NEWS FROM : ITALY  

It is an ambitious project as for the first time 12 leading businesses in the agri-food sector have come together under the same brand to conquer the shelves of large-scale retail shops in the USA. The project Gustoso Sicilian Food Excellence has been cleverly outlined by Daniele Cipollina, the founder of the business network, and Paolo Internicola...

La buona notizia è che il valore del «brand Italia» nel suo complesso è aumentato rispetto allo scorso anno, con una crescita record di 513 miliardi di dollari (+34%), superando i 2mila miliardi di dollari. La notizia cattiva è che l’immagine di tale brand si è indebolito, con un rating sceso da AA- ad A+. La “pagella” arriva, come ogni anno, da Br...

Valpolicella seems to have fallen off the face of the earth. Not literally, of course. The vines are still growing there in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy, and the bottles are still being filled and shipped. Yet this once ubiquitous wine now seems kind of absent. Back in the 1970s and ’80s, even American children knew of Valpolicella. Comm...

È arrivato alla sua XII edizione il Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo della Fondazione Migrantes, che verrà presentato nell’Auditorium “V. Bachelet” del Church Palace - Domus Mariae a Roma il prossimo 17 ottobre.  Dopo i saluti di Don Giovanni De Robertis, Direttore generale Fondazione Migrantes, e l’introduzione di Monsignor Guerino Di Tora, Presidente...

Pope Francis will pay homage to victims of war when he visits two important World War II sites south of Rome next month: the American military cemetery at Nettuno and the Ardeatine Caves, site of one of the worst massacres in German-occupied Italy. The Vatican on Friday announced that Francis would celebrate Mass at the Nettuno cemetery for all war...

The Committee Maestro Pietro Mascagni is pleased to launch the PIETRO MASCAGNI Capsule Collection - Timeless Heritage for Fall /Winter Season 2017-2018. Pietro Mascagni has been a composer and a conductor, well known throughout the world for his beauty and his sophisticated and original style. According to popular legends Mascagni was identified wi...

Nino, a shoeshine boy wandering in the streets of Rome, reacted with scorn when Monsignor Carroll-Abbing suggested that he knew of an institution where the youngster could learn a trade. Nino looked him up and down and said, “Who, me? Go into an institution? Marching all day in line? Not me! I can come and go as I please, and look … I’ve got a pock...

Italian fruit and vegetable exports in the first half of 2017 reached two million tonnes, and were worth €2.3 billion, according to the Italian fruit growers association Frutimprese. This represents a 6.8% decrease in volume, but a 3.1% increase in value compared to the same period in 2016. The strongest performance was recorded by fresh fruit (+6....

Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini on Tuesday inaugurated the restored first-floor rooms of the Svevo Castle in the Puglia regional capital of Bari ahead of their opening to the public shortly. The space, which until recently hosted the offices of the Superintendent of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape, will soon be used to display cont...

Besides fettuccine Alfredo, is there a dish reviled by pasta snobs as much as penne alla vodka? The other day, one of these detractors summed up the recipe for us as follows: Bring a large pot of water to a roiling boil, add salt, toss in penne, and cook until al dente. Meanwhile, in a small pot, heat up a can of cream-of-tomato soup. Drain pasta....

Symbola Foundation – a group committed to promote Made in Italy abroad- has recently issued a report called I.T.A.L.I.A. 2017 revealing very interesting data. Italy can be innovative, creative and competitive on global markets. To give an idea, the report points out how between 2014-2017 Italian exports have increased up to 26,7 billion Euros, achi...

On Saturday, September 23, 2017 President Franco Pavoncello welcomed 160 guests, including Trustees, parents, alumni, and students to the Hotel Hassler to celebrate JCU’s 45th Anniversary at the President’s Gala, “Building for the Future.” The Gala was an opportunity for the JCU community to celebrate recent achievements and developments, especiall...