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President Barack Obama is opening a visit to Italy, where he'll meet with Pope Francis and Italian political leaders. Obama arrived in Rome Wednesday night following three days of talks on Ukraine with European leaders in the Netherlands and Brussels.   Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said Obama has been inspired by the pope...

Google Sightsmap è un sistema di mappatura dei luoghi più popolari del pianeta, così classificati in base agli accessi effettuati dagli utenti di Panoramio, Wikipedia e Foursquare attraverso strumenti di geolocalizzazione. Dopo la lista delle città più fotografate nel mondo, con Roma al secondo posto dopo New York, il motore di ricerca ha presenta...

Inzierà domenica prossima, 15 giugno, a Roma il 15° Meeting dei Segretari Generali delle Camere di Commercio Italiane all'Estero, che fino a mercoledì 18 vedrà riunita la dirigenza delle 81 realtà operanti in 55 mercati.   Il Meeting sarà un momento di incontro e confronto con i principali attori della promozione – istituzionali e non – per...

by Andrea Marini   Lines in front of the Vatican Museums, lines to enter the Saint Peter's Basilica, lines for the Colosseum. These days, whoever goes for a walk in the center of Rome will find it difficult to recognize a native Roman amid the throng of tourists. Although the city has been hit hard by the recession (the unemployment rat...

by Alessandra Magliaro   Four Italian directors are in competition at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, plucked from a wider selection of others that weren't chosen, including films by big names such as Paolo Sorrentino, Nanni Moretti, and Matteo Garrone.   In response to the inevitable controversy over the films by those directors being...

by Micaela Cappellini   Within the next three years, global sales of pharmaceuticals will reach $1.6 billion and, according to a study by Deloitte, Italy is well positioned to take a significant slice of the sector. Figures from industry association Farmindustria bear that out: with €29 billion in revenue in 2014, Italy is the second-la...

By Giovanni di Napoli The bagpipes are an ancient instrument, dating back thousands of years; they're even mentioned in the Bible (Genesis 4:21). Here in America we normally associate the bagpipes with the Irish and Scottish, who have a long and storied tradition with this wonderful instrument. However, many Americans, even those of Italian ancest...

AbbVie, azienda leader del settore biofarmaceutico è pronta ad investire ben 60 milioni di dollari nel Belpaese e più precisamente nel sito industriale di Aprilia, considerato un polo di eccellenza di livello internazionale, dove sarà aperta una nuova linea produttiva all'avanguardia nell'assemblaggio e nel confezionamento dei prodotti farmaceutici...

Italian fashion house Valentino throws a curve ball this season for Pre Spring 2016 with a collection of wearable clothes for daytime instead of an exquisite evening collection without comprising on design and artisans skills. With references hailing from Hawaii, particularly natural elements of printed tropical flowers, palm trees, the ocean...

There are two reasons I am such a fan of Italian wines these days. One is the dramatic improvement in quality we have seen over the last couple of decades. It started in Piedmont and Tuscany then, as they watched the money roll in, other regions, from Friuli to Sicily, discovered the advantages of moving from bulk, crap plonk to quality wines. And...

If Italy is Europe's "Cinderella" in terms of foreign direct investments (inflows account for 17% of GDP, compared to Europe's 42% and, outflows are 25% against Europe's 50%), Emilia-Romagna plays in the same league as Europe's main manufacturing regions: in sixth place according to the FDI Index ranking, and in second in Italy, following Lombardy...

Taormina is one of the most popular and beautiful places in Sicily. It was my first stop in Sicily and I fell in love immediately. I'd recommend this classy resort city to anyone planning a trip to Sicilia, the southern island of Italy.   Aside from its beauty and location on the Ionian Sea, Taormina is home to Teatro Greco, the Greek theate...