NEWS FROM : ITALY  

By Margie Miklas Sicily is one of the most fascinating and beautiful places in Italy. "If you haven't seen Sicily you haven't seen Italy. Sicily is where the soul of Sicily is." – GoetheThe Sicilian people are also some of the friendliest in Italy. I could describe this southern Italian island in so many ways: beautiful, diverse, amazing, historic...

Valigie pronte e voglia di imparare, sono questi i requisiti necessari per partecipare al bando di gara per aggiudicarsi l'opportunità di lavorare in uno studio di architettura e design negli Stati Uniti.   Il bando di partecipazione di Usa Emerge Italy è stato promosso da Federlegno Arredo ed è rivolto a neolaureati (da non oltre 6 mesi) e...

Alla 50° edizione di TTG Incontri Rimini, Thema Nuovi Mondi è presente con 3 enti del Turismo: da nord est a nord ovest fino al Mar dei Caraibi. Con rinnovato spirito Yankee style, tornano sia Massachusetts sia Maine celebrando anche risultati estremamente positivi per l'annata intera del 2012 dal mercato italiano con un buon incremento di visitato...

"Una buona idea per rafforzare la promozione dei prodotti italiani all'estero e tutelarli da possibili e purtroppo frequenti contraffazioni è venuta la scorsa settimana nel corso dell'incontro, al quale ho partecipato, avvenuto in Senato per la presentazione del disegno di legge sull'istituzione del marchio "Italian Quality", il cui primo firmatari...

Dista poche centinaia di metri dal Colosseo, è un piccolo - grande gioiello della Roma Medievale eppure non è conosciuto quanto merita, ma forse ora, grazie ad un importantissimo restauro appena completato, qualcosa cambierà.   Stiamo parlando della chiesa con annesso convento di clausura dei Santi Quattro Coronati, già famosa per l'abside c...

The festival dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi, one of the most famous Italian composers and the most celebrated opera composer of all time, returns from October 10th to November 4th.   The new edition of the Verdi Festival this year takes place in Parma and Busseto, Verdi's countries par excellence, with a series of musical, opera and dance event...

Almost two hours from Rome, Civita di Bagnoregio -- Italy's "Jewel on the Hill" -- rises up from the surrounding hills, a majestic sight on the skyline.   Though the view is sublime, there's one problem rocking this isolated, ancient town to its core -- bits of Civita are slowly eroding away, and have been for years.   Read more &nbs...

According to reports Renzi, who assumed his position in February, should make the announcement at the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) headquarters, despite the ongoing economic problems which caused the capital to abandon its bid for the 2020 Games.   "Keep the date, December 15, 2014," Renzi said on RTL Radio. "If we manage t...

In an unassuming building on a quiet street, not far from the bustle of Florence's Santa Maria Novella train station, stands what is probably the world's oldest pharmacy and cosmetic shop. It's easy to walk right past the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, and I nearly do. The rather plain entrance gives no inkling of the ar...

Every culture around the world has its own unique knowledge systems developed by different communities over the centuries. Given the patchwork nature of its history, Italy is awash with traditional remedies, many of which are still thought to work. But why are these beliefs so popular? Are Italians more suspicious of conventional medicine?&nb...

A Mediterranean plant belonging to the citrus family has been found to kill the malignant cells of the most common and incurable form of brain tumours, researchers of the Naples Second University (SUN) say. The pre-clinical study showed that a liquid extract of the plant Ruta graveolens can kill aggressive glioblastoma brain tumour malignant cells...

by Chiara Giovoni   Ok, 21 June has passed, it is officially summer and the "Mediterranean diet" requires a shift towards fish recipes. If you have access to a sea-view terrace, so much the better. If, however, you are not skilled cooks and you have decided that your salvation for the holidays will be dining in a typical restaurant on your d...