NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Trains have played an important role in Italian history since the first half of the 19th century, when the country started laying down its first railways – State property to this day, although since 2000 private company trains have started running on them.   British writer Tim Parks has recently published a beautiful book about his experienc...

Ennio Morricone was born in Rome, Italy, on November 10, 1928. His father was a musician and he encouraged musical careers for all his children. Ennio was no exception. The young boy took up the trumpet and entered the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia when he was 12 years old. He graduated from the Conservation with a Diploma in Trumpet (1946), a Dip...

Sophia Loren is 81 years old, but she's quick to note that she doesn't seem like it: "I look very well, by the way. I look fantastic," she said between laughs on the phone from Geneva, her home for the last 10 years. (The actress, Oscar winner, and Italian bombshell may be tied to Naples, but she left her native Italy after an only recently cleared...

di Nicola Di TuriUna lampada intelligente. Una lampada che produce energia, anziché consumarla. E che ha raccolto quasi 200 mila dollari in una sola settimana. Lucy, la lampada della startup italiana Solenica, ha lanciato la sua campagna di raccolta fondi sul portale Indiegogo. Obiettivo: 50 mila dollari.   Da raccogliere in 30 giorni, per l...

by Carmine Fotina Italy's machine industry is the sector with the greatest growth prospects in global trade, a report by the Ice-Italian Trade Agency and Prometeia research institute showed on Tuesday. For the machine industry, and the general capital goods sector, there are good prospects in all the macro-areas identified by the report, includin...

"Siamo una superpotenza della bellezza, della cultura e della scienza". Così il Ministro degli esteri Angelino Alfano che questa mattina ha aperto alla Farnesina la "Conferenza degli Addetti Scientifici 2017", alla quale si sono dati appuntamento i vertici del mondo della ricerca, dell'università, delle imprese innovative e delle start-up. Insieme...

In crescita il Made in Italy sui mercati Extra-UE dove, nel periodo gennaio-novembre 2012, le esportazioni aumentano del 10,2% su base annua. "Con quasi 57 miliardi di euro, si è quasi raddoppiato l'attivo al netto dell'energia, grazie soprattutto al contributo dei beni strumentali, che da soli fanno un surplus di circa 39 miliardi di euro, a test...

The long-running dispute between faculty members at the Florence campus of New York University and the program's administrators took a new turn this month when the American Association of University Professors wrote a letter to Ellyn Toscano, the program's executive director, questioning the university's "commitment to academic freedom and shared f...

Giovedì 23 maggio AmCham ha incontrato i venti rappresentanti della Defense Orientation Conference Association in visita in Italia. Fondata nel 1952 la DOCA ha come obiettivo di fornire un mezzo di formazione continua dei suoi membri nelle questioni relative alla sicurezza nazionale sotto la giurisdizione e la supervisione del Dipartimento della D...

The Association of Italian Enologists' has indicated that 2013 may well be an excellent year for the production of both red and white local wines if the current climatic conditions carry on, according to preliminary forecasts of the outcome provided by Riccardo Cotarella who heads the body on Friday.   "It's going well, this climatic situati...

Genoa hosts the anthology of the Italian photographer known abroad as the Poet of Photography. The exhibit Gianni Berengo Gardin – Stories of a Photographer runs in the Palazzo Ducale (February 14 –June 8) with approximately 200 photos that retrace the career of this Italian grand master, from the 1950s to today. The exhibit also features an entire...

The Italian iconic car maker Bugatti recently unveiled the fifth Legend model in the successful six-part Edition "Les Legendes de Bugatti", paying tribute to the Type 18 "Black Bess".   The Black Bess is broadly recognized as one of the first ever street legal super sports cars, and it was probably the most important Bugattis of the pre-war...