NEWS FROM : ITALY  

The Washington Post has proposed the worst idea I've heard in a while. One of the few things in the world that I do not wish I could magically fix is Italian coffee culture. In fact, I have in the past held it up as a model for the rest of the world, a coffee culture that we would do well to emulate. The prices are affordable, the calorie count is...

Una storia di emigrazione fra Stati Uniti e Italia che ebbe inizio nel 1905, quando Antonio Martone appena diciassettenne, abitante di Vitulazio, decise di emigrare in America per fare fortuna. Quando rientrò per prendere in sposa Luigia Di Nuccio, ad aspettarlo vi fu una catastrofe di carestie e morti causate dalla Prima Guerra Mondiale. Decise pe...

This pink-hued Italian villa outside the small town of Diso in Salento was once a tobacco warehouse – and it retains its industrial proportions. Architect Raffaele Centonze revived the 1930s structure for an Italian diplomat and his Vietnamese wife last year, and Il Tabacchificio retains its working heritage as part of its adaptive reuse. Metal and...

I tanti dubbi sul commercio internazionale scatenati dalla guerra dei dazi tra Usa e Cina non hanno fermato la marcia del cibo e del vino italiani, che secondo la Coldiretti non sono mai stati consumati sulle tavole mondiali in quantità pari a quella del 2018 appena concluso. Un anno che, secondo l'associazione, va in archivio con il record storico...

It is easy to overdose on fine art in Italy, just because there is so much of it. Italian art history is so rich, and the temptation is always to try to see as much of it as you possibly can, but as is usual with any form of overindulgence there is a danger of overdosing on beauty. In fact, trying to stuff your visit to Italy with too much Renaissa...

Pompeii's 'gladiator school' reopened Thursday after a three-year restoration following a collapse eight years ago. The director of the archaeological park of Pompeii, Massimo Osanna, on Thursday said "collapses in the archaeological digs of Pompeii are a closed chapter". The director of the ancient city, which was smothered in lava and ash by the...

Si celebra la "Giornata nazionale della Bandiera" istituita 22 anni fa per ricordare la nascita del nostro Tricolore che compie 222 anni. Si festeggia ogni anno il 7 gennaio, con le celebrazioni ufficiali presso il Palazzo del Quirinale e a Reggio Emilia. Seguono poi varie iniziative culturali che coinvolgono la società civile. Quest'anno a celebra...

Exciting rumors from the world of Aviation; Delta and Alitalia might merge after their executives revealed an upcoming meeting in Atlanta. Unlike previous talks with Air France and Etihad, both of which lost plenty of money helping Alitalia, this deal might be fully supported by the Italian government, as it would not threaten jobs in the home coun...

Palm Beach e Castiglion Fiorentino più vicini grazie alla firma del “Patto di Amicizia” tra l’Istituto Comprensivo Città di Castiglion Fiorentino e la direzione del Distretto Scolastico della Contea di Palm Beach, Florida. La firma del “protocollo di amicizia” è avvenuta ieri sera nella sala San Michele alla presenza del sindaco Mario Agnelli, dell...

The Feast of the Epiphany is celebrated January 6 with a national holiday in Italy, and the tradition of La Befana are a big part of Italian Christmas celebrations. Epiphany commemorates the 12th day of Christmas when the three Wise Men arrived at the manger bearing gifts for Baby Jesus. The traditional Christmas holiday season in Italy lasts throu...

Italian company Volta® (www.volta.ai), a specialist in the development of AI-centric products, will introduce Mookkie®, winner of the Innovation Award in the Smart Home category at CES 2019. “With Mookkie, we have taken one of the simplest and most humble objects in our homes and reinvented it by deploying the latest in artificial intelligence tech...

The thirteenth and fourteenth centuries saw Tuscany rise on textile manufacturing and trading along with the bankers of this region developing bookkeeping theories and practices that form the basis of modern banking. Siena, then the Republic of Siena, was one of the most-wealthy, self-governing city-states found in what is today a unified Italy. Si...