NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Private equity is setting its sights on the Italian retail industry. With 28 transactions worth €1.8 billion, 2016 was the strongest year since 2010. What has grown above all is the total value of signed deals: within 12 months they tripled compared to the 456 of 2015, and are getting close to the €1.668 billion of 2014. The number of operations is...

With its lush countryside, plunging coastlines, snow-capped peaks, and glittering lakes, Italy offers epic driving experiences for every kind of traveler. Here, we’ve put together our favorite Italian road trip itineraries — including where to stop, where to stay, and what you’ll see along the way. 1. Amalfi CoastKnown for its dramatic bluffs, past...

Judy Starkman, who worked as a London-based feature documentary filmmaker for networks, such as ABC, CBS, CNN, and SKY-TV, alongside several incursions in still photography and the shooting of commercials, has been constantly training her storytelling skills, from a visual and informative perspective.  She is married to Bill Lagattuta, a former awa...

It won’t exactly be a second series of The Young Pope, it will no longer feature Jude Law as the controversial young pope and the cast will be different, but according to sources close to the production team, some elements and characters from the first series will be back. The highly-anticipated and closely guarded secret that is the new TV series...

In survey after survey, marketing firms, tour operators and consortia name Italy as the most or second-most popular destination of choice for Europe-bound American travelers. The country’s multifaceted appeal is certainly a draw. History buffs, art lovers, architecture aficionados, fashionistas and — perhaps most notably — foodies will find plenty...

Maurizio Reggiani, the director of research and development for storied Italian supercar builder Lamborghini, takes in the knife-edge lines of his latest creation, the $275,000 Huracan Performante. He is pleased. "This car represents so much of what we are," says Reggiani. "We are looking to the future." The future, these days, seems to be all abou...

Il gelato più buono d’Italia si mangia in Liguria – un sorbetto al limone e basilico – ma per la seconda edizione della rassegna nazionale che premia i “Gelati d’Italia” sale sul podio anche la Basilicata, con il gelato al gusto di Pistacchio rigorosamente stiglianese. Dal 4 Maggio infatti la città d’arte Orvieto ha ospitato l’originale rassegna al...

A homage to the Ginori Manufactory and its population of statues. Starting from May 18 the Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence will host an exhibition devoted to the porcelain statues manufactured in Doccia and to those statues’ original sources of inspiration. Founded by the Marchese Carlo Ginori in Doccia near Florence in 1737, the Sesto Fio...

Are you spending your summer in Italy and don’t know where to celebrate the 4th of July? Well, there is likely no better way to do so than with a travel package that includes wine, delicious food, spa treatment and Andrea Bocelli. The Italian city of Orvieto in the Umbria region, celebrates the American Independence Day in Piazza Duomo with the Fou...

In the wine world, Italy is known for its abundance of indigenous grape varieties - nearly 400. Of all those, sangiovese rises above in quantity, as Italy's most planted variety, and in quality (except for nebbiolo). The sangiovese grape is most responsible for the great wines of Tuscany. The Tuscan hills seem to have been created to nurture this...

Nel feb­bra­io del 1917, esat­ta­men­te un se­co­lo fa, ve­ni­va re­gi­stra­to dal si­ci­lia­no Nick La Roc­ca quel­lo che è con­si­de­ra­to il pri­mo di­sco jazz del­la sto­ria. Cen­to anni dopo ca­pia­mo quan­to an­co­ra ci sia mol­to da sco­pri­re in­tor­no alle ori­gi­ni di que­sto ge­ne­re, che ap­pas­sio­na vec­chie e nuo­ve ge­ne­ra­zio­ni,...

Magic, mystery, a thirst for wonders and for the unknown, and a pagan sun-religion. Naples metabolizes three thousand years of culture and civilization, spread out over a corner of the Mediterranean that tells the story of Greeks, Romans, Carthaginians, Normans, Saracens, Spaniards, and French. An ambiguous nature envelops Naples, however wonderful...