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Within the great Italian food industry, Tuscan products represent a further worldwide-acclaimed added value. The popularity of Tuscan products even beyond the national territory is confirmed by the steady growth of its exports. In the 2006-2016 decade, exports of food and beverage products increased respectively by 20 and 24% (data provided by Irpe...

In 2016, the famous Rome studios - where US productions such as Ben-Hur and Gangs Of New York filmed as well as many Italian masterpieces from Federico Fellini to Nanni Moretti - returned to state ownership after 20 years’ of private management. Now, a €37m investment from Italy’s Ministry of Culture will see the studios expand in terms of its faci...

Even in the time of the Ancient Greeks, Calabria’s s soil and climate had already proved ideal for growing long, thick and sweet licorice roots. Skilled expertise and then an industry grew up around licorice in Rossano, a beautiful hill town that was one of the main centers of Byzantine civilization in Calabria, assuming importance when Reggio di C...

Da sempre il Design italiano è sinonimo di eccellenza a livello mondiale, grazie all’alta qualità dei materiali, alla grande creatività e innovatività dei designer italiani, al rispetto per l’ambiente durante le fasi della produzione oltre alla cura della grafica, della pubblicità e della confezione. Ideato dal Ministero degli Affari Esteri e dell...

Few names are as universally recognized and adored among frequent travelers as Moleskine. Since 1997, the Italian brand has elevated the lowly travel journal to cultural icon status. Now, they’re expanding their reach even further with the debut of Moleskine Cafés around the globe. Moleskine opened its first Moleskine Café in 2016 in the Geneva Air...

Have you been hunting for the definitive version of 'O Sole Mio? The original Volare? Folk songs of deepest Puglia? Or how about pop diva Mina covering The Beatles' Hey Jude?You're in luck: Italy's Ministry of Culture has just put a century of Italian popular music online, for free. Go to canzoneitaliana.it and you'll find some 200,000 tracks avail...

For many years, the winner of Sanremo has been eligible to be chosen as the Italian representative for Eurovision, and this year is no exception. The representative for 2018 will be the winner of the ‘Big Artists’ category at the Sanremo Festival. There is a combination of 4 different voting methods that are used throughout the Sanremo festival, an...

Dopo aver attivato lo scorso mese di novembre i collegamenti dall'aeroporto di Fiumicino verso New York-Newark (7 giorni su 7) e Los Angeles (3 alla settimana), Norwegian, tra le migliori compagnie aeree low-cost lungo raggio al mondo e in Europa e che dal 2007 ha scelto Roma Fiumicino come base operativa in Italia (lo scorso anno la compagnia aere...

L’Italian connection di Amazon sopravvive all’addio (pro-tempore) di Diego Piacentini. L’ex- responsabile di tutte le attività internazionali nel retail del colosso di Jeff Bezos è stato ceduto in prestito al governo italiano come responsabile per la trasformazione digitale della pubblica amministrazione. A tener alto il tricolore a Seattle ci pens...

"Made in Naples" but based in Turin, Sara Gironi Carnevale is an Italian graphic designer and editorial illustrator who is developing quite the reputation for challenging contemporary issues through her ironic and satirical artworks. After spending some time in New York after graduation she became inspired by an alternate way of life, which formed...

Amongst the many philosophers who ever reflected on the issue of marriage, Søren Kierkegaard stands out for his austere view. Without pessimism nor irony, he praised the institution by noting, Marriage is and remains the most important voyage of discovery human beings undertake. There are locations such as the Castle of Torcrescenza – just north of...

Palermo ripercorre gli ultimi giorni di Joe Petrosino a 109 anni dalla morte del detective italo americano, proprio nei  luoghi in cui si consumò la "tragedia". Una delle prime vittime della Mano nera, come veniva chiamata allora la mafia, in una città che poi avrebbe pagato un fortissimo tributo di sangue proprio a causa della criminalità organizz...