NEWS FROM : ITALY  

After the summer break, the evening openings of the Vatican Museums will continue until the end of October in the grandiloquent Vatican City exhibition, located in the heart of Rome.   Every Friday evening, from 07.00 pm, the Pio Clementino Museum, the Egyptian Museum, the Upper Galleries (Candelabra, Tapestries and Maps Galleries), the Raph...

Era l'unica startup italiana ad essere arrivata in finale. E quella finale l'ha vinta alla grande. Eco4Cloud ha vinto il Tech Trailblazers, una dei più importanti contest mondiali per startup innovative nei settori Big Data, Cloud, FinTech, IoT, Mobile, Storage e Sustainable IT.   Ed è proprio questo il settore che ha conquistato, accreditan...

The 2014 bilateral trade in goods between Italy and United States exceeded 42 billion EUR, with Italian exports growth to the US outpacing those of the BRICS. Italian exports have increased in the services sector, which continues to be driven by the the good performance of the tourism industry in the bel paese.   In terms of Foreign Direct I...

by Emily Saladino   In northern Italy, the annual cherry harvest brings something considerably more inebriating than American pies to the table. Maraschino liqueur is a heritage spirit made from the Veneto region's signature stone fruit and has become a cult bartender's favorite on both sides of the Atlantic.    Italy's Luxardo f...

Italy has picked its entries that will compete in the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (Eucys), that will be held next September 17-22 at the Expo 2015 World's Fair in Milan: four projects signed by 9 Italian students will be on display on the 20th of September at the premises of La fabbrica del Vapore in Via Procaccini, Milan.  ...

by Gaia Pianigiani   When Laurell Boyers, 34, and her husband, Federico Bastiani, 37, moved in together in Bologna in 2012, they did not know any of their neighbors. It was a lonely feeling. "All my friends back home had babies, play dates, people to talk to, and I felt so left out," Ms. Boyers, who moved from South Africa, said on a re...

by  Enrico Netti   Some €10.6 billion to invest over seven years. That's about how much Italy tentatively plans to unleash between 2014 and 2020 to get its so-called Digital Agenda up to speed. The government will disburse the fresh cash in tranches of €1.5 billion a year, most of which will be covered by European Union funds.  ...

by Matthew Benbenek   Since the early years of cinema, Italian filmmakers have been at the forefront of the international film scene, working to promote and innovate the medium. From the experimental silent films, Italian cinema evolved and invented a new genre of neo-realism through which they created some of the most emotionally powerful a...

Una mostra subito, di alto valore scientifico. E un nuovo museo nel centro di Roma, in tempi non troppo lunghi. Certo più brevi dei quarant'anni passati dalla chiusura della Collezione Torlonia in via della Lungara. Dopo sei mesi di trattative, incontri intensi, a tratti difficili, rispunta la luce sulle 620 statue della più pregiata raccolta d'art...

As if learning to speak a foreign tongue wasn't tough enough, there's also the body language to master. That's where Sergio Solazzo, a tour guide in Italy, comes in.    He was recently filmed explaining to a group of American tourists how his fellow countrymen communicate using solely their hands. "There's an entire dictionary," he...

Exotic Italian cars are distinguished by their amazing and sophisticated multi-cylinder engines and sexy, hand-hammered sheetmetal crimson curves. But some Italian car builders have long been jealous of America's abundance of rumbling V8 power and scratched their heads and wondered how they could marry their art to yankee technology.  ...

Writer Alfredo Oriani once claimed, "A bicycle can be well worth a library". Of course any book-lover will take that statement to be ironic, but bicycles are indeed a great tool for knowledge. Even Hemingway would agree: It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them...