LIFE & PEOPLE

The year 2024 is poised to be the year of Roots Tourism, an emotive journey “back to one’s roots” for Italian migrants and their descendants. This trip takes them back to the places they, or their intrepid ancestors—parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents—left …

 “Cathedral, Mountain, Moon” has been selected by NASA as the Astronomical Picture of the Day for December 25, 2023. The photo was taken by a young photographer from Piedmont, Valerio Minato, originally from the province of Biella and, since 2005, a resident of …

This year marks a significant milestone in the history of Italian radio and television: RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana), the nation’s premier public broadcasting company, celebrates 100 years of radio and 70 years of television broadcasting. Since its inception in 1924, RAI played a crucial role …

The world seems more upside-down than usual. War in the Middle East and Ukraine engulfs our senses. In the United States, both political parties always appear on edge while the country struggles to find its international role, and our foes …

The first 2024 cover of The New Yorker was designed by Italian illustrator Bianca Bagnarelli. Titled Deadline, it depicts the plight of those who find themselves having to work even during the holidays. Born in 1988, Bagnarelli spent a year studying comics and illustration …


Not only is she the youngest Rose Queen ever, but Naomi Stillitano is also the first Italian to hold the title.  She was crowned the 135th Rose Queen during a ceremony at the Tournament House steps in Pasadena, led by Alex Aghajanian, President of …

I’ve eaten my way through many of Italy’s 20 regions. Lovely lemon pasta in Calabria, fried sea creatures in Veneto, fabulous stuffed olives in Le Marche. I could ooze delight for days reimagining unforgettable food experiences in the Bel Paese. …

The Garisenda Tower rises prominently in Bologna’s historic center and is a symbol of the city’s rich history and evolving identity. Originally reaching a height of 60 meters (around 197 feet) this imposing structure was an architectural feat of its era. However, …

La Scala’s premiere of Don Carlo and its alignment with UNESCO’s recognition of Italian opera singing as a cultural treasure perfectly sets the stage to explore the incredible history of opera in Italy: emerging from the artistic fervor of the Renaissance, opera singing …

It is called Casa I Wonder, and it’s a meeting place where people exchange ideas about films and cultivate working relationships within the film industry. What makes it special? The meetings take place in an actual house, featuring a spacious …