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Gargano: An Intriguing Spot in Apulia

Goffredo Palmer ini

A journey through the “spur of Italy’s boot,” tracing the path of transhumance in discovery of ancient and evocative sites. The journey begins in Abruzzo and passes through...

Italians are Lovers for Food, Fighters of Waste

Bryan Solomon

Robert De Niro and Massimo Bottura are teaming up to bring a food refectory to the Bronx to fight food waste in the United States.

Villa Giulia Returns to Its Former Glory

Bryan Solomon

With funding assistance from a group of secret Japanese donors, the spectacular Villa Giulia has been restored to its original beauty.

Learning (and Teaching) How to Become Italian

Lucia Pasqualini

With Michael White, Head Chef and Owner of the Altamarea Group. Musings on how much non-natives with a robust knowledge of the culture and language can help promote the...

Italians Enjoy Holidays Close to Home

Judith Harris
Jewish Venice

With the Ferragosto holiday just two weeks away, Italians are relaxing into vacation mode on beaches and in the mountains, but also at home -- and indeed especially at home. As the research institute Dempolis statistics show, one out of five Italians is vacating, so to speak, at home, while at least half are going no farther afield than their own region. Resorts and even big city parks are jam packed, and not only with the multitude of foreign tourists who prefer holidaying in Italy to some of its more turbulent neighbors.

Italy is a Summer Festival

Judith Harris

More than ever before, Italy is a summer festival, with programs on offer from Sicily to the Val d'Aosta, from the Maremma to the Alta Irpinia. Topics range from communications to...

From “The Poet OF Two Lands,” Native Of Apulia" Quartetto Garganico by Joseph Tusiani

Joseph Tusiani

On this page we offer four short poems by Joseph Tusiani, the “Poet of Two Lands” renowned worldwide for writing in four languages – English, Italian, Latin and Pugliese...

Ideas. Where to Stay and Eat in Gargano

I. I.

For some years now, Gargano has striven to become a superior tourist destination. Its historical centers have been restored, giving rise to popular hotels and unique B&Bs....

Let’s Bring the Casa on Every Screen!

Stefano Albertini

Following the recent passing of its beloved founder, Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò, the prestigious Casa Italiana of New York University elected as its new president Giorgio...

NIAF To Award A Full-Tuition Scholarship at Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy

Deadline to Apply: October 30, 2016 Applications Online at:

Two Brothers from Salerno, the Panuozzo and the Saint

L. A.

This is a story of emigration like so many others, or so it may seem. But in our opinion, this one has a special determination. We are talking about two brothers originally from...

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