NEWS FROM : ITALY  

The U.S. will show itself off as "Food Truck Nation" at the Milan Expo, bringing six authentic food trucks to Italy as part of its participation in the event opening in May for six months.   The Expo theme is food and nutrition. The food trucks will be parked near the USA pavilion and will celebrate regional food and ethnic fusion trends, wi...

Italian industrial output rose more than expected in November, boosting optimism that the euro region's third-biggest economy may start recovering from its longest recession on record.   Production increased 0.3 percent from October, when it stalled, national statistics office Istat said in Rome today. Economists had forecast a 0.1 percent i...

by Marzio Bartoloni   World trade is expected to return soon to pre-crisis levels, growing by 5.6% in 2015 and a further 6% in 2016-2017, at a pace unseen since 2005. Italy is ready to ride this trend. Italy's exports are forecast to accelerate by 5.8% per year between 2015 to 2017 and this year the stock of goods and services will surpass...

Space travel increasingly speaks Italian. Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, the first privately owned corporation in the world committed to making space tourism possible, has announced it has taken on an Italian pilot to fly its space shuttle.   The man in question is Nicola Pecile, former military pilot in the Italian Air Force on a Tornad...

by Marzia Chiriatti   Martin Scorsese e l'Italia è da sempre stato, nell'immaginario cinematografico internazionale, un legame fruttuoso ed eccezionale che, sulla scia di numerosissimi altri maestri italoamericani, ha contribuito a perpetuare la tendenza a rappresentare con inedito successo gli elementi culturali fondanti del Bel Paese nei c...

According to Italian Press Agency, ANSA, that recalled a statement by the Roman Catholic order disclosed Tuesday on the website sanfrancesco.org, Franciscan monks in Assisi saved more than forty Jews during the Second World War: they managed to hide them inside the belltower of St Francis' Basilica in the Umbrian hilltown.   The fugitives we...

Counting how many times a day Italians use some of the following expressions would be an interesting experiment! These Italian expressions are all very typical, and you hear them all the time in colloquial Italian. By using any of the following expressions you will sound very Italian. Che bello!   Some of these expressions may stay with you...

Faculty from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai joined colleagues from around the world at the University of Brescia in Italy for a recent conference on the internationalization of education and research.   The 2016 Brescia Internationalization Summit, held on July 13, 2016, included a roundtable discussion where participants explor...

Before this year is over, we must talk about Mantua. Every year the Italian government chooses a city to be the Italian Capital of Culture, during which the designated town enjoys the spotlight and hosts various cultural events to celebrate its past and its attractions. This year that city has been Mantua.   Mantua lies in the lower part of...

By Francesca Bezzone In Italy you know Winter has finally arrived when, upon entering a café in the mid-afternoon, the comforting scent of hot chocolate and whipped cream embraces you like an old friend. Now, hot chocolate in Italy is a serious thing: thick and dark, sometimes flavored with hazelnuts, mint or vanilla, it is something you eat, rath...

Lecce (June 14) and Napoli (June 25). Two of the most vibrant cities of Southern Italy are hosting the MTB Job Creator Tour, one-day events that 1) provide education on entrepreneurship and 2) offer to selected startups the opportunity to showcase their business idea in front of a panel of investors.   Most importantly, the best project(s)...

By Andrea Malan La partita tra Sergio Marchionne e il sindacato Usa, azionista di Chrysler con il fondo Veba, sta arrivando alle fasi decisive ed è arrivata a coinvolgere l'Alfa Romeo – marchio prestigioso che dovrebbe costituire una delle armi del rilancio del gruppo Fiat. «Finché sarò al timone della Fiat, l'Alfa Romeo non verrà prodotta fuori d...