NEWS FROM : ITALY  

It’s difficult to find people who don’t like pizza. And here in Italy, pizza-haters are so rare they’re almost mythical. But the full extent of the country’s love for pizza has been revealed in a study by the Osservatorio Buitoni Culinary Lab, who surveyed some 2,500 Italians aged 20-55, Italian media reports. 52 percent said they ate pizza “at lea...

Almost everything I thought I knew about Lake Como was wrong, so I was pleasantly surprised. I went to Lake Como, Italy in June, imagining it as a small and sleepy luxury resort town. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Como is everything but small and offers the best of Italy’s beauty, culture, history and much more. Como appeals to all types...

"L'Amica Geniale” e’ tra i finalisti per il miglior dramma in tv dei Critics Choice Awards che saranno assegnati il 13 gennaio sul canale CW. Le nominations dei premi della Broadcast Film Critics and Television Journalists Associations per il 2019 sono state annunciate oggi. Concorrono nella categoria Best Drama con l’adattamento televisivo della s...

You might want to drink your glass (or two!) of Moscati d’Asti unadorned, with nothing but your stemware and a smile as accompaniment. In that case, drink on! Enjoyment is the name of the game, and there’s no wrong way to savor your favorite sip. But sometimes, you want to make that Moscati d’Asti really sing. Why not pair it with La Tur, a cloud-l...

Being the son and grandson of two excellent home and professional bakers, my mother and grandmother, I probably have a unique perspective on the Christmas season. As I've shared many times before, beginning in the first week of December those two wonderful cooks started their holiday baking, an expression of their philosophy that you could never ha...

The traditional nativity scene in St. Peter's Square won't be so traditional this year. For the first time, it is made of sand - 720 tons of it. For the past two weeks, Rich Varano, a professional sand artist, has been guiding three sculptors from the Netherlands, Russia and the Czech Republic, to craft the work, which measures about 5.5 meters hi...

Una nuova frontiera: di quelle che spingono la Medicina in territori inesplorati, e sono foriere di nuove scoperte. Non a caso, come è la regola in questi casi, il risultato è stato ottenuto grazie agli sforzi di un consorzio internazionale composto da 25 centri di ricerca guidato da due scienziati italiani, Antonio Iavarone e Anna Lasorella, espat...

Italian biscuit-maker Barilla is taking on the might of Ferraro’s Nutella with its own ‘healthier’ and more 'ethical’ chocolate and hazelnut spread. It's a daunting challenge in Italy where Nutella has 88 percent of the market. The new Pan di Stelle chocolate and hazelnut spread is named after Barilla's highly popular chocolate biscuits, which are...

Founded in the 4th century and repeatedly renovated until the 18th century, the Basilica of San Marco Evangelista in Rome is nestled between the façade and the courtyard of Palazzo Venezia, which in the mid-15th century was the residential palace for Venice-born Pope Paul II, and later became the embassy of the Republic of Venice. The basilica, ded...

No matter where you’re, if you want to see what a country really is like, you have to leave the highway, forget about the city and turn into a country road of your choice: stop in a village and check out the real deal. I had the luck to get to know the US this way, since I always stayed with one of my dearest friend’s family and they live in a vill...

Trumpets sounded Friday night in Gubbio as the world’s largest representation of a Christmas tree came to life. The attraction, which takes up an entire hillside in the medieval Italian town, is more than 2,400 feet tall and nearly 1,500 feet wide. For nearly 40 years, the Guinness Book of World Records has declared it the biggest Christmas tree di...

Bialetti, the Italian maker of the moka pot, a stovetop coffee machine and one of the most iconic kitchen appliances ever created, announced recently that the company is in major trouble—tens of millions of Euros in debt, unpaid salaries and taxes, revenues that are way down and look to be staying that way. In a press release, the company said ther...