NEWS FROM : ITALY  

'Buongiorno papà' di Edoardo Leo, film sui quarantenni single in Italia, interpretato da Raul Bova, vince il 23/o Nice Festival in Usa, la manifestazione che porta il cinema italiano emergente all'estero, assegnato dal pubblico americano. Il Festival si è svolto a New York e a San Francisco dall'11 al 17 novembre.   Il film sarà proiettato n...

«Gli Stati uniti parteciperanno a Expo 2015, sono ansioso di tornare in Italia per l'Expo. L'esposizione di Milano farà un lavoro straordinario come può fare soltanto l'Italia». Così il presidente Usa Barack Obama alla conferenza stampa con il premier Matteo Renzi, a Roma.   Dal canto suo il presidente del Consiglio ha rimarcato: «Sarà molto...

Il Consiglio d'Amministrazione della National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), tra cui il Chairman Joseph V. Del Raso, il Presidente John Viola ed il Comitato Esecutivo, sara' in Italia dal 22 al 29 giugno 2014.   La Missione in Italia della Fondazione riunira' membri del Consiglio d'Amministrazione, imprenditori e funzionari del governo...

Siena's 13th-century cathedral will reopen its "stairway to heaven" shortly, local authorities said Tuesday. The famous black-and-white striped cathedral first opened a series of spiral staircases to the public in 2013, allowing visitors to climb up to a walkway near the top of the 16-metre nave.   Once they have reached the top of the spira...

by Lindsay Deutsch   Sixty chefs just joined the mile-pizza club. Italian pizza makers spent all night at Milan's world fair, Expo 2015, Saturday, creating a cheesy, sauce-y, record-breaking pizza, according to the Associated Press. The occasion: The margherita pizza's 126th birthday. (How did you celebrate, eh?)   Using 1.5...

A Somma Vesuviana, a pochi chilometri da Napoli, sta ermergendo un tesoro archeologico: l'imponente e maestosa villa romana dove potrebbe essere morto l'Imperatore Ottaviano Augusto. Il sito è ai piedi del Monte Somma, il vero Vesuvio, affermano gli archeologi – quello che nel 79 d.C. coprì Pompei e non solo. Risale invece al 472 d.c, l'eruzio...

by Claudia Baroncelli   With the end of 2015 coming closer, Swide wants to have a look at all the best Italian movies we have seen this year. From Oscar winning director Paolo Sorrentino's Youth to Italian first-timer Piero Messina's movie The Wait, no doubt this has been a great year for the Italian cinematic scene. So, while waiting to see...

by Chiara Assi   When most think about their dream vacation in Italy they envision themselves strolling around quaint streets basked in perpetual sunshine, eating gelato and wearing airy cotton dresses and shirts purchased at a local boutique. But while warm weather is great for traveling up and down the boot, an Italian holiday during the s...

Just a few kilometers from Calascibetta – a small town 900 meters above sea level, at the heart of Sicily – people settled in a womb carved out of stone. The hamlet is known as "Byzantine Village", and is formed of tunnels and large spaces dug in sandstone in different periods from prehistory to the Middle Ages, passing through the Greek and Roman...

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne told Bloomberg news that he thought the Italian-American conglomerate will challenge Tesla using electrified versions of products like the upcoming Maserati Alfieri sports car and a small city car like the Fiat 500. Fiat already sells a battery electric version of the 500 in the U.S., but Marchionne...

Born to two award-winning athletes in Bolzano, Italy, Tania Cagnotto was destined for greatness. Her father was Giorgio Cagnotto – a diver who medaled four times at the Olympics during his career. Following in his footsteps, Tania began swimming and diving at a young age, winning her first award when she was just 14.   During her career, she...

A bunch of us members of the Older Generation, during a recent dinner party, were discussing how we survived all these years without seat belts, baby car seats and air bags. I saw a Facebook post from Horn News that said members of the Older Generation are tough because we survived spanking, lead paint, wooden playgrounds, second-hand smoke, toy gu...