The Custoza grape is a native white grape from the Veneto region in northeastern Italy. Per the Consorzio Tutela Vino Custoza’s site, the Custoza grape is “delicate, floral and fruity aromas with slightly aromatic herbs….recognizable for its freshness”.  As the wines made from this grape ages they take on riper fruit notes, with savory characterist...

In a photograph capturing a momentous friendship, two men stand facing opposite directions, clad in heavy clothes suitable for an Italian winter, looking at a series of frescoes depicting the life of Saint Anthony by Italian Renaissance painter Titian. These two men are Michelangelo Muraro, a native Venetian art historian, and David Rosand, CC ’59,...

Trentino Alto Adige and Veneto are among the regions with the longest-living populations in Italy: there are about two thousand more 90-year-olds each year. But demand for care is increasing-more than 600 thousand over-65s with 2 or more chronic diseases and 180 thousand dependent elderly. Life expectancy in Veneto is for males 85 years old and for...

Discover with us everything you need to know about the Verona Christmas Markets, the most famous stalls of the Christmas season. Experience in the city that is embraced by the Adige River, from the electrifying open-air theatre of opera in summer and confidential in winter when the season opens at the 18th-century Filarmonico Theatre, the magic of...

Venice is one of the most iconic cities in the world. We could call it unique. The canals, the churches, Piazza San Marco, the atmosphere that you can breathe just walking or going by gondola. Tourist destination of many lovers and not only, Venice, the city of the Doges was built around 421 AD: today, together with Rome is a World Heritage Site (U...

Exhibition "Under the stars of Giotto": from November 14, 2023 6PM, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 686 Park Avenue, NY. The Exhibition will remain open until January 31, 2024. Monday through Friday 10AM to 4PM. Saturday and Sunday 11AM to 4PM. Giotto was the painter who transformed Western art. Giotto was able to blend realism and spirituality, man...

They are 26 nuns from every corner of the planet and they live in one of the most important and impressive cloistered nunneries in Italy. They wake up every morning at 5 a.m. according to the Benedictine motto 'ora et labora' and, after prayers, they tend to the vegetable garden, the lavender field, the orchard, an aloe greenhouse and a vineyard. T...

The Teatro Olimpico (Olympic Theatre), a renaissance era theatre by architect Andrea Palladio, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site here, brought a significant performance about the arrival of Americans in Vicenza in 1955, to the Soldiers’ Theatre, on Caserma Ederle Oct. 21, 2023.“Caserma Ederle is the ideal place to present ‘Americans in Vicenza...

“La dolce vita” translates into “the sweet life” in Italian, and if you are thinking of retiring soon, you might want to set your sights on the nation that is known for pasta, wine, culture, scenery and so much more. But with all Italy has to offer, perhaps it is out of your price range, especially if you are going to be on a fixed budget once you...

Dear friends, What a month! So many things, so many friends, so many events! It always happens in October, but this year has been extraordinary! It actually started at the end of September, when in Florence I had the honor of representing We the Italians and the Italian American community at the Made in Italy event organized by Maurizio Mancianti,...