NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Foreign investors might be wary of doing business with Italy, given the lacklustre growth and complex politics. But David Olson, a businessman from Michigan in the US, is undeterred, and is determined to help Italian firms spread their wings. This is your first foray into Italy. Why Italy, and why now?   One word: climate. Not the weath...

Inedita e curiosa iniziativa quella svoltasi nel Porto di Palermo in occasione dei festeggiamenti a Santa Rosalia. La fondazione Teatro Massimo ha organizzato un concerto mai eseguito prima dal titolo "Sirene per mare".   L'orchestra ha suonato in concerto insieme alle navi da crociera e di linea attraccate al molo, che con la loro sinfonia...

Davide Zicchinella, the mayor of Sellia, in the province of Catanzaro, signed the decree on Wednesday, which stated "it is forbidden to get sick in the town." The decree comes as part of Zicchinella's bid to save the town from extinction, by incentivizing residents to take care of their health.   The decree called on all 537 of the town...

by Claudia Astarita   Although the "Dubai Sail" has often presented itself as the only 7stars hotel in the world, the American magazine Forbes is now revealing something different of which Italy should be proud. In fact, the Seven Stars Galleria in Milan is the only certified 7stars hotel in the world by SGS (the world's leading inspect...

by Chiara Assi   The end of summer can be sort of bittersweet and the arrival of the cooler months may not always be welcome.   Yet, fall has a lot to offer, especially when traveling through Italy: October and November are two months filled with gastronomy festivals that celebrate the seasonal flavors and invite everyone to slow down...

by Chris Wright   Sadly, Wednesday saw one of the Italian national team's most popular figures, Pietro Lombardi, laid to rest after the legendary Azzurri kitman passed away aged 92. Lombardi, who was known as Spazzolino -'The Toothbrush' – due to his rigorous boot-cleaning approach, served as kitman for many years and was an integral pa...

The Ravello Festival, also known as the "Italian Wagner Festival" is a famous annual summer festival of music and the arts held in the town of Ravello on the Amalfi coast. The festival has been held yearly since 1953.The event includes a wide variety of music featuring large orchestras, chamber groups, jazz, art shows, dance, photographic exhibits....

Parlare di Joseph Tusiani (foto in apertura), il grande, prolifico studioso, letterato, traduttore, poeta di fama internazionale, vuol dire accendere una volta di più l'attenzione su un uomo novantaduenne che ancora, con vigore di mente e freschezza creativa, continua a produrre e a dare lustro a due terre così lontane tra loro, eppure così vicine...

by Lorenzo Zanini Talking about a "return to the past" at Pompeii may not exactly make sense, because the place itself was frozen in the past by the 79 AD eruption of the Vesuvius volcano. Yet in this case the phrase seems to fit: visitors can now parts of some of the buildings as they were during the daily lives of their wealthy inhabitants...

By Mariella Radaelli   Compared to the Amalfi Coast, its bustling neighbor in the province of Salerno, Cilento might seem like land that time forgot. Long stretches of its beaches remain untouched by mass tourism and a time-honored way of life continues in its countryside, where medieval borghi largely stand in their original state and small...

By Elizabeth Salthouse Hidden away in a tiny little workshop at the bottom of a walled garden sits the last artisan battiloro in Europe. Beating out a rhythmic golden heartbeat, his hand-held hammer pummels a pack of gold nuggets into gossamer-thin gold leaf using a technique passed down from the 1700s.   And whilst other goldbeaters have l...

Aicop, in collaborazione con AmCham Italy, Corso Laurea Magistrale in Comunicazione Pubblica di Impresa e Rivista di Comunicazione Politica, organizza il convegno"(E)lezioni dagli Stati Uniti. Cosa possiamo imparare dalle elezioni americane in corso". L'evento si terrà martedì 2 ottobre 2012 alle ore 10 presso la Sala Lauree della Facoltà di Scien...