NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Murals painted by one of the founding fathers of the Futurist movement, Giacomo Balla, has been rediscovered in a building under renovation in Rome. The boldly coloured murals, which cover around 80 square metres of walls and ceiling, once decorated the Bal Tic Tac, the nightclub opened by Balla in 1921.  His paintings were believed lost after the...

Italian-made snacks and confectionery have seen significant reductions in sugar, saturated fat and calories in the past decade, following a concerted effort by the country's Ministry of Health, a study has found. The findings indicate that over the past ten years, the sugar content of products has been reduced by 30%, saturated fat has been reduced...

Rossellini, Antonioni, Pasolini, De Sica, Olmi, Germi, Rosi, Visconti e Fellini: ci sono tutti i maestri del neorealismo italiano tra i nomi che hanno influenzato il cinema di Martin Scorsese. Lo racconta lo stesso regista statunitense nell’incontro con il pubblico, organizzato dalla Festa del cinema di Roma per conferirgli il premio alla carriera...

Per la prima volta l'Italia è sul podio più alto: il Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino vince i Songlines Music Awards che lo designa quale miglior gruppo di world music al mondo. I Songlines Music Awards - ricorda una nota - sono l'equivalente musicale degli Oscar nella world music. Organizzati da Songlines, la rivista di settore più importante al mon...

  Now's the perfect time – literally – to learn this seasonal word. If you're in Italy right now, you must have wondered: will summer ever end? Not any time soon, if centuries of experience are anything to go by. So accustomed are Italians to these sunny October days that they even have a word for them: ottobrata. The term refers to a period in O...

The statue of 'Zeus Enthroned' will return on October 27 to Baia, near Naples, after being exhibited at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles from 1992 until 2017. It had previously been smuggled by traffickers. The 75-cm-high statue, which dates back to the 1st century BC, represents the Greek god Zeus. It comes from the waters of the sea off Campania,...

Wanda Ferragamo, who turned her husband’s Italian shoe company into a luxury-goods empire and fulfilled his dream of dressing the customer from head to toe after taking over the business more than 50 years ago, has died. She was 96. She died Friday, according to a person close to Salvatore Ferragamo SpA. The widow of Salvatore Ferragamo, who produc...

A slice of cod placed on julienne-sliced vegetables, served in a squid ink broth and topped with a sprinkling of powdered seaweed and sea urchins. The dish that the Modenese chef Massimo Bottura created to pay homage to jazzman Thelonious Monk, reminds me of Malevič’s Black Square painting and  makes me think that, if art were to enter Bottura’s -...

Si informano tutti gli utenti che a decorrere dal 5 ottobre 2018 - ai sensi dell'art. 14 del D.L. 4 ottobre 2018, n. 113 - il contributo, al cui pagamento sono soggette le istanze o dichiarazioni di elezione, acquisto, riacquisto, rinuncia o concessione della cittadinanza italiana, è di importo pari a 250 euro. Il termine di definizione dei procedi...

Sailors assigned to the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) and embarked Marines assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) participated in two community relations projects, while the ship visited Augusta Bay, Italy, Oct. 3, 2018. The projects were located in two different areas throughout the port visi...

Milano è la città più smart d’Italia per il quinto anno consecutivo, con un distacco di quasi venti punti dalla seconda classificata e ottimi risultati soprattutto negli ambiti di solidità economica, ricerca e innovazione, lavoro, attrattività turistico-culturale, anche se ancora in ritardo nelle dimensioni ambientali, come il consumo di suolo e te...

New excavations in the ancient buried city of Pompeii have yielded a truly historic find: a charcoal inscription apparently dating the eruption of Mount Vesuvius to October of A.D. 79, two months later than originally thought. Culture Minister Alberto Bonisoli was on hand for the announcement Tuesday in Pompeii, where earlier this month archaeologi...