Culture

Giovanni Falcone

Giovanni Falcone, a hero who lost his life for justice

Giovanni Falcone was a Sicilian prosecuting magistrate born in Palermo, Sicily in 1939. He spent most of his professional life trying to overthrow...

The traditional Mille Miglia race

This weekend, Brescia will host the famous Mille Miglia vintage car race which re-enacts of the long distance race which took place in Italy between...
Contrada Wave parade marches in Siena, Italy. There are 17 contrade (districts) representing various traditional professions or groups of Siena history.— Photo by tupungato

Siena’s Secret Contradas

Strolling around the hilltop city of Siena is a glorious experience. The walled citadel perches atop three hills overlooking the Tuscan plains. Its...
The 16th century Vasari Aqueduct in Arezzo To Reopen Soon

The 16th century Vasari Aqueduct in Arezzo To Reopen Soon

The ancient aqueduct located off of Arezzo and designed in the 16th-century by Italian artist and art historian Giorgio Vasari is set to reopen,...
Carabinieri Found Christopher Columbus' Letter On Discovery of America

Carabinieri Found Christopher Columbus' Letter On the Discovery of America

The Italian Carabinieri recovered the letter, dating 1493, through which Christopher Columbus announced the discovery of the America and the 'new...
Dante Alighieri portrait, 1499-1504, by Luca Signorelli (1441-1450 - 1523), fresco

Dante in the USA: an interview with the Dante Society of America’s President Albert Russell Ascoli

To an Italian, Dante is croce e delizia, pleasure and pain: forcefully immersed in the study of his heavenly works during the rebellious years of...
Glass artist in his workshop in Venice : making glass beads in traditional style.— Photo by Elf+11

The magical world of Venetian glass bead making

Murano glassmakers created Gallileo’s first telescope lenses. They decorated the palaces of Europe with their breathtaking chandeliers and glittering...
"You, Me & Sicily!": The Feast of Saint Alfio in Trecastagni

"You, Me & Sicily!": The Feast of Saint Alfio in Trecastagni

Highlights of one of the most important festivals in Sicily by Alfred and Eszter on You, Me & Sicily at : www.evazmediagroup.com
Gubbio: the making of a saint and his celebration. The "Corsa dei Ceri"

Gubbio: the making of a saint and his celebration. The "Corsa dei Ceri"

Is it possible to celebrate a solemn religious ritual that brings together faith, joy and a great workout? In Gubbio, a town in the province of the...
Exploring Italian History: The Trajan's Column

Exploring Italian History: The Trajan's Column

The Trajan's Column was shown for the first time on May 12 113 AD as a triumphal column that commemorated Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the...
Police Recovered Stolen Verona Renaissance Paintings in Ukraine

Police Recovered Stolen Verona Renaissance Paintings in Ukraine

Local Police have recovered seventeen Renaissance paintings including canvases by Mantegna, Pisanello, Rubens and Tintoretto stolen from Verona's...
Josephine Maietta, president of the AIAE

AIAE: A determined promotion of Italian traditions and image

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - the AIAE -Association of Italian American Educators - celebrated the eighteenth Annual Awards and Scholarship Gala at the...
The chocolate was always served as a beverage but its bitter aftertaste was soon corrected by adding sugar and vanilla and eliminating the chili pepper. . Photo by Picmax13

Cocoa: the bitter taste food of the gods, unpalatable to Columbus

Kakawa is the name given to chocolate by the Olmecs in Central America around the year 1000 B.C., while the Mayans, prior to cultivating it in the...
Vatican's Gallery of the Candelabra Back to Its Beauty

Vatican's Gallery of the Candelabra Back to Its Beauty

The restoration of the Gallery of the Candelabra at the Vatican Museums has been taken back to its original beauty. The renovation project costed...
1 Billion Euros Will Be Invested into Florence's Opera House and Uffizi

100 Million Euros Will Be Invested into Florence's Opera House and Uffizi

The Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi, has announced that 60 million euros would be invested in order to complete the Teatro dell’Opera and...