NEWS FROM : ITALY  

by Ilaria Vesentini   The Italian region of Emilia Romagna is doing a good job in attracting new investments, which at the moment total €612 million and should lead to the creation of 1,600 new jobs, 400 of them in the research field.   The 17 companies that are responding to the project called Attractiveness launched by the region's...

By Antonio Denti and Valentina Consiglio   Eight people were found alive on Friday two days after being buried under a massive avalanche that hit a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy, a Civil Protection official said. Titti Postiglione told reporters that two of the survivors had already been pulled clear of the snow and debris whic...

ROME — The president and chief executive of the American Academy in Rome, Adele Chatfield-Taylor, announced on Thursday that she would step down at the end of next year after nearly 25 years as leader of the independent research institution."It's been the great experience of my life," Ms. Chatfield-Taylor, 67, said, adding that she witnessed the "t...

Si sono ricongiunti ed abbracciati, simbolicamente, questa mattina, nella grande piazza di Canicattini Bagni, a distanza di quattro anni dalla visita della delegazione canicattinese in America, guidata allora dal sindaco Paolo Amenta, le due anime della città di Canicattini Bagni, quella incastonata tra gli Iblei, e quella rappresentata da generazi...

Philip Morris International Inc. ("PMI") announced an investment of up to €500 million into its first manufacturing facility in the European Union and an associated pilot plant near Bologna, Italy to produce its potentially reduced-risk tobacco products. Once fully operational, the factory and pilot plant combined annual production capacity is expe...

After making a showing at Bologna's ArteFiera, Guttuso, the "Maestro di Bagheria," has more of his work exhibited in the Region of Emilia Romagna, this time at Reggio Emilia's Galleria de' Bonis, an important point of reference for the studies and market revolving around Renato Guttuso. The exhibit – running February 22nd to March 13th, 2014 – pic...

Dopo una lunga lunga procedura di assistenza giudiziaria iniziata nel 2001 torneranno in Italia, dalla Svizzera, 4536 pezzi tra opere d'arte e reperti archeologici fino a questo momento bloccati oltre confine. Tutto inizia nel 2001, quando l'Italia presenta una domanda di assistenza giudiziaria al Ministero pubblico di Basilea nell'ambito di un'inc...

An interesting way to experience Italian local life is heading to one of its "scattered hotels" while travelling there. In Italy they are called "alberghi diffusi", and they are usually located in remote corners of the country. This new concept of hospitality is actually bringing life back to some "beautiful, historic areas laid waste by nature, f...

Andrea Bocelli ha annunciato sui social network che a fine 2015 tornerà negli Stati Uniti con il suo annuale “December Holiday Tour”.   Il cantante ha svelato le prime tappe della tournée: il 2 dicembre sarà al “US Airways Center” di Phoenix, il 5 al “MGM Grand Garden Arena” di Las Vegas, il 9 al “Madison Square Garden” di New York, il 12 al...

By March 30, the private companies that want to bid in the public tender granting the concession to use the former royal residence of Villa Favorita, near Naples, must submit to the State Property Office an economic offer and a renewal plan for this historic property.   As the royal residence of Bourbons, the dynasty that reigned in Southern...

Nei giorni scorsi si è parlato molto della fusione di Pirelli con il colosso ChemChina, quasi a denunciare l'inesorabile destino delle aziende italiane, ormai facili "vittime" degli appetiti voraci delle multinazionali estere.   In realtà, rispetto all'autocommiserazione decadente, esiste un piccolo nucleo di Pmi italiane che soffocate dalla...

by Claudia Astarita   A huge amount of food is wasted every day everywhere in the world. For the Italian National Consortium for recovery and recycling paper and board packaging Comieco this trend is unacceptable, and this is the reason why they have decided to launch in Milan the initiative "Doggy Bag – Eat your Leftovers".   In line...