NEWS FROM : ITALY  

by Stephen Doig   There's nothing like a full immersion in the upper echelons of the stylish Italian jet set to make a pale Scotsman such as myself – I could wear a shroud and still burn in low cloud – long for a dash of whatever he's having.   Last week, against the backdrop of Porto Cervo, Sardinia's playground for superyacht owners...

Positive trend for Italian glass processing machinery which further strengthens its position with a rise in sales (+2.84%) and exports (+3.34%). Domestic market remains weak.   The 2014 figures for the industry prepared by Gimav – Italian Manufacturers' Association of Machinery, Accessories and Special Products for Glass Processing – confirm...

by Luisa Taliento   Alberghi diffusi are true gems created in communities where you can breathe in the history. A model of responsible tourism, they include dozens of structures all over the country, many brought together in the Alberghi Diffusi Association (alberghidiffusi.it), creating an accommodation that is halfway between a home and a...

The boom of exports of the biomedical sector accomplished by the Mirandola district, in the province of Modena (+29.1% in 2015 according to the Monitor Intesa San Paolo), is the proof that currently Made in Italy has no rivals, not even in the hi-tech industry, when it is courageous enough to invest in research, innovation and training, turning ter...

Belluno is a province in the Veneto region of Italy and is almost entirely occupied by mountain areas. The climate is among the most severe in the Alps. The Belluno area is representative of a typical alpine environment and a people who are proud of their traditions passed down from generation to generation through experience and oral narrative. &...

"Internazionalizzare per crescere - Quale Sistema Paese per vincere questa sfida?" è il tema del convegno organizzato dall'Associazione di volontariato osservatorio per la sicurezza - Andromeda, che si terrà martedì prossimo, 23 luglio, alle ore 9.30, presso la Sala delle Bandiere del Parlamento Europeo, a Roma.   Introdurrà i lavori Roberta...

The New York Times called him ''a tanned, scrawny Indiana Jones'', and Nicolo' Marchetti is surely the only archeologist in the world today digging for the treasures of the past under the watchful eye of al-Qaeda machine guns.   Marchetti leads the Turkish-Italian team that is unearthing the mythical Hittite capital of Karkemish, which has b...

Wine has a long, rich history as a cooking liquid. One of the early "cookbooks," compiled in the first century, "De re Coquinaria" ("On Cooking"), included dozens of recipes that used wine. Since the beginning of recorded history, wine has been considered one of the essential ingredients in cooking. The ancient Greeks used wine and there are numero...

By Fucsia FitzGerald Nissoli   Carissime/i,mi trovo a scrivervi in un momento delicato per il nostro Paese, in cui, ancora alle prese con la crisi economica, siamo chiamati ad un cambio di Governo la cui crisi ha una matrice extraparlamentare, in sostanza decisa dalla direzione del partito democratico, il partito dell'ex presidente Letta e d...

Scientists on Tuesday announced the discovery of only the fourth recorded transformation of a neutrino from one kind into another.   If confirmed, the event – which has so far been a purely theoretical proposition – stands to revolutionize the subatomic particle theory that has been in vogue since it was developed in the latter half of the 2...

The Energica Ego is the awesome Italian electric sports bike that we've been dying to see stateside since the concept was first revealed at the Milan International Motorcycle Show (EICMA) back in 2011.   Thankfully, that's about to happen as the company's "Where is My Ego" tour brings bikes across the Atlantic for prospective buyers and the...

In what is the instep of Italy's boot, the first forays into Italy from North Africa came to settle in Matera 10,000 years ago. Living quarters were fashioned in both the limestone caves and built outward from the rock.   Much like America's Appalachia, the people there developed their own style of thriving in harsher living conditions, and...