NEWS FROM : ITALY  

E' la seconda a livello globale dopo quella cinese, con il 13% di quota di mercato, la cucina italiana, e a livello mondiale genera un volume d'affari pari a 209 miliardi di euro. Sono alcuni dei risultati che emergono dalla ricerca sulla ristorazione italiana nel mondo commissionata da Alma e sviluppata da Deloitte. L'indagine è stata presentata i...

Alfa Romeo plans to introduce a supercar as it bids for a breakthrough in the luxury vehicle market.  The Fiat Chrysler brand is setting its sights on ultra-luxury brands like McLaren and Porsche by reviving the Alfa Romeo 8C in 2022. The move is part of outgoing CEO Sergio Marchionne's plan to transform the automaker's fledgling Alfa Romeo brand i...

When planning Italy vacations for next year, travel professionals’ eyes may be looking south, thanks to the selection of Matera as a European Capital of Culture for 2019 (along with Plovdiv, Bulgaria). It is the fourth Italian city so designated and the first since Genoa in 2004. The others were Bologna (2000) and Florence, the second-ever European...

Sixteen teams – 12 from Europe, three South Americans (though not the holders Uruguay) and one from Africa, Egypt – lined up for the finals, which were this time conducted purely on a knockout basis. Host nation Italy, under the approving gaze of Mussolini, beat Czechoslovakia 2-1 in the final after extra-time. The Czechs silenced the partisan 50,0...

Era anche lui un ragazzo del '99. Per partecipare alla guerra falsificherà la sua data di nascita (1898 anzichè 1899) per essere arruolato nella Croce Rossa Americana (ARC) come autista di ambulanze. Più volte la sua domanda di arruolamento nell'esercito degli Stati Uniti D'America era stata rifiutata per un problema alla vista. Parliamo di Ernest...

Brothers Alessandro and Giacomo Cavazza are on a mission to open the doors to beauty. Their “Beyond the Gates” project has invited people who love Italy to discover magnificent historical homes hidden past gates in well known (and little known) locations around the county. Thus they share magical places that have harbored treasures of art for centu...

The Basilicata region of southern Italy is rich in traditions and know-how, but has struggled to market and export its goods. Hence the EU-backed "Mapping Basilicata" project. Some 100 firms from three sectors: food, fashion and furniture, participated in the project to boost the image of local products abroad. For "Mapping Basilicata", seven forei...

«Santa Francesca Cabrini ha ancora una forza di attrazione non solo per gli immigrati ma per ogni persona che vive un ideale forte nei confronti degli altri». Il presidente della fondazione Migrantes, monsignor Guerino Di Tora, ha indicato così l’attualità della santa che, tra la fine dell’‘800 e i primi anni del ‘900, si recò negli Stati Uniti per...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles had an ambitious plan in 2014 to bring Alfa Romeo back to the United States and sell 400,000 of the vehicles worldwide by this year. Those numbers did not pan out, but that might not be surprising for a brand that sold only 66,000 vehicles that year and had not been part of the U.S. market for decades. As FCA CEO Sergio Ma...

Summer in Naples is simply magical! As Italy’s third largest city, there is never a shortage of entertaining activities to engage in. Naples has been inhabited since ancient times. This is reflected in the elegant architecture that dates back to the Greek and Roman empires. In addition, the city overlooks the beautiful Tyrrhenian Sea. Naples is a b...

Italy. The mere mention of it evokes "oohs" and "ahs." Friends, family, even people you don't know, begin commenting about "la dolce vita" the food, wine, beauty, culture and its never boring population.  All these positive references sometimes take us off our guard.  While soaking up all the beauty Italy has to offer, we tend to forget we still ha...

Quiz time. How many players have played in consecutive World Cup finals? The Italians did it in 1934 and 1938; Brazil did in 1958 and 1962 – and then in 1998 and 2002; the Netherlands lost the 1974 and 1978 finals; Maradona captained Argentina in the 1986 and 1990 finals; and West Germany went one better by contesting three successive finals betwee...