NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Starting July 1st, tourists who choose Florence as an inevitable stop between Italian cities of art, will have one more chance to appreciate the beauty of the pearl of the Renaissance.   Until September 30th, every Tuesday, the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery will keep special evening openings with extended working hours until 10:00...

Italy's Pambianco Strategie di Impresa consultancy has recently presented its study on the 50 most profitable fashion and the 15 top design companies in Italy.   The study, conducted in partnership with PwC, aims to devise the Italian companies that could potentially go public within the next 3-to-5 years.   Read more   Source:...

International baseball ambassador and Italian National team hitting coach Mike Piazza got a jump start on Babbo Natale, otherwise known as Father Christmas, when he traveled to Veneto, Italy last January to speak to an enthusiastic audience at the 29th Annual Coaches Convention.   Piazza said, "We all overteach and overanalyze hitting. Every...

Si è riunito il 23 gennaio scorso a Milano, nella sede di Expo, il Coordinamento delle Consulte regionali dell'emigrazione: la coordinatrice Silvia Bartolini, presidente della Consulta degli emiliano-romagnoli nel mondo, ha scritto ai colleghi con delega all'emigrazione.   Nella lettera li ha informati dell'imminente completamento, da parte...

Se apriste un dizionario alla voce “brugola” potreste trovare questa definizione: «Vite con testa a incavo esagonale, dal nome del suo produttore». Era il 1945, infatti, quando Egidio Brugola brevettò uno degli oggetti più comuni e più diffusi in tutto il mondo.   Una fedele compagna per artigiani e professionisti nonché per i makers di...

Un bellissimo risultato per Costanza Cicero, una giovane studentessa del Lazio che a ventuno anni è stata nominata segretario generale dell'Onu dei giovani, il National High School Model United Nations di New York. È la prima volta di un italiano per questa carica importantissima, e la regione Lazio si dice "orgogliosa che Costanza provenga da...

by Laura Clark   A team of researchers investigating the land surrounding the Bay of Muggia, near Italy's border with Slovenia, has found evidence of a large Roman fort believed to be the oldest ever discovered.   Strategically positioned on a hilltop overlooking a natural harbor on the Adriatic coast, the fortification was part of a...

di Paola Cacace   Serata tranquilla in casa, davanti a un bel film. Si prenota la pizza e all'arrivo del ragazzo delle consegne si scopre che la propria pietanza è arrivata freddina e spesso anche un po' scombussolata dal tragitto in motorino.   Deve essere capitato spesso ai ragazzi di PizzaVan, startup appena nata che si ripropone d...

by Fabio Pavesi   More than 10 stocks on the Milan blue-chip and Star indexes selected by the research center of Il Sole 24 Ore have gained over 200% in the past five years, including during the tough economic crisis in Italy. Such performance is usually achieved by high-tech US giants like Google and Facebook, and by Chinese meteors. B...

Ercolano, the town close to Naples and famous for its ancient Roman ruins, unveiled a proposal to become the 2016 Italian Culture Capital. The cultural offerings ranged from tours on Caravaggio to tours on street art, from the revival of a used clothing market to a spotlight on creative business startups, archeology and the environment.  ...

By Nick Squires   A mysterious Roman basilica built for the worship of an esoteric pagan cult and now lying hidden more than 40ft below street level has opened to the public for the first time. The basilica, the only one of its kind in the world, was excavated from solid tufa volcanic rock on the outskirts of the imperial capital in the...

by Lavinia Pisani   The first time I fell for the work of Francesco Camillo Giorgino, a.k.a. "Millo," was the second I laid my eyes on one of his murals: a red-painted heart, amidst a surrounding black-and-white surface, that was being firmly hugged by a larger-than-life child-like figure.    After seeing Millo's name featured on...