NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Italy's coast guard said it coordinated the rescue of more than 4,200 migrants off Libya's coast while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea since Friday. In some of the most intense Mediterranean migrant traffic of the year, a total of 4,243 people were saved from fishing boats and motorized rubber dighies.   The 22 operations took pla...

This year, like almost every years since the 17th century, the main street in Genzano di Roma will be covered in petals for the traditional Infiorata. On the feast of Corpus Christi, next June 12-15, the uphill street from Piazza IV Novembre to the Church of Santa Maria della Cima will turn into a colorful carpet of flowers.   The magni...

by Jonathan Bazzi   Princesses, noblewomen, wives of great industrialists: in each case, they shifted attention away from the men around them onto themselves; through their spirit, clothes, and style, they became muses—icons.   From the Renaissance up to the first half of the 20th century, we have tracked down five such Italian f...

Just a few days ago in the south west Sicilian fishing town of Sciacca, Google held their uber-secretive event (Obtusely named "The Camp") for the second year in a row. While details of attendees and the like were kept to a minimum, one can only imagine the lavishness of such an event, held at the stunning Verdura Resort.   With 2km's o...

In a country where extortion is common in some cities for simply parking your car on the street , the so-called 'parking course' struck a chord. The Facebook page was founded by a group of activists from the Sicilian city of Catania who call themselves "Let's Park the Catania Valets". Several parking extortion incidents have made headlines the...

by Jason Wilson   Cremona is a small, pretty, well-kept, bourgeois, mercantile city in the fertile Po Valley of Italy. There is no local wine region. There is no city university. There are no grandiose must-see sights. The chef Mario Batali once wrote that Cremona is "famous for its quiet, pious belief in commerce and order."   It's a...

Tra «Bella ciao» e «In the Mood», tra la guerra partigiana con una canzone che a posteriori ne è diventata un simbolo, alla guerra di liberazione evocata dallo strabusato swing di Glenn Miller che accompagna servizi e documentari tv di autori con scarsa fantasia. Il 25 aprile segna convenzionalmente l'ordine di insurrezione generale ma diventa per...

Almost 36 years ago, in 1980, the Irpinia earthquake caused the closing of  Pompeii's Antiquarium and the site's world-renowned archeological museum was forced to lock away in its warehouses its immense treasure made of statues, casts, amphorae, votive ornaments and so on.   A few days ago, all these objects were finally brougth back to ligh...

Nell'ambito del programma di borse di studio offerte dalla Commissione Fulbright di scambi culturali, il Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale ha ospitato oggi il primo incontro di orientamento congiunto per circa 60 studenti: borsisti italiani in partenza per gli Stati Uniti e borsisti americani in arrivo in Italia. &n...

Starbucks Corp., counting on food sales to help maintain growth, is investing in an Italian bakery and plans to expand it with new locations. The world's biggest coffee-shop chain is buying a stake in Princi, which sells pastries, pizza and pasta in Europe, according to a statement. Starbucks will also act as a global licensee of the Italian compa...

Entrare in una stanza, udire della musica e pensare che ci sia un gruppo di musicisti a suonarla: questo è l'obiettivo che Giancarlo Sopegno e Adriano Marconetto si sono prefissi quando hanno fondato Yar, startup con cui hanno prodotto un sistema audio fatto da un amplificatore, due altoparlanti e stand da 250 mila euro. "Siamo una startup anomala...

MANI - the heart of Italian craftsmanship - is a project launched by the Italian Stories team, whose main objective is to promote and share the knowledge of Italian artisans all around the world.   We want to celebrate the beauty of Italian craftsmanship through a limited edition book containing pictures and stories of different artisans, sh...