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Francesco Molinari set an incredible new record after playing a decisive role in Europe’s Ryder Cup victory over USA. The Italian’s partnership with Tommy Fleetwood yielded four points over the opening two days to help Thomas Bjorn’s side create a potentially decisive 10-6 lead over the holders. Out on his own, the Italian continued his sensational...

Italy is a land full of art and history: every place has a story to tell and is witness and mirror of the flow of time and of people’s actions. Therefore, landscapes are a reminder of the history that took place in them and they tell us a lot about the past and the present. Have you ever asked yourself why are there royal palaces in Turin? Or, why...

For travelers seeking authentic food and wine experiences, Umbria should rank high on their "must-visit" list, particularly in autumn, when the region's seasonal bounty is at its peak. The otherwise tranquil countryside is a buzz of activity during the fall, with wine, oil and saffron harvests in full swing, truffle hunting in high gear and such cr...

A short journey from hectic Rome to Ninfa will reward the traveler with what the New York Times defined as “the most beautiful garden in the world”. The garden was also voted the most beautiful garden of Italy in 2015. Ninfa’s gardens are located on the ruins of the old city of Ninfa, at the bottom of the Lepini mounts, situated at the junction of...

The highest Tibetan bridge in Europe was inaugurated last weekend in Valtellina, a beautiful Alpine area of Lombardy in northern Italy. The so-called ‘Ponte nel Cielo’ (Bridge in the Sky) connects Campo Tartano (80 km northeast of Milan), set among the Orobie mountains, to Frasnino, located at 1,039m above sea level. Suspended at a height of 140 me...

The selection of the Boeing-Leonardo MH-139 ends a years-long quest to replace the 1970s-era UH-1Ns. Almost two decades after the U.S. Air Force started trying to replace the Vietnam-era helicopters that patrol missile fields and stand by to evacuate senior officials, the service announced Monday that it has placed an initial order of MH-139 helico...

Parents may be the most important people in our lives, but certainly grandparents are no less so. Grandparents are a family's history, and through them a family's origins are handed down to new generations. Cakes cooked together, experiences and stories told near a fireplace, holidays together... these are only some of the things usually shared wit...

Il lifestyle italiano non è fatto solo di moda, arte, cibo, vino, design e mobili. Nel paniere dei prodotti che disegnano lo stile di vita e il “buon vivere” tricolore, da valorizzare e promuovere all'estero, ora prenota un posto d’onore il sigaro Toscano, marchio d’eccellenza del made in Italy forte di 200 anni di storia, posizionamento premium e...

L’On. Francesca La Marca venerdì 28 settembre ha incontrato il Direttore di RAI Italia, Dott. Marco Giudici, per discutere con il responsabile della maggiore struttura dedicata agli italiani all’estero extraeuropei di una serie di questioni sulle quali si manifesta una maggiore sensibilità da parte dei nostri connazionali. Nel corso del lungo e cor...

Sparkling wine lovers have declared a day of mourning after video footage emerged showing 30 thousand liters of prosecco being unceremoniously wasted after a tank exploded at an Italian reservoir. The tragic spillage was filmed on Tuesday in Conegliano Veneto, in the province of Treviso, after the pressurized tank exploded because it was overfilled...

“It’s a pity you’re here when the weather is so bad!” I had heard again and again upon arriving in northeastern Italy’s Südtirol province just as it was getting pounded with three days of rain, more than residents said they had seen all summer. If ever a region were made for dramatic skies, it was this one. Its landscape is dominated by the Dolomit...

Global exports of Italian food products set a new record, with an increase of 3.3% compared to 2017. This is what emerges from an analysis by Italian farmers association Coldiretti on Istat data, relating to foreign trade in the first 7 months of 2018. Almost two-thirds of Italian food exports go to EU countries. The most important market is German...