NEWS FROM : ITALY  

by Ambassador Stuart Holliday   Ambassadors' Forum is a joint initiative of Diplomatic Courier magazine, Meridian International Center, and the Council of American Ambassadors. The Series captures the views of Ambassadors from around the world on the critical role of diplomacy in addressing current global challenges.   In this is...

by Adam Teeter   Sure France is a great place to visit for a wine lover, but we'd argue that no place is more magical and transporting than a trip to Italy. The food, wine and people are a combination that can't be beat, and it's a must for any lover of wine and culture.   And while you could spend a lifetime traveling Italy, most of...

Italian scientists Cecilia Laschi, of the Sant'Anna Superior School in Pisa, and Barbara Mazzolai, of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Genoa, are among 25 women who have made a decisive contribution to robotics, according to the journal RoboHub. Laschi chose the octopus as a model to realise the first 'soft' robot in the world whil...

If you've ever dreamed of moving to Italy, but are too afraid to make the leap, read on: Lisa Condie's story will inspire you.   Almost four years ago, at 56 years old, on an impulse, the Salt Lake City, Utah, native decided she would move to Tuscany. Without thinking it over too much, she sold her house, left her job of more than 30 years,...

Investinitalyrealestate.com is a portal for presenting Italian and foreign operators with opportunities for investment in real estate owned by the government, by companies in which the government or other public bodies have a shareholding or those with mixed public-private shareholders.   The project is part of the framework of initiatives e...

Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man has evolved over the last five centuries from a thoughtful sketch into the picture of health. But the history behind this sketch is as curious as its image is omnipresent.   1. LEONARDO NEVER INTENDED FOR VITRUVIAN MAN TO BE DISPLAYED. The sketch was discovered in one of the High Renaissance master's person...

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' portal "Visa for Italy" will be awarded the Innovation Prize for excellence at the SMAU exhibition in Bologna, an international IT and office furniture fair to be hosted at Bologna Fiere on June 9 and 10.   "Visa for Italy", which recorded over two million hits since it first began in April 2015, is t...

I had the great fortune to marry into a wonderful Italian family from Genoa, Italy. Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year in Italy when cities sparkle and all Italians anticipate the wonderful foods to come.   The festivities last from Saturday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Jan. 6 with families all gathering and reuniting from all...

Castello Bevilacqua: This restored 14th-century castle, which was originally created as a fortress by the Bevilacqua family, is designed to impress visitors before they even arrive at the main entrance.   Guests enter through a long drive that's flanked with pine trees, and pass through an enclosed passageway first. Once on the grounds, this...

Italy's president on Friday pardoned a U.S. Air Force colonel convicted in absentia by Italian courts in the CIA-conducted abduction of an Egyptian terror suspect from a Milan street in a move he hoped would keep American-Italian relations strong, especially on security matters.   President Giorgio Napolitano's office said the head of state...

Dall'inizio del 2014 è in costante crescita il numero dei visitatori che dall'estero arrivano in Italia con Alitalia per motivi di turismo o di lavoro. Rispetto ai primi mesi del 2013, Alitalia ha registrato sui propri voli dall'estero verso l'Italia una crescita del 3,6% - pari a 31.000 passeggeri in più - che conferma il nostro Paese quale meta...

by Larry Holmsted   Google, the influential tech giant, spent this week hosting a very low-profile conference for some very high-profile business and opinion leaders. While the event has been widely reported, Google has mostly kept quiet about it.   The New York Times, which broke the story, called it the "Davos of summer," comparing...