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The Real Pinocchio

Last November, the New York Review of Books released Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio under its NYRB Classics imprint. The tale, as reviewed by Tim Parks in the latest issue, is much ...

L’Aquila Earthquake Info

L’Aquila Earthquake Info

The full extent of the damage to L'Aquila and the surrounding area after yesterday's 6.3 earthquake is still not known. As of now, there are at least 179 confirmed dead and numerous buildings, ...

Genoa With Kids

I was recently doing some research on Genoa (Genova) and found that the old city, known for its port and as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, has several kid-friendly activities, almost all of ...

Keeping Up With the Antinori

Antinori Staircase Photo by Ivan Franco Bottoni

Italian wine enthusiasts (that includes most of us, right?) may find this past weekend's 60 Minutes story on Italy's Antinori family intriguing. https://youtu.be/UcyqizOfAic "All in the Family" ...

Kid-Friendly Tours of Florence

Florence may feel like a fairy tale city for adults, but kids aren't always impressed. That's mostly because they've yet to study or appreciate the art, architecture, and history that have made the ...

Authentic Accommodations in Abruzzi

Authentic Accommodations in Abruzzi

Those who may have watched CBS Sunday Morning* yesterday probably caught the Allen Pizzey "Postcard: Abruzzi" piece, which profiled a castle in the village of Santo Stefano di Sessania, Abruzzo (or ...

Spain Conquers Italy

Large parts of Italy were once united under the Spanish flag, with conquests in Naples and Sicily by the houses of Aragon and Bourbon, among others. Even Milan and Parma were under Spanish rule at ...

Vasto: An Unspoiled Beach in Abruzzo

Earlier today, we wrote about the travel potential of the region Puglia, this year's emerging star of Italian tourism. Well, if Puglia is the new Tuscany then some years from now Abruzzo will be the ...

Italy’s Newest Saint Venerated

On April 24, the new tomb of Padre Pio was unveiled in the Puglian city of San Giovanni Rotondo. The new tomb now features the exhumed body of Italy's most recent homegrown saint, who died in 1968 ...

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