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A pilot project "Growing digital" that teams farming lobby Coldiretti with US tech giant Google and the Ministry of Labor will be presented today that aims to digitalize agriculture and create new jobs for young people in the farming sector, where employment is growing (unlike other areas of the economy).   The latest data published by ISTAT...

by Fred Plotkin   In our day, because of social media and all manner of electronic communications, news can rapidly spread around the world. On Aug. 20, people who work in or care about opera learned of the passing of Italian soprano Daniela Dessì at the age of 59 within hours of her demise. The outpouring of grief and fond recollections was...

by Ilaria Vesentini   Robotics is continually proving to be one of the new frontiers for "Made in Italy," and in some niche markets Italian companies comprise the cutting edge. Such is the case with Piacenza-based firm Gaiotto, which just a few weeks ago unveiled its new state-of-the-art facility and has already proven profitable for the SAC...

Every day on social media we are greeted with incredible photos from people around the world, whether it is friends who are travelling and on holiday, or companies showing off their most beautiful destinations. We thought it would be interesting to investigate which places around the world were actually photographed the most, using the most po...

A lawyer has set his sights on transforming the Sardinia's regional capital into 'The City of Fountains'. Maurizio Loche, originally from the Italian island but with an associated law firm in the UK and legal advisor to the British Consulate, envisions Cagliari with an abundance of fountains, lights, and music embellishing its squares, gardens and...

Visually stunning Italian drama "The Great Beauty" won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday, capping its successful awards season run in the United States and Europe. Director Paolo Sorrentino's film about an aging writer's reflections on life and his search for meaning among Rome's idle rich also won top foreign film honors at t...

Hizzoner and family are on their Roman holiday. A khaki-clad Mayor de Blasio arrived in Rome Sunday to begin his eight-day family vacation, a day later than scheduled following the death of a Staten Island man in police custody last week.   De Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, and their kids Dante and Chiara — sporting a new hairdo — land...

When the popular, reputable Italian financial magazine Panorama Economy placed then-20-year-old college student Matteo Achilli on its cover in March 2012 with the headline "Italian Zuckerberg," he became a media sensation. Soon every major Italian news outlet wanted to cover the kid who'd started a professional networking website called Egomnia....

(La fondazione Make in Italy cdb sta organizzando una mostra per celebrare 50 anni di innovazioni italiane a partire dalla Programma 101. La mostra debutterà nel corso della grande Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition, il prossimo 2 ottobre. In questa serie di post Maria Teresa Cometto racconterà per le storie e gli oggetti che saranno in mostra...

“Great food” and “highway rest stop” are not phrases I would normally utter in the same breath. But that was before I experienced the Italian Autogrill. At about 500 locations across Italy, you can get gas, go to the bathroom and then, very likely, have a better dining experience than at most Italian restaurants in the United States.   Perha...

It's understandable why many Americans regard Italy as expensive. I would, too, if I'd ever been foolish enough to pay $20 for an ice cream near Rome's Trevi fountain or take a $120 gondola ride in Venice.   Thankfully, I spend far more time outside "tourist Italy" than in it. Venture beyond the country's big-ticket destinations, and you'll...

by Joanna Fantozzi   Parmigiano-Reggiano, the hard, crumbly cheese that has been an Italian mainstay for centuries, is going through some serious changes. According to Bloomberg, multiple Italian cheese companies near Parma are seeking kosher certification in order to increase their American export profits.   The kosher market has boo...