NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Italian producers are amongst the ones better understanding the new global trends of the food and beverage industry. Let’s see why, by using some of the categories provided by Innova Market Insight, a leading international research institute: 1) Clean supreme: the new international standard is to buy food with ‘clean and clear’ labels. Producers al...

Today, Michelin, the tire company that also publishes restaurant guides, announced its 2018 star count for Italy. Italy has one new three-star restaurant this year: St. Hubertus, in the northern mountain town San Cassiano, joins eight other restaurants in Michelin’s top ranked slot. The full Italy guide includes 356 starred restaurants. There are 4...

Ferrara: oh, the tragedy of having overlooked this beauty of an Italian city for so many years! But we’re in the good company of a whole lot of other folks, it seems, with their heads in the Italian sand. Thankfully, this egregious error was corrected on a trip my husband and I shared recently.  Strategically located on the expansive Po River delta...

On 7-Nov-2017 Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker told the CAPA Asia Aviation Summit that Meridiana would be rebranded after its subsidiary Air Italy and aim to become "the flag carrier of Italy". He predicted robust growth for Meridiana, after an extended period of contraction. An important first step will be to secure the appointment of a new CEO fo...

Indeed, at the times of the Empire, all roads led to Rome, especially when you think the Romans are behind the creation of the first Italian and European communication arteries in history. Don’t we all know about the Via Aurelia, the Via Salaria or the Via Appia? Aren’t we all more or less familiar with  their names and the people they were christe...

Luca Guadagnino—the Italian movie director whose 2009’s I Am Love, starring Tilda Swinton, raised the bar for sensual set decoration—assembled an ace creative team for his new film, Call Me By Your Name, which opens in the United States on November 24. James Ivory, the Oscar-winning director and co-founder of Merchant Ivory Productions, wrote the s...

Bernardino "Vlardino" Cardines era un italo-americano originario di Venafro: morì in Francia nel 1918 nel corso della prima guerra mondiale, combattendo per la bandiera a stelle e strisce. Per rendergli onore, oggi un gruppo di U.S. Marine Corps e il Console per la Sicurezza Bracken Murphy hanno partecipato a una cerimonia al Comune di Venafro e ha...

“You will not want to live in Suspiria,” Luca Guadagnino jokes when he hears I secretly wish to reside in one of his sun-kissed, sensual films that tickle my taste buds. The contemporary Italian master, whose films exclusively cater to grownups with their emotional maturity and succulently caress, awaken and expand the five senses, was still finish...

Nella Sala stampa della Camera dei Deputati si è tenuta la conferenza dal titolo “Italiani nel mondo potenziali turisti. Quali potenzialità nel turismo di ritorno?organizzata dall’Asmef ed introdotta dall’on. Fucsia FitzGerald Nissoli (FI), eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero – Ripartizione Nord e Centro America. Nel suo saluto introduttivo a tale c...

The chestnut crop out of Italy has been doing very well this season as a cold winter set up good volume and quality, however dry conditions during summer meant sizing has been a bit off. The season began in early October and will imports into the US will continue into the New Year. "We've imported chestnuts from Italy since the first week of Octobe...

Positano is imposing a permit fee of €1,000 (£880, $1,160) to people taking photos for commercial purposes. Tourists and journalists are exempt from the fee.  The town’s mayor said: “Not everyone can be allowed to link their brand to Positano.”The idyllic fishing village of Positano, perched on the Amalfi coast, has to be one of the most Instagramm...

Within minutes of tickets going on sale, they were gone. That's the way it is when the Rolling Stones comes to town. The band was heading to the historic Italian town of Lucca just as we were. We had no hope of securing tickets but we were there in the lead up. We witnessed the preparation for the concert, a heck of a big deal. The Stones were to p...