Silvia Donati

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Silvia is ITALY Magazine's Contributing Editor. She graduated from the University of Bologna in Literature and studied Print & Broadcast Journalism at the University of California in Los Angeles, where she has lived, on and off, for several years. She began her career in journalism working for a Southern California news agency before returning to Italy and going freelance. She has written both in English and Italian for a variety of publications; she has covered the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, where she had the chance to interview Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino among others and reported live from the Golden Globes for ANSA. She now specializes in everything Italy-related.

Articles by Silvia Donati

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 12:19
We love fall travel, when the temperatures are still pleasant enough but the crowds of summer have usually subsided. It is also that time of the year…
Thu, 10/21/2021 - 03:23
The southern Italian region of Campania is recognized as the birthplace of pizza, where the Margherita was invented for the first time in Naples. So…
Tue, 10/19/2021 - 08:59
Italy’s new national carrier ITA Airways made its inaugural flight Friday, October 15, 2021, unveiling  its new name and logo as the new state-owned f…
Fri, 10/15/2021 - 04:21
With its 62 kilometers of porticoes, of which 42 in the historic center, Bologna is the most ‘arcaded’ city in Italy. In July 2021, the porticoes of…
Wed, 10/13/2021 - 08:34
How about visiting Piedmont on board a small vintage train getting on and off to visit wineries and castles, or catching one from Milan to reach Lake…
Tue, 10/12/2021 - 11:28
As the Italian government reached last week its target of fully vaccinating 80% of people above the age of 12, it is further easing Covid-19 restricti…
Fri, 10/08/2021 - 03:27
“Italy began for me south of Naples,” reads the opening sentence of Robert Camuto’s newest book, “South of Somewhere - Wine, Food and the Soul of Ital…
Thu, 10/07/2021 - 00:00
Michelangelo tackled the theme of la pietà (the death of Christ) throughout his career and the so-called ‘Bandini Pietà’ was one of his last works, cr…
Wed, 10/06/2021 - 04:59
Days are getting shorter and temperatures are getting chillier: as we get deeper into the fall season and inevitably start to spend more time inside,…
Fri, 10/01/2021 - 06:40
The beloved late Italian chef Antonio Carluccio, celebrated as the man who taught the British the pleasures of authentic Italian cuisine, is getting h…
Wed, 09/29/2021 - 03:03
As summer turns into fall, Italy’s harvest season begins. Experiencing it in first person, be it olive picking, grape picking or apple picking, is a w…
Fri, 09/24/2021 - 04:41
It’s described as the most spectacular and challenging trek in the whole of Europe.  While I’m not for absolute statements and I certainly haven’t do…
Thu, 09/23/2021 - 10:59
Welcome to the Hobbits’ Shire… of Abruzzo.  In the countryside of Bucchianico, near the town of Chieti, Nicolas Gentile is building his Halfling’s Sh…
Wed, 09/22/2021 - 05:38
Fall in Italy is synonymous with vendemmia (grape harvest), so this makes it a perfect time to visit small towns and villages immersed among rolling h…

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