NEWS FROM : ITALY  

The concert hall is the most futuristic and original among those designed in recent years: created by Japanese engineer Toyota, it welcomes visitors straight into a violin case. It has approximately five hundred seats, gathered like a flower around a central plan, and allows an extraordinary and subtle listening experience.   Read more &nb...

by Claudia Baroncelli   If you are looking for a peaceful destination to escape the city chaos, have a look of the most beautiful and (above all) slow cities you can find in Italy, From Orvieto to Amalfi passing by Trani and Cisternino, you only have to choose!   Dreaming of a destination to enjoy peace and silence, miles away from th...

Caravaggio's art has been exhibited many times since his death in 1610 but a major gallery in Rome has launched a different type of display - there isn't a single canvas on show.   Video artists have projected the 57 works - which include Jesus being flogged, a man being beheaded and the severed head of snake-haired monster Medusa - onto the...

Il 12 e 13 maggio si terrà all'Università Roma Tre il convegno internazionale Re-Mapping Italian America. Places, Cultures, Identities presso il Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Straniere (via del Valco di San Paolo, 19 - Sala Conferenze "Ignazio Ambrogio").   L'iniziativa, realizzata in collaborazione con il John D. Calandra It...

Oscar Farinetti is one of Italy's most successful and inspiring entrepreneurs. He has founded a business that celebrates and fosters Italian culinary excellence around the entire world, exalting quality, diversity and traditions in a way that no one ever accomplished before. "Today, we are honored" stated Richard Hodges, President of The Ameri...

Occasionally, someone will speak of the real origins of spaghetti. It is one of those questions close to our hearts but it's hidden behind a truth which few know very well. The world market has not existed for only a short amount of time and over time it has had the ability to "alter" the distances, which today can only surprise us.   In 200...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) leadership is proud to announce for the second year a scholarship in partnership with Accademia Teatro alla Scala, one of the most renowned institutions for training professionals in the performing arts, and Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business (MIP), an internationally recognized managem...

Culture Minister Dario Franceschini on Friday inaugurated Italy's largest path specially designed for the disabled at the archaeological site of the ancient city of Pompeii.    "When I came here for the first time as minister two and a half years ago it was because of collapses (of parts of the site)," Franceschini said. "Now architectu...

Il Segretario generale Elio Carozza ha convocato il 7 e 8 maggio alla Farnesina il Comitato di Presidenza del Cgie. I lavori inizieranno alle 10 di martedì, 7 maggio, e seguiranno questo ordine del giorno: Relazione del Governo e dibattito; Incontri con i nuovi responsabili dei gruppi parlamentari e con i Presidenti delle Commissioni di riferiment...

Con 191 voti favorevoli, 55 contrari e 8 astensioni l'Assemblea di Palazzo Madama ha approvato la mozione presentata dal senatore Pd Claudio Micheloni, sull'istituzione del Comitato per le questioni degli italiani all'estero. Mozione bipartisan, sottoscritta da tutti i senatori eletti all'estero, la mozione è stata votata da Pd, Pdl, Scelta Civica,...

"Fra le tante brutte notizie per gli italiani nel mondo di questi tempi, ecco spuntarne una bella, davvero inaspettata. Così, senza clamore, alla chetichella, la Rai sta per riprendere a produrre programmi specifici per gli italiani all'estero da trasmettere su Rai Italia a partire dal 30 settembre". A darne notizia è "L'Italiano".   "S...

Verona, rendered famous as a city of eternal love by Shakespeare, hosts the tenth edition of Verona in Love for Valentine's Day weekend 2014, February 13th-16th. The four-day event invites couples to visit its heart-shaped outdoor market in Piazza dei Signori. The market is symbolic of Verona in Love, thanks to one photo that has garnered it inter...