NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Italy and bicycles—the first thing they bring to mind is likely the neo-realist masterpiece The Bicycle Thieves, which will soon celebrate its 75th anniversary. But there’s another story that’s even more powerful and all the more remarkable for being true: the tale of Gino Bartali, Italy’s wartime cycling champ and—unbeknownst to all but a few—secr...

Giuseppe Rossi will resume his career and has decided to return to Serie A. The Italian-American striker, released from his contract with Fiorentina after a loan at Celta Vigo, departed from Newark Airport last night (as evidenced by photo published on its Twitter profile ) ready to embark on the next step of his career.The goal is to return to the...

Next year's Giro features two individual time trials, eight mountain finishes and eight stages for the sprinters in a balanced route that appears to suit four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome, who will race in an attempt to win his third Grand Tour in a row. Organizers unveiled the route of the 2018 Giro d'Italia in a televised ceremony in...

What do the Emmy Awards, Ferrari Trento sparkling wine, biodiversity, bees, and sustainability have in common? Everything. This year, you couldn’t have one without the other. The Official Sparkling Wine of the 69th Emmy® Awards season, Ferrari Trento is quite literally the toast of Italy and the preferred sparkling wine on red carpets from Hollywoo...

The thermal springs in Petriolo, on the river Farma between Siena and Grosseto, have been a pleasure destination for centuries. Folgore da San Gimignano, a 13th-century comic-realist poet, mentions them in the first verse of one of his sonnets dedicated to the twelve months – “And in November Petriuolo, the baths”. The poem is included in a collect...

The newest, most outrageous, “super extreme” idea from Lamborghini is a box. Well, metaphorically. The Italian supercar giant unveiled a new slice of its future today with the Terzo Millennio, an electric hypercar concept with some really bold ideas under its hood. But the Terzo Millennio is more than just a beautiful (and for now, completely stati...

La Casa Museo di Joe Petrosino è stata selezionata tra le 10 opere digitali Europee che saranno presentate al meeting dell’European Network Association che si volgerà il prossimo 6 dicembre a Milano presso il Museo della Scienza e della Tecnica alla presenza del Ministro dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo Dario Franceschini. European...

It looks like it's been ridden straight out of a sci-fi movie. This stealth black stripped back cafe racer though is very much the real thing. The Tripla 0.0 675 cc was built by the bike fanatics at Italian Dream Motorcycle as a strictly limited- edition model. This radical bike is the latest in a line of customised Triumph Street Triples to emerge...

Up to just fifty years ago, the waters of Lake Tovel – in the Non Valley, in the province of Trento – used to turn red in the summer. People – who’ve come here at almost 2,000 meters of altitude since Antiquity – of course came up with a famous legend to explain the phenomenon. They say the queen of Ragoli, Tresenga, refused the matrimonial pursuit...

Europa Editions, a U.S. publisher known its focus on literature in translation, is partnering to open an English-language bookstore in Rome. The new bookstore comes about through a partnership between Europa and its parent company, the Italian publisher Edizioni E/O, and the Italian independent bookstore Altroquando. The new store, named Otherwise,...

In the Archaeological Park of the Ancient Appian Way is the monumental Corneli Sepulcher, better known as Barberini Tomb, after the princely family that last owned the estate where this 2nd-century funerary complex rises. On one side of Via Latina, which runs along a row of Rome’s slender pines, this brick temple stands out, intact, since the times...

Q: I’m an American who wants to buy a small vineyard in Italy to try my hand at winemaking, purely as a hobby. What kind of taxes should I expect to pay? Broadly speaking, you should expect to pay registration fees, mortgage tax and cadastral tax, said Adriana Maria Ruggeri, founder of Coco Ruggeri Law & Associates in Denver, Colorado, with offices...