NEWS FROM : ITALY  

A total of 2,716 startups have been set up in Italy in 2014, more than double last year's figure of 1,227, according to a report from the ministry for economic development (MiSE) and the School of Management at the Milan Polytechnic.   The report found that the number of startups that received business angel funding increased by 74 percent,...

By Nausheen Shah   Brunello Cucinelli is famous for creating the most sumptuous of cashmeres. But after 36 years in the business, the luxury Italian designer has done so much more than that. When he's not dressing Blake Lively, Rachel Weisz and even Prince William, he's heavily involved in philanthropic work — restoring the charming Italian...

di Alessandro Frau   Una notte di disagi in aeroporto, a Berlino, con una donna asiatica che ti dorme addosso. Così nasce la startup che combatte le attese snervanti a causa di un aereo in perenne ritardo. Un'idea tutta italiana, che si chiama ZZZleepandgo, opera di tre giovani neolaureati lombardi: Alberto Porzio, laureato in Scienze Politi...

Cy Twombly (see Cy Twombly Sculpture Accidentally Smashed at Menil Collection) is one of a handful of American artists that truly loom large over the landscape of 20th century art. But a number of his most famous works were conceived in the picturesque Italian village of Gaeta, thanks to his longtime assistant, archivist, and companion Nicola Del R...

by Nathalie Atkinson   The winding streets of Treviso are dotted with little taverns outfitted with wooden stools, plaid tableclothes and small plates of simple bites called cicchetti. The Venetian take on finger food includes standards like breaded and flash-fried zucchini flowers or a dollop of dried salted cod that's been slowly emulsifie...

by Gerard Gilbert   On the morning of 9 September 1943, my father and 500 other mainly British officers stepped through a hole obligingly cut in the barbed wire fence by their former captors at Fontanellato prisoner-of-war camp, near Parma in northern Italy.   Their hosts, having deposed Mussolini two months earlier, had signed an arm...

by Erica Firpo For millennia, Rome's streets and piazzas have been walked and then some—the focal point of the ancient empire's transit network, there's a reason we have the saying, "all roads lead to Rome."   As the third most visited city in the EU (after Paris and London), it can seem there are few areas left to be discovered, but if you...

by Filomena Fuduli Sorrentino "Io la storia di Antonio Bevilacqua vorrei raccontarla così, senza partire dall'inizio, tuttavia non so se sia il caso di cominciare proprio dalla morte. Il fatto è che vorrei iniziare da un finale. La vita di un uomo è costellata di finali e quello della morte è solo uno dei tanti".   Citazione parte dell'inci...

It has been a little more than a decade since I left the good old USA for the Italian life. Incredibly, I have been recognized as an Italian citizen for eight years now. I still distinctly remember the day that I received my Italian passport. It was one of the most memorable and emotional moments in my life.   Many of you have been asking me...

Giusto settant'anni dopo l'avvio dell'Operazione Husky che portò le truppe alleate a conquistare la Sicilia, la Galleria Credito Siciliano, ad Acireale, propone una grande mostra in cui lo Sbarco rivive nelle immagini del celebre fotografo statunitense Phil Stern. Ad annunciarlo Ezio Costanzo, curatore della mostra, che sottolinea come la mostra of...

by David H. Thorne   Thank you, Richard. I am very pleased to be here today at what is widely considered the world's premier art fair.   For years, the Venice Biennale has attracted the most exciting artists of their time. For all participating countries, the Biennale is an opportunity to showcase the creativity and innovation of thei...

Ecco le anticipazioni di una serie attesissima made in italy ambientata agli inizi degli anni '60 tra la Sicilia e l'America, "Baciamo le Mani"; sarà la storia di Ida (Sabrina Ferilli) e Agnese (Virna Lisi), due donne coraggiose, che, in modi diversi, cercano di contrapporsi al potere mafioso. In Sicilia Ida, insieme al figlio Salvatore (Chris...