NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Italian wine is experiencing a ‘green’ turning point. Never before has so much organic wine been consumed by Italians, with a record leap of +45% in sales in 2017 compared to the previous year for a total of 3.84 million liters sold in the large scale distribution channel. According to an analysis by Coldiretti based on Infoscan Census data – unvei...

While design aficionados flock to Milan from around the globe for the world's largest furniture fair, Italy's kings of kitchen style are looking beyond its borders to beat a sluggish domestic market. As the six-day Salone del Mobile got under way in Italy's fashion capital on Tuesday, the country's kitchen design industry was celebrating a 3.2 perc...

Si è svolto ieri a Palazzo Malvezzi l’incontro “La Camera di Commercio del Texas incontra Bologna”. Un’importante tappa della collaborazione avviata già da diversi mesi tra gli Stati Uniti e l’Europa all’interno del programma di cooperazione internazionale IUC (International Urban Cooperation www.iuc.eu). La Città metropolitana di Bologna è parte d...

Astrophysicist Marica Branchesi, whose work helped lead to the detection of gravitational waves last year, and surgeon Giuliano Testa, who led a groundbreaking trial of uterus transplants, were both honoured in the prestigious ranking. Branchesi was partly responsible for the Nobel Prize-winning detection of gravitational waves, an achievement the...

Every autumn, when a new Podestà (mayor) was elected, the fountain flowed with celebratory free wine. Red wine streamed from one of the woman’s breasts while white wine poured from the other. The torrent of free tipples lasted for three days, and the yearly tradition continued up until the fall of the Venetian Republic. The original statue, which w...

President Sergio Mattarella gave Speaker Elisabetta Alberti Casellati a two-day "exploratory" mandate at a meeting on Wednesday morning. Casellati, a member of Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia party, is tasked with "confirming the existence of a parliamentary majority" between the Five Star Movement (M5S) on one hand and a centre-right coalition on...

FICO Eataly World, the world's largest agri-food park (more on exactly what that is later), finally opened on November 15, 2017. By March 15, 2018, the park reached one million visitors. People have ventured from 30 countries, including more than 16,000 students and almost 100,000 visitors from the food industry. But what are all these people doing...

The United States will face Italy in a friendly in November in a matchup of teams that surprisingly failed to qualify for the World Cup. The Italian football federation announced on Friday the game has been set for Nov. 20, with the site still to be determined. It is likely to be in Europe as Italy are scheduled to host Portugal in the UEFA Nations...

Si trova in Piemonte, nel cuore della Val Chisone, ed è uno dei maggiori monumenti italiani sia per dimensioni che per importanza storica; eppure sono ancora in pochi a sapere di lui, perchè è sempre stato ai margini dei più consistenti flussi turistici nostrani. Quella che vogliamo raccontarvi nel nostro articolo è l'incredibile storia del Forte d...

I ministeri delle Politiche agricole alimentari e forestali e dei Beni culturali e del turismo hanno proclamato il 2018 Anno nazionale del cibo italiano. Da gennaio hanno preso il via, quindi, una serie di manifestazioni, iniziative, eventi legati alla cultura e alla tradizione enogastronomica dell'Italia. Per far conoscere l’esperienza agroalimen...

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...