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Celebrated Italian director Vittorio Taviani, who made more than 20 films alongside his brother Paolo, has died aged 88, his family said on Sunday. The pair worked together for more than half a century producing some of the most famous films of post-War Italian cinema, including “Padre Padrone”, which took top honors at the 1977 Cannes film festiva...

The 14 companies of the Gustoso Sicilian Food Excellence network - Molini Riggi, Bruno Ribadi Brewery, Made Fruit, Marullo srl, Tonnino Winery, Gustibus Alimentari, Miscela D'Oro, Asaro, Pannitteri, Valle del Dittaino, Olive di Sicilia, Sabadì, Caffo Distillery, Chioccilia - from Tuesday 17th to Friday 20th April will have the opportunity to meet 8...

Sono “Masi Agricola” e “Mail Boxes Etc”, le vincitrici della settima edizione del Wine Excellence Award promosso da American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, associazione che dal 1915 sviluppa e favorisce le relazioni economiche, culturali e politiche tra gli Stati Uniti d’America e l’Italia e che rappresenta oggi in Italia oltre 500 soci tra i quali...

She was the irresistible muse of Luchino Visconti and Federico Fellini who bewitched audiences across the globe with her sultry gaze: on Sunday, sixties screen siren Claudia Cardinale celebrates her eightieth birthday, on stage and without any nostalgia. “I really don’t care,” laughs the icon, when asked by AFP about turning the big 80. “It’s norma...

Salvatore Ferragamo SpA, the 90-year-old Italian fashion house famed for outfitting Hollywood stars from Marilyn Monroe to Sophia Loren, is struggling to regain its footing. Profits are down. The brand has had difficulty in attracting younger shoppers, thanks to a minimal online presence and a product lineup that has changed little in recent years....

The number of visitors to culture-rich Italian 'cities of art' increased by 22.8% between 2010 and 2017, rising from 93.9 million to 115.3 million, according to data presented at the 22nd Arts and Events 100 Italian Cities Fair on Wednesday. The rise was spearheaded by Matera, the Basilicata gem that will be European Capital of Culture next year an...

Italian wine sales are expected to grow in large-scale retail trade in 2018, according to a release by the Vinitaly 2018 trade fair has found. The country recorded a positive sales year in 2017, equalling a total of 648 million litres and €1.85 billion. According to research conducted by data analyst IRi for the fair, white wines, PDO and sparkling...

Tucked away in a picturesque valley in the Italian Alps is the birthplace of most of Europe’s small firearms — and Al Pacino’s gun in “Scarface.” Surrounded by greenery and — key to its main industry — iron mines, Gardone Val Trompia, with around 10,000 inhabitants, is the Italian, European and world capital of firearms, producing 70 percent of the...

Italy's presidency is a largely ceremonial role, but it's crucial for steering the country through times of political uncertainty. Like now, for example. So who exactly is Italian President Sergio Mattarella? The role: Mattarella is Italy's 12th president and head of state since the country became a republic after the Second World War. If that numb...

Da mercoledì 18 a venerdì 20 aprile il comune di Castiglion Fiorentino ed il Sistema Museale Castiglionese ospitano la tre giorni “Il Sistema museale castiglionese e il Metropolitan Museo of Art di New York: esempi di accessibilità a confronto” nella quale esperti proveniente da importanti realtà nazionali ed internazionali come aiuteranno ad appro...

Dal primo salone (siamo nel 2012) di Cremona per arrivare ai due store a Dubai; nel mezzo ci sono quelli di Brescia, Milano e Bergamo. Oggi Barberia Italiana punta a Carrara, più precisamente a Marina di Carrara, in via Rinchiosa 32a. E' qui che sabato 14 aprile verrà inaugurato (dalle 17) Little Italy Barber Shop, per un locale, anticipano i propr...

Taking place on 14 April, and hosted in partnership with Wine Spectator, OperaWine 2018 will celebrate not only Italy’s finest wine producers, but street artist Shepard Fairey in an effort to challenge people to think about Italian wine in the same way as street art: “refreshed, rejuvenated”, said organisers. Fairey is best-known for having created...