NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Grazie a internet le aziende italiane possono raggiungere consumatori in tutto il mondo. Dalla Germania il maggior numero di acquisti, ma gli utenti che spendono di più sono i cinesi. Quasi un italiano su due cerca ispirazione sulla Rete per scegliere i propri doni   A pochi giorni dal Natale la corsa ai regali è anche su internet. Per le az...

by Mauro Battocchi   The U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission has recently announced the 2015-16 scholarships offered for the Fulbright BEST program, a fast-growing program that exposes Italian talents to Silicon Valley culture and then sends them back to Italy to turn their innovative ideas and approaches into business ventures.   Applica...

by Francesco Clementi   Once the outgoing President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, officially files his resignation, Italy will go through five steps to elect a new President. The most immediate steps will see the President of the Senate, Pietro Grasso taking on the interim role of President of the Republic. Then, within fifteen days...

The Horti Leonini in San Quirico d'Orcia, Tuscany, are home to a sculpture representing the head of Janus Bifrons, the Roman god of passages, from homes' thresholds to pivotal moments in history.   In the late 16th-century park, the statue dedicated to the ancient pagan deity is placed at the border between the "wild" area and the well-groom...

The shop windows of Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, two of the main roads of the Fashion District (also known with the Italian words Quadrilatero della Moda), usually have "London – New York - Paris" written just under the brand logos. It's not surprising that the same brands, in those places quoted on the shop windows, have MILAN written a...

By Riley Gladstone Protruding strategically like a boot into the Mediterranean Sea, Italy is a land of ancient history and marvelous beauty. Famous for food, wine, art and fashion, this is the country where Renaissance started and which continues to be at the forefront of design innovation.   Italy's enchanting landscapes, sun-kissed sandy...

By Marissa Fessenden The first motion pictures were simple image sequences — like that captured by British photographer Eadweard Muybridge using a series of cameras tripped by a horse galloping in 1878. Even the first films with plot were short (like George Méliès's 1902 A Trip to the Moon, which has a run time of about 14 minutes).   The f...

by Jonathan Bazzi   Starting from the ancient custom of storing food in the snow, over the centuries a taste developed for sweet drinks and cooled mixtures consumed at the beginning or end of a meal. A key step came with Eastern insights into artificial freezing methods.   With its resounding passion and interest in research from dist...

by Claudia Astarita   Italy richness in beauties is not a secret, still there are some amazing places that are not yet well-known. It is certainly the case of several medieval burgs scattered on the territory.   First to be mentioned among the ones selected by the Italian daily Corriere della Sera is Castelvetro di Modena (Emilia Roma...

by Tessa Boase The Italians do not do solitude. They will happily spend the entire summer laid out cheek by jowl on the country's beaches. On Italy's east coast, at Pescara, you pay €10 (£7) a day for a sun lounger and parasol, and don't stir for a fortnight. It's a noisy, congested, sybaritic ritual that is part of the national identity. Be...

di Antonio Carnevale   Un minuscolo pannello fotovoltaico in grado di catturare la luce per stimolare i neuroni e restituire la vista alle persone. È su questo che da qualche anno sta lavorando un team – composto da fisici, neurobiologi, ingegneri biomedici e chirurghi oftalmologi – nei laboratori del dipartimento Neurosciences and Brain Tec...

It took years of often tense negotiations, but on Tuesday the Italian Ministry of Culture and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museum in Copenhagen signed an agreement that includes the return of archaeological artifacts that Italy said had been looted from Italian soil.   "What at first looked as if it would turn into a legal, political deadl...