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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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A stroll through Giuseppe Verdi’s Italy, wandering between Parma and Milan

A stroll through Giuseppe Verdi’s Italy, wandering between Parma and Milan

by Marco Carminati   Giuseppe Verdi is the most popular, most performed and most widely loved among Italian composers, and Italy takes pride in being not only the Maestro's birthplace, but also the setting for most of his life. Today, we can still visit the places where Verdi lived and worked: the houses he inhabited, the theaters he went to, the museums that...

Erwitt e Berengo, incontro tra America e Italia per immagini fotografiche

Erwitt e Berengo, incontro tra America e Italia per immagini fotografiche

di Elisa Cuozzo   Elliott Erwitt e Gianni Berengo Gardin hanno immortalato a partire dagli anni '50 il loro tempo e il loro paese (l'uno gli Stati Uniti, l'altro Italia ed Europa) con immagini in bianco e nero scattate su pellicola, quando ancora le fotografie si sviluppavano in camera oscura su provini tra i quali il fotografo sceglieva lo scatto migliore per...

The Caroline aqueduct and Luigi Vanvitelli’s challenge

The Caroline aqueduct and Luigi Vanvitelli’s challenge

The Caroline Aqueduct (also known as Aqueduct of Vanvitelli) winds over 38 kilometers from Bucciano, in the province of Benevento, to Caserta. On May 7th, 1762, although the aqueduct had not been completed yet, one of its major portions – including Luigi Vanvitelli's masterpiece, the section bridging the Maddaloni Valley – was inaugurated.   The great architect (Naples, 1700-Caserta, 1773) was very...

World’s biggest eyewear fair, Mido, gets even bigger

World’s biggest eyewear fair, Mido, gets even bigger

by Chiara Beghelli   "Optimism" is one of the most recurring words among exhibitors at Mido, the world's biggest eyewear fair that opens its 45th edition in Milan today and runs until March 2. The "Made in Italy" eyewear industry turnover reached €3.17 billion in 2014, up 9.4% on 2013, boosted by the highest export revenues in 10 years, up 11.8% at €3.11...

Zuegg aims to expand its US presence beyond Walmart

Zuegg aims to expand its US presence beyond Walmart

Oswald Zuegg, the main stakeholder of family-owned Verona-based fruit processing business Zuegg, has purchased 28% of the company's shares from three other family members thus obtaining full control over the firm.   He now aims to expand Zuegg’s presence in the United States: “It is hard to concentrate efforts on business growth and to accommodate the different interests of multiple family members...

Rubinacci: bespoke tailoring in the modern world

Rubinacci: bespoke tailoring in the modern world

by Ron Miriello   Since viewing the John Turturro 2010 film Passione, I have been intrigued by the contradictions of Naples and, since seeing the 2011 Gianluca Migliarotti movie O'mast, I've been curious about its subject, the custom tailors of Naples.   Naples has always been and still is the bespoke tailoring center or Italy. Families like Ciardi, Attolini, Panico, Pirozzi and Rubinacci are...

Uffizi president honored by American friends of gallery - See more at: http://ww…

Uffizi president honored by American friends of gallery - See more at: http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/lifestyles/protecting-a-treasure/nkGRp/#sthash.9fVfA4tZ.dpuf

By Shannon Donnelly Meredith Marshall opened her Midtown home for a reception to kick off the annual Palm Beach gathering of the American Friends of the Uffizi Gallery.The event took place Feb. 2 and honored Contessa Maria Vittoria Colonna Rimbotti, president of the Amici degli Uffizi in Florence, Italy. The evening included poolside cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and remarks from the guest of...

Gomma, vino e caffè: i distretti spingono la ripresa

Gomma, vino e caffè: i distretti spingono la ripresa

La ripresa nei distretti è gia iniziata, ma adesso si prepara a cambiare marcia. Se nel 2014 il fatturato delle imprese distrettuali è salito dell'1% - mentre l'intero manifatturiero italiana restava al palo - il biennio 2015-2016, spiega il rapporto di Intesa SanPaolo, porterà a un'accelerazione decisa: +3,1% per l'anno in corso, 3,2% per quello successivo. Secondo le attese degli analisti...

MilanFashionWeek

MilanFashionWeek

The shop windows of Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, two of the main roads of the Fashion District (also known with the Italian words Quadrilatero della Moda), usually have "London – New York - Paris" written just under the brand logos. It's not surprising that the same brands, in those places quoted on the shop windows, have MILAN written...

Investment plan for “Made in Italy” exports gets green light aims to boost expor…

Investment plan for “Made in Italy” exports gets green light aims to boost exports by €50 bn in three years

by Carmine Fotina   Italy's Industry Minister Federica Guidi signed the implementation guidelines on Thursday necessary to unlock €260 million of public funding resources available in 2015 to promote "Made in Italy" products. The amount is six times as much as the average annual budget of the past five years. The plan, which now must be reviewed by Italy's Supreme Audit Court, relies...

15 ways to piss off your Italian friends for sure

15 ways to piss off your Italian friends for sure

Italians are known for their welcoming ways. They can be a little hard to get to know at the beginning but once they welcome you into their circle you are family and they will do anything for you. They are also used to doing things the Italian way.   They have full faith in the Italian art of living and with good...

L'incredibile lettera di un legionario romano alla sua famiglia

L'incredibile lettera di un legionario romano alla sua famiglia

Nonostante siano passati quasi 2000 anni dalla sua scrittura , potrebbe sembrare in realtà che questa missiva sia stata scritta dai nostri nonni o papà durante i conflitti mondiali. Contenuta in un papiro, ritrovato 150 anni fa in Egitto ad Tebtunis, è stata solo recentemente tradotta dal greco. Uno studente dottorando dell'Università di Rice, Grant Adams, ne ha infatti svelato il...

Santa Maria della Scala, an artistic treasure in the oldest European hospital

Santa Maria della Scala, an artistic treasure in the oldest European hospital

Between naturalism and real life, between dream and reality: walking through the Santa Maria della Scala museum will take you into a special world where the art and history of one of Europe's oldest hospitals are brought to light.   Located along via della Francigena in Siena, Santa Maria della Scala used to be the hospital for abandoned children and pilgrims. Now...

Italian Food Excellence: Sciara – The Land of Pistachio

Italian Food Excellence: Sciara – The Land of Pistachio

Bronte is a Sicilian town of about 20,000 inhabitants. It is situated in the province of Catania and is famous all over the world because is the major centre of the production of pistachio nuts. Located at the bottom of Mount Etna, the volcano that Sicilians love to call 'AMuntagna (i.e. 'the mountain' in local dialect), Bronte offers the perfect...

A team of Italian authors promote the Made in Italy in Street Photography

A team of Italian authors promote the Made in Italy in Street Photography

Street photography is photography that features the human condition within public places; framing and timing are key aspects of the craft, with the aim of creating images at a decisive or poignant moment. Paris is widely accepted as the birthplace of street photography; Eugene Atget is regarded as the father of the genre, but it's Henri Cartier-Bresson who gave it...

Borsa di Studio per docenti di italiano e italianistica in USA

Borsa di Studio per docenti di italiano e italianistica in USA

Il Centro di lingua e cultura italiana Babilonia è lieto di annunciare la sesta edizione dell'Annual Teacher Study Grant, una Borsa di Studio creata per dar un riconoscimento tangibile a un docente di italiano e italianistica negli USA per il l'impegno e l'eccellenza nell'insegnamento di lingua e cultura italiana negli Stati Uniti. Quest'anno assegneremo la Borsa di Studio a un insegnante...

Antonio Monda Named Rome Film Festival Artistic Director

Antonio Monda Named Rome Film Festival Artistic Director

by Ariston   Following Marco Mueller's exit from the troubled Rome Film Festival last year, Antonio Monda is stepping in to fill his shoes as the new artistic director.   Similar to Mueller, Monda has both a production and academic background. He is currently an associate professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, lecturing on Italian cinema and Hollywood auteurs. He has directed...

Oscars 2015: Italy Celebrates Fourth Costume Design Win for Milena Canonero

Oscars 2015: Italy Celebrates Fourth Costume Design Win for Milena Canonero

by Ariston   Italy on Monday celebrated after the country's Milena Canonero took home her fourth Oscar Sunday night for best achievement in costume design for The Grand Budapest Hotel. It was her third collaboration with director Wes Anderson after The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Darjeeling Limited.   Twitter was abuzz with congratulations for the Turin-born costume designer from Italians watching the...

The infinite surprises of italian bread

The infinite surprises of italian bread

by Emilia Crippa   I feel like I need to start from the essence of the word "bread" itself, and the concept that sums up "knowledge", "goodness", "peace", and much more. Bread is permanently connected to that absolutely human experience that over time turns into culture.   It is itself a culture that has left a mark – impossible to miss – even in...

I due ricercatori italiani che riempiono le travi portanti di aria

I due ricercatori italiani che riempiono le travi portanti di aria

La prossima volta che entrate in una tensostruttura, provate ad osservare le travi portanti. Potrebbero essere d'aria. È questa la rivoluzione sviluppata da due esperti dello studio delle forze e della meccanica: Paolo Beccarelli, 31 anni, e Roberto Maffei, 29. Il primo, insegna Architectural Structures all'università di Nottingham dal 2012.   Il secondo, dopo il dottorato al politecnico di Milano si è...

Rabbit beach in Sicily named third best beach in the World

Rabbit beach in Sicily named third best beach in the World

Rabbit beach, a beach on the island of Lampedusa off the south coast of Sicily, has been named the third best beach in the world based on millions of reviews and opinions by travellers compiled by TripAdvisor.   TripAdvisor described Rabbit beach as an unspoiled nature reserve and "piece of heaven" for it's golden sand and crystal clear water.   Read more   Source: http://iajournal.com/    

Annual Tax and Issuance of italian passports

Annual Tax and Issuance of italian passports

Please be advised that there has been a change in the cost of the issuance of a passport, as dictated by the "decreto-legge 24 aprile 2014, n. 66, convertito, con modificazioni, dalla legge 23 giugno 2014, n. 89". Article 5-bis, comma 1 of the decree states that there will no longer be a Consular fee for the issuance of all passports...

Welcome Armonia Italy, a new private equity fund focusing on Made in Italy

Welcome Armonia Italy, a new private equity fund focusing on Made in Italy

Financial services company GWM Group has set up a new private equity fund, Armonia Italy, to invest in "Made in Italy" businesses with an investment capacity of €700 million euro, putting itself at the top of the major Italian private equity funds in direct competition with Clessidra and Investindustrial. "We decided to launch this initiative in private equity," explains Sigieri Diaz...

A new dawn for the Mezzogiorno?

A new dawn for the Mezzogiorno?

In the 1950s, Matera, a town carved from the earth in the southern Italian region of Basilicata, was declared la vergogna nazionale: the shame of Italy.   At the time, some 16,000 residents lived in Matera's sassi, districts distinguished by their ancient, rock-cut dwellings, some of which were accessible only by a trapdoor and ladder. Whole families shared the cramped, unlit spaces...

Italy’s “Slow Food” Pioneer: How My Love for Food Ripened into a Life's Work

Italy’s “Slow Food” Pioneer: How My Love for Food Ripened into a Life's Work

In 1986, Carlo Petrini and a group of friends threw a big pasta feed in Rome's storied Piazza di Spagna (the Spanish Steps).   The event was a protest against the opening of the first McDonald's in Italy. Out of that grew Slow Food, an organization that now includes 100,000 people in 150 countries, all committed to local food and the traditions...

Ferrero, a fortress of Italian family capitalism

Ferrero, a fortress of Italian family capitalism

On a day of sorrow -- the funeral of Michele Ferrero, founder of the company that makes Nutella, was Wednesday -- it is worth taking a sympathetic look at the industrial profile (and the strategic prospects) of one of the largest and best- functioning companies in Italy.   According to the financial statements examined by R&S Mediobanca, over the past five years,...

Armatori: Grimaldi, auto FCA da Civitavecchia al Nord America

Armatori: Grimaldi, auto FCA da Civitavecchia al Nord America

Una linea marittima diretta fra il porto di Civitavecchia e quelli di Halifax, in Canada, e Baltimora, negli Stati Uniti. L'iniziativa e' del gruppo armatoriale Grimaldi Napoli, uno dei piu' importanti in Europa, ed e' una delle conseguenze della ripresa del mercato automobilistico.   "Trasporteremo le auto prodotte nello stabilimento Fca di Melfi, quindi la Renegade, la prima Jeep costruita fuori dagli...

Introducing Fattelo!, the Italian lamp made of cardboard

Introducing Fattelo!, the Italian lamp made of cardboard

Can design mix together with the Do It Yourself (DIY) philosophy? Yes, but only with the help of innovation and creativity. Or at least this is what four Italian young designers have proved with their cardboard lamp 01Lamp Fattelo!.   Everything started a few years ago, when Federico Trucchia was thinking about how to create a lamp using the cardboard usually employed...

The “Infernal Marathon”: Dante comes to life

The “Infernal Marathon”: Dante comes to life

According to its creators, the "Infernal Marathon" "offers a modern interpretation of Dante's 'Inferno', representing the verses of this most eminent of Italian poets with images of Italy's historical, artistic and naturalistic heritage.   The project's goal is to contribute to the popularization of 'The Divine Comedy' while also promoting the most beautiful places in our country. All 34 cantos are translated...

Italian researchers find 'tumour-blocking' gene

Italian researchers find 'tumour-blocking' gene

Italian researchers have found a gene they say is able to "shut down" tumours with a "new and unique" mechanism. The team at a research institute at Rozzano near Milan said the discovery of the Ptx3 gene was "unexpected".   "We hope it will have major implications on the clinical front," said research leader Alberto Mantovani of the Humanitas institute. Their work,...

Emirates to fly A380 between Milan and New York

Emirates to fly A380 between Milan and New York

Emirates will add a superjumbo service between Milan and New York JFK on June 1. The Gulf carrier will upgrade flights EK205/206 on its Dubai-Milan-New York route from a B777-300ER to an A380.   Currently, it operates the A380 between Dubai and Milan as flights EK091/092 (see news, October 7). The third service between those two destinations, EK101/102, will continue to be operated...

Il bello dell’Italia raccontato dai corrispondenti della stampa estera

Il bello dell’Italia raccontato dai corrispondenti della stampa estera

Dell'olandese Maarten van Aalderen, esce per Albeggi Edizioni un libro che renderà orgogliosi gli italiani. Disponibile in versione ebook e cartacea; dal 18 febbraio in libreria.   Il 19 febbraio l'autore lo presenta a Roma presso l'Associazione della Stampa Estera con il Ministro dei Beni culturali Dario Franceschini, Josè Rallo (Donnafugata) e Massimo Franco (Corriere della Sera).   Read more   Source: http://www.affaritaliani.it/    

Gli Italiani e il Paese da salvare: ecco “i luoghi del cuore” FAI

Gli Italiani e il Paese da salvare: ecco “i luoghi del cuore” FAI

La tutela del patrimonio culturale e ambientale italiano è un asset strategico per il nostro Paese. E' quanto si può dedurre dalla settima edizione del censimento "I luoghi del cuore", promosso dal Fondo ambiente italiano con Intesa Sanpaolo.   Un appuntamento, nato nel 2003, che ha visto i voti di 1.658.701 italiani, numeri importantissimi per il Fai, come spiega Irene Strata dell'uffico...

A theatrical masterpiece: Sabbioneta's Teatro all'antica

A theatrical masterpiece: Sabbioneta's Teatro all'antica

Duke Vespasiano Gonzaga – founder of the small "ideal city" of Sabbioneta, near Mantua – summoned Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548-1616) from Vicenza to ask him to build what would become the Teatro all'Antica; he had perhaps noticed Scamozzi thanks to the onstage scenery he had created earlier for the beautiful and famous Olympic Theater in his hometown.   One of Scamozzi's contemporary biographers,...

A few reasons why Brunello di Montalcino 2010 bottles are extraordinary

A few reasons why Brunello di Montalcino 2010 bottles are extraordinary

The Brunello di Montalcino 2010 is one of the most eagerly awaited wines of the year. This is because 2010 bottles are broadly considered a 5 star vintage.   From the 20 to the 23 of February, more than three thousand people will travel to Montalcino, the famous hill town in Tuscany, to join the "Welcome Brunello" tasting tour organized to celebrate...

SACE scored a gross profit of €485 mn, as guarantees for Italian exports rose to…

SACE scored a gross profit of €485 mn, as guarantees for Italian exports rose to €10.7 bn (+27%)

SACE, the state-owned export credit guarantee agency, closed 2014 with a gross profit of €485 million. Yesterday the board of directors approved full year results, which show a significant improvement compared to 2013.   Last year SACE insured €10.7 billion in export transactions and investments for international development projects, 27% more than in 2013.   Read more   Source: http://www.italy24.ilsole24ore.com/    

Temple of Peace to be restored for Rome’s birthday

Temple of Peace to be restored for Rome’s birthday

The Temple Peace, one of the lesser known structures of Rome's Imperial Fora, is set to rise again in time for the city's birthday commemoration, a cultural heritage official said Thursday.   With reconstruction work set to begin in early March, five columns missing from what remains of the temple built by Emperor Vespasian in about 75 AD will be reconstructed by...

The Intermeccanica Italia Spyder Is The Italian-American Grand Tourer That You'v…

The Intermeccanica Italia Spyder Is The Italian-American Grand Tourer That You've Never Head Of

Buying an Italian exotic in the Sixties was an appealing but iffy prospect for Americans. Dealership networks weren't quite what they are today, and qualified mechanics were hard to come by, to say the least.   So for a while there were several Italian carmakers that used American-sourced engines. Intermeccanica, along with the better-known Iso and De Tomaso, took this approach; and...

Assocamerestero: Chiusura d’anno record per l’export italiano

Assocamerestero: Chiusura d’anno record per l’export italiano

Bilancio più che positivo nel 2014 per le imprese italiane all'estero, complice anche il più basso livello di importazioni degli ultimi 4 anni: solo nel mese di dicembre, l'incremento delle vendite è pari al 2,6% rispetto al mese precedente, mentre su base annua si registra un +6,3%, il dato migliore da gennaio 2013 e un risultato secondo, in ambito europeo,...

20 reasons why you should go to Puglia

20 reasons why you should go to Puglia

The National Geographic, have elected it as a Top Trip, The NYPost called it "Magical" and the Lonely Planet put it in its 2014 must see places list.   What more do you need to start planning your trip to Apulia. Not convinced. Swide has already given you a few reasons to visit Puglia, but here are 20 more. So book your...

The Sartiglia in Oristano and the man with no identity

The Sartiglia in Oristano and the man with no identity

Perhaps thanks to her Sardinian blood, poet Antonella Anedda was able to deliver an extremely effective description of the Sartiglia – the fascinating and mysterious race held on Carnival Sunday and Tuesday in Oristano, "on Sardinia's West coast, beyond which there is only Spain". She explains that "a man called 'su Componidori' is dressed by three women, who put a plain...

Il Volo mesmerise the world ; Grande Amore 3.2 million views and counting!

Il Volo mesmerise the world ; Grande Amore 3.2 million views and counting!

Last Saturday Italian trio Il Volo conquered Italy when they won the 65th Sanremo Song Festival with their entry Grande Amore. They will represent Italy at the forthcoming 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna next May. Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero aka Il Volo have received massive mediatic exposure both in Italy and overseas since their victory last Saturday. Major Italian newspapers...

Eataly one of the most innovative companies in the US

Eataly one of the most innovative companies in the US

Eataly was ranked 23rd in Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies of 2015 list, the highest ranked food company. CEO Nicola Farinetti stated she believes the company is a new model, not considered a market or a restaurant, which helps them be creative with events and offerings.Panera Bread and Revolution Foods also made the list for their use of technology and healthy...

Alessandro Volta: Google honors Italian physicist who invented the battery

Alessandro Volta: Google honors Italian physicist who invented the battery

Google has celebrated the 270th birthday of the Italian physicist Alessandro Volta with a doodle on its homepage. Volta, who was born Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta, is best known for inventing the first battery.   Born in Como, Italy, he gave his name to the electrical unit 'volt' in 1881. In 1774, Volta became the professor of physics at the Royal School of...

Quando con l'italiano si danno i numeri

Quando con l'italiano si danno i numeri

di Filomena Fuduli Sorrentino   A differenza di altri popoli, gli italiani usano espressioni con numeri e parole nei loro discorsi, modi di dire o proverbi, di connotazioni diverse. Il significato delle parole-numero sono connesse al modo di parlare e di pensare del parlante. Di solito, queste espressioni popolari sono usate in conversazioni tra amici e rappresentano una tradizione e una saggezza...

Export managers on the way for small, mid-sized companies

Export managers on the way for small, mid-sized companies

The moment for six-month vouchers has nearly arrived for companies that wish to tap government funds to hire a temporary export manager to help them penetrate foreign markets.   Vice Minister for Economic Development Carlo Calenda, speaking at a conference in Bologna, said the list of companies able to supply the managers in question will be set by April.   Read more   Source: http://www.italy24.ilsole24ore.com/    

700,000 Tons of Discarded Citrus Now Can Be Fabric

700,000 Tons of Discarded Citrus Now Can Be Fabric

Part of creating a more sustainable food economy is finding uses for food matter after it leaves the table. Take citrus for example. Did you know that 700,000 tons of citrus rinds are discarded every year? What if those rinds could be created into strong fiber to make brilliant fabrics?   Not only would it give the food matter a useful afterlife,...

Milano Unica Celebrates 10 Years, Turns Its Eye to New York

Milano Unica Celebrates 10 Years, Turns Its Eye to New York

Milano Unica, the European textile trade show formed when several well-established Italian trade shows—including IdeaBiella, Moda In and Shirt Avenue—joined forces 10 years ago, is preparing to launch its first New York show in July.   The trade show took its showcase of Italian fabrics and trim to Shanghai in 2013, when it began exhibiting at the giant Intertextile Shanghai trade show....

How Italy is contributing to increase oil sands’ energy efficiency

How Italy is contributing to increase oil sands’ energy efficiency

In July 2014, General Electric launched the 6th Ecomagination Innovation Challenge to continue stimulating researchers to develop new technologies able to improve productivity and environmental performance in the oil sands.   GE Canada President and Ceo Elyse Allan considers the Ecomagination Challenge a successful way to "tap into global brains from across industry to solve operating challenges", and "an effective way to...

Il Principe dei Sogni: dopo 150 anni tornano insieme i 20 arazzi medicei

Il Principe dei Sogni: dopo 150 anni tornano insieme i 20 arazzi medicei

di Flavia Fiorentino   «Il Principe dei sogni. Giuseppe negli arazzi medicei di Pontormo e Bronzino» unisce Roma, Milano e Firenze nel segno dell'arte e della cultura per rappresentare l'Italia del Rinascimento nell'occasione di Expo 2015. Domani 17 febbraio la mostra curata da Louis Godart, aprirà al pubblico nel Salone dei Corazzieri al Palazzo del Quirinale: dopo 150 anni, i venti arazzi...

Italy's 19-Year-Old Stiletto Designer Plans on Taking Over America

Italy's 19-Year-Old Stiletto Designer Plans on Taking Over America

At the age of nineteen, Nicoló Giannico Beretta isn't your average teenager. While most of his peers divide their time between football practices and hanging out at the mall, this Italian teen stands at the helm of a high-end shoe company, through which he aims to generate a revenue exceeding US $1 million by the end of 2015.   It all started...

La lingua italiana strumento di dialogo e sviluppo: Il sottosegretario Giro apre…

La lingua italiana strumento di dialogo e sviluppo: Il sottosegretario Giro apre il convegno ASILS 2015

Sarà il il sottosegretario agli Affari Esteri e alla Cooperazione Internazionale, Mario Giro, ad aprire i lavori del Convegno ASILS 2015 sul tema "La lingua italiana come strumento di dialogo interculturale, sviluppo e crescita economica".   L'evento si svolgerà giovedì prossimo, 19 febbraio, alle ore 10.00, nella Sala delle Bandiere dell'Ufficio per l'Italia del Parlamento Europeo, a Roma.   Read more   Fonte: AISE  

‘Iron Chef’ Judge Donatella Arpaia Leads Italian Culinary Tour of Your Dreams

‘Iron Chef’ Judge Donatella Arpaia Leads Italian Culinary Tour of Your Dreams

Have you ever wanted to tour the Southern Italian countryside while learning how to cook from a Food Network star?   "Iron Chef" judge and Michelin-rated restaurateur Donatella Arpaia, of New York's Prova and Kefi restaurants, has announced that she will be leading two gastronomic tours in Puglia this June with culinary travel specialists Southern Vision.   Read more   Source: http://www.thedailymeal.com/    

Italy registers 30,000 new businesses as the entrepreneurial spirit comes back

Italy registers 30,000 new businesses as the entrepreneurial spirit comes back

In 2014, the total number of new businesses registered in Italy exceeded the total number of companies that shut down their activities by 30,718 units. The total number of registered companies increased by 0.51%, up from 0.21% in 2013.These figures were released by Unioncamere, the national association of Italian Chambers of Commerce.   Read more   Source: http://www.italy24.ilsole24ore.com    

Michele Ferrero, maker of Nutella, dies on Valentine’s Day

Michele Ferrero, maker of Nutella, dies on Valentine’s Day

By Nicole Winfield   Michele Ferrero, the world's richest candy maker whose Nutella chocolate and hazlenut spread helped raise generations of Europeans and defined Italian sweets, died on Valentine's Day, the company said. He was 89. Ferrero, who had been ill for several months, died Saturday in Montecarlo where he lived, surrounded by his family, the company said in a statement. Ferrero was the...

An Italian building among ArchDaily Buildings of the Year

An Italian building among ArchDaily Buildings of the Year

A few days ago, ArchDaily, one of the most famous American website covering architecture and interior design trends with over 80.000.000 monthly page views, published the names of the winners of its 2015 edition of the "Building of the Year" competition.   Thousands of projects competed this year and ArchDaily readers had to go through all those relying on their beauty, intelligence,...

It's a Big Year for Dante. Here's How One American Plans to Celebrate

It's a Big Year for Dante. Here's How One American Plans to Celebrate

by John Burger   The great Italian poet Dante Alighieri was born three-quarters of a millennium ago this year. His native city of Florence, which has long gotten over its exile of the author of The Divine Comedy, is planning a huge celebration.   But one American history professor is combining a conference in Rome to honor Dante with a spiritual pilgrimage to commemorate...

I’m a frontman for a lot of beautiful people, says Alex Zanardi, Paralympic gold…

I’m a frontman for a lot of beautiful people, says Alex Zanardi, Paralympic gold medalist, iron man, comeback kid and much more

by Giovanni Minoli   Alex Zanardi, 48 years old, a Formula 1 pilot in the first phase of his life, then a writer, television host, now a winner in the Paralympic Games. In 2001, he lost his lower limbs in a terrible accident on the racetrack in Lausitz, Germany but he quickly bounced back, wiped out London, and triumphed in the New...

Italian bottles among 2015 best wines

Italian bottles among 2015 best wines

by Claudia Astarita   Financial Times released this weekend its own "selection of fuller-bodied red, white and fortified wines", introducing them as "the kind of wines that we think are perfect for fireside conversation and comforting, slow-cooked meals".   Rosés and lighter-bodied reds are definitely out this year, at least in the United Kingdom. According to local customers, when the weather is cold rich...

A Roma va in scena “America”, musical sull’emigrazione italiana

A Roma va in scena “America”, musical sull’emigrazione italiana

L'emigrazione italiana è stata raccontata attraverso studi e ricerche, analisi attente e approfondite indagini. Anche i libri e le canzoni hanno "disegnato" questo fenomeno ma ora è il teatro a mettere in luce storie di emigranti italiani, quelli partiti per l'America nei primi anni del '900.   Il 24 febbraio il Teatro Italia di Roma (ore 20.30) ospita, infatti, "America-il Musical": lo...

Reggio: “Notturno americano” in prima regionale l’America dei primi del ‘900 fra…

Reggio: “Notturno americano” in prima regionale l’America dei primi del ‘900 fra miseria, emigrazione e falsi miti

di Ilaria Calabrò   Per la prima volta in Calabria arriva il nuovissimo progetto nato dall'incontro di tre fra gli interpreti più significativi della scena musicale nazionale contemporanea: la voce suggestiva e ipnotica di Emidio Clementi, fondatore dei Massimo Volume, si intreccia alle note della chitarra e del synth di Corrado Nuccini unendosi al violino e la tromba di Emanuele Reverberi, componenti...

Ennio Morricone: My Life In Music review – hair-raising, extraordinary

Ennio Morricone: My Life In Music review – hair-raising, extraordinary

Ennio Morricone's current world tour is billed as My Life in Music. For an 86-year-old with more than 500 film and television scores to his name, that's a lot of life and a lot of music.   It requires a lot of people, too: 86 members of the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, 76 singers from Hungary's Kodály Choir and a brace of...

The nine pathways of Vicenza’s jewelry museum

The nine pathways of Vicenza’s jewelry museum

Bracelet, ring, necklace, earring, jewel, gem, pearl... these are the protagonists of some beautiful tales in Vicenza's Jewelry Museum. The word "jewel" itself has an interesting story to tell: some say it comes from the Latin 'gaudium', joy, others 'iocus', jest... two equally promising etymologies with a beautiful happy ending.   The curators of the refined museum located inside the wonderful Palladian...

Cartapesta

Cartapesta

Do you remember art projects as a child that involved strips of newspaper and paste made from flour and water? The practice of the cartapesta (paper mache) has been an art form in Lecce, Italy for centuries.   Used as an inexpensive substitute for plaster, stone or wood, paper carvings were popular for church statues and embellishments. A multi-step process that is...

I 30 Ponti più belli d'Italia

I 30 Ponti più belli d'Italia

Ce ne sono di tutti i tipi: a schiena d'asino, coperti, con arcate a tutto sesto, di pietra, di acciaio, costruiti sui resti di vecchi acquedotti romani, o progettati da architetti contemporanei di fama internazionale.   I Ponti d'Italia sono storici, eleganti, bellissimi. Noi abbiamo stilato una classifica di quelli che sembrano spuntarla sugli altri, ma è una lista a cui se...

The Story of Maria Grammatico and her Famous ‘Pasticceria’ in Sicily

The Story of Maria Grammatico and her Famous ‘Pasticceria’ in Sicily

Sicily's rich tradition of 'dolci' has been shaped by many diverse cultural influences throughout history, from the almonds and oranges introduced by the Arabs to the cocoa beans introduced by the Spanish to the island's industrious pastry-making nuns.   Each dominant culture left behind its own cultural and gastronomic imprint, setting in motion a permanent love affair with all things sweet. We...

The secret of Italy’s best city: speaking German?

The secret of Italy’s best city: speaking German?

With its Germanic architecture and mountainous backdrop, Bolzano is picture-perfect and proud of it. "If you look far east, you see the Dolomites turning red before the sun goes down. It's very beautiful," says Roberta Agosti, director of the local tourism board.   But while the landscape makes a welcome spot for mountaineering tourists, it is also said to be one of the...

Italy's Philosopher-Genius of Wine

Italy's Philosopher-Genius of Wine

Italy's Josko Gravner is the only winemaker I've met who keeps a simple wooden chair in his cellar just so he can sit down there and think about his wine. Is he making it the right way? Should he have a different approach? Is it truly the wine he wants to make?   Gravner's career is a series of drastic decisions. In...

Italian fashion house Liu Jo gets set for sale parade-sources

Italian fashion house Liu Jo gets set for sale parade-sources

The founding brothers of Italian fashion house Liu Jo are getting ready for a public share listing or partial sale to resolve differences over the company's future ownership, three sources familiar with the matter said.   Vannis Marchi, 67, is looking to sell his 36.8 percent stake in the Italian firm, which one of the sources said could be valued at up...

Italian yard has deal to acquire Bertram Yachts

Italian yard has deal to acquire Bertram Yachts

The parent company of the Baglietto shipyard said it signed a letter of intent to buy Bertram Yachts from the Ferretti Group.   Several Italian publications are reporting that the Gavio Group, which took over Baglietto in 2012, expects the transaction to close by March 31 and that it is conditioned on due diligence. Baglietto is located in La Spezia, Italy, and...

In scena il ‘siculish’, lingua dei siciliani in America

In scena il ‘siculish’, lingua dei siciliani in America

Cono Cinquemani è un cantautore italiano e autore dello spettacolo "Dizionario Siculish, cento modi di dire emigrato siciliano", attraverso il quale vuole riportare alla luce il siculish, la lingua trasformativa parlata dalle comunità siciliane in America.   Cinquemani racconta la grande emigrazione siciliana e italiana di fine '800 attraverso le testimonianze dirette e indirette di chi ha fatto o non ha fatto...

Italian Food Excellence: Green Pistachio of Bronte D.P.O.

Italian Food Excellence: Green Pistachio of Bronte D.P.O.

The Etna, in Sicily, is the higher volcano in Europe. A black mountain, covered in ash from which emerge lava rocks. This landscape, arid an inhospitable, is the ideal soil for Pistachio growing, the "gold green" of Bronte, appreciate all over the world.   Its main characteristic is the intense green color and the sweet, delicate, aromatic taste. In 2009 the "green...

Female startuppers grow in number and geographic spread

Female startuppers grow in number and geographic spread

Claudia Spinnato from Palermo works in the hardware field, while Valentina Cianci and Nicole Novielli from Bari, or Marialba Landolfi from Lecce operate in the digital sector. They are just some of this year's 32 new entries in the ranking "Official Female Founders in Tech– Italy List," by Girls in Tech.   Read more   Source: http://www.italy24.ilsole24ore.com/    

Big Empty Italian Castles For Sale

Big Empty Italian Castles For Sale

Why is the life of Italian nobility available to buy in bulk? The NY Times recently reported that Italy's well-rooted inherited wealth has withered in a time of lingering economic trouble with cuts on government subsidies to maintain historic properties and at the same time, an increase in taxes on historic buildings by 20 or 30 times since 2011 depending...

Italian scientists probe RNA for secrets of protein

Italian scientists probe RNA for secrets of protein

Italian scientists may have discovered some of the secrets behind the body's ability to produce essential proteins, possibly hidden in ribonucleic acids (RNA).   Also known as the close cousin of the body's DNA, the RNA has a more flexible structure that can fold into any number of configurations.    Read more   Source: http://www.gazzettadelsud.it/    

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