NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Officials at the Pompeii archeological site have announced a dramatic new discovery, the skeleton of a man crushed by an enormous stone while trying to flee the explosion of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Pompeii officials on Tuesday released a photograph showing the skeleton protruding from beneath a large block of stone that may have been a door jamb th...

Airbnb ha annunciato oggi a Parigi i primi beneficiari del fondo di 5 milioni di euro stanziati per il Community Tourism Programme, l’iniziativa lanciata lo scorso anno da Chris Leahne, Global head of Policy Airbnb, in occasione proprio dell’OECD Forum. Oltre 1,5 milioni di euro sono stati già assegnati a 24 progetti che utilizzeranno l’innovazione...

Seventy two years after launching the iconic Vespa scooter, Italian motor vehicle company Piaggio has unveiled its newest creation: A robot designed to help you get around without a car at all. Piaggio Fast Forward, Piaggio’s American sibling established in 2015, has been testing the Gita, a two-foot-high, two-wheeled mobile carrying robot, out of...

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League have persuaded the country's president to allow them to form a new government – a populist coalition that is already making waves with the European Union. The coalition will be headed by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, a popular but untested political figure who was rejected by Pre...

Dangle a paper cutout of Italy in the air, then slice it in half with a machete (horizontally; slightly angled). The cut will likely run along a line connecting Rome to Pescara. An excellent east-west highway connecting these cities (in two hours) passes wildly beautiful landscapes between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Seas. Most of this journey move...

The global supremacy of Italian pasta is in danger of disappearing, undermined by the aggressiveness of foreign competitors. Despite the fact that Italy maintains its record of production with 3.36 million tons produced, and is also firmly in first place in the exports rankingwith 1.9 million tons, the great leap forward made in recent years by oth...

Si chiamavano borghi, ciascuno con la propria identità, il campanile e la salamella tipica. Al Padiglione Italia della Biennale, che si inaugura questa mattina orfano di ministri, ma con la presidente del Senato Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, il curatore Mario Cucinella li chiama aree interne e sono quelle che costituiscono l’«Arcipelago Itali...

Approximately 95% of Italians consider themselves regular coffee drinkers, with the average spend per person on coffee totalling €259.40 per year. That's according to the Coffee Monitor, published by Nomisma’s Social Monitoring Observatory in collaboration with Datalytics, which polled 1,000 consumers on their coffee-drinking habits. Among coffee d...

A few years ago, while he was staying just outside Milan during a whirlwind tour through northern Italy’s vineyard, Ray Osborne quickly took to one very widespread local custom: spritzes in the afternoon. “You’d be out on a piazza, the town square, and everyone would have a spritz in their hands,” said Osborne, sommelier and assistant general manag...

La prima volta che risponde al telefono riaggancia dopo pochi secondi bofonchiando. Hi, gli avevano detto, «Sono Mike Menichetti, chiamo dagli Stati Uniti. Forse siamo cugini». Lui non ci crede. Pensa sia uno scherzo. E quasi lo maledice. Poi il telefono squilla una seconda volta. «Sono nipote di Antonio – gli dice subito un uomo –, il fratello di...

We owe the Italian Renaissance picture more than the ideal human figure.  Experiments in figuration, whether they involve contour or sfumato, cannot exist without ground, here understood in three senses of the word: first, the preparation of a given support (such as a gesso ground on panel); second, the plane on which figures stand; and third, the...

Rory McIlroy played his first 36 holes of the week at the 2018 BMW PGA Championship in 12 under. Then he played the final 36 in 3 under and lost the tournament by a pair to Francesco Molinari (who trailed by five at the halfway point). McIlroy, who finished at 15 under overall, shot a 2-under 70 on Sunday, which wasn't nearly enough to catch Molnia...