Meet the “Romeo and Juliet” of the pandemic. A couple met on neighboring balconies during the coronavirus lockdown in Verona, Italy — where the tale of star-crossed lovers is set — and now they’re engaged to be married. Michele D’Alpaos, 38, said it was love at first sight when he spotted Paola Agnelli, 40, performing a violin rendition of the Quee...

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 5:00pm. How to Bring Back to Life the Largest Opera Theater in the World. Stefano Albertini (NYU) in conversation with Cecilia Gasdìa (General Manager and Artistic Director, Arena di Verona). The episode will be broadcast live on Casa's Facebook Page and website. In ITALIAN with ENGLISH subtitles. Casa Italiana Director Stefano Al...

A perfectly preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor has been discovered near the northern Italian city of Verona. Archaeologists were astonished by the find as it came almost a century after the remains of a villa, believed to date to the 3rd century AD, were unearthed in a hilly area above the town of Negrar di Valpolicella. After the discovery in 19...

After an attempt to postpone the trade show, Vinitaly 2020 has been eventually cancelled due to coronavirus crisis. The international wine fair will take place in 2021, from 18 to 21 April at Veronafiere, as scheduled, while extraordinary investments will be made on wine events abroad. This was officially announced by a statement from VeronaFiere’s...

Built along the banks of the Adige river, the city of Verona has been a Unesco World Heritage site since 2000. Founded in the 1st century B.C. by the Romans, it was later conquered by different Barbarian tribes, until it became an independent municipality in the 12th century, when it prospered under the rule of the Scaligeri family. This wealthy an...

Venice will always be one of Europe’s most magnificent destinations. But with so many tourists flooding in and out of the city every day, it’s not for everyone. Luckily, there are plenty of Italian destinations that are equally charming but not yet spoiled by mass tourism. WITNESS THE BEAUTY OF SIENA, TUSCANY The picturesque region of Tuscany is ho...

The 14th February, the day of lovers, is not just all about chocolates and red roses, candlelit dinner and love hearts galore: Saint Valentine’s Day is also the perfect occasion for celebrating love with a romantic getaway for two (especially this year, since 14th February falls right on a Friday). If you are looking for inspiration about a trip wi...

The stories of the successful Italians in Silicon Valley have a meaning that goes far beyond the simple yet wonderful description of our compatriots who see their talent recognized in the most innovative and competitive environment in the world. These stories convey that innovation and competition are perfectly combined with Italianism, and for thi...

Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn begins performances January 14 at the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres, ahead of an official opening January 23. The cast includes Nikita Burshteyn (Newsies), Anna Kostakis, Carlos Lopez (Man of La Mancha), Michael Marotta (Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical), Judy McLane (M...

Founded in 1937 by Ruggero Bauli as a small artisanal bakeshop, the Bauli company today occupies roughly five million square feet, produces over one thousand products, and is Italy’s leading maker of Italy’s most popular holiday cake: panettone.  Visiting Bauli’s headquarters in November I was able to observe the fascinating production process. Vas...