NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Among the 450 or or types of cheeses found in Italy, a dozen or so, including mozzarella, ricotta, parmigiano, gorgonzola and pecorino have gained international renown and distribution. The hundreds of other equally delicious varieties are consumed largely within the provincie where they are made. That’s why a visit to Le Marche is essential for an...

Costa 60 miliardi di euro e 300mila posti di lavoro in meno il falso made in Italy enogastronomico. Lo dice il dossier 'La tavola degli inganni' di Coldiretti presentata a Napoli durante la manifestazione Villaggio contadino nella Rotonda Diaz sul lungomare, 1,5 km di spesa a chilometro zero. Si va dagli Spagheroni prodotti in Olanda alla Salsa Pom...

It’s easy to misjudge a country. You hear a lot, you see a lot and you imagine even more. Some of it is true but much of it isn’t and it’s up to travelers to get beyond clichés and discover what’s authentic. That’s even harder when the country is Italy and art, history, food and a thousand other things come to mind. Before I arrived I was positive...

Italian-made industrial machinery is a center of attraction for up-and-coming generations of US engineering. The Italian Trade Agency educational program places a new accent on the importance of internationalization, offering hands-on exposure to the history and expertise of three Italian companies that are global leaders in glass processing. The w...

Fiera di Roma will host the 5th edition of Maker Faire – the biggest European event on business innovation– taking place from December 1st until 3rd. The Faire, promoted by Rome Chamber of Commerce and by Innova Camera, will attract to the Italian capital the best of innovation from all over the world. This year, the event will have seven pavilions...

Venice at the height of its power conjures images of merchant traders, carnival masks and debauchery. But for all its decadence Venetian life was governed by a well-established democracy with strict standards of behavior that held society together. The State empowered citizens to police each other and even encouraged them to denounce unlawful misco...

The heart-stopping curves, pulse-racing gradients and breathtaking elevation: the rewards that make Europe’s finest Alpine passes so compelling are, by their very nature, what also make the world’s best roads so inaccessible. In Italy’s slice of mountainous heaven, for instance, Stelvio, Gavia, Del Rombo, Great Saint Bernard and other famed passes...

Racing fans will no doubt know the name Dallara. The Italian company doesn't field its own team, but you've almost certainly seen its cars race. Every chassis used in IndyCar is a Dallara. The same goes for Formula E. It's responsible for the carbon-fiber tubs used by the Haas team in Formula 1 and the Cadillac DPi cars that have been so successful...

With the heady fragrance of fresh truffle wafting from the kitchen, my mouth waters as I await the plate of handmade tagliolini pasta that will soon be coming my way, while sunlight filters onto the patio. It’s easy to think that this is the perfect Italian hill town. But then, there are so many to choose from. I’m in Umbria, the region that lies b...

The market for Postwar Italian art has been rapidly growing over the last decade—you can’t swing a Balenciaga bag around a modern art fair lately without knocking over at least three of Lucio Fontana’s slashed canvases. But it’s Arte Povera, however, that has made its way to the forefront of the market’s collective consciousness just within the pas...

“Special Economic Zones (SEZ) can be a great opportunity not only for cities like Venice but for the whole country”, this is what Damaso Zanardo has declared after the International Forum on EEZ recently held in Venice. Mr Zanardo, President of the Council Committee for the Metropolitan City of Venice, highlighted how international experience on SE...

Italian wine exports have grown by 7% in value and could reach €6 billion by the end of 2017 – a new historical record. The forecast comes from Italian farmers’ association Coldiretti, based on Istat data. The overseas growth, in both value and volume, comes in spite of the recently completed harvest emerging as one of the earliest and poorest in t...