NEWS FROM : ITALY  

It's never a bad time for an Italian holiday, but autumn is when the country really comes into its own. Read on for the top reasons you should book a trip here now.   1. The ColoursWhether it's the autumn sunshine illuminating reddish city buildings, the changing hues of leaves in the countryside, or glistening reflections in one of the coun...

Rome, January 11 - The American embassy in Rome on Friday argued in favor of completing the US defense department's satellite communications system in Sicily, which the regional government has blocked."Italy, as a member of NATO and an important partner for peace and security at the international level, as well as other members of the Alliance, wil...

An AUR alumni reunion is being planned in Rome from May 23 to 25, around Commencement time, and we hope many alumni will be able to come back to campus and enjoy the events we are preparing for the occasion. Please confirm your attendance no later than March 15 either on our AUR Facebook page or by sending an E-mail to m.garzia@aur.edu. Here is a...

Caro turista straniero, mi rivolgo a te. A te che hai deciso di passare questo scampolo di vacanze agostane in Italia. Credo di non invidiarti, sappilo.   So già che al ritorno non riuscirai a nascondere un'educata disapprovazione per le nostre sviste, negligenze, contraddizioni di italiani, a cui abbiamo aggiunto la cattiva nomea di turlupi...

Domenica 25 agosto, a Mombercelli (prov. Asti) nell'ambito delle manifestazioni per la festa patronale e per il ventennale del gemellaggio con la cittadina francese di Villedieu-sur-Indre (Berry), si è svolto il concerto "Mombercelli e New York – canzoni tra radici e ali" con la strepitosa voce di Simona RODANO e una b...

1. PESCE FRITTO AL CONOGelato's not the only dish you can eat from a cone; you can also get fresh, fried seafood served in a paper cone in the streets of many Italian port towns.   And this is fresh: the seafood comes right off the fishing boats that arrive at the port each morning, and gets tossed in a basic flour batter and then deep-fried...

Home furnishings, food products, fashion: Italy's most attractive companies, those with the best chances of being acquired by a foreign investor, are in these sectors.   Among them is traditional chocolate-making brand Venchi, based in Piedmont, major fashion brand Kiton, and leading design brand outfit Kartell.   Read more   S...

Nei giorni del cambio della guardia al Quirinale, alcune domande sulla nostra storia ci vengono spontanee. A rispondere, come sempre, è la celebre Accademia della Crusca.   Da dove viene il nome "Italia"?La Crusca risponde «Italia è un nome di tradizione classica, in origine con riferimento all'estremità meridionale della Calabria; si estend...

For the cashed-up buyer with an eye for history, it would be the ultimate Tuscan holiday retreat. A castle that was once stayed in by Galileo Galilei has gone on sale near Siena for 28 million euros, or £20 million. Once owned by an aristocratic Italian family that sent two popes to the Vatican, it is more a fortified village than a single proper...

Dal 19 al 24 ottobre si tiene in tutto il mondo la XV edizione della Settimana della Lingua Italiana, appuntamento annuale e centrale della promozione linguistica dell'italiano all'estero. L'iniziativa è organizzata in collaborazione tra il Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, l'Accademia della Crusca e la Confede...

by Cinzia Dal Maso   Your first impact with Diocletian's Baths in Rome is the garden entrance: an oasis of peace opposite the bustle and noise of neighboring Termini train station. In fact, the station's name, "Termini," is a corruption of the Latin "thermae" or "baths," which came to indicate this Roman neighborhood over the centuries....

by Claudia Astarita   The 2016 edition of the the Italian Daily Corriere della Sera guide on "Italian Wines and Vintners" is now available on the market. It tells the story of 200 characters sharing a great passion for wine, whose selection was determined by Luigi Veronelli, a landmark of Italian enological critique.   The tone of the...