NEWS FROM : ITALY  

by Lauren Smith A candlelit dinner on the beach is just so last year. If you want a truly one-in-a-lifetime experience, this restaurant in Southern Italy that's nestled into a limestone cave and sits above a mesmerizingly blue sea is officially our new definition of date night goals.   Take a closer look: The restaurant is located in the to...

Boasting controversial and innovative features, the 150m mega yacht concept SHADDAI, designed by Gabriele Teruzzi was created with the desire to see the world from high up in mind. The yacht elevates the owner from the sea level towards the sky, offering unprecedented views of her surroundings and a unique way to enjoy the life at sea. The designe...

Wine consultant Sebastiano Ramello founded Low Histamines in 2011 with the aim of producing a range of wines with a histamine level of less than 0.5mg/litre. Histamines are found in a variety of food stuffs in varying levels, including wine, however up to 4% of the population is thought to be intolerant, with the most common complaint persiste...

First, it's the smell that will hit you as you enter. You might momentarily wonder if you've died and gone to heaven. Then, displayed graciously behind glass windows, very much like valuable jewelry safely nestled and protected, your eyes might not believe the beauty you are seeing.   No, you have not died and gone to heaven after all, but y...

ONE OF THE FIRST things you see inside the door of Massimo Bottura's restaurant, Osteria Francescana, in Modena, Italy, is a self-portrait of the artist Joseph Beuys posing like a stand-in for the Sundance Kid; the inscription at the bottom, in Italian, says, "We are the revolution."   Bottura has been a force in a culinary revolution for ye...

As we strolled along the main shopping street in Norcia, Corso Sertorio, the effects of the devastating Oct. 30 earthquake, the strongest to hit Italy since 1980, were not immediately apparent. Most of the shops, though shut, seemed intact. Christmas lights were strung overhead.   The scenery changed dramatically when our guide, Benedict Niv...

L'INPS ha qui comunicato che, al fine di evitare l'erogazione di prestazioni indebite a soggetti diversi dal beneficiario del trattamento pensionistico, Citibank N.A. avviera' a partire da settembre 2013 la rilevazione dell'esistenza in vita dei pensionati che riscuotono all'estero trattamenti delle gestioni pubbliche (ex INPDAP) e dello sport e sp...

In an era where jobs are scarce, Italians are becoming entrepreneurs and creating their own businesses. The Local speaks to Tommaso Marzioni and Davide Dattoli, who have come up with ideas to brighten their future. Marzioni, 27, is part of a five-strong team behind Bulbo, a company which sells Italian-made lamps designed for home farming. This...

By Stephanie Pappas and LiveScience Deep under the streets and buildings of Rome is a maze of tunnels and quarries that dates back to the very beginning of this ancient city. Now, geologists are venturing beneath Rome to map these underground passageways, hoping to prevent modern structures from crumbling into the voids below.   In 2011, th...

Le personalità decorate dalla Repubblica Italiana saranno oggetto di un elegante volume che l'ASILM - American Society of the Italian Legions of Merit - sta preparando sull'argomento, secondo quanto reso noto dal Presidente della Società, Lucio Caputo. L'ASILM, che come è noto, è la società che raggruppa tutti i decorati residenti negli USA, vuol...

Deputata eletta in Nord America, Fucsia Nissoli (Pi) questa settimana ha incontrato il Ministro dell'Interno Angelino Alfano per portare alla sua attenzione i problemi dei connazionali che, dopo il trasferimento all'estero, hanno perso la cittadinanza italiana. È stato, spiega oggi la parlamentare, un colloquio "molto cordiale e costruttivo"....

In Europe, German tour operators taking travelers to Italy report increased bookings especially with respect to holidays in Italian mountains rather than cultural destinations. British, French and Spanish tour operators all report positive sale trends as well.   Tour operators from Sweden reported +3% in sales of Italian tours, Danish tour o...