NEWS FROM : ITALY  

In many countries Easter means chocolate. Bags of pastel-coloured mini eggs, tin-foil-wrapped chocolate bunnies and the classic hollow egg, ready to be smashed to pieces. These cocoa-based confections are available in Italy – though not in the same aisle-filling quantity – but chocolate simply isn’t the go-to Easter treat it is in other parts of th...

A Palazzo dei Normanni, nel corso dell’Assemblea Regionale Siciliana tenutasi questo pomeriggio in concomitanza con il seminario per la Creazione di una Rete di Giovani Italiani nel Mondo, dopo i saluti istituzionali, la firma di un protocollo d’intesa tra ARS e Cgie, e un focus di Delfina Licata sul Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo, la chiusura è stata...

What's Italian for Champagne? The answer, in part, lies in the Trentino region of Italy, which is in the Italian Alps. Trentodoc, the name for the style of Italian sparkling wine from the Trentino region, is made by metodo classico, which is to say, in the French style of making Champagne (in which bubbles form during a secondary fermentation in th...

The Italian National Tourist Board & Air Italy launched the second and much anticipated nonstop flight from California to Milan. After Los Angeles, San Francisco was next. On Wednesday April 10 the inaugural flight took off from San Francisco International after a ribbon cutting ceremony at the presence of the Consul General of Italy in San Francis...

Che il ruolo degli chef, negli anni, come opinion leader e modelli di riferimento, sia cresciuto, non ci sono dubbi.Ed ora, a “certificarlo”, arriva anche la celeberrima “The 100 Most Influential of 2019” dello storico settimanale americano “Time”, che ogni anno mette in fila le personalità più influenti del mondo. Come lo chef n. 1 al mondo, l’ita...

As a styling house, Pininfarina has some of the best-looking — and most popular — production cars under its belt. You may recognize their work if you look at a wide range of Ferraris, stemming from the legendary 250 all the way through the Enzo and the 458 Italia, most would agree the company ‘s designers know how cars should look. Now, they’re put...

In the heart of Tuscany’s Val di Chiana, the walled village of Gargonza is perched on top of a hill which overlooks the valley between Arezzo and Siena, in the municipality of Monte San Savino, one of the first urban settlements in the region. Gargonza is a typical example of a fortified Tuscan agricultural hamlet. It originated in the Middle Ages,...

If you were looking for an agreeable location to establish a vineyard, you could do a whole lot better than the string of marshy islands that make up Italy’s Venetian lagoon. Never mind the shortage of available real estate and a waterborne logistics economy that makes almost everything more expensive than it is on the mainland. Venice and the isla...

If you’ve already visited the iconic but overtouristed cities of Florence, Rome and Venice, and are looking for a less crowded slice of Italy that is also less expensive and more authentic, head to the Emilia Romagna region. This area of Northern Italy is packed with art, architecture, culture and green space—and even most Italians admit, the regio...

It is nice — and unsurprising — to know that in this period of reflection and prayer, Italians have never quite forgotten about their kitchens. And so, we learn that the  first Easter chocolate eggs were created in Turin in the 18th century: and it couldn’t be any different, when  you think this elegant city is one of Italy’s chocolate capitals (Pe...

OperaWine is Vinitaly's opulent introduction which, every year, features 100 of Italy's greatest producers selected by the American magazine Wine Spectator. OperaWine is the only annual tasting event supported by Wine Spectator that is held outside the United States. On the day before the opening of the Vinitaly expo, the OperaWine gala takes place...

“Ci tenevo molto ad essere presente perché ritengo particolarmente importanti e attuali i temi che riguardano i nostri giovani connazionali all’estero di seconda e terza generazione e di nuova emigrazione. Già più di dieci anni fa, da autrice del programma di servizio di Rai International “Sportello Italia”, avevo ritenuto fondamentale porre l'acce...