NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Italians have been lauded and derided for their affinity for a unique sensibility concerning life and their pursuit of a philosophical, religious and hedonistic lifestyle. Throughout Italian history, this approach to life, this engrained pursuit of all things expressive of La Dolce Vita, has influenced the Western World in lasting ways. From the li...

Italian wine exports increased by 3.3% in value in 2018 compared to the previous year, reaching a high of more than €6.2 billion. The findings emerges from an analysis by Osservatorio Qualivita Wine, based on Istat data for 2018. Exports of 'Made in Italy' wine have grown in value in almost all main foreign markets, including France (+10.1%) and Ge...

Brindisi sempre più all'italiana. Record storico per l'export di spumante italiano che negli ultimi dieci anni ha raddoppiato il numero di bottiglie vendute all'estero, in controtendenza rispetto all'andamento generale del vino. Lo rivela un'analisi Coldiretti, sulla base di dati Istat relativi al 2018, in vista del Vinitaly, con le esportazioni di...

Preparatory cartoons for Renaissance frescoes — the full-scale drawings that artists used to transfer their designs to the wall — rarely survived the finished commission. Functional and fragile, they weren’t meant for posterity. But thankfully, Raphael’s cartoon for “The School of Athens,” a famous fresco in the Vatican, survived. Commissioned in...

Italy is famous all over the world for its food excellencies which are appreciated in particular for their quality. Among these are the cured meats which are one of the products always present on the Italian tables. Each Italian region presents its own variations. Italian Traditions will guide you on the discovery of these traditional products tell...

Italian design in furniture, lighting, objects and more is renowned – but oddly has never received much recognition from Italy itself. That is about to change, because on April 9th the new Museum of Italian Design opens its doors to the public for the first time. Designed by Michele De Lucchi of the famed Memphis group, the showcase of design is lo...

Creare una rete di giovani italiani nel mondo: questo l’obiettivo del Consiglio Generale degli Italiani all’Estero (Cgie) promotore del Seminario in programma a Palermo dal 16 al 19 aprile prossimi cui parteciperanno 115 ragazzi italiani provenienti da tutto il mondo. I giovani delegati sono stati selezionati dai Comites e dalle Consulte regionali...

In celebration of the world’s favorite Italian liqueur, Disaronno® Day will take place on April 19, 2019 and feature “The Longest Shift,” wherein the global bartending community will create one-of-a-kind cocktails from an exclusive drink list by Disaronno®. Starting at 7.30 p.m., this event will be celebrated in the following time zones and cities...

Carlo Levi’s memoir, “Christ Stopped at Eboli,” was a literary sensation in post-Fascist Italy. First published in 1945, the book is Levi’s memorable account of life among impoverished Italian villagers in the 1930s. Three decades later, an immersive and engaging film adaptation directed by Francesco Rosi enshrined the book’s underlying neorealist...

Quando si parla dell’Umbria vengono in mente il bel paesaggio, il buon vivere e l’artigianalità e qualità delle produzioni, in particolare quelle del tessile-abbigliamento, vista la presenza di marchi come Brunello Cucinelli, Luisa Spagnoli, Fabiana Filippi, Lamberto Losani, Mastro Raphael, Ellesse o Alcantara. È per difendere quest’immagine di gra...

In Italy, no, the world, he had rock star status. Wearing his signature sweater, he would swoon presidents and popes. Sergio Marchionne was a visionary who saved Fiat and Chrysler, created the world’s 7th largest auto group, reintroduced Alfa Romeo back into the U.S., and brought the brand back into F1. And, in a private ceremony at the Geneva Moto...

Part punic, part Phoenician, part Roman, part Arab, the city of Palermo is strong stuff. Snugly spectacular in its bay setting by Sicily’s Monte Pellegrino, it looks, as a garibaldino approaching it from the sea once said, like a city imagined by a poetic child. Colorful relics of Middle Eastern domination mix with the Norman and Baroque, so the ba...