NEWS FROM : ITALY  

I ragazzi del fioretto ricamano la nona medaglia sul tricolore dell'Italia, la bandiera che svetta su tutte al termine del Mondiale di scherma conclusosi a Lipsia. Nella complicata finale contro gli Stati Uniti, Daniele Garozzo, Giorgio Avola, Alessio Foconi ed Andrea Cassarà si sono imposti per 45-41, aggiungendo altro metallo, il più prezioso, ad...

Nel 2016 il saldo commerciale (dato dalla differenza tra l’export e l’import) dei prodotti “made in Italy” ha registrato un valore positivo pari a 121,6 miliardi di euro: dato pressoché in linea con quanto avvenuto negli ultimi anni. Un risultato, comunque, che “oscura” quello negativo realizzato dai prodotti manifatturieri “non made” (- 31,2 milia...

What we would give to be on the Amalfi coast—Right. Now. Historic cobblestone streets, colorful cliffside hotels, scents of heavenly olive oil and lemons wafting in the air. Naturally, we’re drawn to the sights and foods, but we can’t help but feel especially drawn to the sartorial style of Italy’s iconic women. Italy may be an ocean way, but what’...

When I first visited Sicily, I fell in love with the sun-drenched island, balmy evenings, luscious desserts and excellent wines. I stocked up on the sweet golden Zibibbo from Pantelleria and bold fruity Nero D’Avola wines and fancied myself an expert on Sicilian tipple for a while. However, the more I learnt about the island the more I realized how...

The Italian manufacturing system is trying to grow in a structural way, data from national statistics instituteISTAT show. Industrial sales rose 1.5% on the month in May, confirming positive signs seen in the first quarter, which had been obscured by a slowing April. Sales were also up 0.9% on average in the last three months compared to the previo...

A recent study funded by Comitato Leornardo – an Italian Committee aimed at promoting Made in Italyabroad –  has pointed out that design and artisan know-how are the main attractive elements of products from Emilia-Romagna for foreign investments. These findings were announced during the conference promoted by Comitato Leonardo and IMA Spa (the wor...

It was the third day of classes for a new, four-week Study Abroad course in Padua, Italy, and a group of BU students was on a scavenger hunt in the city’s outdoor market, the Piazza della Frutta. They were in search of examples of foods that could be included in the popular Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fresh produce, whole grains, nuts, leg...

“It’s always a thrill to be in such beautiful spaces. There is always something new to discover or be impressed by. It’s not something you can ever get used to, or not notice.” Prince Prospero Colonna, who since his childhood has lived in the magnificent family home on Piazza Santi Apostoli in Rome, shows no uncertainty and is easy to believe: the...

Nella prima settimana del prossimo mese di agosto il presidente degli Stati Uniti d’America Donald Trump visiterà la città di Matera. La notizia non è stata diffusa dalla Prefettura di Matera per motivi di sicurezza ma il programma della visita a Matera è stato già definito. Donald Trump, che ha scelto la Puglia ed in particolare Borgo Egnazia, res...

In the past, artists would sometimes sign their works in an interesting way. For example, Bolognese painter Bartolomeo Passerotti (1529-1592) would paint a chubby little sparrow in plain sight in his paintings (his surname means “sparrow”), whereas sculptor Giacomo Serpotta (1656-1732), a Palermo native, would similarly adorn his statues with the i...

Thousands of tourists travel to Italy each year to sample the famed national cuisine, but many unknowingly end up restaurants serving reheated frozen meals to maximize on profits.  The country's legal system is now cracking down on this, with hefty fines issued to restaurants which serve frozen food to unsuspecting customers. While serving frozen f...

Italian organic wine exports increased by 40% in 2016 compared to the previous year, reaching a market value of €192 million. The figures are from the Nomisma wine monitor research, conducted on the occasion of the Bio Wine Day, which was organised by the Italian Export Promotion Agency. Overall, sales of Italian organic wine reached €275 million,...