NEWS FROM : ITALY  

The number of visitors to Italian museums and monuments crossed the 50 million mark for the first time in 2017, according to a study presented on Wednesday by Florence's CST tourism study centre and the Confesercenti business association. The report, presented at the 22nd Arts and Events 100 Italian Cities Fair, said that was an increase of almost...

A couple of years ago before heading to Milan Design Week, I took the opportunity to return to Rome for a few days. I had attended architecture school there in 1989. Each time I visit, I search for changes to the Eternal City. There is always something amazing to discover. On this trip, I visited the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj to see three rare paintin...

L’Italia non parteciperà militarmente a una possibile azione promossa dagli Stati Uniti contro la Siria ma questo non esclude che il nostro Paese, come è avvenuto in passato, possa fornire un sostegno tramite le basi americane ospitate sul nostro territorio in base al bilateral infrastructure agreement che disciplina la presenza di queste strutture...

There are many ways to promote and make known the typical Sicilian cuisine and companies of the agri-food excellence, but the Gustoso Sicilian Food Excellence - the new business network created to bring to the United States the Sicilian SMEs characterized by typicality, authenticity, link with the territory, DOP and IGP principals, history and trad...

AS Roma President James Pallotta is to donate 230,000 euros towards the restoration of the fountain in front of the Pantheon, Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi said after meeting him at the Campidoglio Wednesday. "We thank President Pallotta for his generosity, after yesterday's dive (in the Piazza del Popolo fountain after Roma's stunning Champions League...

Cardinal Alessandro Farnese could not have chosen a better place to impress the world with his family’s merits and his own stature: the place where the history of Rome began in the 8th century BC, chosen by Romulus – or the real person behind that legendary figure – to found Rome, on the hill whose name inspired the Italian word “Palazzo”, “palace”...

Prosciutto di Modena PDO closed 2017 with a production rate of 70,000 hams, for a production value of 7 million euros and a consumption value of about 13 million. The pre-sliced cold cuts segment is still an important channel that absorbs approximately 15% of total production: a solution that is highly appreciated by consumers thanks to its practic...

And the Best Orchestra is... Quella della Scala, da oggi la migliore del mondo. Titolo conquistato lunedì sera a Londra durante la sfavillante cerimonia di consegna degli International Opera Awards, per il loro prestigio considerati gli Oscar della lirica. Suddivisi come quelli per il cinema in categorie: miglior direttore, migliori cantanti, migli...

“AMAZING! Guardate quanti studenti ci sono stamattina all’inaugurazione del nuovo corso di #AmericanStudies all’Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro! Sono felicissima che così tanti ragazzi e ragazze siano interessati a intraprendere questo percorso di studi”. La Console Generale Countryman ha postato questo tweet dopo aver preso parte con il R...

In an era when long-distance communication was achieved by sending signals over telegraph wires, Italian electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi was one of a handful of researchers who suspected invisible radio waves might offer a better solution. Despite failing his college entrance exams, Marconi (1874–1937) went on to conduct some of the most impo...

EVERY LANGUAGE has phrases or words that can stump a local when translating to an outsider. Italian has many untranslatable terms that are woven into not only the language but culture, too. If learning Italian, it’s important to know how to use “Mamma mia!” without automatically saying “here we go again” and fill your plate at an “apericena” buffet...

With the beautifully shot Call Me by Your Name on its way to being the film of the year with four Oscar nominations already, and the release of his re-make of Dario Argento’s horror film Suspiria coming up in the fall, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of Luca Guadagnino’s consecration. The 47-year-old Italian filmmaker’s taste for complex love sto...