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Woodpecker Disco – Cervia, Emilia-Romagna: Woodpecker disco is a domed nightclub nestled in a pine forest near Cervia, in the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. The structure was designed by architect Filippo Monti and began operating as a club in the late 1960s. It was considered one of the most popular clubs of the Adriatic Riviera until...

The sound and fury unleashed by the populist onslaught in Italy’s recent general election on 4 March 2018 may obscure the seventieth anniversary of one of the country’s most significant, controversial and decisive general elections, that of 18 April 1948. The 1948 election was the first general election since Mussolini’s ‘march on Rome’ in 1922 and...

Italian fruit and vegetable exports reached the €5 billion mark last year, growing by 3% compared to 2016, setting a historical record for the sector. The figures come from Fruitimprese, the national association of fruit and vegetable exporters and importers, and are based on official Istat data for 2017. Although the value of Italian exports is gr...

It seems its name has very ancient origins, probably rooted in the Latin word mortarium, indicating the mortar used to ground pork meat. Originally, its production area went from Lazio to modern Romagna, where acorn-rich woods provided a perfect living environment for free roaming, wild pigs.  Mortadella is cited in cooking books of the 14th centur...

Italy boasted record levels of growth in 2017. Exports grew by 7.4 percent, valued at a total of about 450 billion euros. The leading exports were in technology-intensive sectors like the automotive industry, pharmaceuticals, and machines. This high growth, the highest since before the Eurozone financial crisis, comes a year after Michele Scannavin...

American citizens living in southern Europe should now find it easier to meet and talk with recruiters about a career in the Air Force. The service on Friday reopened its recruiting office in Aviano, which was shut down more than eight years ago. The Aviano office, which will get a permanent recruiter later this year, will be temporarily staffed by...

AC Milan are set to face Tottenham and Barcelona in a tournament that will be held in the USA next summer, Tuttosport reports. According to the Turin-based paper the rossoneri have decided to take part to a tournament that will take place in the USA and the Serie A giants will be facing both the Premier League and the La Liga giants. It is believed...

Italian wine sales overtake France’s in the United States. According to latest Vinitaly-Nomisma Wine Monitor survey on customs data, in the first two months of 2018 the value of Italian wine grew by 3.8%, compared to French wine’s +3.4%. In this race, Made in Italy products’ sales are in the first place with 243 million euro against 227 million eur...

Settantamila filmati in alta definizione, documentari e testimonianze storiche, nuovi video,  400mila fotografie, tesori  d’archivio e attualità, un secolo di immaginario italiano in un clic. C'è tutta l'Italia con la sua storia, il cinema e la cultura, le arti, la politica e la cronaca, il costume e lo sport. I cinegiornali e la Settimana Incom, l...

A small chapel was built on the island in the 5th century, most likely in honor of Saint Julius. According to legend, the island had been infested with writhing hordes of snakes and other reptilian monsters until the saint arrived on its shores in the fourth century and banished them. He was buried on the island, and his remains are still there to...

Italy granted citizenship to over 200,000 people in 2016, more than any other country in the European Union. The 201,600 people who became Italian accounted for a fifth of nearly a million new EU citizens that year, according to the latest figures from European statistics office Eurostat. Italy approved some 23,600 more citizenship requests compare...

Fucsia Nissoli, deputata di Forza Italia eletta nel Nord e Centro America, ha presentato una interrogazione ai Ministri degli esteri e dell’interno a proposito del voto estero e del caso Free Flights to Italy. Viminale e Farnesina, scrive Nissoli nella sua premessa, dovrebbero “garantire la sicurezza del voto italiano all’estero nel rispetto delle...