NEWS FROM : ITALY  

by Filomena Greco   The project is on the table with the objective to reach an agreement between the Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for the development of new research lines in Italy.   The announcement was given last Sunday by Sergio Chiamparino, the President of the Piedmont Region. The framewo...

By Roger Baird   Italy's richest man, and the 81-year-old driving force behind the €46bn (£40bn; $49bn) merger in the glasses industry, shows no sign of slowing down. Leonardo Del Vecchio, founder of Luxottica, the world's biggest glasses maker, has agreed a merger with French lenses maker Essilor.   Luxottica owns such brands as...

TRENTO - Quando i rappresentanti dei Circoli trentini di Stati Uniti e Canada si riuniscono (lo fanno ogni due anni su iniziativa della federazione dei circoli del Nord America), rinsaldano i vincoli di un'amicizia mai spenta con la terra d'origine. Al tempo stesso riscoprono la memoria di quanti, con la dura esperienza dell'emigrazione, hanno dato...

By Russell Shorto   As a writer I've always tended to seek out origins. My first book, about the search for the historical Jesus, was an attempt to get at the "real" story behind my Catholic upbringing.   After living in Manhattan for several years, I wrote "The Island at the Center of the World," a book about the Dutch settlement of...

"L'Italia ha una ricchezza, una diversità, una capillarità di risorse ed energie che chi viene dall'estero conosce benissimo. C'è una domanda di Italia nel mondo a cui non possiamo rispondere con iniziativa solo nazionale: c'è una diversità di regioni, città, realtà imprenditoriali e culturali che rappresentano la vera ricchezza e potenzialità del...

By Jim Yardley   The 18 coffins were placed in two neat rows beneath the late-afternoon sun as the mayor and other dignitaries took their seats inside the hilltop cemetery. A Catholic vicar-general offered a homily. A Muslim imam unfurled a small rug and knelt in prayer, his singsong voice rising above the stone mausoleums toward the blue of...

VicenzaOro, to be held in Vicenza on January from 23 to 28, is the first event on the international calendar, coming as it does in a privileged moment in which to present all of the new collections and preview the trends in the jewellery world.   A workshop of ideas for operators from all over the world: a place in which to network, and a so...

La prossima volta che entrate in una tensostruttura, provate ad osservare le travi portanti. Potrebbero essere d'aria. È questa la rivoluzione sviluppata da due esperti dello studio delle forze e della meccanica: Paolo Beccarelli, 31 anni, e Roberto Maffei, 29. Il primo, insegna Architectural Structures all'università di Nottingham dal 2012.  ...

"È la seconda volta che vengo in Puglia perché la prima volta ci sono stato 45 anni fa. Oggi sono davvero rimasto colpito dalla positività e da tutto quello che ho visto". L'ambasciatore degli Stati Uniti in Italia, John Phillips, in visita a Bari incontra il presidente della Regione Nichi Vendola e sale in bicicletta con il sindaco Antonio Decaro...

by Massimo Gaia and Astrid Wendlandt Italian private equity fund Clessidra acquired control of fashion house Roberto Cavalli on Thursday for an undisclosed sum, concluding one of the longest running courtships in the luxury goods industry. Clessidra, which has invested in jeweller Buccellati, held discussions with Cavalli back in 2008 and 2009 an...

by Marco Carminati   The earthquake that struck Emilia Romagna in 2012 also hit the beautiful Rocca di Vignola in the Modenese Apennines. The charming red brick castle (today owned by the Foundation of Vignola chaired by Valerio Massimo Manfredi) stands with three towers over the area of Vignola near the river Panaro, in a ring of rolling hi...

by Silvia Donati For outsiders, the Palio may just be an ancient horse race, but, to the Sienese, it is much more than that: the Palio is life, they say. Hopes, dreams, passions, fears, battles, scheming and community: just as these elements are part of life, they are also a fundamental part of the Palio di Siena.   It is a race that lasts...