NEWS FROM : ITALY  

A little more than an hour outside of Venice, Italy harbors a secret gem of a culinary melting pot. Bordered by Slovenia and Austria, Friuli-Venezia Giulia is nestled in the northeastern corner of Italy and boasts some of the country’s finest gastronomic artisans. Lush landscapes, quaint villages, and snow-capped mountains provide the perfect backg...

As usual, the 89th Academy Awards, aka “Oscars,” ceremony – annually presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) – is going to take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, on February 26th. More unusual is the presence of Italian roots both in one of the event’s producers, Michael De Luca, and in the host of the evening, c...

Giovedì prossimo, 2 marzo, sarà celebrata la Prima Giornata del Design Italiano nel Mondo. Promossa dal Ministero degli Esteri, in collaborazione con il Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività culturali e del Turismo, la Triennale di Milano, l’Associazione per il Disegno industriale, la Fondazione Compasso d’Oro, il Salone del Mobile di Milano e Agenzi...

Quest'anno ricorre il Centenario della morte di Santa Francesca Cabrini, Patrona degli emigranti, che ha dedicato anima e vita all'assistenza agli emigranti italiani di fine 800 negli Stati Uniti. Il CISEI - Centro Internazionale Studi Emigrazione Italiana - in collaborazione con il Museo Diocesano di Genova e con il supporto della Fondazione Migra...

It’s a common enough story in Italy: An ancient ruin — in this case, a tract of Roman road — is discovered during the construction of a building — in this case, a McDonald’s — and puts a halt to the work until the site can be excavated. Rather than fret about lost time and money, McDonald’s decided to sponsor the dig, and it worked with the archaeo...

It is exactly the kind of winter Tuesday that absolutely requires a three-liter Ferrari flat-12 screaming at almost 10,000 rpm. In case you have been looking for such footage, you are in luck: here is about a minute's worth of a Ferrari racing engine liberated from its chassis, revving its guts out. There are blue flames and wonderful sounds – it's...

In most art history classes, names like Giotto, Tintoretto, Donatello, Botticelli, Fra’ Angelico and of course Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci are synonymous with the Italian Renaissance.  Yet, in most cases, the Italian masters were not known by their patronym, but by their nickname.  Many of the great masters during this era were identified by...

The overview for Italian fashion is positive, looking at 2015 financial results (since last year’s are still not final). Investment bank Mediobanca's research center analyzed the characteristics of 140 businesses in the sector that had at least €100 million in sales in 2015. Overall, the analysis shows a vital, growing sector, which is solid and es...

This summer, the University of Calabria, in collaboration with the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, will host the "Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar." As part of the program in Arcavacata di Rende, Cleveland-born moviemaker Michael DiLauro will screen his recent feature length production on June 21.  In La Mia Strada/My Road, the...

As if Amalfi was not heavenly enough, there is one slice of true paradise in a secluded corner of its Cathedral of Sant’Andrea: the Cloister of Paradise, an elegant Arabic-style architecture built between 1266 and 1268, where a refined peristyle – with vaults supported by 120 slender, candid double columns – surrounds a garden full of palm trees an...

Italian food and farming exports are continuing to grow even in a difficult international context. According to Italian food producers’ association , exports from the sector are expected to total around €30.2 billion in 2016, up 4.1% compared to 2015. This is certainly a slower growth rate than 2015 when the food and farming-focused Expo 2015 world...

Italy’s oldest native-born nun, Candida Bellotti, celebrated her 110th birthday with best wishes from Pope Francis and valuable tips for those wanting to live a long life. “Love, love and keep on loving. With joy!” the nun said as she marked the big milestone on Monday (Feb. 20) at the convent where she lives in the Tuscan town of Lucca. “Have fait...