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Le Camere di commercio italiane all’estero a Renzi: "Il Governo ci sostenga. Con noi l'export decolla"

export-"Renzi, l'Italia che esporta chiede un nuovo modo di fare promozione, che metta insieme "il Sistema–Paese" con l'enorme potenziale delle comunità di affari nel mondo, l'Ice con l'azione delle Camere di commercio italiane all'estero.

 

E poiché i contributi che il governo fa arrivare nelle nostre 81 Camere attive in 55 Paesi del mondo vengono spesi benissimo, chiediamo che non ci vengano tolti ma anzi, semmai, incrementati".

 

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10 Things Italians Do Better

10 Things Italians Do Better

Lets face it Italy and Italians do a lot of popular things and often better than almost anywhere on earth. All over the world it really is true that Everybody Loves Italian. Sport Cars like Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Bugati etcetra. Clothes and Fashion such as Versaci, Armani and an unending number of very high end clothing. We take our clothing...

Fendi and Sartoria Massoli join forces for the rebirth of fashion Made in Italy

Fendi and Sartoria Massoli join forces for the rebirth of fashion Made in Italy

by Silvia Simonetti   Fashion design and haute couture have always been crown jewels of Made in Italy, thanks to the creativity and artisan tradition of world famed ateliers the likes of Fendi, Prada, Armani, Valentino, Gucci, Versace, and many more.   Since the mid-20th century, the Italian school has competed with the popular French counterpart, and Milan has eventually become one of the...

Expo and Territories connects Italian fineries with Expo 2015

Expo and Territories connects Italian fineries with Expo 2015

"Expo and Territories" is a new initiative promoted by Italian Government in parallel with Expo 2015. Its main aim is to connect the universal exposition to the beauties of Italian territories. In particular, this initiative involves 19 regions and stands as a chance to put in evidence the richness of Italian resources (both cultural and environmental) and well as the...

È calabrese il "Miglior salame del Mediterraneo"

È calabrese il "Miglior salame del Mediterraneo"

È stato assegnato alla salsiccia stagionata di Ferruccio & Nicola Romano di Acri (Cosenza) il premio per il Miglior Salame Mediterraneo promosso nell'ambito del "Salumi Parade Oenotria 2015″, Campionato italiano Salame mediterraneo (Samed), che si e' svolto nell'arco di una due giorni, in Calabria, tra Arcavacata di Rende e Moccone di Camigliatello Silano.   La giuria della manifestazione dedicata agli insaccati di...

Humble Sicilian Churches

Humble Sicilian Churches

by Rochelle Del Borrello   I've always had a soft spot for Sicilian churches which are a bountiful source of art and a depository for local history. From the cathedrals in the major cities to the 'chiesa madre' of any small 'paese', the humble Roman Catholic church contains a wealth of beauty which is hard to resist.   It is a secret ambition of...

10 wonderful frescoes to admire in Southern Italy

10 wonderful frescoes to admire in Southern Italy

by Claudia Baroncelli   Hidden in some of the most beautiful palaces of Southern Italy, there are breathtaking frescoes just waiting to be admired. Let Swide be your artistic guide in this unique cultural journey. Traveling around Southern Italy you'll be surprised in discovering how many wonderful frescoes you can find.   And we are not talking about those wonderful works of art you can...

In Umbria, clothing and textiles sold abroad are growing in numbers and quality

In Umbria, clothing and textiles sold abroad are growing in numbers and quality

by Marta Casadei   In Umbria, the exports in the textile and fashion sector reached almost €500 million last year: the region hosts a number of products of excellence known all over the world (first of all, cashmere maker Brunello Cucinelli), and last year experienced a positive trend.    The figures prove it: regional textile-fashion exports for Umbria ended 2014 at €497.2 million, up 4.5%,...

Cruise these photos of jaw-dropping mega-yacht

Cruise these photos of jaw-dropping mega-yacht

by Mary Bowerman   Oh, how the rich do live. Plans for a yet-to-be-built mega-yacht show how those with the means will soon be able to hit the high seas in the most luxurious way possible.   The Italian Sea Group's Admiral X-Force 145 mega-yacht will feature panoramic views of the ocean with floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies for every VIP suite, according to a...

Evelina Christillin nuovo Presidente ENIT

Evelina Christillin nuovo Presidente ENIT

Evelina Christillin sarà il nuovo Presidente dell'ENIT. La nomina è stata deliberata ieri dal Consiglio dei Ministri, presieduto a Palazzo Chigi dal Premier Matteo Renzi. La nomina di Christillin è solo uno dei provvedimenti adottati dal Governo nella seduta di ieri, aperta dall'aggiornamento del Ministro per le riforme costituzionali e i rapporti con il Parlamento Maria Elena Boschi ha sullo stato...

World Class Manufacturing: Stark contrasts in US, Italy

World Class Manufacturing: Stark contrasts in US, Italy

The blue and white shop floors shimmer. Machinery is spotless. Line workers in matching white and gray jackets and pants appear ready to enter operating rooms. It's nearly incomprehensible that this factory in rural southern Italy produces the Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.   There are few sparks and no T-shirts and torn jeans. Natural light floods workspaces....

L’America adotta una guglia del Duomo dedicata a Santa Francesca Cabrini

L’America adotta una guglia del Duomo dedicata a Santa Francesca Cabrini

di Stefania Consenti   Guarda dall'alto la città e da sempre è il simbolo che unisce Milano e gli Stati Uniti. Dal 1956, anno in cui Francesca Cabrini fu fatta santa, la sua statua è stata collocata su una delle 135 guglie del Duomo di Milano creando questo ponte ideale fra la città meneghina e New York, due città che si somigliano...

Lago Maggiore’s Royal Family

Lago Maggiore’s Royal Family

by Jessica Andrews   When you visit Lago Maggiore, one of the three major lakes in northern Italy, you're visiting the princedom of the Borromeo family. Yes, "princedom". The Borromeo heirs hold the titles of "Prince" and "Princess". How cool is that?!   A few weeks ago I took an hour-long train from Milan to Stresa, one of the main towns on Lago Maggiore...

Dopo Francoforte e la Cina, Bosco Verticale vince il premio di architettura di C…

Dopo Francoforte e la Cina, Bosco Verticale vince il premio di architettura di Chicago.

Stefano Boeri: "In tutto il mondo viene premiato un nuovo modello di vita, nella natura ma in città" Dopo il premio internazionale di Francoforte e i successi in Cina, il Bosco Verticale di Boeri Studio ottiene un grande riconoscimento negli USA.   Il prestigioso Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat promosso dal Illinois Institute of Technology di Chicago, ha infatti premiato il...

Five myths about Italy

Five myths about Italy

by Everett Potter   Italy may well be the European destination most beloved by American travelers. But stereotypes and misconceptions persist about the country. So here are five myths about Italy that should be laid to rest.   1. When you visit Italy, you should avoid doing the touristy things, like taking a gondola ride in Venice, or hanging out on the Spanish Steps in...

Promozione della pasta italiana: MISE e MIPAAF insediano cabina di regia per ril…

Promozione della pasta italiana: MISE e MIPAAF insediano cabina di regia per rilancio del settore

Promozione della pasta italiana all'estero, sfruttando l'occasione di Expo 2015 e puntando sull'innalzamento dei parametri qualitativi. Attrazione di fondi a supporto della produzione e dell'esportazione. Valorizzazione dell'intera filiera, anche attraverso processi di aggregazione dell'offerta della materia prima e di accordi di filiera. Incentivi alle coltivazioni nazionali di frumento di qualità e supporto all'innovazione e ricerca nell'intera filiera. Campagne di educazione...

Professori di tutto il mondo unitevi per l'italiano all'estero

Professori di tutto il mondo unitevi per l'italiano all'estero

di Enza Antenos e Luca Tontodonati   All'Università per Stranieri di Siena si è appena concluso il Convegno Internazionale AATI 2015. L'American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI, Associazione Americana degli insegnanti di Italiano) si riunisce annualmente per mettere a confronto metodologie di insegnamento e nuove ricerche in italianistica all'estero e in Italia.   L'ultimo convegno si è tenuto nel Texas, USA, nel novembre...

NIAF, festa italiana per i 40 anni

NIAF, festa italiana per i 40 anni

Biblioteca Ambrosiana, uno dei luoghi storici di una Milano in fasto e in festa per Expo 2015. Oltre il cortile, dopo una visita privata agli schizzi di Leonardo Da Vinci, si è consumata la cena di gala in onore della NIAF, la National Italian American Foundation.   L'occasione è delle più importanti: quest'anno cade il 40esimo anniversario dell'organizzazione. Paolo Catalfamo, presidente di...

Italy’s boat-making industry turnover grows 7.5% in first four months

Italy’s boat-making industry turnover grows 7.5% in first four months

by Raoul de Forcade   Good news for the Italian boat industry, which saw a 7.5% increase in turnover for the first four months of 2015, as well as for Italy's manufacturing economy, which shows better numbers than one might think, after years of a stifling economic crisis.   The boat industry figures were published by the Italian marine industry association, Ucina, which was...

Made in Italy’s allure prominent among factors behind reshoring of production

Made in Italy’s allure prominent among factors behind reshoring of production

by Gabriele Marchese   Since the early part of the last decade, about 80 Italian companies have decided to reshore their production back to Italy from abroad, mainly from the Far East and Eastern Europe. Clothing, footwear and electronics are the main fields experiencing the phenomenon, but the trend is growing also in home furnishings and automotive, making Italy the world's second largest...

A Wedding Puglia Style, in a private Masseria

A Wedding Puglia Style, in a private Masseria

A wedding Puglia style is totally white, country chic, and has lot s of olive trees and authenticity. Capturing the beauty of a wedding celebrated in a private Masseria (a fortified farm or country house on a country estate) is a great experience in Puglia.   Marrying amongst the olive groves or on a white sandy beach is a big wedding dream...

Sicilian Town Tells Outsiders: Take Our Homes. Please.

Sicilian Town Tells Outsiders: Take Our Homes. Please.

by Elisabetta Povoledo   Looking for a home? One Sicilian town is making an offer that is hard to refuse: It is giving away houses. There is a catch, naturally. The properties in Gangi, a picturesque central town that straddles the Madonie Mountains, are generally dilapidated, some abandoned generations ago.    The structures give new meaning to the term "fixer-upper," and anyone who acquires one...

20 Interesting Facts About the Sistine Chapel

20 Interesting Facts About the Sistine Chapel

The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous frescoes in the world unsurprisingly it's one of Rome's most visited and valued historic sites. Set within the Vatican City and Museums, the Sistine Chapel welcomes around 25,000 visitors a day who flock to see Michelangelo's masterpiece and marvel at the feat of artistry.   As cameras are banned it's...

10 most underrated Cities in Northern Italy

10 most underrated Cities in Northern Italy

by Elisa della Barba   Everyone's first visit, when in Italy, is dedicated to three or four cities they can't miss: Rome, Venice, Florence, Naples, the most adventurous even reach Palermo.   But if Milan and Genoa – despite not making the list of foreigners first choice most of the times – might be well known and appreciated, there is much more to Italy...

Alessandro Siciliani still making music in Columbus

Alessandro Siciliani still making music in Columbus

By Nancy Gilson On a sultry Saturday afternoon, Alessandro Siciliani stood at the front of an old church in the University District, directing the principal singers in a rehearsal of the 125-year-old opera Cavalleria rusticana. Despite the heat, he waved his baton, jumped, stomped a foot and hummed along during some of the most dramatic moments.   Once, he pulled his trademark red handkerchief...

L’Italia è l’energia del futuro, secondo Bruce Sterling

L’Italia è l’energia del futuro, secondo Bruce Sterling

Non importa come sarà il futuro, spiega Bruce Sterling, celebre autore di libri di fantascienza e, se si può dire, esperto del ramo. Soprattutto, dice, per quanto riguarda l'Italia. «Parlare di futuro implica decidere quale futuro si considera, se a breve termine, a medio termine o a lungo termine. L'Italia ha una grande storia, e il futuro altro non è che...

Mott Foundation conferred 148 academic scholarships

Mott Foundation conferred 148 academic scholarships

The John R. Mott Scholarship Foundation of Washington, D.C., dedicated to the education of the children of Calabria, Italy, held its annual award ceremony and reception on June 19, at the Principessa Hotel in Campora San Giovani, Cosenza, Italy.   At the ceremony, 148 academic scholarships have been awarded to students from the Region of Calabria. Since 2001, the Foundation has awarded...

AmCham’s 100 Anniversary

AmCham’s 100 Anniversary

Nella giornata di martedì 23 giugno si è celebrata la centesima Assemblea dei Soci della American Chamber of Commerce in Italy presso il Padiglione USA ad Expo 2015.   Nel corso dell'evento, che è stato seguito da un cocktail di festeggiamento del centenario con oltre 350 ospiti, sono stati approvati i risultati della Camera dell'anno 2014, presentati dal Consigliere Delegato (riconfermato) Simone...

Con Delta riaprono i voli diretti da Pisa per New York

Con Delta riaprono i voli diretti da Pisa per New York

Per questa estate Delta Air Lines e Alitalia hanno annunciato la ripresa del volo stagionale non-stop dall'aeroporto di Pisa all'aeroporto John F. Kennedy di New York a partire dal 16 giugno. Il collegamento sarà operato quattro volte a settimana fino al prossimo 29 giugno, mentre a partire dal 2 luglio, e fino al 6 settembre, sarà operato sei volte alla...

Nino Cerruti’s Stylish Life, Told Through His Clothing

Nino Cerruti’s Stylish Life, Told Through His Clothing

by Guy Trebay   "I hate the word elegant," Nino Cerruti, arguably among the more elegant men of the 20th century and, at 84, perhaps also the 21st, said Tuesday morning. "It's artificial." Mr. Cerruti, a stylist and businessman whose name has long been synonymous with Italian fashion at its highest end, snuffed out a cigarette and turned to walk into the Museo...

Federico Fellini: Italian of the Week

Federico Fellini: Italian of the Week

Federico Fellini was born on January 20, 1920, in Rimini, Italy. Growing up he was interested in art, cartoons, and producing puppet shows. He unsuccessfully attempted to draw and sell caricatures to tourists in Rimini. When he was 18, Federico moved to Rome to study law, but dropped out shortly after and began to work for local newspapers instead.   Through his...

Rome to launch today its official bid for the 2024 Olympic games

Rome to launch today its official bid for the 2024 Olympic games

by Andrea Marini   To understand just what the 2024 Olympic run means for Italy and Rome you've got to consider the games that took place in the Italian capital in far-away 1960.   Gold medals were showered on a nation experiencing an all-out economic boom, with GDP that year growing by 5.4% and surging by 8.4% the following year - growth that today...

The art of masculine Italian style

The art of masculine Italian style

by Stephen Doig   There's nothing like a full immersion in the upper echelons of the stylish Italian jet set to make a pale Scotsman such as myself – I could wear a shroud and still burn in low cloud – long for a dash of whatever he's having.   Last week, against the backdrop of Porto Cervo, Sardinia's playground for superyacht owners and...

Pasquale Remedio: 'It's a no hard you can do it.'

Pasquale Remedio: 'It's a no hard you can do it.'

I would like to pay tribute to my father for strongly influencing my life by instilling in me the principles to seize opportunities and to strive for a better life by hard work and dedication. He was born poor in southern Italy where farming was the main industry.   His own father, Joe Remedio, an orphan left his wife and five children...

5 Delicious Deep-Fried Italian Foods You Need to Eat Now

5 Delicious Deep-Fried Italian Foods You Need to Eat Now

By Nikkitha Bakshani   Everybody loves Italian food. Everybody loves deep-fried food. Put them together and you have a handful of dishes that are so delicious that it's bonkers. While you won't find any of these foods on our list of the 10 Iconic Italian Foods Everyone Should Be Able to Make, we included recipes to go along with all of these...

Italian Cortina to undergo more than a facelift ahead of 2021 World Ski Champion…

Italian Cortina to undergo more than a facelift ahead of 2021 World Ski Championships

by Barbara Ganz   After losing to the Swedish city of Åre the 2019 World Ski Championships, Cortina d'Ampezzo, in the province of Belluno, in recent days was designated as the host of the 2021 World Ski Championships. The World Ski Championships are events that can attract tens of thousands of visitors.   The estimates predict a turnout of 150,000 during the 2-week long event,...

Finding an Italian Family in a Handwritten Note

Finding an Italian Family in a Handwritten Note

by Kerry-Lynne Demarinis   Alison Greene is four-foot-something with a gregarious personality, dark eyes, curly hair and a quick smile. You like her as soon as you meet her. I first met Alison at a meeting for an Italian memorial in Portland, where she intrigued me with the admission that she had discovered she was Italian only 8 years ago.   Her comment brought...

The art of cycling in Italy

The art of cycling in Italy

It is common belief that the first bicycle with pedals appeared in Italy around 1867, in the form of a French-made model. One short year later, a variety of Italian two-wheel vehicles could be seen on the streets, mostly made in the Northern regions of the country – in Turin, Monza, Verona, Padua, Florence, and Novara.   The first bicycle races started in...

The secrets of Sicilian cuisine

The secrets of Sicilian cuisine

by Claudia Astarita   There are a few places more than Sicily where talking of cookery means making a journey within a journey. Here we find a cuisine with a rich and tasty variety of products which displays a fantastic balance between land and sea, and a gastronomic tradition which is quintessentially Mediterranean.   Sicilian cookery is like an artist's palette, juxtaposing strong colours...

Why we're doing business with Italy

Why we're doing business with Italy

Foreign investors might be wary of doing business with Italy, given the lacklustre growth and complex politics. But David Olson, a businessman from Michigan in the US, is undeterred, and is determined to help Italian firms spread their wings. This is your first foray into Italy. Why Italy, and why now?   One word: climate. Not the weather, which is very similar, but...

San Gimignano in Tuscany: Paths of Middle Ages in Italy

San Gimignano in Tuscany: Paths of Middle Ages in Italy

This awesome skyline is known throughout the world for its towers, and legacy of a past in which power was demonstrated by an impressive architecture. During the struggle for supremacy between rival families, the loser's tower-house would be demolished and the winner's one elevated for even more height.   There were over seventy towers, raised and torn down according to the power play...

‘Made in Italy’ Brand Owned Overseas Seen as Jobs Saver by Renzi

‘Made in Italy’ Brand Owned Overseas Seen as Jobs Saver by Renzi

by Tommaso Ebhardt, Lorenzo Totaro, and Matthew Winkler   Italy Inc. is selling some of its distinctive brands to foreign investors with just one condition from Prime Minister Matteo Renzi: that jobs are kept at home.    While the downside for Renzi's strategy is the country losing the ownership of unique "Made in Italy" producers such as Pirelli, Loro Piana and Ducati, investments from...

A mile of pizza?! Chefs break world record

A mile of pizza?! Chefs break world record

by Lindsay Deutsch   Sixty chefs just joined the mile-pizza club. Italian pizza makers spent all night at Milan's world fair, Expo 2015, Saturday, creating a cheesy, sauce-y, record-breaking pizza, according to the Associated Press. The occasion: The margherita pizza's 126th birthday. (How did you celebrate, eh?)   Using 1.5 tons of mozzarella and 2 tons of tomato sauce, the five-ton pizza measured in at 1.59545...

What Italians really mean: Italian proverbs and idiomatic expressions explained

What Italians really mean: Italian proverbs and idiomatic expressions explained

Unless you're a native speaker, it's easy to get confused by some Italian expressions. Here are a few useful and interesting expressions that I've encountered in Italy. There are Italian expressions with very familiar English equivalents...   "Chi dorme non piglia pesci" Direct translation: Who sleeps doesn't catch fish – What it means: The early bird catches the worm; "Chi va piano, va sano e va...

Ultimate Traveler’s Guide to Italian Customs and Etiquette: 30 Things You Need t…

Ultimate Traveler’s Guide to Italian Customs and Etiquette: 30 Things You Need to Know

by Brooke Neuman   Are you planning a trip to Italy? Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, it's important to be well prepared. And we're not just talking about making sure you have your passport and an extra pair of comfy shoes.   Besides learning how to speak Italian, it's important that you familiarize yourself with Italian customs and etiquette. After all, you...

The Man Called "Pinin"

The Man Called "Pinin"

There is an instinctive quality, an innate ability to grasp the soul of an object that some product designers have. It is the secret ingredient that separates design leaders from design followers, and Battista Farina, better known as Pinin Farina, car designer extraordinaire, had this talent.   He single handedly reinvented the concept of the auto, moving it from a square box...

Building yachts as ambassadors of made in Italy luxury is Azimut-Benetti’s missi…

Building yachts as ambassadors of made in Italy luxury is Azimut-Benetti’s mission

by Chiara Beghelli   In 1969 Paolo Vitelli was a 22-year-old college student with a deep passion for the sea, so he founded Azimut Srl, a sail boat chartering company, in Avigliana (Torino province). One year later, Azimut was already the distributor in Italy of prestigious yachting brands such as Amerglass, Westerly, British Powles and Draco.   Later, Azimut decided to design its own boats...

Ten Inspiring Quotes About Italy

Ten Inspiring Quotes About Italy

by Silvia Donati   Artists, philosophers, writers through the centuries have been inspired by the beauty of Italy - we have selected some of their most inspiring or famous quotes, which reveal how much they were mesmerized by this unique country.   My favorite quote about Italy though is not included below, and comes from an Italian journalist and writer I admire, Beppe Severgnini;...

De Niro checking out locations in Abruzzo in July for the filming of “Imagery”

De Niro checking out locations in Abruzzo in July for the filming of “Imagery”

Robert De Niro's manager, Danilo Mattei, is currently in Abruzzo researching various locations for a film, which will definitely be showing in our region, and which, amongst others, will star De Niro, the Hollywood legend, who actually has roots via his great-grandparents to Ferrazzano (Campobasso).   The idea came about after a meeting with Christian Nardi, the screenwriter for "Imagery" who wanted...

A Siena la conferenza dell’American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI)

A Siena la conferenza dell’American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI)

Da oggi e fino al 26 giugno, l'Università per Stranieri di Siena ospiterà laConferenza dell'American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI). Oltre 400 docenti di italiano delle scuole superiori e delle università provenienti prevalentemente da Usa e Canada saranno a Siena per i 5 giorni di lavori congressuali che rappresentano per la città l'occasione di tornare ad essere il punto di...

I 20 siti Unesco più spettacolari d’Italia

I 20 siti Unesco più spettacolari d’Italia

Sapevate che l'Italia è attualmente la nazione con il maggior numero di siti inclusi nella lista dei Patrimoni dell'Umanità dell'Unesco? Sono ben 50 le meraviglie che punteggiano lo stivale e 6 sono i Patrimoni Orali e Immateriali: un Paese da record, quindi, definito già con Dante e Petrarca "il Bel Paese"!   Venite con noi a scoprire questa ricchezza enorme e inestimabile,...

A Control Room to promote pasta exports is ready to take off

A Control Room to promote pasta exports is ready to take off

Italian pasta continues its march on international markets (+ 3.6% in volume and €2 billion in value in 2014), but the obstacles are multiplying and the producers have requested and obtained the establishment of a Control Room for their product, sanctioned by a ministerial decree signed by the Ministries of Agriculture and Economic Development. The broader goal is to make pasta...

Biblioteca vaticana, ecco i manoscritti di Dante

Biblioteca vaticana, ecco i manoscritti di Dante

I manoscritti di Dante Alighieri saranno presto accessibili a tutti. Le opere del padre della lingua italiana potranno essere sfogliate da chiunque e gratuitamente, senza dover ricevere permessi speciali come Robert Langdon, lo studioso protagonista de "Il codice da Vinci" e degli altri libri di Dan Brown.   Lo hanno annunciato la Biblioteca Apostolica vaticana e l'associazione Digita Vaticana, che hanno iniziato...

Rome finds creative solution to repairing its landmarks

Rome finds creative solution to repairing its landmarks

by Jonathan Vigliotti   Maintaining Rome's historic landmarks takes a lot more than "three coins in a fountain" and a lot more than the Italian government can afford, given recent economic woes. So officials there have settled on a novel solution to their ancient problem: corporate sponsorship. The only water flowing at the Trevi Fountain is across the street at a fruit vendor. The...

How to mount Etna from your sofa

How to mount Etna from your sofa

To celebrate the two-year anniversary since Sicily's Mount Etna was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site, June 21st, Google has added detailed photos of the volcano to it Street View feature.   Would-be mountain climbers with an internet connection can now virtually explore the highest active volcano in Europe, without experiencing any of the cold, strain and danger that goes with it.   Read...

Tourists are flocking to Rome, and most of them are Americans

Tourists are flocking to Rome, and most of them are Americans

by Andrea Marini   Lines in front of the Vatican Museums, lines to enter the Saint Peter's Basilica, lines for the Colosseum. These days, whoever goes for a walk in the center of Rome will find it difficult to recognize a native Roman amid the throng of tourists. Although the city has been hit hard by the recession (the unemployment rate rose from...

13 places in Italy every wine lover needs to put on their bucket list

13 places in Italy every wine lover needs to put on their bucket list

by Adam Teeter   Sure France is a great place to visit for a wine lover, but we'd argue that no place is more magical and transporting than a trip to Italy. The food, wine and people are a combination that can't be beat, and it's a must for any lover of wine and culture.   And while you could spend a lifetime traveling...

Labirinti italiani, 12 giardini da non perdere. Da quello dedicato a Borges a qu…

Labirinti italiani, 12 giardini da non perdere. Da quello dedicato a Borges a quello in pietra di Ragusa

di Chiara Piotto   Simbolo di potere, oggetto di divertimento, incantatore e traditore. Dal mitico labirinto di Cnosso, popolato dalle figure leggendarie di Teseo, Icaro, Arianna e dal mostruoso Minotauro, in avanti, i labirinti si sono sempre fatti portatori di valori simbolici e letterari, fino a diventare metafora della condizione dell'uomo moderno, sempre affannato alla ricerca di qualcosa.   Un simbolo che non ha...

Il viaggiatore diventa agricoltore e artigiano con la piattaforma del turismo es…

Il viaggiatore diventa agricoltore e artigiano con la piattaforma del turismo esperienziale

di Camilla Pisani   Le vacanze intelligenti, sdoganate da Alberto Sordi in un vecchio film degli anni '70, si evolvono, adeguandosi alle richieste del nuovo turismo alternativo: oggi, chi prenota un viaggio preferisce «fare esperienze uniche» e «arricchire il proprio bagaglio culturale» ben nove volte in più rispetto al tradizionale dualismo mare o montagna.   I dati emersi dal TripBarometer 2014, studio condotto da...

Gambero Rosso publishes its new guide on Italian Street Food

Gambero Rosso publishes its new guide on Italian Street Food

by Claudia Astarita   The well-known Gambero Rosso - the world's authority on Italian food, wine and travel, has published its third edition of the Italian "Street Food" guide. Among the great variety of bakeries, food trucks, panini and crepes places, 22 businesses were awarded as "Regional Champions".   La Luge (Courmayeur) is one of them, standing out for its hamburger with a special...

20 Reasons why you should go to Taormina

20 Reasons why you should go to Taormina

by Jackie DeGiorgio   The glitterati have landed in Sicily for the annual Taormina Film Fest. Kicking off Friday, 12 June, the Festival's nine-day line-up includes the highly anticipated premiere of the Pixar film "Inside Out."   Now in its 61st year, the festival has attracted international superstars from Elizabeth Taylor to Marlon Brando to Robert De Niro in past years while recent Oscar...

The Italians are coming

The Italians are coming

by Jeff Alworth   In doing research for The Beer Bible, I had to make some very tough decisions about how to use my time and money. There are probably a good dozen countries that deserve to be visited and documented, but I couldn't visit them all. Ireland, out.   (An Irish blogger finally convinced me to skip his home country.) Netherlands, out. Scandinavia,...

Ragazzo italiano inventa un social che vale 100 milioni di euro

Ragazzo italiano inventa un social  che vale 100 milioni di euro

È il LinkedIn degli amministratori delegati. Una piattaforma d'élite, che però non aiuta a trovare lavoro, ma nuove opportunità di business. E soprattutto, dopo un solo anno d'attività ha già raggiunto i 100 milioni di euro di valutazione.   «Con Opportunity Network vogliamo aiutare le aziende a crescere e svilupparsi. Oggi è essenziale intercettare gli investimenti migliori in giro per il mondo», spiega...

Stories from the Italian sea: 5 timeless legends

Stories from the Italian sea: 5 timeless legends

by Jonathan Bazzi   Italy's coastlines and seas are the setting of a large number of ancient stories, legends and myths. With tragic tales of love, revenge inflicted by capricious gods and miraculous intervention by saints, Italian popular culture has inherited and embraced many legends that come directly from ancient Greece, ancient Rome and the time of the barbarian invasions.   These stories and...

Top 25 Attractions & Things To Do In Italy

Top 25 Attractions & Things To Do In Italy

A motherland of artists and scientists that changed the shape of the world, home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, and a kaleidoscope of bewitching vistas - Bella Italia! From the staggering antiquities of Rome and the alluring romance of Venice to the rolling hills of Tuscany and the cosmopolitan flair of Milan, the country is a...

Vincenzo Colucci’s Smart Launcher conquers the web

Vincenzo Colucci’s Smart Launcher conquers the web

Smart Launcher is the brilliant invention that changed the life of a talented Italian young man. Vincenzo Colucci, – 25 years old – was able to create an App, which works as a sort of "butler" for our mobiles. Everything started with the need to face daily desires, such as a way to facilitate the division of the bills among...

The “Made in Italy” food industry generates €14 bn of turnover. Rome asks for mo…

The “Made in Italy” food industry generates €14 bn of turnover. Rome asks for more protection

by Giorgio dell'Orefice   In Italy, 273 food products are certified as PDO (protected designation of origin) and PGI (protected geographical indication). No other country in Europe can boast such a high number.   Adding to 523 PDO and PGI wine labels and 39 geographical indications of spirits and alcoholic beverages other than wine, we deal with a system that involves 90,000 workers in...

Dopo 35 anni Burri si prende tutto il Guggenheim

Dopo 35 anni Burri si prende tutto il Guggenheim

di Ada Masoero   Milano. È stata presentata ieri a Milano, sotto l'affresco di Giovanni Battista Tiepolo in Palazzo Clerici, la mostra curata da Emily Braun (con Megan Fontanella e Carol Stringari) che il Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum di New York dedica dal 9 ottobre al 6 gennaio prossimi ad Alberto Burri (1915-95), nel centenario della nascita: cento opere capitali, riunite in...

The secrets of Calabria’s cuisine

The secrets of Calabria’s cuisine

In Calabria the cookery reflects the environmental conditioning of a harsh land, squeezed between high mountain ranges and a dazzlingly beautiful sea. The food is simple, humble and flavored with the strong and robust flavors of a long farming and fishing tradition.   The so-called caviale dei poveri (poor man's caviar) is the dish which more than any other expresses this. It is...

We Are The Future: Italy's New Wave Of Visionary Designers

We Are The Future: Italy's New Wave Of Visionary Designers

By Chiara Tronville   Don't call them young, don't call them new: the designers in this article are the already-recognized evolution of Italian fashion. They did their best, challenging a market dominated by luxury brands, deciding to work for themselves in an uncertain historical period.   And they've done it. It can be seen in their sales and their followers. Despite their differences, there is...

10 Reasons Why You Should Learn to Speak Italian

10 Reasons Why You Should Learn to Speak Italian

Are you considering learning a new language, but you're not sure which one to choose? For many people, the hardest step in learning a foreign language is actually choosing which language to learn. We'll make it easy for you—choose Italian!   Italian is a romance language spoken by over 60 million people around the world. Not only is it a relatively easy and...

Italian launch of the book award “The Bridge”

Italian launch of the book award “The Bridge”

"The Bridge" - the book award, curated by Casa delle Letterature of municipality of Rome in partnership with the American Initiative For Italian Culture (AIFIC), the American Embassy in Rome, NIAF (The National Italian American Foundation) in Washington, DC and Fuis (the Federation of Italian Writers) - was launched in Milan on Wednesday. A prize that every year awards a new fiction work and...

Castiglione della Pescaia in Tuscany offers best mix of sustainability, preserva…

Castiglione della Pescaia in Tuscany offers best mix of sustainability, preservation, food and wine, survey says

Castiglione della Pescaia, in Tuscany, is the Italian seaside destination with the best tourist offering in terms of quality and environmental sustainability. The ranking is published every year by the "Blue Guide" of Legambiente (Italy's largest environmental group), in collaboration with the Italian Touring Club, which for 2015 awarded the Tuscan town its highest prize, the "five sails."   The award is given...

How the art of making confetti in Sulmona changed while keeping tradition alive

How the art of making confetti in Sulmona changed while keeping tradition alive

by Serena Perfetto   Blue for a little boy or pink if it is a girl; white for weddings or red for graduation: while the colour changes according to the event in which they are offered to guests, the Italian confetti are today well known worldwide as a symbol of good luck during important celebrations.   What was once only a sweet made of...

10 Interesting Facts about Italy

10 Interesting Facts about Italy

Since ancient times Etruscan, Magna Graecia and other cultures have flourished in the territory of present-day Italy, being eventually absorbed by Rome, that has for centuries remained the leading political and religious centre of Western civilisation, capital of the Roman Empire and Christianity.   During the Dark Ages, the Italian Peninsula faced calamitous invasions by barbarian tribes, but beginning around the 11th...

It’s better in Italian. An American perspective on the Italian industry of dubbi…

It’s better in Italian. An American perspective on the Italian industry of dubbing

by Michael Traversa   Italian dubbing of foreign films is known to be the best in the industry. Dubbing started on the tail end of World War II, quickly becoming standard practice. Over the years it has become more than a tradition; not just a translation, nor an interpretation, it's a real performance that matches the acting of Hollywood stars. In the...

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