NEWS FROM : ITALY  

If you were looking for an agreeable location to establish a vineyard, you could do a whole lot better than the string of marshy islands that make up Italy’s Venetian lagoon. Never mind the shortage of available real estate and a waterborne logistics economy that makes almost everything more expensive than it is on the mainland. Venice and the isla...

If you’ve already visited the iconic but overtouristed cities of Florence, Rome and Venice, and are looking for a less crowded slice of Italy that is also less expensive and more authentic, head to the Emilia Romagna region. This area of Northern Italy is packed with art, architecture, culture and green space—and even most Italians admit, the regio...

It is nice — and unsurprising — to know that in this period of reflection and prayer, Italians have never quite forgotten about their kitchens. And so, we learn that the  first Easter chocolate eggs were created in Turin in the 18th century: and it couldn’t be any different, when  you think this elegant city is one of Italy’s chocolate capitals (Pe...

OperaWine is Vinitaly's opulent introduction which, every year, features 100 of Italy's greatest producers selected by the American magazine Wine Spectator. OperaWine is the only annual tasting event supported by Wine Spectator that is held outside the United States. On the day before the opening of the Vinitaly expo, the OperaWine gala takes place...

“Ci tenevo molto ad essere presente perché ritengo particolarmente importanti e attuali i temi che riguardano i nostri giovani connazionali all’estero di seconda e terza generazione e di nuova emigrazione. Già più di dieci anni fa, da autrice del programma di servizio di Rai International “Sportello Italia”, avevo ritenuto fondamentale porre l'acce...

Italy’s northernmost province of Alto Adige is a relatively recent addition to the country—the area belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire until just 100 years ago, when it was ceded to Italy after World War I. The Austrian roots of this magnificent, intriguing region, also known as Südtirol (South Tyrol), are still evident in many aspects of its...

Exploring small towns and villages is one of the pleasures of a trip to Italy. Our Trentino-Alto Adige expert and avid hiker Silvia selects some of her favorite in the top region for mountain lovers. Vigo di Fassa You could say that Vigo di Fassa offers some of the best sunsets in Italy: around here you can admire the ‘enrosadira,’ that phenomenon...

Togliersi qualche sfizio, (satisfy a quirky need) or even mangiare qualcosa di sfizioso (eating something tasty and indulgent) are popular expression indeed in the Italian language.  Sfizio is one of those words we use continuously, yet without really knowing anything about its origins. And so, it is surprising to learn it probably has southern roo...

Majestic towers, crenellated battlements, stone fortresses perched upon rocky crags, romantic ruins, sumptuous palazzos and much more: these are the images that come to mind when picturing the Castles of Italy. The political instability of Italy during the middle ages has left its countryside and cities full of testaments to this turbulent time per...

“Il mercato USA apprezza molto il Made in Italy anche come espressione della nostra cultura e quindi il nostro artigianato che è sinonimo di alta qualità manifatturiera. Tuttavia, dobbiamo fare di più per aiutare i produttori italiani perché spesso si insinua un concorrente sleale che mette sul mercato prodotti contraffatti oppure che evocano origi...

The Romanesco artichoke variety is widely considered among the best. Its shape, size and almost round flower head make it the ideal artichoke to be stuffed. It’s mainly grown on the coast north of Rome near Ladispoli and Cerveteri, and used in kitchens around the world. It derives from the castellammare and campagnano cultivars and produced in the...

Un comparto poco conosciuto, ma che rappresenta la punta di diamante della produzione industriale Made in Italy nel mondo è quello della meccanica strumentale, quel settore eterogeneo che riguarda la produzione di macchinari o impianti destinati alla produzione industriale, e quindi in primis di macchine utensili, ma anche di macchine impiegate in...