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  • Six Italians out of ten can't resist their attraction to historical villages, unique vacation spots, but, most of all, local food. So they do not miss any opportunity to crowd sagre (food & folk festivals) and open air markets that take place during religious holidays, historical anniversaries but mostly that feature a specific local product that is in season or tasty local cuisine.
  • Art & Culture
    Joey Skee(November 17, 2010)
    In recognition of co-blogger, Laura Ruberto, who intelligently expounds on West Coast iterations of Italian America, I offer my touristic encounter with things Italian in the Golden State.
  • The region of Sardinia was one of the main sponsors of the June 2 Gala organized at Cipriani Wall Street to celebrate the Italian National Day. A press conference hosted just before the event allowed us and the numerous New York-area media and tourism operators attending to learn more about this Mediterranean Island, its beauties, its folk and cultural traditions, and the extraordinary hospitality of its inhabitants . Here are some reasons why you should definitely consider it as your next vacation destination...
  • Pompeii and the Valley of the Temples are only a couple of Italy's fabled historical attractions, but it doesn't mean they should fall into deterioration and financial maladministration. Rather than rectify the problems themselves, officials hope the private sector will break their fall
  • Art & Culture
    Eleonora Mazzucchi(April 07, 2008)
    Italy's Umbria region, which has provided the lush, scenic backdrop for movies such as "My House in Umbria", gets a day in the spotlight at the Italian Government Tourist Board. Connoisseurs of the region and travel businesses were treated to a presentation, rich with travel-inducing photos, and a feast of Umbrian specialties
  • Is there an “authentic” Little Italy, and if there is, what does it look like? To the first part of the question, I say "No." The second part is more complex, as Italian neighborhoods real and imagined, are presented as spectacles for tourists and unfortunately are seen as representations of “real” Italian Americans.