Travel

Italian Bureaucracy: A Comedy of Errors

April 2021 |
Many La Gazzetta Italiana readers dream of buying property in Italy. It was my dream too, and I have never once regretted my decision to do it. However, with the dream comes legendary Italian bureaucracy, demonstrated in this little, ironic...

Tutto Vero, Campobasso in Serie A!

April 2021 |
For those who know Serie A, this headline may seem far-fetched. But, far-fetched is not impossible. This fun thought came to mind when I ran across big sports news reported in the early days of December 2020. No, not the trade of Francisco Lindor....

Gubbio’s Good Friday Living Medieval Street Theater

April 2021 |
Easter liturgies have incorporated early forms of performances and role-playing, varying from short text passages to long presentations, since the 10th century. In the 15th and 16th centuries, Passion plays grew into elaborate performances. ...

Street Art in Florence

April 2021 |
A compact city known for renowned artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo, Florence offers many famous paintings, frescos and sculptures in its countless churches, museums and palaces. However, less notable art also exists...

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy

April 2021 |
If you have non’t caught CNN’s wildly popular documentary miniseries, “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy,” you ha’ve got to find a way to watch these six hours of must-see TV as soon as possible. Anyone with a passion for Italy will appreciate...

Assisi’s Monastero di San Quirico: A WWII Refuge

March 2021 |
Ironically, just steps away from Assisi’s Museo della Memoria, 1943-1944 which recounts the story of the salvation of Jewish refugees in Assisi in WWII, you will pass the entrance to one of the convents where many of the Holocaust survivors were...

The Vera da Pozzo in Venice

March 2021 |
Away from the tourist sites in Venice, one finds the neighborhoods where locals work, shop and raise their families. Roam the calle that lead you to a campi or corti where children play and seniors sit and chat with their neighbors. Often the route...

The Symbolic Frescoes of Spello

March 2021 |
Una chiesa Umbra, in provincia Perugia, è un sito sacro molto bello. Anche se la data della costruzione della chiesa non sia certa, si crede sia del tredicesimo secolo. Un pittore, Pinturicchio, è conosciuto per le scene bibliche e storie sulle...

Calabria Treasures

March 2021 |
 Offering Vintage Home Goods to Revive Memories and Help South Italy’s Struggling Economy Calabria Treasures is the brainchild of Barbara Aiello and Lidia Cosentino, two Calabrian women who are dedicated to helping their own Italian village...
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