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Italy has always been the country we think of first when Dottie and I consider travel to Europe. Getting here this time was a bit more complicated than before. Although each EU country has its own rules, most are similar to those set by the Italians. First: it takes a bit more preparation. In addition to our passports, we needed our COVID-19 vaccin...

Prosciutto is Italian for ham, and there are dozens of variations, many of which are specific to certain regions, such as Prosciutto Toscana DOP. Here are 10 things to know about this particular type of prosciutto.  1.HistoryPork has been preserved in the region of Tuscany since at least the year 1000 – in fact, the Etruscans, an ancient civilizati...

Italian chocolatier Venchi Chocolate has leased a New York City headquarters space as it prepares to expand its US retail footprint. Resolution Real Estate Partners’ Brett Weiss and John Monaco represented landlord Kiami Windsor Management in the 3,525 s/f office deal at 16 West 36th Street in Midtown West. Newmark’s Ross Kaplan and William Chaplin...

Macabre as much as fascinated places. There are more than six thousand ghost towns in Italy. If you are thinking to spend your Halloween in Italy, here you are, some phantasmagoric ghost towns.  Welcome to the Ghost Towns of Italy! There are many reasons which let become abandoned towns: it may be for human needs or natural causes. Today, the Itali...

October is National Italian American Heritage Month. It’s the month where people can celebrate heritage, culture, history, pride, contributions and achievements. It’s a time to celebrate Italian American individuals from the past and the present. “We remember the struggles of our ancestors here in this country and we continue to shed light and figh...

Located at the top of a hill in the homonymous town, the Castle of Gradara towers over the valley below with magnificence and elegance. It is a medieval fortress located in the province of Pesaro-Urbino, in the Marche region, at the border with Emilia-Romagna.  The Castle of Gradara is a magical and time-less place, that towers over the adjacent to...

Compared to the pre-pandemic period, Italian wine is recovering and showing exponential sales growth. In the first seven months of 2021, the sector recorded an increase of +8.5% in exports, more than double France’s (+3.7%). This is what emerges from the data processed by the Vinitaly-Nomisma Wine Monitor on the eve of the Vinitaly Special Edition....

Over a decade ago, when Francesco Galietti had to travel from his native Rome to Milan for work, he used to fly the nearly 400-mile route. Today, he takes the train. Galietti -- CEO of Rome-based political risk consultancy Policy Sonar -- is not alone. Figures released in 2019 by Italy state railway company Ferrovie dello Stato show that the number...

The United States has historically been an interesting context for the study of bilingualism. After the two migratory processes of 1880-1927 and 1950-1970, the Italian American community is composite and stratified on a socio-cultural and linguistic level; for the third or fourth generation of descendants born in the USA, knowledge of Italian is of...

Do you know what is a muffuletta? Yes or no, you’re in the right place! We all know it, Sicilian bread has always had that extra gear that distinguishes it for its quality and taste, and makes it famous in the whole Italian peninsula. Among the many types of bread that we can taste across the island, we can find one that has become a global institu...

Greenwich, Connecticut, has long needed both a high quality steakhouse and a fine Italian restaurant. Macelleria, which debuted in  Pelham, New York, two years ago, with a second in Armonk, has managed to provide both to this suburban city on the Gold Coast within one splendid-looking space. Owner Tony Lala is one of those Albanian immigrants who w...

Stanley Tucci is getting back to work on his hit show! The 60-year-old actor went for a gondola ride while filming season two of his CNN series Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy on Thursday afternoon (October 16) in Venice, Italy. Stanley appeared in great spirits as he took in the sights during his ride around the canals. Earlier this year, CNN r...