NEWS FROM : ITALY  

di Sabrina Campanella   La Via Emilia è tra le più belle venti strade del mondo per i viaggi "on the road" ed è il meglio che l'Italia offra da questo punto di vista. A dirlo è il "The Sun", noto e popolare tabloid inglese in un articolo pubblicato domenica scorsa nel suo inserto domenicale.   A rendere tale questa strada che dal 187...

by Giacomo Di Girolamo In Sicily, an island that is characterized by its quality wines, there's an area that is the birthplace of a wine that has been considered, especially in the past few years, as a leader in excellence . We are on the slopes of Etna, the highest volcano in Europe, north of Catania.   Etna DOC was born here in, and in 19...

by Elisa della Barba   Everyone's first visit, when in Italy, is dedicated to three or four cities they can't miss: Rome, Venice, Florence, Naples, the most adventurous even reach Palermo.   But if Milan and Genoa – despite not making the list of foreigners first choice most of the times – might be well known and appreciated, there is...

Grabbing something hot and tasty on the move? You have the ancient Romans to thank. "Street food" was their invention, generally enjoyed with wine, gambling or even prostitutes. Food on the go was an integral part of daily life in the empire, from nibbling on salted peas while watching gladiators battle in the Colosseum, to grabbing a sausage...

by Fucsia Nissoli   Thank you, Mr. President, Mr. Undersecretary and honorable colleagues. Today is a good day because we are finally discussing the issue of citizenship within this haul, a difficult issue but one that cannot wait. The idea of citizenship expresses within itself the notion and desire that all people are equal, it is a topic...

Balsamic vinegar has become quite popular among chefs, amateur cooks and foodies. But how do you exactly use balsamic vinegar? How do you select, use and store this precious ingredient? To explain, we need to take a step back. In fact, there are many different kinds of balsamic. The subject is actually quite complicated even for an expert.   But...

by Claudia Baroncelli Perhaps one of the most famous and enigmatic portraits in the history of art, the Mona Lisa, also known as La Gioconda, never ceases to surprise scientists and researchers who always find something new about what is widely considered to be the most enigmatic and fascinating work of art we can still admire.   Made by It...

C'è chi immagina un piatto fumante con il ragù che intona canzoni d'amore tanto è grato dell'accompagnamento, solo a sentirne il nome. Oggetto di tanto incondizionato amore sono gli gnocchi, uno dei primi piatti per i quali è assolutamente vietato il singolare. O sono tanti o è meglio rinunciare in partenza.   Il nome deriverebbe dal lo...

A year before a fledgling company called Ferrari put its first prancing horse on an automobile, another future Italian icon made a much quieter, but no less auspicious debut. The Vespa, meaning "wasp", was meant to be the mechanized equivalent of its insectoid inspiration -- sleek, nimble and extremely efficient.   Its parent company, P...

Angelo Celsi must run the most lucrative lemonade stand on the planet. Despite his isolated location on a dirt trail on Italy's northwestern coast, an estimated 2.5 million people passed through this area last year. That's because this isn't any old dusty path. It's part of 120 miles of undulating trails that flit through pine-scented forests, fli...

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- Rain washed away tears of loss as Americans stood side-by-side with their Italian brothers and sisters while they watched images of loved ones projected on a screen during a Luminaria Ceremony at this year's Relay for Life. Members of the Aviano community - Italian and American - braved the thunderstorms April 27 to show...

"Chi non capisce molto di editoria, vede magari che i quotidiani in lingua italiana all'estero percepiscono contributi pubblici (in tutto il mondo civile la stampa è sovvenzionata) e si immagina proprietari di giornali che si arricchiscono vivendo felici e contenti. Se così fosse, ci sarebbe la corsa a fondare nuovi giornali in ogni parte del globo...