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In teoria il made in Italy alimentare non avrebbe bisogno di novità, ma in pratica quando le novità arrivano è giusto segnalarle, dalle prime banane coltivate in Sicilia sotto la spinta dei cambiamenti climatici al caviale di storione il cui allevamento è stato da poco riconosciuto come attività agricola, dopo che l’Italia ha conquistato il primato...

I was at the counter of a tony café in Turin when I had a moment. Looking around the elegant coffee bar, I felt swaddled in Italian opulence -- and immersed in Italy. The woman next to me was warning the barman about cold drinks. As an Italophile, I recognized the conversation as one that could only happen in Italy. The perceived danger of somethin...

A patchwork of patterns, an undulating green quilt of vineyards sloping and soaring, lifting and pouring: the first time a wine lover sees Barolo his or her heart leaps with the landscape. Barolo the wine I had of course sipped before, but before this summer never had I tasted Barolo the wine region. As an oenophile the omission skirts on the sinfu...

L'Umbria punta alla conquista dell'America con un progetto dedicato al mercato statunitense, di rilevanza strategica e finalizzato a  riposizionare il  ‘brand’ della regione dopo gli eventi sismici dello scorso anno. E’ quanto si propone il “progetto Usa” approvato dalla Giunta regionale dell’Umbria su proposta del vice presidente ed assessore al t...

An Italian technology startup called Eyra Ltd will soon release a wearable device known as the Horus that allows the visually impaired to explore public space beyond the limitations of the walking cane. "The white cane is not enough because it only solves the issue of detecting obstacles touching the ground," said Saverio Murgia, CEO and co-founder...

The Tuscan American Association Onlus, presided by its co-presidents Andrea Davis and Federico Frediani, holds a welcome ceremony every year for American students who initiate their studies in the various universities located in Tuscany. One of the Association’s main objectives is to enhance cultural exchanges between Tuscany and the United States,...

Visitors to the Colosseum can now enjoy even more of the ancient amphitheater and the spectacular views it offers of Rome. Officials on Tuesday showed off the newly restored fourth and fifth levels of the Colosseum, which are opening to the public for guided tours starting Nov. 1. Included in the visit is a connecting hallway that has never before...

Scientists at the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) in Rome celebrated on Tuesday when the Nobel Prize in physics went to the “LIGO-Virgo detector collaboration” that discovered gravitational waves. Italian scientists were the driving force behind the Virgo detector. “This time the whole of the science world has been rewarded,” Federico...

Their famous father has made a name for himself, thanks to his acting talents that have seen him star in iconic movies such as Rambo and Rocky.  But proving they are stars within their own right, Sylvester Stallone's daughters Sistine Rose, 19, and Sophia Rose, 21, have landed themselves a stunning campaign with fashion house Dolce & Gabbana.  Clad...

He is known as the master of shade, and now 21st Century technology is shedding new light on the creative process behind Caravaggio's groundbreaking painting. "Inside Caravaggio", an exhibition that opens on Friday at Milan's Palazzo Reale, unites 20 of the Renaissance giant's most important works with X-ray and infrared images of them that offer v...

TIT FOR TAT: “Is Milan relevant in fashion? Our answer is yes,” stated Italy’s Corriere della Sera this week, reacting to a New York Times article that questioned the focus and importance of Italian designers. “No, we don’t agree [with the accusations],” said the Corriere. “Who says that quality does not mean creativity? The first cannot exclude th...

African asylum seekers in Italy are becoming artists — and it's not only helping them cope with the trauma they've been through but also introducing their stories to the local community. In Europe's migration crisis, Italy is ground zero. More than 500,000 migrants have arrived, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa, since 2014. Despite a smaller flow thi...