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In 1963, the Molise region was finally able to separate from Abruzzo. That action caused it to be the  latest emancipated region of the peninsula. An ancient land, populated by brave Samnite warriors who once even defeated the Romans, the …

Up to the second post-war period, Italy was a largely rural country, with an economy rooted in agriculture and a lifestyle that had remained virtually unchanged for centuries for the vast majority of its citizens.  Since then, however, things changed …

Minister of Culture and Heritage Dario Franceschini announced it just two weeks ago: Procida, one of the pearls of Campania, will be Italy’s Capital of Culture for the year 2022. The island was chosen among a selection of 10 candidates …

There’s something romantic about a train. There’s something even more romantic about a train in Italy! Making your way through Italy with the clickity-clack of rails beneath you is a wonderful, freeing experience…IF you have done a little homework beforehand …

To non-Italians, the name Stromboli probably means very little. The 12-sq-km island is part of the Aeolian archipelago and is home to not more than 300 people, divided into two small villages. Most notably, though, Stromboli is home to the …

What they say about  Rome is true: a lifetime wouldn’t suffice to learn all there is to learn about her, nor to see all there is to see. Of course there are other cities in the world, and in Italy …

Bridges are quite a wonder. We take them for granted, driving or biking or walking across with nary a thought of what a complex structure lies beneath us, supporting and safely transporting to the other side. Imagine, if you can, …

Separated by a mere two miles of sparkling sea at its shortest distance, the island of Sicily sits off the toe of Italy’s “boot,” looking somewhat like a football readied for the punt.  Italian by association, yet distinct and unique …

It almost seems like a distant memory. Plan a trip? No problem. Is that person smiling or scowling? Pretty obvious to me. Enough toilet paper on the grocery shelves? What kind of crazy question is that? And now – it …

“Evviva la Torre di Pisa che pende, che pende ma sempre sta su. Evviva la Torre di Pisa che pende, che pende e mai non vien giù:” this was the famous  refrain of a 1950s song by popular crooner Gino …

By Staff