NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Regardless of their age, Italians have one huge preoccupation these days: retiring. With income taxes among the highest in Europe and pensions often just covering the costs of bare necessities, many citizens of the Bel Paese have been jumping on the private pension schemes’ bandwagon, in an attempt to create a safer future for themselves and their...

This year, friends of Florence (FoF) celebrates its 20th anniversary. The U.S. non-profit organisation based in Florence, Italy, is supported by individuals from around the world who are dedicated to preserving and enhancing the cultural and historical integrity of the arts in Florence and the Tuscan region. Since its founding by Renée Gardner and...

Nestled in the Dolomite foothills, a few kilometres north of Verona, Trentino is often overlooked by travellers as they race up to the ski resorts of Alto Adige. It’s a shame, because this small region has a lot to offer. The landscape here is gentler than the far north, and boasts a wild expanse of unspoilt forests and rivers. There are some wonde...

The Italian footwear and outerwear company becomes title partner of the Formula E racing team. Geox and American racing team Dragon revealed on Wednesday a three-year partnership that will see the footwear and outerwear company becoming title partner of the Formula E racing team. As a result, beginning in season five of the ABB FIA Formula E champi...

Petralia Soprana, in provincia di Palermo, è il “Borgo dei Borghi autunno 2018“. Il paese madonita ha trionfato, battendo Subiaco, Lazio, l’abbruzzese Guardiagrele e il veneto Mel. Erano venti i borghi finalisti più votati online che si contendevano l’ambito trofeo in rappresentanza delle venti regioni italiane. Petralia, nel corso della trasmissio...

On October 22, the third edition of the Joint Action for the Italian language in the World, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, University and Scientific Research, the Accademia della Crusca and the Embassy of the Helvetic Confederation to Italy, took place in Rom...

Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director of Last Tango in Paris and The Last Emperor, has died in Rome, aged 77. Born in Parma in 1941, his other films included The Conformist, The Dreamers, 1900 and The Sheltering Sky. Winner of two Oscars, for directing and co-writing The Last Emperor, he was known for his bold visual style and the controversy stoke...

Il castello di Sammezzano ha due facce, proprio come la bellezza: una rallegra, l’altra genera angoscia. E’ un gioiello prezioso e inestimabile, un gioiello che racchiude in sé la Toscana e l’India, la follia e la saggezza. Un gioiello abbandonato a se stesso da più di 20 anni, quasi dimenticato dalle nuove generazioni. Quasi. Questa è la storia di...

The Sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia was one of the most impressive late-Republican complexes in Roman Italy, and its monumental structure still dominates the center of the Palestrina, the ancient city of Praeneste, located 20 miles southeast of Rome. Praeneste was a powerful Latin city that fought against the Romans and was only defeated in the 4th...

Truffle fairs and truffle hunting tours have attracted some 120,000 visitors to Italy this year so far. Truffle hunting season is in full swing in Italy, and famous fairs and festivals dedicated to the unique flavour of the tartufo bianco, or white truffle, are held everywhere from Piedmont to Tuscany this month. Across Italy there are some 115 reg...

The United States and Italy strengthened their ongoing commitment to the bilateral relationship during the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-Italy Strategic Dialogue, November 19-20, 2018. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte launched the dialogue at the White House on July 30 to focus on improving security and stabilization efforts...

L’export dell’agroalimentare made in Italy negli Usa è destinato a crescere ad un tasso medio annuo del +6,5% nel periodo 2017-2022. Lo ha rivelato ieri Denis Pantini, responsabile Area Agroalimentare di Nomisma all’evento di presentazione del Nomisma Italian Agrifood Mkt Potential Index promosso da Agronetwork, l’Associazione fondata da Confagrico...