NEWS FROM : ITALY  

The Nebbiolo grape variety has long been associated with Italy's Piedmont region. There it is used to produce two of Italy's greatest wines: Barolo, the self­styled king of Italian wines, and its equally distinguished cousin, Barbaresco. There is one other kingdom, however, where it reigns supreme. This region,&nb...

In una soleggiata domenica di Settembre il Sindaco Giovanni Greco, con spirito di gioiosa partecipazione, ha accolto un gruppo di 130 cittadini americani originari di Castrolibero e dei comuni limitrofi.   E' un appuntamento che ormai, da qualche anno, si rinnova con puntuale regolarità e che ripropone, senza eccessivi formalismi o protocoll...

Italian exports rose by 11.4% in August with respect to same month in 2015, Istat said on Monday. The national statistics agency said EU-area exports were up 11.8% while those to non-EU countries rose by 11%.   It said exports were up by 2.6% in August compared to July, although imports rose even more in month-on-month terms - by 4.4%. It ad...

Roma's planned new stadium would deliver nearly 20 billion euros ($21.7 billion) in additional revenues to the Italian capital over the next decade, according to a university study on the severely delayed project.   The privately financed 1.6 billion euro ($1.7 billion) project would also increase Rome's gross domestic product by 18.5 billio...

Christmas is a major holiday in Italy... which means Italians celebrate lots of great, unique Christmas traditions! Across Italy, Natale tends to be a family-centric holiday, a time to stay at home (and eat!) with loved ones.   But customs also vary from city to city, from exactly which dishes are served, to when to open presents, making eve...

Si terrà Sabato 22 Settembre dalle ore 09:00 la XII edizione del "Premio Internazionale Joe Petrosino". La manifestazione si svolgerà a Padula, città natale dell'eroico poliziotto italo-americano presso l'aula consiliare. Figura emblematica della lotta alla criminalità, Petrosino nacque a Padula nel 1860, emigrato a New York entrò a far parte del...

This Spring, a group of accomplished Italians architects, artists, designers, and tech wizards set up shop at the center the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. Known collectively as Made IT, they debuted their first-ever collection, a handful of sleek, progressive items, crafted with the intention to marry centuries of Italian d...

È stata convocata per sabato prossimo, 7 settembre, alle ore 11, presso l'Auditorium dell'antica ex -Chiesa dell'UPA - Unione Provinciale Artigiani a Mantova la riunione del Direttivo Nazionale della fondazione Filitalia International di Filadelfia negli Stati Uniti, aperta ai presidenti dei Chapter e agli iscritti.   L'indomani, domenica 8...

Quale è lo stato di salute del comparto food & wine? E quale quello della formazione enogastronomica? Se ne parla in un convegno a Roma per i 10 anni delle scuole del Gambero Rosso. Associazioni, imprese e operatori a confronto, con la supervisione del Ministro dell'Agricoltura Nunzia De Girolamo. I numeri parlano chiaro. In Italia il turismo...

From this hilltop town on the heel of Italy's boot, Pasquale Natuzzi has built an eponymous furniture company that is one of the country's most global brands. It sells sofa beds from Dallas to New Delhi and is one of a handful of Italian companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange.   Yet today, Natuzzi's home base is dragging it down. Be...

Industrial production was up 0.7 percent compared with output in March - the first increase for three months - and it rose by 1.6 percent over 12 months in workday-adjusted terms, according to the National Statistics Institute (Istat). Economists had forecast a rise of 0.4 percent.   Paolo Mameli, senior economist at Intesa Sanpaolo, describ...

by Riccardo Luna On 19 September, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi appointed me as "Digital Champion", advisor for the digital economy. I was of course delighted – but when it was made official, my first thought was: "What do I do now? How do I get every Italian digital"?   I was already familiar with the role. Originally, the EU Commission call...