Sicily, Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany), where should host - and late-blooming sex-symbol - Stanley Tucci head next? Below ar...

With over 400 bridges crossing the canals of Venice, you'd have to be a local to visit them all. But if you're looking for the best ones to see on your next trip, then the Bridge of Sighs surely makes the list. Called the Ponte dei Sospiri by locals, this iconic landmark was built in the year 1600 and connects the Doge's Palace to the historic pris...

Halfway between Milan and Venice, in the province of Verona, there is a breathtaking 600,000-square-meters park. Only in the last two years, it received four awards. In 2019, it won the “World Tulip Award” from the World Tulip Society. While in 2020, Tiqets crowned it “Best Attraction 2020: Global Winner” and one of the winners of the “Global Remar...

Verona residents are missing the city's Vinitaly wine fair, cancelled for a second year due to the coronavirus crisis. Writer Richard Hough asks whether such events will remain important in Italy - and tries a digital tasting instead. As I suggested in my last column, wine is the lifeblood of Verona and the cancellation of the Vinitaly fair, for th...

One day in Venice is very fun. During 24 hours in this Italian city, you can discover a lot of sights and amazing highlights. There are lots of reasons to go to Venice. But it can be difficult to decide where to go and when to go somewhere in this beautiful city in Italy. With this itinerary, I will help you out! If you follow this guide, you can m...

The end of winter is close. Welcome spring 2021. Saturday 20th March is the day of the spring equinox, an event that kicks off the most colourful and fragrant season of the year. Here are a few facts about spring and how to enjoy the next months. The spring equinox Not always on 20 March, the spring equinox can also take place on the 19th or 21st o...