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By Nick Squires   A mysterious Roman basilica built for the worship of an esoteric pagan cult and now lying hidden more than 40ft below street level has opened to the public for the first time. The basilica, the only one of its kind in the world, was excavated from solid tufa volcanic rock on the outskirts of the imperial capital in the...

by Lavinia Pisani   The first time I fell for the work of Francesco Camillo Giorgino, a.k.a. "Millo," was the second I laid my eyes on one of his murals: a red-painted heart, amidst a surrounding black-and-white surface, that was being firmly hugged by a larger-than-life child-like figure.    After seeing Millo's name featured on...

By Giovanni di Napoli   Do to the unseasonably warm weather in New York City, it doesn't quite feel like Christmas yet. So, to help me get into the Christmas spirit, I recently visited St. Patrick's Cathedral on 5th Avenue to see the presepio (crèche) on loan from Basilacata called "The Secret Garden of Southern Italy."   Installed on...

di Maria Rosa Quario   La vittoria arrivata ancora una volta dal fondo grazie al fantastico Chicco Pellegrino (e a Didi Noeckler) è invece mancata agli sciatori dell'alpino che fra Wengen e Flachau hanno però portato a casa ben tre podi, con Giuliano Razzoli e Stefano Gross secondo e terzo nello slalom maschile in Svizzera e con Federica Bri...

The new year seems promising for many Italian StartUps. In fact the last years have already brings some italian startups under the spotlight.   Many initiatives have been launched in these years, trying to fill the gap between the Italian startups scene and the others in Europe and, thanks to the typical Italian innovation spirit, the result...

Una gran quantità di nuovi prodotti, circa 1.000, verranno proposti dall'industria alimentare italiana a Cibus2016, il Salone Internazionale dell'Alimentazione, organizzato da Fiere di Parma e Federalimentare a Parma dal 9 al 12 maggio. Sulla scia di Expo2015, il comparto alimentare ha investito per essere in grado di proporre sui mercati esteri e...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and PNICube, the Italian Association of University Incubators and Local Business Plan Competition, has established the "Innovation that speaks Italian" award to recognize the highly innovative value of Technology Startups, founded by Italian citizens, operating abroad.   The award...

by Giovanna Mancini   We are not talking about sensational numbers, but the 42,000 additional businesses that, according to Unioncamere-Infocamere figures, populated the Italian industry in the first nine months of 2016 are definitely good news for the Italian economy.   This is a sign that the entrepreneurial fabric is mending, even...

Confindustria Sicilia, partner di Enterprise Europe Network, ha organizzato insieme con l'American Chamber of Commerce in Italy un incontro per promuovere le opportunità di business fra l'Italia e gli Usa.PALERMO - Un'America più siciliana. E una Sicilia più americana. Con questo spirito Confindustria Sicilia ha organizzato un incontro, a Palermo,...

Alitalia understands the importance of maintaining and promoting the Italian language in the United States. Therefore, thanks to a partnership between the Embassy of Italy in Washington and Alitalia, we are happy to extend a 5% student discount dedicated to AP Italian Language students traveling in economy class from the USA to Italy with Alitalia....

The American Academy in Rome celebrated its 10th annual McKim Gala last month on a picture-perfect spring evening. Over 350 guests gathered at Villa Aurelia in Rome to support the Academy's efforts to provide fellowships for Italian artists and scholars. The Academy also honored architect Zaha Hadid with the 2014 McKim Medal for her contributions t...

The International Festival of art held in Arcevia, in the province of Ancona, will devote nearly two months to art and culture from 2nd August to 28th September. The former Rocca Contrada located between the Apennines and the Adriatic Sea, is home to the seventh edition of AR [t] CEVIA, which presents a full calendar of events scattered throughout...