NEWS FROM : ITALY  

"È stato un incontro molto cordiale, nel corso del quale abbiamo riconfermato i rapporti di stretta amicizia che ci legano agli Stati Uniti d'America". Così il Presidente della Regione Lombardia, Roberto Maroni, che questa mattina - insieme al vice-Presidente, Fabrizio Sala - ha ricevuto nel suo ufficio, a Palazzo Lombardia, Elizabeth Lee Martinez,...

Spring is beginning to green the rolling Piedmontese hills as we make our way down the auto strada from Milan.Thi s is familiar country – I spent long stretches of my childhood here, among the wide fields and castle towns, the Alps a constant backdrop of crags and snow. Now, though, I’m here for a glimpse of the future that is also a window into th...

At the recent Maison & Objet design fair in Paris, muted olives hues and fleshy pink tones ran rife. Nests of circular coffee tables came endlessly grouped in threes. Brass detailing abounded. In fact, everything was so pleasantly on trend that little was truly compelling, let alone engaging or amusing. Until, that is, I stumbled across the Seletti...

As the late season, final rounds 11 and 12 for the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America competitors kicked off this week in Imola, Italy, they were welcomed to the beautiful Italian countryside by unusually cold temperatures and of all things, snow. Needless to say, the snowfall and inclement weather put a damper on the week's proceedings and mos...

The Italian food e-commerce sector is worth €849 million in 2017, or 4% of the total of the Italian digital commerce market,  a new study has found. In addition, this sector registered an impressive growth rate of 43% this year, compared to 2016 volumes, reports news agency Ansa. The findings were released during the Netcomm Focus Food conference,...

Zelinda Paglieno, who turned 102 in October, offers sobering advice when asked what's the secret to her long and healthy life: "Two fingers width of red wine, and no more, at lunchtime every day.”  “I’ve never smoked, but a little wine is good for you — and that’s something I still do now. We have very good grapes here,” she explained. Paglieno’s a...

Last month, actress and director Asia Argento voiced her disgust with criticismfrom the Italian public after she came forward with rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein. “Italy is far behind the rest of the world in its view of women,” she told the press of her native country. 50 years ago, Italy was rocked by one woman’s courageous efforts to...

The 2nd International Congress on "Clinical Needs and Translational Research in Oncology," was held November 22-23, 2017 at the Centro Oncoematologico Regio Emilia (CORE), of the USL-IRCCS of Reggio Emilia, bringing together prominent oncologists from Europe and the United States. The CORE Prize for Oncology 2017 was awarded to two prestigious rese...

The Sauber F1 Team have signed a multi-year technical and commercial partnership with Alfa Romeo, returning the Italian car manufacturer to F1 after an absence of more than 30 years. The deal will see the Swiss squad renamed Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team from 2018, with the car bearing the Alfa Romeo logo and being equipped with 2018-spec Ferrari engin...

“Call Me By Your Name” won the big prize, Best Picture, at the 27th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on Monday night. Luca Guadagnino‘s coming-of-age tale also won Breakthrough Performance for newcomer Timothee Chalamet. These awards bestowed by the Gotham Filmmaker Project were handed out in a star-filled ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street. (Se...

To make panettone — traditional panettone, coaxed from a stiff, naturally leavened starter — is to embark on a long, expensive and unpredictable journey, risking disaster at every turn. Roy Shvartzapel, a baker in San Francisco, refers to the Italian bread as “the Mount Everest of baking.” “You’d be hard pressed to find a more challenging dough,” s...

One might think that the sainthood cause of Don Luigi Sturzo, a late 19th and 20th century progressive Italian priest who championed the interests of the poor and, later, the anti-fascist cause during World War II, would be a natural for fast-track treatment in the Pope Francis era. Sturzo was one of the early heralds of modern Catholic social teac...