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BBC Crew Filming Mount Etna Among Those Injured When Volcano Blows

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 03.16.2017 | World

As many as 10 people were injured Thursday when several unexpected blasts at Italy’s Mount Etna volcano sent scalding steam and rocks shooting into ...

Cooking Off the Cuff: Dogfish! Onions and Blood Oranges Too

Edward Schneider | Posted 03.01.2017 | Taste
Edward Schneider

When I go to the farmers’ market and buy a dense-fleshed fish like swordfish or tuna, I’m inclined to look to southern Italy or Sicily for a way t...

Italy’s Mount Etna Is Erupting, And It's Magnificent

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.28.2017 | World

Powerful fountains of lava and volcanic ash are spewing out of the earth in southern Italy ― and viewers around the world can watch it all from the ...

10 Drop Dead Gorgeous Hotel Infinity Pools Around the World

Oyster | Posted 11.13.2016 | Travel

Some travelers prefer the beach and nature, others have a soft spot for the pool, and everyone wants a killer view. For all those times when you can't...

5 European Destinations You Should Visit This Winter

Oyster | Posted 10.16.2016 | Travel

A word of advice: Don't count out Europe as a winter destination. While the crowds head for ski resorts and tropical islands, travelers to Europe will...

Memories of Malta

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.06.2016 | Travel
Joseph Braude

Fans of Humphrey Bogart know the tiny island state of Malta as the origin of the jewel-crested black bird in the 1941 film classic The Maltese Falcon....

8 Beautiful Hotel Pools You Can Only Find in Europe

Oyster | Posted 07.08.2016 | Travel

After checking into the hotel, dipping into the pool is high on the vacation agenda. Whether you're in the sub-zero temperatures of Iceland or soaking...

Refugees Are Reclaiming A Sicilian City Emptied By The Mafia

Quartz | Rowaida Abdelaziz | Posted 06.23.2016 | World

A kilo of apples, a head of broccoli, a fresh tuna—for the past 1,100 years little has changed in the market of Ballarò, Palermo’s most renowned ...

The Other Al-Andalus -- When Muslims and Christians Flourished Side By Side in Sicily

Craig Considine | Posted 04.22.2017 | Religion
Craig Considine

The unique society that developed in Sicily is hardly mentioned by historians of Europe, Christianity or Islam. For a time, Sicily was truly the crossroads between East and West.

In Sicily, Discovering Pecorino and Mount Cammarata

Jan Angilella | Posted 02.05.2017 | Travel
Jan Angilella

I love discovering Sicily. It's not only where my familial roots are planted - my mother was born here and my father's family is from here - it's simp...

Astoria Characters: The Head Wigmaker

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.26.2017 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Raffaele Mollica is standing at the worktable in his basement studio with a half dozen tiny tissue-paper packets spread before him like a banquet.

Rome Journal: A Glass of Water

Francis Levy | Posted 01.17.2017 | Travel
Francis Levy

Languages are literally interpretable, but in some ways they're not. Certainly vernacular is a mountain to climb when it comes to communicating double...

The Pitti Uomo Diaries A/W 2016-17: Tearing Down the Wall with Marco de Vincenzo

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.15.2017 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

There is usually one key personality, an artist that strikes that extra chord of creativity, brilliance and beauty for me at an event.

Video Of Mount Etna Erupting Proves Mother Nature Still Rules

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.04.2015 | Science

Awe-inspiring time-lapse video shows the moment a rare "dirty thunderstorm" broke out over Mount Etna when Europe's most active volcano erupted at 2:2...

Where to Spend Christmas in Italy

Viator | Posted 11.22.2016 | Travel

Spend Christmas in the Trentino-Alto Adige and you'll enjoy snowy winter scenery straight out of a postcard (the nearby Dolomites provide a pretty stunning backdrop) while you sip mulled wine in the market squares.

10 Bizarre Hangover Cures From Around The World

Mandatory | Posted 11.16.2016 | Weird News

Hangovers are the worst. And all of us have had them (some, admittedly, more than others). Despite the advances we've seen in various scientific channels over the years, nobody seems to have found a definitive cure for this ailment that comes courtesy of the combination of being irresponsible and mass amounts of alcohol.

Early to Bed, Early to Rise. No, Grazie.

Juliet Linley | Posted 11.03.2016 | Parents
Juliet Linley

I was a fervent believer in the Early to Bed theory. At 630 p.m., I would have the children promptly eating their supper, and by 7p.m. they were bathed, in pjs and reading books while snuggling up with Mummy or Papà.

Meatless Monday: Moving Mountains -- Reducing Waste With "The Kitchen Ecosystem"

Ellen Kanner | Posted 10.12.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

For too long, Americans have insisted on flawless produce, forcing restaurants and markets to discard fruits or vegetables that are ripe, nourishing and delicious. Looks aren't everything.

12 European Mansion Hotels That Are Postcard-Perfect

Oyster | Posted 09.16.2016 | Travel

A stay in a historic mansion-turned-hotel sounds particularly cozy. And sorry North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia (Antarctica, you were never in the running), but nowhere does a stunning estate better than Europe.

Monaci delle Terre Nere

Caroline Phillips | Posted 09.09.2016 | Travel
Caroline Phillips

If I've found my favorite little-known hotel, I shouldn't be telling you. But then it cannot be such a big secret as Anthony Bourdain (chef, author and TV personality), John Madden (director of Shakespeare in Love and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), and Josh Hartnett (actor, Pearl Harbor) have already plumped for its lava-filled bedrooms.

End Hunger by Protecting the Land Where It Can Be Grown

Senator Linda Lanzillotta | Posted 09.02.2016 | Impact
Senator Linda Lanzillotta

Guaranteeing access to food and water as a universal right means guaranteeing a balanced development of the land in which agricultural and environmental resources are developed, preventing them from being taken away from the population and, as a consequence, impoverishing local economies and/or irreversibly altering local ecosystems.

Sicily Arrests 11 Mobsters In Search For Top Mafia Boss

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.11.2017 | World

ROME, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Police in Sicily arrested 11 suspected mobsters they believe were helping Sicilian mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro evade capt...

Cooking Off the Cuff: A Simple Sicilian Way With Swordfish - With a Light Sauce as Equal Partner

Edward Schneider | Posted 06.17.2016 | Taste
Edward Schneider

This was a very sunny dish, though I probably say that because for us it evoked Sicily.

Astoria Characters: The Woman Wiping Tears From Her Eyes

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.15.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Ann Kos cannot meet you at the front door. She lives on the middle floor of her three-family house, and she can't go up and down the stairs any more without a chaperone.

The 5 Most Popular International Destinations Among American Travelers in 2015

Oyster | Posted 05.20.2016 | Travel

Due to hectic work schedules and tight budgets, Americans are traveling less this year than they have in the past forty. But they're certainly still traveling, and this summer, many are jetting off to international locales.