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

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 05:47
Italy’s government issued yet another emergency decree on October 24, only a few days after two other emergency decrees had been signed, respectively…
Fri, 10/23/2020 - 00:00
The Roman Forum was for centuries the center of Rome’s public life. All important social and political events took place here, from elections to publi…
Thu, 10/22/2020 - 00:00
The Pietra di Bismantova is not just any mountain. The massive rock’s flat shape is so particular, as it rises, majestic, solitary, from the surroundi…
Tue, 10/20/2020 - 06:22
If you’ve ever walked the Sassi di Matera at night, you know how enchanting they are. Yet, at the same time, they can also be eerie; the dark ravines,…
Thu, 10/15/2020 - 00:46
While the figure of Giuseppe Garibaldi is widely known and often admired for his fierce personality and his role in the unification of Italy, another…
Thu, 10/15/2020 - 00:00
Superstar Tom Cruise is in Rome for the filming of “Mission: Impossible 7,” the seventh installment of the famous action spy series, where Cruise play…
Tue, 10/13/2020 - 06:08
Italy’s government issued yet another decree late Monday night aimed at containing the spread of coronavirus. It adds further restrictions to the one…
Fri, 10/09/2020 - 00:00
We can never write enough about Abruzzo and its many beautiful places. Save these ideas for your next trip! Rocca Calascio Standing atop a hill at 1…
Thu, 10/08/2020 - 05:35
On Wednesday, the Italian government extended the country’s state of emergency until January 31, 2021 and issued a new emergency decree that imposes w…
Wed, 10/07/2020 - 00:00
After years of delays, controversy and corruption charges, the MOSE project in Venice, designed to protect the city and the lagoon from flooding, was…
Fri, 10/02/2020 - 04:10
Last week, I returned to Bologna’s historic center for the first time since the end of February. Bologna is my hometown and I live in the suburbs and,…
Thu, 10/01/2020 - 00:00
Did you know the word ‘quarantine’ comes from Italy?  From Venice to be precise.  “The practice of quarantine, as we know it, began during the 14th…
Fri, 09/25/2020 - 00:00
To pay homage to Raphael on the 500th anniversary of his death, here’s a walking itinerary in the center of Rome to visit the places that contain his…
Thu, 09/24/2020 - 00:00
A train ride on a historic route amid mountains, villages and the fall colors: it’s the so-called ‘Foliage Train,’ which runs along a line that, since…
Tue, 09/22/2020 - 00:00
As of September 16, Italian airline Alitalia has introduced two daily ‘trial flights’ from Rome to Milan where boarding is only allowed to passengers…

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