NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Wedged between Florence and Rome, rural Tuscany offers the quintessential Italian experience: sun-soaked hill towns, green and rolling screen-saver hills, romantically fortified farms, and cypress trees marching single file up lonely ridges. We go to Italy to experience the finesse of Florence, the splish-splash of Venice, and the grandeur of Rome,...

For centuries, tourists have flocked to Italy in their droves, spellbound by Roman ruins, Venetian canals, and coastal scenery. But much of the country remains little known to those outside Italy, despite being just as beautiful. In recent months, some Italian hotspots have struggled so much with overcrowding that they're actively trying to deter v...

Among the most savage and surreal of Italian comedies, starring one of the country's biggest stars and directed by one of its legendary filmmakers, Vittorio De Sica's Il Boom barely made a ripple when first released, in 1963. It sank so deeply that it's only now getting a proper release in the United States. Luckily for us, it has lost almost none...

Recently relegated Palermo has announced a change in ownership, with American-born Paul Baccaglini to take over the Sicilian club from Maurizio Zamparini by the end of the month. A statement on Palermo’s website says Baccaglini and Zamparini met Tuesday and closed the deal following a positive outcome of due diligence. The club says “therefore the...

Spurs assistant Ettore Messina will relinquish his position as head coach of the Italian national team following this year’s Eurobasket tournament, according to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. Messina originally coached the Azzurri from 1993-97, then returned to helm the team for the 2016 Olympic qualifying tournament in Turin. Italy fai...

“Altro che cervelli in fuga: tra creatività, eccellenza e innovazione, il nostro Paese vanta molti giovani cervelli ‘in viaggio’. Giovani desiderosi di formarsi all’estero, per poi tornare però nel nostro Paese”. Non usa mezzi termini Massimo Veccia che, in un’intervista a Labitalia, parla di ‘Learn Italy Usa’, di cui è presidente, che, dopo l’espe...

The Italian Government’s “Made in Italy” campaign is under threat of being scrapped. Far from being a recipe for success, the initiative, which aimed to distinguish genuine Italian products from fake goods and snatch back billions of Euros in lost sales from goods masquerading as Italian products, has caused bitter division among food producers. A...

One of the best things about summer in Trentino is the way this beautiful region allows you to mix your pleasures. “You can combine a forest walk with cutting-edge art in a sculpture park, a big hike with dinner in a gastronomic mountain refuge, or maybe bit of mountain-biking with an open-air, Sounds of the Dolomites concert”. With bicycle tourism...

A new digital restoration of Federico Fellini's La Strada, 60 years after it won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, reminds us why it won over critics and audiences, writes Danielle Hipkins, an academic specializing in Italian language and film. Film buffs will have noted the recent death of the great scholar of Italian cinema, Peter Bondanel...

Una delegazione del Niaf, National Italian American Foundation, è stata accolta nel fine settimana appena trascorso a Giardini Naxos e a Taormina. Nell’occasione è arrivato in zona John Viola presidente del Niaf, ed era presente Alessandro Ferrara dirigente generale alle Attività Produttive della Regione Siciliana, Giuseppe Lombardo presidente del...

"Italy is the most photographed country on Instagram. It is a country where everybody wants to go to sooner or later, to enjoy a first-hand experience of what it means "Vivere all'italiana" (The Italian way of life) and enjoy our countless beauties. Tourism accounts for 11.8% of the Italian GDP and 12% in terms of jobs. In 2015, 52 million people v...

If you’re a fan of Nebbiolo, the sole grape behind Barolo and Barbaresco, you’ll love the radiant, mineral-driven offerings from Alto Piemonte, a region higher up in the Alpine foothills than the “Big Bs.” Map of Alto Piemonte, ItalyVibrant and loaded with finesse, the best are drop-dead gorgeous, as these varietal Nebbiolos and blends possess agew...