The New York Times Travel Show

Jacob K. Javits Center, NYC, January 25 – 27, 2019

“Health, Food, Sea, Medieval Villages, and Stunning Ruins”. Since the New York Times listed Calabria among the most beautiful places in the world, “Calabria Mania” has exploded. Direct flights to Lamezia Terme connect Calabria to the major European capitals and Canada. Calabria is like Magna Graecia (Great Greece), the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, especially known for its coastline and the beauty of the sea. The Riace Bronzes were restored and are now preserved at the Magna Garecia National Museum in Reggio Calabria. Calabria received international recognition for its 800 kilometres of coast with the Bandiera Verde 2018. Home of the Mediterranean Diet, Calabria was able to attract Lidia Bastianich’s attention, the global icon for good Italian cuisine throughout the world. Lidia decided to write a recipes collection inspired by her culinary trip around Italy, revealing Calabria’s real identity: a territory to explore, which has preserved its values, its rituals, and its flavors intact. Thanks to chefs that combine innovation and traditions, these Calabrian flavors are recognized globally.

Calabria by boat and more. If you are thinking about a boat trip around the Calabrian coastline, several ports are ready to host you throughout your journey.

On the Tyrrhenian Sea side, the Cedar Riviera where the Lao River flows, attracts many rafting lovers and is represented by Diamante, the liveliest city which is known for its murales. and

where, between ancient ruins the old Cirella’s Amphitheatre o_ers many shows during the summer season. Diamante is also well known for its Festival del Peperoncino, which runs in September.

Moving further south, Guardia Piemontese is the perfect location for the Terme Luigiane, famous for the abundance of sulfur, mud, and white algae in its waters.

Close to Gizzeria is Terme di Caronte, a thermal complex built in a place where sulfur waters have been flowing for thousands of years. Also, on the Tyrrhenian Coast, the Coast of Gods o_ers well-equipped ports for boating in Vibo Valentia and Tropea. This is the area where Nduja and the Tropea IGP red onions are produced. In Nicotera, Professor Ancel Keys named the food style which we now call the “Mediterranean Diet”, recognized as Unesco Intangible Heritage. And further south, Violet Cost is the area where Sword fish have been caught for centuries using traditional boats for to find and catch the big fish. Here, the Torrone di Bagnara is made following the traditional recipe used since the 1700s. On the Ionic Sea side, the Jasmine Riviera is one of the most secret and unexplored Calabrian coasts with turtles nesting there. In Roccella, the Festival Roccella Jazz (celebrating its 39th year, is held during the summer with some of the most famous jazz musicians among the participants.

Badolato features a small touristic port and its medieval village is located on the Orange Coast. Here, between caves and ravines sea horses live and reproduce. The Museum of Fishing and Sea in Montepaone welcomes and cares for wounded turtles and dolphins. On this coast, in Roccelletta di Borgia, is the Archeological National Park of “Scolacium”. Located at only 200 metres from the sea, it hosts the international festival called “Armonie d’Arte” during the summer.

The Saracen Coast on the Ionian Sea is synonymous with good wine and archeology from the Marine Reserve of Capo Rizzuto. In Capo Colonna, past Le Castella, you will find the Aragonese Castle in the sea where Monicelli’s “L’Armata Brancaleone” was filmed. The ancient breeze of the myth blows on Crotone, the city of Pitagora, where every year the Italian Sailing Championship is organized by the Sailing Club and o_ers activities for adults and children throughout the year.

According to Eric Asimov of The New York Times, in Ciro’ there is one among the twelve rarest and most valuable vineyards in the world, the Gaglioppo, of which he described as “…rustic reds, with aromas of roses and smoke and grippy tannins”. Robert Camuto on Wine Spectator wrote: “Will Ciro’ be the next most popular Italian wine?”.

Further north on the Ionian coast, the Achaean Coast o_ers large beaches suitable for families with children. From here you can reach Cerchiara di Calabria, where from a narrow canyon in the heart of the Pollino Park gush the thermal waters of the “Cave of the Nymphs” whose sulphurous waters feed a thermal spa with mud known to the ancient Sybarites. According to the early legend, this was the cave that held the thalamus of the mythical nymph Calipso. Inland, Calabria has a lot to o_er travelers who are interested in discovering all the customs, history, rites and faith, and to taste organic food, at zero kilometres, in landscapes modelled after ancient agricultural methods and respectful of nature.

Combining nature and spirituality, those who love hiking can experience the “Way of San Francesco of Paola” and retrace the steps of one of the most beloved saints, as well as hike the Sentiero del Brigante from Aspromonte to the Serre Vibonesi.

Another walking trail is dedicated to Gioacchino da Fiore, a philosopher who lived during the Middle Age between 1100 and 1200 and opposed the crusades in the belief that humanity was on its way to an era of peace, justice and dialogue.


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After the great success of the last edition of Summer Fancy Food in New York, the Region of Calabria returns to the “Javits Center in New York City”, headquarters of the exhibition dedicated to food and beverage specialties, largest and most important in North America and currently considered by many experts to be the most important in the world

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March 12 to 15, 15 companies belonging to Assolombarda will be in the U.S. to present a sampling of Italian excellence

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Made in Italy takes the stage in Chicago brought to the windy city by the Orgoglio Brescia Consortium

The Tree of Life with 21 million visitors at Expo and online was the great gateway towards international recognition for the Industry Consortium “Orgoglio Brescia.” Now the new wonder brought by the association of Brescian companies is called Leosphere and it attests to their international ambitions.

A wooden sphere, 45 meters high, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s studies, will emerge in downtown Chicago in 2018 to celebrate through art the 45th anniversary of the twinning of Chicago and Milan.

Created by Florian Boje, this work represents the meeting, cross-contamination and dialogue between Italian ingenuity and American technology.

The Chicago mission, sponsored by the Municipality of Milan, was organized and coordinated with Joseph Monastero CO/ CHAIR Sister Cities International Milan Committee, Francesca Parvizyar CO/ CHAIR Sister Cities International Milan Committee and Robert Allegrini Vice President Corporate Communications – The Americas HILTON, with the support of the Italian Trade Agency of Chicago and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago.

A scale model of Leosphere will be on display from November 17 to January 7 at The Mart, the largest merchandising building in the world, with 372,000 square meters of space, an icon of the Windy City.

The work will be exhibited in a very prime location, on the ground floor of the building, in the Ernesto Meda Space.

The Orgoglio Brescia Consortium is comprised of 18 highly specialized companies and is led by Paolo Franceschetti.

Brescia is the second manufacturing province in Europe. It has a greater number of exports (in percentage) than the Italian average, huge technological potential and all the numbers to become the city of large works like these.


“We believe that only truly great, truly unique projects can be appreciated and valued at an international level,” states the President of the Orgoglio Brescia Consortium, Paolo Franceschetti. “Today we represent a one-of-a-kind project,” continues Franceschetti“It is our ambition to furnish the world with our mega structures, which are imposing installations – an outdoor museum.
In the era of Google maps, the Orgoglio Brescia Consortium prefers to create and install works in the most important cities in the world. The dream,”
 concluded President Franceschetti“is to have a global circuit of history, culture and technology that see the works of Orgoglio Brescia as the new ‘destination pointers.’”

“We left Milan for Expo with a work inspired by Michelangelo’s Renaissance, the Tree of Life,” declares the National Vice President of Small Industry in the Industry Association and project team leader Giancarlo Turati“We are now stopping in Chicago with a large work inspired by the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, Leosphere, which will open by Columbus Day 2018.
Orgoglio Brescia is much more than a business project,” 
continues Vice President Turati. “It’s a cultural and business message.
Thanks to the creation and installation of such imposing, spectacular mega structures, we want to call attention to the district of Brescia which has always been on the cutting edge.”

“The twinning of Chicago and Milan is the tangible demonstration of the strength and concrete nature of an event like Expo 2015, which united peoples and ideas,” declares Francesca Parvizyar CO/ CHAIR Sister Cities International Milan Committee. Our project, which began at that time in Milan, has seen us working busily these last two years to give concreteness and value to a partnership which further strengthens the bond between the United States and Italy. The Leosphere project is the symbol of Italian concreteness and ingenuity; the city of Chicago, the symbol of welcoming and vision.

“Chicago is preparing for the 45th anniversary of its twinning with Milan in the best way possible,” declares Joseph Monastero CO/ CHAIR Sister Cities International Milan Committee“Leosphere is the symbol of this extraordinary initiative,” continues Monastero, “but it will also be a great work for the whole world. We’d like to thank the Orgoglio Brescia consortium for its work, its ingenuity and its foresight.”

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The Lawyer as a Business Ally

Nothing gives greater satisfaction to a lawyer than to witness his client’s success.

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