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According to Italian Press Agency, ANSA, that recalled a statement by the Roman Catholic order disclosed Tuesday on the website sanfrancesco.org, Franciscan monks in Assisi saved more than forty Jews during the Second World War: they managed to hide them inside the belltower of St Francis' Basilica in the Umbrian hilltown.   The fugitives we...

Counting how many times a day Italians use some of the following expressions would be an interesting experiment! These Italian expressions are all very typical, and you hear them all the time in colloquial Italian. By using any of the following expressions you will sound very Italian. Che bello!   Some of these expressions may stay with you...

Faculty from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai joined colleagues from around the world at the University of Brescia in Italy for a recent conference on the internationalization of education and research.   The 2016 Brescia Internationalization Summit, held on July 13, 2016, included a roundtable discussion where participants explor...

Before this year is over, we must talk about Mantua. Every year the Italian government chooses a city to be the Italian Capital of Culture, during which the designated town enjoys the spotlight and hosts various cultural events to celebrate its past and its attractions. This year that city has been Mantua.   Mantua lies in the lower part of...

By Francesca Bezzone In Italy you know Winter has finally arrived when, upon entering a café in the mid-afternoon, the comforting scent of hot chocolate and whipped cream embraces you like an old friend. Now, hot chocolate in Italy is a serious thing: thick and dark, sometimes flavored with hazelnuts, mint or vanilla, it is something you eat, rath...

Lecce (June 14) and Napoli (June 25). Two of the most vibrant cities of Southern Italy are hosting the MTB Job Creator Tour, one-day events that 1) provide education on entrepreneurship and 2) offer to selected startups the opportunity to showcase their business idea in front of a panel of investors.   Most importantly, the best project(s)...

By Andrea Malan La partita tra Sergio Marchionne e il sindacato Usa, azionista di Chrysler con il fondo Veba, sta arrivando alle fasi decisive ed è arrivata a coinvolgere l'Alfa Romeo – marchio prestigioso che dovrebbe costituire una delle armi del rilancio del gruppo Fiat. «Finché sarò al timone della Fiat, l'Alfa Romeo non verrà prodotta fuori d...

Wine production of the popular Italian bubbly Prosecco beat out French Champagne, consortiums for the two sparkling wines reported on Friday. A growing global thirst for Prosecco prompted makers to produce 330 million bottles in 2013 compared to French producers' 300 million bottles of Champagne.   "It is a trend that is growing stronge...

The duo Karima & Ruggeri's opening concert at Teatro Duni on November 26th has marked the launch for the 12th season of Matera in Musica, the city's official concert season organized by Festival Duni and the Ico della Magna Grecia Orchestra. The event foresees 11 concerts between the end of November and May, 2014, and is part of the programme f...

by Lisa Condie   Over 46 million tourists visit the boot-shaped peninsula each year! They come from all over the world, and many return again and again for a magic that only Italy can deliver. As Samuel Johnson said, "A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a m...

Domani, 9 settembre, alle ore 21.15 in largo S. Maria dei Barbuti, a Salerno, concerto-evento dei 35 musicisti della "U.S. Naval Forces Europe Allied Force Band Naples". Il concerto-evento sarà preceduto da una sfilata in musica per le strade del centro storico di Salerno. La prestigiosa iniziativa, commemorativa del 70esimo anniversario di Salern...

A couple of years ago, Lapo Elkann, the car-nut grandson of the late Fiat patriarch Gianni Agnelli, was outraged that Volkswagen had agreed to buy Ducati, the Italian motorcycle company best known for its lean, testosterone-laden road missiles. In a text message to me, he said, "Ducati has to stay Italian" (I had interviewed him not long before abo...