NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Thirty years have passed since the official presentation of the F40, which took place on 21 July 1987 at the Civic Centre in Maranello, now home to the Ferrari Museum. Created to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary, it was the last car to carry the founder’s “signature”. It was a definitive car, the ultimate expression of the technology thus f...

Comprare una t-shirt grigia a 40 euro non è proprio un affare ma se pensiamo che l'originale costa 400 euro ecco che cambia tutto. Forse. Un giovane imprenditore tedesco sta vendendo online la Zuckerberg Shirt, la maglietta di Mark Zuckerberg, una copia perfetta di quella indossata dal giovane fondatore di Facebook. Come Jobs non si separava mai da...

The recovery in southern Italy is continuing, driven by business. Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.9% in 2016, after +1% in 2015: moderate growth that should continue also in the first part of 2017. And it is industry in the strict sense which is fueling this trend: its value added rose in 2016 by 3.4%: two points higher than the Italian average...

On August 26, Salento, on the Apulia peninsula also known as “the hill of the Italian boot,” will celebrate La Notte della Taranta, which in 2017 celebrates the 20th edition of this event. Over the past 20 years, around 600 guests made up of local and international artists as well as musicians have alternated performances and been applauded by an a...

Venice has topped travellers’ bucket lists for centuries, but in recent years the city has struggled to cope with mass tourism, while tension has grown between visitors and locals. By the 17th century, a trip to Venice had become a rite of passage for upper class northern Europeans, who flocked to the lagoon city as part of the Italian Grand Tour....

Tourists visiting Modena will find all the charm of small-town Italy, where people leisurely walk along cobblestone streets in the early summer heat while enjoying gelato — fresh, rich and creamy, as it should be. As a base of regional travel through northern Italy, Modena (pronounced Mo-dah-nah) is located in the Emila Romagna province. Three airp...

Italy is a country rich in culture and history that should be unveiled to the entire international public: too often tourists only end up visiting Rome, Florence and Venice. It shouldn’t happen to someone who was born and raised abroad, but since the first time I've heard drums rolling during a show of Sbandieratori Italiani on tour in Australia, I...

No one knows for sure when it began or exactly why, but official record formalizes the event starting in 1310. By that time, it was already an institution. I’ve wanted to witness the spectacle firsthand since I learned of it more than 30 years ago. The Palio of the Contrade, the raw, primitive, visceral horse race with murky origins wrapped in myth...

Coffee — it's something many can't start the day without. In Italy, it is a cultural mainstay, and the country is perhaps the beverage's spiritual home. After all, Italy gave us the lingo — espresso, cappuccino, latte — and its coffee culture is filled with rituals and mysterious rules. Caffé Greco is Rome's oldest café. Founded in 1760, it's also...

From June 25 to June 28, 2017, more than 125 Save Venice supporters from around the world gathered in Venice for the biennial Gran Gala a Venezia: A Venetian Affair. These four unforgettable days were filled with engaging expert-led visits to Save Venice’s restorations around the city, sumptuous meals in beautiful Venetian settings, and evening per...

A young man lies spread-eagle in the center of a sand-covered arena, blood streaming from a gash above his eye. The guy who opened up this wound is straddled across his chest, pinning him down. All around them, more men are brawling in a terrifying tangle of fists and knees, shoulder charges and thrown elbows. Lending a surreal edge to this scene i...

Milan usually plays second fiddle to Italian vacation destinations such as Florence or Rome. It’s known by most Americans as a center for fashion and industry, but Milan is also a magnificent place to visit with incredible art, museums and attractions. Ed Pizzarello, a travel writer and founder of the travel blog Pizza in Motion, told me Italy is a...