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Raddoppia in un anno il turismo enogastronomico in Italia. Oltre 110 milioni di presenze nel 2017, il doppio rispetto al 2016, motivate proprio dal turismo enogastronomico. La loro spesa ha superato i 10 miliardi. Il punto sull’argomento è arrivato da Isnart-Unioncamere, che nel rapporto presentato a Bari all'open day Coldiretti, ha stimato un impa...

La Dante promuove la petizione "Il Belcanto e l'Opera Lirica Italiana" a Patrimonio Unesco, lanciata dall’on. Pecoraro Scanio. La candidatura verrà lanciata per la prima volta all’estero oggi, giovedì 7 giugno, alle ore 11.30, presso la Scuola Italiana a Tirana, in Albania, primo Centro della Società Dante Alighieri nel mondo. A Tirana ci sarà lo s...

The Art Edition, of which only 250 exists, is raised by a specially designed sculpture inspired by the 12-cylinder engine in hand-bent, flared chromed steel. This visual masterpiece has been designed by Marc Newson, and will retail at $30,000. For those who can’t get their hands on the hefty Art Edition, there is also a production of leather-bound...

“All hope abandon ye who enter here.” That’s the inscription on the gate to Hell in one of the first English translations of The Divine Comedy, by Henry Francis Cary, in 1814. You probably know it as the less tongue-twisting “Abandon hope all ye who enter here,” which is the epigraph for Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho, hangs as a warning above...

Sturdy yet light, with its typical red color it made the cupola of Firenze’s duomo unique in the world: this isthe terracotta dell’Impruneta, a small village only a stone throw away from Tuscany’s capital. Jars, vases, tiles, shingles, all baked for two days at 900 degree Celsius to become incredibly resistant to cold and heatthanks to the clay and...

On a stormy night in October 1969, thieves broke into the Oratory of San Lorenzo, a small chapel in what was then Palermo’s dilapidated Kalsa quarter, and made off with one of the city’s artistic masterpieces: Caravaggio’s “Nativity” altarpiece. Investigators, both national and international, never gave up hunting for the lost painting, which is st...

In an interview, noted Milan-born philosopher, author, enologist and gastronome Luigi Veronelli (1926-2004) once stated, “wine is the song of the earth to the sky”. He thus created an elevated image that all professionals in the field of wine – and of any other fruit of nature in which man is able to find excellence – should keep in mind. This imag...

It began with a tarantula bite in medieval Italy. As venom coursed through victims’ bloodstreams, bodies twisted and jerked. This spastic dancing came to be known as a side effect of tarantism, a psychological illness that was believed to occur after someone was bitten by a spider. The convulsive dancing inspired a music genre, tarantella, that rou...

After launching in January 2017, the Italian Trade Commission and Cosmetica Italia are hosting a second year of its “Beauty Made in Italy” program. The program works as a launch pad for established and emerging Italian brands to gain exposure in the U.S. market. While Italy is the sixth largest exporter of beauty products to the U.S., according to...

Calabria, more specifically the area of Rada dei Giunchi, holds the world record for the production of bergamot. Here, a temperate-tropical and humid microclimate has supported cultures since 1750. Bergamot is a peculiar citrus fruit, both for its origins and genesis.  Some think it comes from lemons or limes, but bitter oranges are more likely to...

Da oggi, i passeggeri con passaporto statunitense in partenza dall'aeroporto Leonardo da Vinci potranno effettuare il controllo passaporti in circa 20 secondi, usufruendo dell'innovativo servizio degli E-gate. Grazie a un progetto realizzato da Aeroporti di Roma, dal Dipartimento P.S. - Direzione Centrale dell'Immigrazione e della Polizia delle Fro...

Si svolgerà giovedì 7 giugno alle ore 10.30 a Palazzo Thedoli Bianchelli della Camera dei Deputati (Sala Iotti, Piazza del Parlamento, 19) la conferenza “Come sa di sale lo pane altrui. Il cibo al cospetto dell’esperienza migratoria in Nord America”, approfondimento dedicato al ruolo cruciale del cibo nei processi migratori quale forte elemento di...