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The lighthouse in Santa Maria di Leuca

Santa Maria di Leuca: an iconic lighthouse

Sitting where the Ionian meets the Adriatic, Santa Maria di Leuca, in the region of Apulia, is home to Ital's second most important lighthouse after...
REFERENDUM POPOLARE CONFERMATIVO 4 DICEMBRE 2016

Referendum Popolare Confermativo 4 Dicembre 2016 - Voto all'Estero per Corrispondenza - Istruzioni per gli Elettori

Con Decreto del Presidente della Repubblica del 27 settembre 2016, pubblicato sulla Gazzetta Ufficiale n. 227 del 28 settembre 2016 sono stati...
Earthquake in Norcia Italy

Central Italy earthquake by the numbers

Two days have passed since Central Italy was shaken, yet again, by a terrible earthquake: on Sunday, October 30th at 7:40 a.m. the regions of Umbria...
Fresh ricotta cheese

You, Me & Sicily: Raving about ricotta

In this episode of "You, Me & Sicily" Alfred Zappala and Eszter Vajda show us how fresh ricotta is made in Sicily.

Italy shakes again: 6.6. magnitude earthquake strikes near Norcia

Central Italy woke up to another strong earthquake this morning: at 7:40 a.m. on Sunday, the regions of Marche and Umbria were hit by an earthquake...
Central Italy earthquake

Central Italy shakes again after another devastating earthquake

Central Italy, especially the regions of Marche and Umbria, was hit by two earthquakes and more than 200 aftershocks last night, certainly bringing...

Mistretta, the city of stone

On this episode of You, Me & Sicily Alfred Zappala and Eszter Vajda take us to Mistretta, in the province of Messina, to explore the incredible "...
Beatrice "Bebe" Vio with President Obama

A selfie with President Obama: Beatrice Vio defies White House protocol with a smile

Beatrice "Bebe" Vio, 19, is not used to do things in a conventional way. In 2008, a the age of 11, Bebe came down with a very severe case of...
Isola Bella in Taormina

Isola Bella, the Pearl of the Ionian Sea

Isola Bella, literally Beautiful Island, is Taormina's crowning jewel and, possibly, one of the most photographed spots in the area. Ideally located...

Aceto balsamico: the liquid gold of Emilia Romagna

Traditional balsamic vinegar is a real treat and is often liked even by those who don't like regular vinegar: produced in Emilia Romagna, it is made...
View of Lake Como from Lecco

Lecco, the quiet side of Lake Como

Not as famous as Como, Lecco is a beuatiful small town on the same lake, although it is located on the west branch. Nominated "Alpine town of the...
Mosaics in Ravenna

Tile art: the Ravenna mosaics

Ravenna is famous for being home to some of the most beautiful mosaics in the world. The Battistero Neoniano is the most ancient monument in town and...
Pachino tomatoes drying in the sun

Pachino tomatoes: Sicily's red bounty

Sun dried tomatoes are convenient and delicious, and can easily be found in any supermarket. These small, flavorful tomatoes come from Pachino, a...
Genoa's Aquarium

Genoa's magical Aquarium

The Acquario di Genova is the largest aquarium in Italy, the second largest in Europe after the one in Valencia, Spain, and the 9th in the entire...
The ghost town of Craco

The fascinating ghost town of Craco

Only 25 miles away from the Gulf of Taranto sits Craco, one of Italy's most famous ghost towns. Built around the 8th century, the village once...

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