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Lui è Giancarlo Zanatta, uno dei protagonisti del miracolo economico nel Nord-Est, il proprietario di Tecnica. È uno che, tutti i giorni, passa in fabbrica – pur avendo lasciato nel 2015 le redini dell’azienda al figlio Alberto – e quella che si tiene, dentro e fuori dai capannoni, è la sua festa. Le magliette che indossano i dipendenti per l’occas...

Il World Monuments Watch è un programma internazionale che, tramite il recupero del patrimonio culturale, si pone l’obiettivo sia di rafforzare le comunità, migliorarne il benessere, la resilienza e l’inclusione sociale sia di sviluppare nuove competenze nel campo della conservazione del patrimonio. Il World Monuments Watch 2020 vedrà la partecipaz...

The Sola Busca Tarots are the oldest Italian deck of cards in the world, and were named after their last owners, Marquis Busca and Count Sola. In 1924, the Ministry of Public Education recognized the value of this complete collection and its illustrations, and claimed first option to buy it – which it exercised in 2009, when the deck was put up for...

Genre filmmaking currently seems to be getting more traction within projects in the Italian cinema pipeline, be it dark fables, a Cosa Nostra thriller with a fresh angle, a Rome origins epic in pre-Roman Latin, or other types. Below is a compendium of standout titles in various stages, some of which may surface on the 2019 festival circuit.  “Pinoc...

Each year, 20 million tourists visit Venice. The vast majority will pay too much for indifferent food eaten mostly in the company of other tourists. But there’s one way to eat great Venetian food that’s thrilling, filling and authentic. You’ll find it at a place where you’re almost certain to rub and bend elbows with locals. Visit a bacaro. Like Sp...

Nelle scorse settimane il Centro Studi Cosmetica Italia ha pubblicato i dati del 2018 facendo emergere alcuni trend importanti che riguarderanno, nel prossimo futuro, il settore della cosmesi ed in particolare le PMI esportatrici del Belpaese.  Ma partiamo dai dati: nel 2018 l’industria cosmetica tricolore ha generato un fatturato globale di 11,15...

The furniture and object designer F. Taylor Colantonio, dressed in a red-trimmed poet’s blouse, gives a gentle shove to a fluted Doric column in his small, theatrically furnished loft in the Campo de’ Fiori neighborhood of Rome. The column wobbles loose from the wall, revealing itself suddenly to be light as Styrofoam, phony as a stage set. “Everyt...

Usually, bell towers have a square or rectangular base and have a parallelepipedal shape, often featuring some sort of cone-shaped tip. But many Byzantine bell towers are actually cylindrical, with flat tops. The Caorle Cathedral bell tower has a mixture of the two different styles. It’s not only one of the few remaining cylindrical bell towers in...

After a rough stretch, things are finally starting to look up again for Roma’s American president. James Pallotta’s joy of reaching the Champions League semifinals last season quickly turned to despair when nine people were arrested in June for alleged corruption involving the club’s long-delayed plans to build a new stadium. Then, as Roma failed t...

Have you ever heard of The Museum of Gold in Arezzo dedicated to preserving the art and craftsmanship of the goldsmith? What about the Museum of Paper Mache (Museo della Cartapesta) in Salento, that celebrates the art form unique to the people of Lecce, or the Museum of Soundscape in Riva in the northern region of Piedmont which allows you to go ba...

Opportunità di affari, storie di successo, servizi di consulenza e assistenza sulla rotta che collega la Sicilia agli Stati Uniti. Numeri e nomi di chi ha saputo cogliere nel rapporto con gli States le opportunità di una svolta vincente per la propria attività d’impresa. Casi emersi nel corso della prima conferenza nazionale delle Camere di Commerc...

Remote, rugged, rural and not as sexy as its Italian counterparts in Sicily, Rome or Florence, Puglia has been somewhat of a wallflower. But perhaps not for much longer. A recent real estate story in the New York Times featured a one-story villa compound outside San Vito dei Normanni—about 15 miles west of Brindisi, a port city of just over 400,000...