NEWS FROM : ITALY  

For the past eight years, New Jersey native Michelle Bottalico has called the Italian city of Turin home. Along the way, she’s furthered her photography business…acquired citizenship through her ancestry…and even met her husband-to-be. “After traveling around Italy, I liked it so much that I decided to look for work and live here. I was already a p...

Last August, when Gabriele Monti was co-curating the “Italiana: Italy Through the Lens of Fashion 1971-2001”exhibition in Milan, his first port of call was a 19th-century former hosiery factory. The building in Reggio Emilia, a small city about two hours’ drive southeast of Milan, is rarely visited by outsiders and almost never discussed, even by f...

Outside Caffé Sant’Eustachio students and cabbies, bankers and brokers, pundits and senators sip espresso and mock the news. Starbucks, the US coffee chain with nearly 27,000 locations worldwide, had opened its first Italian store in Milan. “Blasphemy,” pronounces an archivist from the Palazzo della Sapienza. He stirs his demitasse and flicks crema...

Today ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano announced the name of his second mission and logo during an event at ESA’s ESRIN establishment in Italy. Luca will be going ‘Beyond’ when he returns to the International Space Station in 2019 as part of Expedition 60/61, alongside Andrew Morgan of NASA and Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos.   Luca was the first of...

Every country has certain cultural patterns making it unique. Of course, habits and customs between cultures and countries tend to overlap: the popularity of social media, for instance, ignores borders and breaks down cultural differences. Technology has made the world a much smaller and culturally homogenous place however, when looking at a foreig...

Stephen Scofes returned to Lansing after his recent spree to Capri saying, “On the beautiful Isle of Capri I felt like I’d died and gone to heaven.” Scofes, 58, traveling with his wife Mary Jo, two daughters, and his father George, fondly during the trip recalled his mother Georgia, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 2017. Scofes’ paternal grand...

On a summer trip to Piedmont in Italy, Seattle-based filmmaker Will Miceli fell in love with the abundance of great wine and food in the region. But the story of the Abbona family, the owners of Piedmont’s Marchesi di Barolo winery, was what truly won his heart. When it came down to choosing a subject for Wine Spectator’s 2018 Video Contest, spotli...

Often bypassed in favour of its northern neighbours Tuscany and Umbria, Lazio is brimming with treasures of its own. This large region contains too many places of interest to fit into one article, so we’ve restricted this piece to the provinces of Viterbo and Rome in northern and western Lazio. Here’s why they should be your next holiday destinatio...

Il crollo della lira turca inizia a presentare il “conto”, la Cina resta debole, così come Medio Oriente e America Latina. A far tornare il sorriso alle nostre aziende è però lo zio Sam, con gli Stati Uniti ad acquistare a piene mani i prodotti del made in Italy. Il dato di agosto per l’export extra-Ue è così decisamente positivo, una crescita del...

Uno dei più grandi registi al mondo, premio Oscar nel 2007 per The Departed, da ieri è a tutti gli effetti cittadino italiano. Martin Scorsese è stato trascritto infatti, alle ore 11:05, l’atto di nascita al Comune di Polizzi Generosa (Palermo) che ufficializza la cittadinanza italiana. La richiesta è arrivata il 9 agosto scorso dal Consolato gener...

Italy is an extremely diverse country, which has both large cities and huge metropolises, such as Rome and Milan, which are flanked by towns and small villages. Some of these are really tiny. However, they are not ghost cities, but places with their own character and personality, so interesting to visit! We are talking about places with thirty or e...

Italy’s Minerva Pictures is launching an SVOD channel dedicated to Italian cinema for the North American market using the Amazon Prime Video Direct program, in a move that breaks new ground and could provide an additional revenue stream for the Italian film industry. After successfully launching a U.S. outpost called RaroVideo, Minerva Pictures is...