NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Quali sono i paesi più belli d'Italia? Antichissimi borghi medievali, castelli arroccati su speroni rocciosi, casette bianche abbracciate da boschi segreti e panorami mozzafiato su paradisi naturali: ecco la lista delle 20 città italiane più belle stilata da Skyscanner per il 2017! Ogni Regione d’Italia è unica, e ognuno di questi stupendi paesi lo...

Italian DOP buffalo mozzarella exports have more than doubled in the period between 2006 and 2016, from 15.6% to 32.1%. During the same period, production increased by 31%, according to data published by the Consortium for the Protection of Buffalo Mozzarella. A further record looks set to be established in 2017, as in the first eight months there...

Want to pitch in to develop a chic spot in Italy? Amberlair, a boutique hotel brand, is now crowdfunding for the Amberlair Puglia — a historic villa in the area that the team aims to renovate and debut as a 60-room resort in 2020. So far the company’s raised $13,250 of its $17,400 goal for the first wave of funding, which will go to architectural p...

We continue our “Journey to Italy” with Alexandra, a young American student who studies the Italian language at the Siena School For Liberal Arts. She told us about her experience studying and living in our country. Her path is a particular one: an initial experience studying abroad in Italy birthed a desire to use the Italian language to study the...

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne says the threat that the Italian team could leave Formula One is a "serious" one. Marchionne is unhappy with the sport's proposed 2021 engine rules, which were revealed at the end of October, and has said that Ferrari could leave F1. He reiterated that message on Saturday at a news conference to launch the new pa...

If you’re looking for a place to live that’s clean, wealthy and above all safe, you could do a lot worse than Belluno. The north-eastern province, dotted with snowy slopes and picturesque mountain villages, has been judged to have the best quality of life of anywhere in Italy. Belluno climbed to the top of business newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore’s annual...

For the first time in 40 years, the quinto ordine is open to the public. As one of the most iconic buildings in the world, you’d forgive Rome’s Colosseum for being a little over-exposed. 6.4 million visitors last year alone, immortality on the five (euro) cent coin, a background role in countless Hollywood movies… you’d assume there isn’t a stone u...

Eating lunch in Italy's Bolgheri wine country, it is not hard to understand why the number of international visitors to this bucolic corner of Tuscany has doubled in five years. "People have always come in the summer for the beaches," says Riccardo Binda, cutting into a succulently tender slice of Florentine steak, grilled over embers. "Now we're g...

The Italian designer, who took over the role of Artistic Director of the legendary Versace house 20 years ago following her brother Gianni’s death, will accept the award at a ceremony to be held on December 4 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Versace said she was “truly honoured” to receive the award, stating: “For 40 years my brother and I have...

Starbucks, the US-based chain of coffee shops, is set to launch two outlets in Rome next spring: one at Termini station and the other in Piazza di Spagna. The Termini outlet is expected to open in March 2018 while the café at the Spanish Steps is due to launch in May, according to a report in Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica. Starbucks is beli...

Back before the internet age, Nancy Hampton eagerly anticipated her print subscriptions from International Living, so she’d clearly fostered a dream to live overseas for a long time. In the 1990s, she and her husband Luther, managed to garner some good work gigs in Germany; Nancy as a graphic artist and Luther in IT. They loved immersing themselves...

Pasta is something a lot of us probably take for granted. We open those cardboard boxes or tear into plastic packing, drop some noodles into boiling water, and wait ten or so minutes for deliverance from hunger. There’s nothing wrong with dry pasta. It’s gotten us all through hunger pangs more times than we can probably count. But still… Fresh past...