NEWS FROM : ITALY  

It will soon be possible to cycle around Italy's largest lake on an incredible 'floating' bicycle path. The path has already been called Europe's most beautiful bike ride, and it's not even finished yet -- but drone footage of the route under construction has been viewed tens of thousand of times on social media. When complete, the path will measur...

illy caffè, global leader in the high-quality coffee sector, introduces its newest illy Art Collection cups entitled "Coffee Drawings" by artist Max Petrone. Since 1992, some of the most prominent contemporary masters on the international art scene as well as emerging young talents have participated in the revered illy Art Collection, transforming...

Walking the busy streets of Milan this month, Italy’s biggest hub for fashion, design and business, the number of installations, exhibitions and fairs gracing the city is overwhelming. Salone del Mobile – otherwise known as Milan Design Week – is now in its 57th year, and while it initially began as a furniture fair, it now encompasses the whole me...

Since then, the company has gone on to create a series of howling V12s and V8s, incredible five-litre flat 12s and even, for the Dino, a V6 with six crank throws instead of three and a 65 degree angle between the cylinder banks - but never a conventional inline four. Except for this one. In the early 1950s, the regulations for Formula 2 series pres...

Italian wine is experiencing a ‘green’ turning point. Never before has so much organic wine been consumed by Italians, with a record leap of +45% in sales in 2017 compared to the previous year for a total of 3.84 million liters sold in the large scale distribution channel. According to an analysis by Coldiretti based on Infoscan Census data – unvei...

While design aficionados flock to Milan from around the globe for the world's largest furniture fair, Italy's kings of kitchen style are looking beyond its borders to beat a sluggish domestic market. As the six-day Salone del Mobile got under way in Italy's fashion capital on Tuesday, the country's kitchen design industry was celebrating a 3.2 perc...

Si è svolto ieri a Palazzo Malvezzi l’incontro “La Camera di Commercio del Texas incontra Bologna”. Un’importante tappa della collaborazione avviata già da diversi mesi tra gli Stati Uniti e l’Europa all’interno del programma di cooperazione internazionale IUC (International Urban Cooperation www.iuc.eu). La Città metropolitana di Bologna è parte d...

Astrophysicist Marica Branchesi, whose work helped lead to the detection of gravitational waves last year, and surgeon Giuliano Testa, who led a groundbreaking trial of uterus transplants, were both honoured in the prestigious ranking. Branchesi was partly responsible for the Nobel Prize-winning detection of gravitational waves, an achievement the...

Every autumn, when a new Podestà (mayor) was elected, the fountain flowed with celebratory free wine. Red wine streamed from one of the woman’s breasts while white wine poured from the other. The torrent of free tipples lasted for three days, and the yearly tradition continued up until the fall of the Venetian Republic. The original statue, which w...

President Sergio Mattarella gave Speaker Elisabetta Alberti Casellati a two-day "exploratory" mandate at a meeting on Wednesday morning. Casellati, a member of Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia party, is tasked with "confirming the existence of a parliamentary majority" between the Five Star Movement (M5S) on one hand and a centre-right coalition on...

FICO Eataly World, the world's largest agri-food park (more on exactly what that is later), finally opened on November 15, 2017. By March 15, 2018, the park reached one million visitors. People have ventured from 30 countries, including more than 16,000 students and almost 100,000 visitors from the food industry. But what are all these people doing...

The United States will face Italy in a friendly in November in a matchup of teams that surprisingly failed to qualify for the World Cup. The Italian football federation announced on Friday the game has been set for Nov. 20, with the site still to be determined. It is likely to be in Europe as Italy are scheduled to host Portugal in the UEFA Nations...