NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Grana Padano cheese is still the best selling PDO product in the world. Production in 2018 is around 5 million wheels and exports have reached almost 2 million wheels, equal to 40.5% of total production. These figures were presented during the Grana Padano Consortium’s general assembly on 20 September. “Compliance with the production plan to date h...

Matteo Garrone’s gritty revenge drama “Dogman,” which won the best actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival, is Italy’s candidate for the foreign-language Oscar. Dubbed an “urban Western,” the movie is inspired by a murder committed by a dog groomer during the late 1980s in a gang-ridden area outside Rome. The film marks Garrone’s return to smaller-...

From ancient Roman ships in Pisa to a deeper understanding of Pompeii, via a cycle route in Siena, there's plenty still to look forward to in Italy as part of the EU28-wide celebration of culture. As one of the most culture-intense EU nations, Italy has plenty to offer for the European Year of Culture Heritage 2018.   Italy is hosting 1,136 events...

Italians would say anche l'occhio vuole la sua parte, appearance counts too, and colors certainly play a huge role when it comes to it. When traveling through Italy, tourists can be sure of one thing, they'll never face the same view. The country offers a variety of landscapes, often associated to vibrant colors people hardly forget. When recalling...

Italia e Stati Uniti hanno un “reciproco interesse a proseguire il dialogo sulle soluzioni legislative e di organizzazione aziendale più idonee ad assicurare la piena conformità dell’attività di impresa con elevati standard legali ed etici”. Lo ha sottolineato il Coordinatore per le Attività Internazionali Anticorruzione del Minstero degli Esteri,...

There is even a fake Marsala wine – Made in China – among many food products and beverages on the black list of Donald Trump, published by the U.S. Department of State for Trade. This is what Italian farmers association Coldiretti revealed with regard to the escalation of the war of duties. To date, the United States is expected to impose a tariff...

The first woman to receive a bionic hand with a sense of touch has pet a cat and grabbed objects that she was able to realize were soft, hard, round or square, feeling the same things she did prior to a workplace accident in December 2016 in which she lost her left hand. "I felt an extremely natural feeling that I had not felt for two and a half ye...

In recent decades, Italy has been repeatedly considered the perfect set for a lot of unforgettable international cinematographic productions, due to its fascinating cities and gorgeous natural beauties spread across the country. Despite there are many Italian directors who decided to portrait our countrysuch as Vittorio De Sica or Federico Fellini,...

The town of Arezzo, which lies on a low hill of the Poti Alps, opens out fanwise onto the broad, fertile depression in the Apennine mountains, where the upper Arno and Tiber valley, the Casentino, and the Valdichiana meet. The town is the administrative and economic capital of the large province of the same name, and over the last fifty years it ha...

Versace, the iconic Italian fashion house founded by Gianni Versace 40 years ago, has reportedly been sold to U.S. clothing and handbag brand Michael Kors for 1.67 billion euros. According to Italian media reports the company's vice-president, Donatella Versace, will announce the deal this week. The sale of Versace, which is known for its Medusa...

Vicenza is quaintly medieval at its center, a dense jumble of old butter-toned dwellings along narrow byways that occasionally give way to some of the Renaissance’s most elegant architecture, but these structures mask an industrial might that has made this small city Italy’s most productive capital of jewelry. “We were born to do this kind of thing...

As one of the main musical events in Italy, Umbria Jazz is renowned internationally for high quality performances and a beautiful location in the city of Perugia. Celebrating its 45th anniversary this summer, the Umbria Jazz festival presented more than 500 artists in 250 concerts in various venues throughout the city, attracting an audience of ove...