NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Italian Stories is a refreshing approach to travel. A method for travelers to find "authentic experiences with Italian artisans". They live by the motto, "You don't visit a land, you go live it". They offer unique opportunities to visit artisans in their laboratories (workshops), and if you wish, spend the day learning the 'secrets' of their s...

By Matt Rocheleau Many in the music world believe there are no finer-made, sweeter-sounding violins than the ones Italian craftsman Antonio Stradivari made before his death in 1737. Case in point: A celebration was held Thursday to mark the resurfacing of a Stradivarius violin that went missing 35 years ago after renowned musician Roman Toten...

by Colleen Barry   Luca Remmert's dream of running a self-sustainable farm is within sight. He produces energy from corn and grain near the northern Italian city of Turin and hopes in the not too distant future to run all of his eight tractors on methane generated at the farm.   Remmert's 450-hectare (1,100-acre) La Bellotta farm has...

by Alice Philipson   A 2,000-year-old laundry where ancient Romans brought their brilliant white tunics to be dyed and washed was among six newly restored buildings in Pompeii opened to the public on Thursday. Spectacular brightly coloured frescoes and intricate mosaics were revealed across the walls and floors of almost all of the buil...

Italy was the biggest exporter and producer of wine in the world in 2015, while the United States consumed the most of the Mediterranean country's prized nectar, a study published yesterday showed.   "Today, one bottle of wine exported in five is made in Italy, the biggest wine exporter in the world," Italy's Coldiretti agricultural associat...

Fino a quattro o cinque anni fa il tema dell'Italian sounding agroalimentare era una "proprietà" riservata di Coldiretti. Quando si citava l'Italian sounding non era possibile omettere la stima dell'associazione di categoria che indicava in 60 miliardi di euro il valore del fenomeno, a danno dell'Italia.   Ora il tema è stato ripreso co...

by Ilaria Vesentini   The land that elevated coffee to an art form is now making it a science. The new international research and innovation center for coffee inaugurated in recent days by espresso machine maker Nuova Simonelli Group and the University of Camerino (a small and historic city of less than 7,000 people in the Marche region...

by Marzio Bartoloni   The government has just drawn up its 2017-2023 strategic plan for the tourism industry, one of most undervalued sectors in the nation. Revenue totaled €35.8 billion in 2015, putting Italy in seventh place in value and fifth (after France, the USA, Spain and China) in number of visitors (50.7 million). That's too few giv...

If you're like me, you've often asked yourself, "Why do Italians live longer and stay so trim while consuming daily portions of pasta?" Perhaps you even read the recent article debunking the notion that pasta makes you fat. Vindication for feeding my daughter pasta every day! (The truth is, she's at a picky stage where she won't eat much else.) Ye...

Gianfranco Rosi's Fuocoammare is Italy's contender for the best foreign language film at the 2017 Oscars. The movie was selected on Monday from a field of seven by a committee at the offices of film industry association ANICA. 'Fuocoammare' (Fire At Sea) is a documentary about Italian migrant stepping-stone island Lampedusa. It looks at the lives...

Le Camere di Commercio Italiane all'Estero (CCIE), in quanto associazioni di imprese, sono le interlocutrici naturali delle piccole e medie imprese italiane,delle quali favoriscono l'internazionalizzazione, anche attraverso i progetti europei.   Ad affermarlo è Gian Domenico Auricchio, Presidente di Assocamerestero che, a pochi giorni dalla...

A drawing believed to be by Italian master Leonardo da Vinci was discovered in Paris when a retired doctor brought a portfolio of works to Tajan auction house for a valuation. What's more, the auction house estimates "The Martyred Saint Sebastian" could be worth as much as 15 million euros ($16 million).   "The doctor couldn't have imag...