NEWS FROM : ITALY  

di Giulia Cimpanelli   Trasformare le vecchie foto cartacee in digitali in pochissimi secondi e senza bisogno di uno scanner. Si può fare con Memories – Instant Scanner Photo, un'applicazione mobile sviluppata dalla startup napoletana Idea Solution che l'ha ideata dopo prodotti mobile di altro genere pensando al Throw back Tuesday, un fenome...

Federico Fellini was born on January 20, 1920, in Rimini, Italy. Growing up he was interested in art, cartoons, and producing puppet shows. He unsuccessfully attempted to draw and sell caricatures to tourists in Rimini. When he was 18, Federico moved to Rome to study law, but dropped out shortly after and began to work for local newspapers instead....

by Michael M. Grynbaum   Mayor Bill de Blasio is Italy-bound for the second summer in a row. The mayor, who has traveled extensively across Europe and the United States during his 18 months in office, is set to fly to Rome next week to address an international gathering of mayors and environmental leaders at the Vatican.   The me...

By Carol M. Kopp   Surely any American dreaming of the expat life for retirement would consider Italy near the top of the list. And yet, it rates only a respectable 11th place on International Living's list of Best Places to Retire for 2015. What's not to love about Italy?   Well, the rankings take into account cost of living a...

by Margalit Fox   Mariuccia Mandelli, an Italian fashion designer whose long list of credits includes the shortest of achievements — she was widely described as having invented hot pants — died on Sunday at her home in Milan. She was 90. In a statement, Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, paid tribute to Ms. Mandelli. Ms. Man...

The one thousand five hundred models on display at the Footwear Museum in Stra (Venice) tell a story that is almost 70 years long. The extraordinary collection put together in 1995 by Luigino Rossi, president of Calzaturificio Rossimoda, is made up of models the company manufactured from 1947 to the present: fine women's shoes signed by some o...

L'italoamericano Mario Andretti è una delle leggende del mondo dei motori. Ha vinto negli anni '70 il campionato mondiale di Formula 1 e un'infinità di altre gare. Non tutti sapevano però che la sua vita è legata a Lucca. Arrivato come esule istriano con la sua famiglia negli anni '40 trascorse la sua infanzia dentro le mura prima di emigrare in Am...

Sambuca di Sicilia has been elected "il Borgo dei Borghi 2016", the most beautiful Borgo in Italy. The village in the Belice Valley, with about 6,000 inhabitants, won the title during the TV show called "Alle falde del Kilimangiaro", with Camilla Raznovich, aired on prime time on Easter Sunday.   Sambuca is the third Sicilian town, after Ga...

At some point in your research, you have unearthed everything you need about the relatives you've know personally, and now you're working on finding out about their parents and grandparents. These are folks who died before you were born or never left Italy and, as a result, you never met them. With no direct access, you must rely exclusively on Ita...

Ci sono i piccoli borghi che sono diventati l'espressione della bellezza paesaggistica nazionale. Sono realtà territoriali microscopiche, estremamente tipicizzate e caratteristiche, che rappresentano il gusto sincero del Belpaese e il fascino dell'Italia nascosta, quella da scoprire e recuperare nella sua integrità, al di là delle mete turistiche g...

Una giornata di confronto sulla collaborazione tra Italia e Usa nel settore dell'impresa e del lavoro avrà luogo venerdì 3 giugno, a Palazzo Grandi Stazioni, a Venezia, con il convegno "Giustizia, imprese e lavoro tra Italia e Stati Uniti", promosso da Regione Veneto, National Italian American Foundation (Niaf) e "Nova Itinera", rivista giuridica (...

In the traditional Italian dish, ragù alla Bolognese, tomatoes are very much an essential ingredient and their exclusion has upset food purists, who are tired of seeing 'Bolognese' used as an adjective to describe any kind of pasta dish served with minced meat. "White ragù sauces do exist, we even teach them in our cooking class in Venice," fo...