NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Tu vuò fa l’americano, cantava Renato Carosone più di qualche anno fa in un brano diventato famoso in tutto il mondo. L’amore degli italiani per gli States, del resto, è cosa piuttosto nota e risaputa ma sembra proprio che, negli ultimi anni, ci troviamo di fronte a una vera e propria inversione di tendenza.Insomma, l’America sta qua. Nel 2016, i t...

Eating foods included in two healthy diets -- the Mediterranean or the MIND diet -- is linked to a lower risk for memory difficulties in older adults, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The Mediterranean diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, potatoes, nuts, olive oil and fish. Proces...

Roma legend Francesco Totti's iconic number 10 shirt, which he wore for the final time on May 28th, has been launched into space, the Serie A club said on Wednesday. The 40-year-old played his final game after 24 years with the capital-city side in a 3-2 win against Genoa. And as a tribute to 'immortalise' the forward a rocket carrying the number 1...

Whether you choose to drive through the heel of Italy, from Lecce to Otranto, or from the Ionian to the Adriatic coast, the breathtaking town of Poggiardo - delicately hued, simply yet uniquely elegant – is a pleasant stop for all those interested in culture and nature.  Poggiardo’s millennial history starts in the period between the Bronze and the...

“You guys, just say ‘skooozy’ and walk through,” a young American woman commanded her friends, caught in one of the bottlenecks of tourist traffic that clog Venice’s narrow streets, choke its glorious squares and push the locals of this enchanting floating city out and onto drab, dry land. “We don’t have time!” Neither, the Italian government worri...

If you’re heading off to Italy this year, the one thing you’ll find out pretty quickly is that the Italians take their food very seriously. The richness of Italian cuisine lies in the simplicity of its ingredients and in its diversity – just about every town and village in all of its 20 regions, from Piedmont down to Sicily, offers unique local spe...

No site in the world has been continually excavated for so long as Pompeii, the city that lay buried after being destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted, until its accidental discovery over 1,700 years later. Not far away lies Herculaneum; buried in the same eruption, it is less well known among tourists but just as much of a treasure trove for archa...

To celebrate the 450° anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi‘s birth, the Italian cities of Cremona, where the famous composer comes from, Mantova and Venice will evoke  Monteverdi’s life and masterpieces within historical palaces, baroque churches and beautiful hidden gardens and courts. In what has been labelled the “year of Monteverdi“, which started...

One of the most recognizable symbols of Sicilian folklore, the Sicilian cart (carretto siciliano) is an ornate, colorful horse- or donkey-drawn cart that originated in the early 19th century in Sicily to transport goods. With the advent of motorization in the Sicilian countryside in the mid-20th century, the use of the carretto became obsolete; tod...

It’s that time of year. From the moment you bring the first zucchini into the house, up until October, it’s non-stop freezing, blanching, drying, pureeing, canning, and cooking. But, it’s not as bad as it sounds. In fact, it’s completely worth all the time and effort. Of course, you should make sure to preserve one of the most popular herbs in Ital...

In a time when the job market is extremely difficult to stabilise, many young talented Italians have decided to become entrepreneurs, a launching ground-breaking innovations. The American magazine Forbes has recently spotted some Italian new innovative companies that are performing extremely well on the market. Among them, MusiXmatch, an app create...

In the book "The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People," author Dan Buettner reveals what the people around the world who live the longest are more likely to eat. One of the keys to longevity? A plant-based diet, says Buettner and colleague Gianni Pes, a senior researcher at the University of Sassari, Italy. They...