NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Italian cake producers Bauli and Balocco have both posted a positive end to 2018, announcing plans to expand production at home and abroad. Holding one third of the market, Bauli confirmed its leadership in the panettone and pandoro segment (where it is present with the Alemagna, Motta, Doria and Bistefani brands) with a turnover of €472.6 million,...

Agrigento is located in the region of Sicily and was once one of the great cities of the ancient world. Founded in the 6th century BC as a Greek colony known as Akragas, the city was added to theUNESCO World Heritage site list in 1997 thanks to its rich archeological remains. Many ancient temples were built in the town, several of which are still i...

Ci sono anche quattro realtà italiane in corsa per il Fruit Logistica Innovation Award (FLIA) 2019, l’oscar dell’innovazione nel settore ortofrutticolo assegnato ogni anno nell’ambito della kermesse berlinese (6-8 febbraio 2019, fiera Messe). Il 6 e 7 febbraio, i primi due giorni del salone, oltre 77 mila visitatori professionali provenienti da più...

The Pista di prova di Nardò della Fiat, as it was originally called, was built by Fiat in 1975. Porsche Engineering purchased the track in 2012, renaming it the Nardò Technical Center. But pretty much everyone still calls this high-speed test track the Nardò Ring. Squarely located in the heel of Italy’s “boot,” the 1,730-acre testing site has a ran...

Opera star Renée Fleming drew concern last year after a New York Times profile suggested the acclaimed soprano would be retiring. Luckily for fans, it turned out to be a false alarm. But if Fleming does ever start to ponder retirement, she might consider a move to Milan — where she'd likely be welcomed with open arms at Casa Verdi, a retirement hom...

L’antica Siracusa ricostruita con uno spettacolare video in 3D. Un’accurata ricostruzione che ci permette di fare un salto nel tempo e di ammirare quella che per Cicerone fu “la più grande bella di tutte le città greche”. Fondata nel 734 a.C. da coloni di Corinto, Siracusa raggiunse il suo massimo splendore nel periodo greco. L’importanza della cit...

A Cremona - conosciuta in tutto il mondo per la scuola di liuteria, patrimonio Unesco - all’Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi, sono iniziate il 7 gennaio 2019 le registrazioni per alimentare il database di note della Banca del suono. Un software ideato in Germania è in grado di riprodurre fedelmente la “voce”: - della viola «Stauffer» Girolamo Amati 1615-...

Italy set a new record for food and wine exports in 2018, which reached €42 billion, up 3% year-on-year. Almost two-thirds of Italian agri-food exports went to EU countries, where the main partner is Germany, according to data published by Italian farmers association Coldiretti, based on Istat projections. Outside the EU, the US is the key destinat...

This year marks the bicentennial of U.S. diplomatic presence in Florence, making it the second oldest continuous U.S. diplomatic establishment in Italy—after Naples, where we set up shop in 1796. The terminology “diplomatic presence” is chosen deliberately, as over the last 200 years we have had many faces and roles. There have been 46 principal of...

It’s a gorgeous late summer morning and I’m gazing at the seemingly endless, verdant Alpine pastures of Italy’s Asiago plateau from Malga Serona, a rustic cheesemaking chalet situated at an altitude of 4,160 feet above sea level. The gentle tinkling of bells from free-roaming cows happily feasting on abundant grasses, herbs, and wildflowers is the...

Un ponte tra due realtà culturali – l’Italia e l’America – molto distanti e contemporaneamente unite da molti punti di contatto: così viene definito dagli stessi organizzatori l’OnStage! Festival che si terrà a Roma dal 21 al 27 gennaio 2019. Una rassegna che porterà il meglio del teatro contemporaneo statunitense nella capitale, insieme ad alcuni...

Italy is known for its culture and smooth sophistication, but go to the Apennine Mountains and you’ll find the country has a wild heart. Consisting of smaller parallel mountain chains, the Apennines extend 1,200 km along the length of the peninsula. In the northwest they join with the Ligurian Alps at Altare, and in the southwest they end at Reggio...