NEWS FROM : ITALY  

by Nicoletta Picchio   The global scenario is increasingly complex, with a slowdown in growth of emerging nations, a consolation of China's primacy, and a pickup in industrial activity in advanced nations, mostly the US and Germany. International trade is growing at a much slower rate that in the past, less than global GDP. In this context,...

By Serena Perfetto Technology represents today a powerful tool for challenging the political nature of the chronicles of the past, the one we learn as truth at school. The history of "old Europe" is something that it is usually taken for granted. Unless we have the opportunity to explore it from a different perspective. This is what Diego Calaon i...

by Fabio Tamburini Prime decisioni in arrivo dalla gestione del nuovo amministratore delegato di Finmeccanica, Mauro Moretti, e tutte nel nome di una discontinuità forte con le gestioni precedenti.   L'orientamento è mettere sul mercato l'americana Drs technologies, specializzata nell'elettronica per la difesa, testa di ponte del gruppo sul...

It's as much a part of my annual Italian holiday as pasta and the sea. As the sun sets on the village in Tuscany we return to every year and the starlings are silent in their nests, the sound of accordions and smell of wood smoke drift up the hill from the sagra, where the kitchen is busy and the garden waits for the locals, with fairy lights strun...

Mantua welcomes the new edition of Festivaletteratura from September 3rd to 7th ; five days during which this Lombard town is transformed into the ideal place for all those who love good reading and writing. Mantua is a jewel of Italian Renaissance, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, and will host Italian and foreign writers, establish...

La sfida non era facile: riunire per la prima volta i discendenti di Antonio Burgoni emigrato nel 1907 da Montecreto (Modena) e approdato a Ladd nello Stato dell'Illinois (Usa), e del fratello Geminiano, che lo raggiunse nel 1908 per poi trasferirsi in Texas nel 1911. Antonio rimase tutta la vita a Cherry, dove morì nel 1942. Il suo unico figlio ma...

Americans love Italy, and the strong dollar and the recovery of the US economy will offer an incentive for American tourists to travel to Italy in the coming months.   According to ENIT, the Italian tourism agency, Italy is the top European destination for Americans based on data from 190 tour operators present in 28 foreign markets.  ...

by Ariston   Italy on Monday celebrated after the country's Milena Canonero took home her fourth Oscar Sunday night for best achievement in costume design for The Grand Budapest Hotel. It was her third collaboration with director Wes Anderson after The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Darjeeling Limited.   Twitter was abuzz...

'Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.' Sophia Loren Feeling like on a secret-mission, Me, a non-Italian with a normal metabolism have been analysing the Italian diet for more than 4 years and finding out why obesity and over-weight are not major problems in this amazing country.   If you take a quick look at the Italian population ev...

Robert De Niro's manager, Danilo Mattei, is currently in Abruzzo researching various locations for a film, which will definitely be showing in our region, and which, amongst others, will star De Niro, the Hollywood legend, who actually has roots via his great-grandparents to Ferrazzano (Campobasso).   The idea came about after a meeting with...

A delegation of United States Mayors will meet with a delegation of Italian mayors, under the leadership of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), in the USA Pavilion of Expo Milano 2015 this coming Saturday, July 18.   Mayors will discuss their role in helping to shape a healthy and sustainable local food environment, as well as suc...

This four-bedroom apartment occupies the top two floors of a four-story chalet just outside the resort town of Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Dolomite mountains. The 2,800-square-foot home was renovated in 2000, and rustic wood beams — many salvaged from a 17th-century barn — floors and paneling lend it a traditional Alpine feel.   The apartment i...