NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Embarking on a job hunt in a new country, not to mention a new language, is daunting to say the least. It is possible to get a job without speaking Italian in Italy, particularly if you speak fluent English, but knowing a few phrases can go a long way. It shows you're serious about living and working in Italy, and will reassure employers that you'r...

The Light Festival will kick off in Florence with the lighting of the Christmas tree on December 8 in piazza Duomo. From that moment, which symbolically inaugurates the seasonal festivities, all the main events of the “F-Light” festival will begin, a full month of “dressing up” the city’s main monuments and squares. The event, spread over around 15...

The 2018 Maserati Ghibli mimics no other vehicle in the premium midsize sedan segment. While other automakers continue a predictable march towards familiarity and conformity – there are only so many ways to build a modern high-volume sedan – this European manufacturer forges its own path. While other automakers are pursuing isolation, and supplemen...

All the signs were there that Italian director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name would have a robust opening, and the film, starring Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg came through fabulously this Thanksgiving weekend. The Sony Pictures Classics feature had the year’s highest per theater average opening at $101,219. Call Me...

Food waste is a huge problem globally — starting with our own refrigerators. Over this Thanksgiving week, Americans will throw out almost 200 million pounds of turkey alone, according to figures from the Natural Resources Defense Council. But before you toss that bird, read on. We asked Massimo Bottura, one of the world's best chefs, to help us fig...

L’enogastronomia si conferma come una delle principali attrattive in grado di motivare gli arrivi turistici in Italia: il 25,9% dei visitatori che arrivano nel nostro Paese degusta vini e piatti made in Italy, il 18,7% acquista in loco prodotti tipici e/o artigianali del territorio, l’11,3% partecipa ad eventi enogastronomici. Ancor più nello speci...

This past weekend, Italy’s monuments were lit up orange for the #orangetheworld annual campaign sponsored by UN Women and the United Nations on the occasion of the International Day to End Violence against Women. The initiative was launched by the UN Secretary-General in 2008. From Milan to Rome, Siena to the Amalfi Coast, many cities in Italy have...

No holiday meal is complete without a desert. At Christmas, while American families make the traditional pumpkin pie and the Englishmen enjoy the yummy Christmas pudding, the Italians have their piece of the local Christmas cake that fills their houses with the smell of citrus, vanilla, and candied fruit. But Italy has never taken the final decisio...

Rome was the world's 12th most-visited city in 2016, one of four Italian cities in Euromonitor's top 100 city destinations ranking presented on Tuesday at the World Travel Market event in London. Italy's most-visited cities also included Milan in 27th position, followed by Venice in 38th and Florence in 44th, according to the ranking drafted by the...

A thought-provoking art project in Italy’s Milan saw people hitting tennis balls right under the ancient relics and frescos of a 16-century church. The US artist behind the art experiment dubbed his exhibition “Untitled (plot for dialogue).” The playground has been installed in Milan’s Chiesa San Paolo Converso, a former Roman Catholic church curre...

When you write a book devoted to the subject of amaro, it should come as no surprise that the question you’re asked most by readers, bartenders, friends and strangers alike is, What is your favorite amaro? It’s nearly impossible for me to answer. Like Rob Gordon, the obsessive record shop owner played by John Cusack in the film adaptation of Nick H...

Lucian Faggiano of Lecce, Puglia had a dream to open a trattoria. A trattoria is an Italian eatery that is not quite a restaurant, but more than a fast food type drive through. Faggiano purchased a building at 56 Via Ascanio Grandi and immediately began renovations. In order to repair a blocked toilet, he and his sons decided the most efficient way...