NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Da quanti anni e perché vive all’estero? Perché ha deciso di candidarsi e perché con questa lista? “Sono in Canada da oltre 50 anni. Sono arrivato in Canada nel 1962, insieme a mia madre e i miei fratelli per ricongiungerci con nostro padre e  il nostro fratello maggiore che erano giunti 3 anni prima di noi per assicurarsi che al nostro arrivo trov...

Basilio Giordano ci riprova. Nostalgia del Parlamento? No, nostalgia di poter rappresentare di nuovo la mia gente, gli italiani all’estero, in Parlamento. Nella XVI Legislatura (2008-2013) ho iniziato un certo lavoro nei confronti degli Italiani nel mondo. Nel 2013, anche se risultato il più votato, non ce l’ho fatta a ritornare a Palazzo Madama. Q...

“Salute!” — the clink-clink of glasses resounds like church bells throughout Italy as the late afternoon begins to dissolve towards evening. It’s aperitivo time – that glorious hour or two (or three) when the busy-ness of the day is set aside for drinks,  nibbles and elbow rubbing with friends.   But you won’t see any neon signs glowing with “2 for...

Every now and then, I encounter a winery that excels with so many wines I don’t know where to start in telling people about them. So consider this a blanket recommendation for Fratelli Rabino, a winery in Italy’s Piemonte region, just a few miles west of Alba. That’s the home of white truffles and Barolo, two luxury-priced items, but the Rabino fam...

Isabella Weiss Di Valbranca è candidata alla Camera dei Deputati con il Pd nella ripartizione estera Nord e Centro America. Laureata in Giurisprudenza, molto impegnata nel sociale, è molto bene inserita all’interno della comunità italiana di San Francisco, Stati Uniti. Isabella è anche nel Board of Directors di una prestigiosa associazione cultural...

It’s cold and dark, but – fortunately – hairless inside the left nostril of Hillary Clinton as I pop my head in it while examining a giant paper-mâché replica of her head, which is seemingly discarded outside one of the enormous hangers at the Cittadella del Carnevale.  The “Citadel of the Carnival” serves as a workshop where magnificent floats are...

Italian textile manufacturers made up some lost ground in 2017. The figures published on Tuesday at the opening of Milano Unica, the benchmark trade show for the Italian textile industry, being held at the Rho exhibition centre in Milan until 8th February, show that the industry has reversed the trend after a two-year decline.  According to the est...

American-turned-Roman John Henderson, who blogs about life in Italy at Dog-Eared Passport, picks ten of his favourite lesser-known Italian destinations to inspire your 2018 travels. So you’re sitting at your desk and you can’t decide whether to continue your mind-numbingly boring project or kill your boss? Your last three internet dates looked stra...

Food products deriving from biodynamic agriculture are among those displaying the highest quality. This phenomenon also significantly affects Italian markets. In 2016, the turnover of Italian agricultural and processing companies certified with the Demeter brand, and therefore officially recognized as companies that practice biodynamic farming tech...

The local paper was breathless with excitement: “Rihanna, sirena sexy, a Ponza!” it shrieked. And me too! I was in Ponza as well! Though 24 hours ago I hadn’t even known the place existed. (Mind you, I am pretty shaky on the exact status of Rihanna.) The Pontine islands are a dragon-backed scattering of humps sticking up out of the sea south of Rom...

Mantua. Another one of those Italian towns you’ve never heard of, right? Well, let’s start with the bedroom. A vast, dimly lit chamber with thick walls and bare tile floor, it is hardly cozy. More than 26 feet wide and roughly that tall, it is a chilly cube that nestles deep in the recesses of the Castello di San Giorgio. But since 1475, when its fr...

Carnevale in all of Italy is like Mardi Gras to New Orleans. What you may not know is that both of these hugely popular festivals represent a last celebration before the beginning of Lent, 40 days before Easter. It is a common celebration in many parts of the world, ranging from 1 day to 3 weeks of festivities. Every country celebrates its festival...