Italy tourism

Italy’s tourism industry calls for more state aid

Photo: Google Maps Tista’ taqra bil- Malta. Italy’s tourism industry has asked the country’s government to provide additional financial assistance as the country is experiencing dire tourism figures in 2021. Compared to more than 100 million tourists who visited the country in 2019, only 60 million visited the country this year. Reacting to falling tourist […]

Italy tourism

The Italian tourism industry asks the government for financial assistance amid the current COVID-19 situation

Italy’s tourism industry has requested assistance from the country’s government to help the sector cope with the damage caused by the coronavirus and its new strains. The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has recently led to a large number of flight cancellations over the Christmas weekend in Italy and other European countries, as governments continue to […]

Italy tourism

Italy’s tourism industry calls for more state aid as visitor numbers drop

Italy has seen disastrous tourism figures for 2021 with only 60 million visitors compared to more than 100 million in 2019, as well as 13 million fewer trips by Italians abroad. Carlo Sangalli, the president of the association Confcommercio, raised the alarming statistics with the Italian government, calling for more support, including an extension of […]

Italian cuisine

Fiorentini offers farm-to-table Italian cuisine in Rutherford

JAlthough they never met growing up, the owners of Fiorentini in Rutherford both hail from Florence, Italy. In fact, Antonio and Brenda De leso didn’t meet until they were both in New York. Now the couple are bringing a taste of their Rutherford, NJ roots with their new restaurant, Fiorentini. (The Italian word for citizens […]

Italian cuisine

Karen Akunowicz’s Bar Volpe, a South Boston restaurant, serves Southern Italian cuisine

If there is a dish that embodies the ethos of Bar Volpe, South Boston’s new southern Italian pasta restaurant and boutique from chef and restaurateur Karen Akunowicz, it’s culurgiones, Sardinian stuffed pasta with intricate stitching. It’s all about simplicity on the surface – four plump pockets of dough rest in tomato sauce – but a […]