NEWS FROM : ITALY  

by Claudia Astarita   A huge amount of food is wasted every day everywhere in the world. For the Italian National Consortium for recovery and recycling paper and board packaging Comieco this trend is unacceptable, and this is the reason why they have decided to launch in Milan the initiative "Doggy Bag – Eat your Leftovers".   In line...

The founder of Italian eyewear giant Luxottica is celebrating his 80th birthday by giving the firm's 8,000 employees in Italy shares worth around nine million euros (S$13.39 million). Leonardo del Vecchio, Italy's second richest man thanks to an eyewear brand sported by star designers including Chanel and Giorgio Armani, is gifting his staff 1...

By Tim Jepson No wonder Sicily has such fine food. Geography and history have bequeathed the island a culinary tradition that draws on dishes from the ancient Greeks, Arabs and Normans, and from as far afield as Spain, Greece, North Africa and the Middle East. To this can be added a wealth of ingredients that is exceptional even by Italian stand...

If you are tired of those conventional beaches made of pristine sand, crystalline clear water and colorful beach umbrellas, we are glad to inform you that Italy has plenty of lesser-known (nevertheless equally beautiful) places to swim and sunbathe this summer. These paradisiac and unconventional spots are often hidden from the tourist's eye and fo...

by Claudia Baroncelli   Lets paint a picture: it's the weekend, its cold, dark and wet outside, you're alone, in your comfy pants, binging on Netflix, with absolutely no intention of leaving the house, and you're content. But all that's missing is some delicious comfort food to top off the perfect scenario.   And don't lie; I know we'...

di Lu. B. Legno capace di trasformarsi in ossa, sostituendo al contempo le normali protesi. E' l'avveniristica frontiera che sta indagando una startup biotecnologica italiana, la Greenbone, che ha appena ricevuto tre milioni di euro di investimento da parte di un pool di finanziatori. La società sviluppa una tecnologia rivoluzionaria in ambito or...

In Calabria, new hospitality formulas are breathing life into forgotten areas: the region's first "virtual hotel" has opened in the historic center of Belmonte Calabro, on the Tyrrhenian coast. The complex, made of 14 houses and 44 beds, has transformed the abandoned village into an alternative tourist resort, open all year.   "Between...

di Luciano Ferraro Giovanni Neri è un nativo digitale, come i ragazzi della sua età trova naturale raccontarsi su Facebook. Con poche frasi e tante immagini: la foto dell'iPhone del padre finito in una botte a macerarsi sulle bucce per cinque giorni, il ritratto da bambino con il fratello più piccolo Gianlorenzo, la panoramica sul compleanno in cu...

Tourists from all over the world travel to Italy each year and many of them return again and again after falling in love with the passion and the beauty of the country.   However, according to Lisa Condie from the Huffington Post, there are few things that Italians want Americans to know before you arrive in the boot-shaped peninsula.  ...

di Luca Scarcella Secondo la World Health Organization, nel mondo un miliardo di persone non ha accesso ad acqua potabile, due miliardi all'elettricità (e qualche tempo fa qui su The Next Tech avevamo affrontato questo problema scrivendo di Plantalàmparas) e cinque miliardi non possono accedere ad internet. Marco Attisani è partito da qui, e da co...

Years ago—more years than I like to tell myself—I lived in Rome. And if you know anything about Rome, you know that every cliché is true: The pasta is that good, the pizza is that good, too, the city is a museum, the laundry hanging from the lines really is how they dry their clothes, and an Italian would run over his nonna for a properly ripened t...

More than 16 million tourists descend on this city of 360,000 each year, most making a beeline for the ancient Ponte Vecchio to memorialize their visit with a cellphone held on a selfie wand. As a ready-made postcard, the view of the Arno River from the bridge's midpoint would seem hard to top. And yet, as with so much else in Florence, anothe...