NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Pasta is much loved by people all around the world, but it also gets an unfair share of bad press. Maligned as an unhealthy fattening dish, pasta is actually good for you if cooked the right way.   A new study published in the April issue of Today's dietician, says that pasta can be a healthful carbohydrate source if it's cooked al dent...

Sergio Marchionne took full control of super sports carmaker Ferrari NV, adding the CEO title on Monday to that of chairman as he positions the carmaker in the luxury goods space and seeks to regain Formula 1 glory.   Marchionne's replacement of CEO Amedeo Felisa came as Ferrari posted its best first-quarter earnings ever, a 19-percent incre...

It might have been the smallest crowd Ludovico Einaudi ever played to, but the setting hardly could be more stunning. Earlier this month, while floating on a small platform in the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Norway, the renowned Italian composer played a grand piano as pieces of a sprawling glacier crumbled nearby.   Einaudi performed...

di Donata Marrazzo Amazon consegna nel mondo l'artigianato calabrese. I manufatti Made in Calabria realizzati nelle botteghe tradizionali imboccano la strada dell'internazionalizzazione grazie a un accordo tra la Regione e il colosso del commercio elettronico. In un'area geografica in cui ogni territorio è un distinto e caratteristico centro di p...

By Steve Scherer A record number of migrants have reached Italy by boat from North Africa in 2016, according to official data, as pressure on Italy's shelter and asylum systems grows.   Italy has borne the brunt of new arrivals since the implementation in March of an agreement between the European Union and Turkey to curb the flow of migran...

By Michele Marchi When traveling to Italy there are several things you must have. The least of these are a passport and maybe even a visa. If this is your first time traveling out of the US you will need to apply for a passport. You may also need to apply for a passport if your old one has expired, is damaged or lost.   Applying for a passp...

"La chiusura in corso di svariate rappresentanze consolari ha generato in questi anni numerosi problemi sia per i cittadini italiani residenti all'estero che per gli interessi del nostro sistema economico e imprenditoriale, infatti i nostri connazionali residenti all'estero si ritrovano su un territorio senza più un punto di riferimento certo, come...

Nel 2013 Gartour ha raddoppiato il numero dei turisti provenienti dagli Stati Uniti. «L'Italia rimane sempre una delle mete top per il turista statunitense. Abbiamo affrontato questo mercato con prodotti specifici privilegiando i tour e le attività di piccoli gruppi a partenze garantite come i tour Italian indulgence, gli Elite walking tour e gli U...

by Andrea Carli   The outskirts of Rome are changing thanks to street art. After 70 days of work, 756 liters of paint and 974 spray cans, the project "Big city life Tor Marancia" was inaugurated last week.   The social housing site of this Southern neighborhood of Rome, in Via di Tor Marancia 63, far from the city center, has been tra...

The month of May is usually the time we decide to start getting into shape for the summer. But we should be more concerned with our overall long-term well-being and health...not just looking good in our short sleeves and bathing suits.   Fad diets spike in popularity this time of year as we look for a quick way to lose weight. Nutritional ex...

by Luca Orlando   Italian exports in March registered their best performance since August 2011 (+9.2% on an annual basis from ISTAT figures), thanks to the driving force of non-EU countries in addition to an important contribution from all of Europe.   This is good news for the country, above all, if interpreted together with the stat...

di Antonio Cianciullo   Con 102 milioni di visitatori nei parchi e un fatturato che sfiora i 12 miliardi di euro, il turismo natura continua a crescere nonostante la crisi. Dal 2007 ad oggi ha registrato un aumento del 7% delle presenze nelle strutture ricettive delle aree protette (+21% di incassi).   Sono i dati diffusi oggi a Favig...