NEWS FROM : ITALY  

About two hours north of Venice lives a scene that looks as if it could have been born in the brain of Vincent Van Gogh or nicked straight off the pages of a Grimm’s fairy tale. Rolling green hills dotted with charming village chalets intersect abruptly with dramatic, craggy mountains that pierce the sky. It’s an outdoorsman’s paradise with endless...

“What are you?,” “Where are you from?” Gamey Guilavogui, an actress born to an Italian mother and a father from Guinea, remarks that these are two questions she hears all too often from Italians. Though born in Rome and raised in Italy, Guilavogui is seen as a foreigner by other Italians. Her sense of dislocation, of belonging but not belonging to...

The British weekly higher education magazine The Times has published their rankings of the world’s top universities with less than 5,000 students: Italy and France dominate, each conquering three positions among the top ten. The USA and South Korea also make the podium. Pisa’s Normale and Sant’Anna schools, as well as the Free University of Bolzano...

L’11 e il 12 marzo prossimi, in occasione dell’anniversario dell’omicidio del poliziotto italo-americano Joe Petrosino, l’Ersu di Palermo e l’Associazione “Joe Petrosino Sicilia” promuovono il Joe Petrosino Celebration 2017, giornata commemorativa nei luoghi che videro ospite il celebre poliziotto durante il suo soggiorno nel capoluogo siciliano, 1...

Just outside the northern city of Milan, a very colourful tourist attraction is taking shape. The city is set to get Italy's very first tulip field this month - and visitors can take the flowers home to keep. The enormous field, which has the aim of becoming "the happiest place in Milan", will showcase 250,000 tulips of 183 different varieties acro...

A few months ago, I came across my mother’s cannoli recipe, which was typed out on two now-yellowed pages and still stapled together. The xeroxed copy dates to the late 1970s, when Mom used to teach cooking classes in her New Jersey kitchen. She had given it to me eons ago, along with copies of her recipes for egg pasta dough, Bolognese sauce, stuf...

The new season of exhibitions at Turin’s CAMERA Italian center for photography opens with a display of more than 200 pictures from the last 70 years of Italian history. Its title, “The Italy of Magnum. From Henri Cartier-Bresson to Paolo Pellegrin” aims to pay homage to 70 years of the Magnum photo cooperative agency and at the same offer the publi...

A team of researchers working for the IFOM foundation in Milan has identified a class of specific molecules that can block the signals leading to cell aging caused by the deterioration of telomeres - repetitive nucleotide sequences at each end of a chromosome that protect it. The study, published Monday in Nature Communications, could lay the found...

The most recentreport on internal migration presented during Southern Economics Day reaffirms a long-held belief: southern Italy is losing 100,000 of its young prople every year. It's as if a town with a population of 20,000 was leaving Sicily every 365 days. Speaking to young Sicilian researchers living abroad, we observed a willingness to go back...

Southern Italy's agricultural industry has recovered in 2015 and 2016, according to data from the Ismea-Svimez Report. Added value, exports, and investments have grown more in the South than in the North. But the most significant sign is that youth employment has grown in the Southern sector (+12.9%)—more than the Italian average. Youth agricultura...

Fiat will celebrate 60 years of the 500 at next week’s Geneva Motor Show with the reveal of the 500 Sessantesimo – a limited, special edition version of its supermini paying tribute to the original car released in 1957. The Fiat 500 Sessantesimo, which is Italian for ‘sixtieth’, comes as a convertible only and will go on sale in the EMEA region mar...

Cibus, the world's oldest and most famous Italian food fair, is going annual. For 40 years Cibus has taken place every even year. But from now on there will also be an event in odd years - Cibus Connect. The new fair, organised by the Fiere di Parma trade-fair centre company and Italian food-industry federation Federalimentare, will focus primarily...