NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Spring is in the air and it is that time of year again when lemon trees bloom and the Sicilian air is fragrant with Fiori di Limone which then turn into big juicy lemons. The Sicilian climate and fertile volcanic earth creates a long growing season and the gathering of lemons takes place over three periods. First is the Autumn harvest Primo Fiore f...

The sports cars are made all over the globe yet the Italian finish remains to pull the heart strings of the drivers all the time. Over time, the charisma of the classic Italian sports cars has earned the love for consumers for its bright charm. Let us look at a few fast sellers in this list:  The Lancia Stratos was not only the best of the classic...

Besides many other beauties, Italy is also famous for its Espresso coffee. In spite of the simple appearance in the small mug (known as tazzina), making a good Espresso is not a simple thing. Several varieties are out there, combining different mixes and grindings. For this reason, the Italian Institute for the Italian Espresso has issued the “Espr...

As my 30th birthday looms ever near, I find myself doing a lot of thinking about what it means to be a grown-up. At one point in my life, when I was as sure of myself as I was clueless, I had some pretty strong ideas about the label: Grown-ups worked in an office. Grown-ups were married. Grown-ups cooked their own dinner. Now, as a newly single fre...

“It is all about the emotions,” begins Massimo Bottura, waving his arms about passionately. “You don’t come to Osteria to have a big plate of lasagna; you come there to experience something bigger,” says the maverick chef. He is referring, of course, to his famous three-Michelin star restaurant Osteria Francescana ranked first on the 2016 World's 5...

For centuries they were the only way to travel, criss-crossing the shallow lagoon and navigating the city’s iconic canals. Today, whilst Venice’s gondolas still glide silently through the waterways few visitors know their history, happy to just enjoy the view or the occasional melodic song of a gondolier. Look closer, however, and you’ll see that t...

Precision agriculture and wi-fi connections to save olive trees. This, in short, is the mission carried out by Italian food tech startup called Elaisian, founded by three young entrepreneurs in November last year. “Thanks to an agronomic algorithm,” said Damiano Angelici, Elaisian CEO, “we can give olive oil producers advice on what’s best to be do...

Searching for value, variety and excitement in wine? Look to Italy — or so says Daniele Cernilli. He is the author of “The Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine 2017,” and a longtime champion of the wines of his native country. The Roman was one of the founding editors of Gambero Rosso, the leading Italian food and wine magazine that grew out of the Slow...

Culture Minister Dario Franceschini on Friday announced the creation of an Italian Digital Library aimed at valorising the vast heritage contained in Italy's libraries and archives. "Today I signed a ministerial decree which will now be financed with two million euros for the birth of a Digital Library," he said. "We have 101 archives, 37 libraries...

Leone Jacovacci (a.k.a. John Douglas Walker and Jack Walker) was born in 1902 in the village of Pombo in the then Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo), the son of an Italian man and a Congolese woman. He was raised in Italy which was rough for him, given that he was bi-racial, and as a result, in his late teens, found himself in Eng...

What do you get one the most important photography agencies in the world for its birthday? Camera – Centro italiano per la fotografia is showing up at Magnum’s birthday with the best present we could imagine: Italy! To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the iconic cooperative’s foundation in 1947, an exhibition titled “L’Italia di Magnum. Da Henri C...

The little town of Agnone, nestled in the Apennine hills in Alto Molise, home of my ancestors, hides a very proud heritage of artisan craft. Here, you’ll find the oldest bell foundry in the world, and the only one by Papal appointment. Beyond that, you’ll discover the main industry of the town which brought it wealth and prosperity during the Middl...