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Il 19enne italiano si è regalato un'impresa storica battendo il tedesco Domenic Weinstein nella finalissima di Londra: i colori azzurri non riuscivano a vincere una medaglia d'oro su pista addirittura da 19 anni   Un'impresa destinata a rimanere nella storia del ciclismo su strada italiano. Filippo Ganna, 19enne di Verbania, ha completa...

by Claudia Astarita   Cinecittà is a Rome-based large film studio that is still considered the hub of Italian cinema. People used to say that "All dreams can come true" in Cinecittà, and indeed through years this location has become a legend in both Italy and Europe.   Actually, Cinecittà counts for the largest film studio in Europe,...

One of the best-known symbols of Sicilian folk iconography, the cart was created as a means of transport that responded to practical needs, but went on to be transformed into a vehicle for cultural transmission.   Sculpture and painting were applied its various constituent parts to represent moments from the island's history, or from epic st...

«Lo sguardo fiero degli indiani, di quelli semplici come dei capi tribù più importanti, che emerge da ciò che resta del repetorio fotografico del pionere napoletano, trasmette tutto l'orgoglio della lotta intrapresa contro il genocidio progettato e messo in atto dall'invasione dei bianchi». Invasione, dunque. Ricordate questa parola e fissate bene...

Say hello to Fernet Branca, one of Italy's most famous amari. Made by the Fratelli Branca Distillerie, the alluringly herbaceous liquor with its distinctly bitter taste and spicy finish was invented in 1845. There are other brands of Fernet, but Fernet Branca is the big daddy of them all, and the formula of herbs and spices such as saffron, myrrh,...

Ferrari builds three types of cars: sports cars, Grand Touring or "GT" cars, and of course rare and exotic hypercars, such as the current LaFerrari, which sells for more than a million bucks. Of these three, without question the most important for Ferrari's reputation are the sports cars. The only things more important are Ferrari's Formula On...

by Elisabetta Povoledo   The Rev. Cassian Folsom was preparing to celebrate morning Mass one recent Sunday when suddenly the earth started trembling. "Stones and roof tiles started raining down on our heads," he recalled. "It was a terrifying experience." When the dust settled, he and the other monks — almost all of them transplanted fr...

ROME (Oct. 31, 2012) Professor Ciccarone, Professor Celant, faculty members, current and former students of the Faculty of Economics of La Sapienza University. Thank you for your invitation to join today's gathering for the "Best in Class" Awards Ceremony. You honor me with your welcome at this time-honored and greatly respected university and wit...

Harvard Business School Professor, Dr. Gary Pisano headlined the 2013 Carlucci Entrepreneurship Forum at The American University of Rome. His talk, "Competing in the New Global Landscape," drew a standing-room-only audience from both the AUR community and the broader Rome community. Dr. Pisano made a clear and cogent argument for an investment in...

Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza) was among the films nominated for the best foreign film Academy Award on Thursday, just three days after winning the best foreign film award at the Golden Globes.Italians are now hoping the movie will give the country its first Oscar since Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful...

E' il recordman italiano della scienza, il camice bianco da 77 mila citazioni che si è guadagnato la posizione più alta, fra i cervelli del Belpaese, nella nuova classifica Usa sui primi 400 scienziati più influenti al mondo.   Ma per Alberto Mantovani, direttore scientifico dell'Irccs Humanitas di Rozzano e docente dell'università degli Stu...

Rome is the second most popular international destination for US tourists this summer, after London, according to the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).   The association's eleventh annual Hot Spots for Summer survey revealed that Rome is in second place with an eight per cent share of votes, with London in top place with nine per cen...