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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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Italian veteran Paolo Nespoli to return to the ISS

Italian veteran Paolo Nespoli to return to the ISS

by Chris Bergin   The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced Paolo Nespoli is to return to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017. The veteran Italian astronaut will be making his third trip to the orbital outpost, following missions in 2007 and 2010 – the latter concluding with stunning and unique photography of Shuttle Endeavour docked to the Station. Nespoli will become...

Watch 1,000 musicians woo the Foo Fighters to Italy

Watch 1,000 musicians woo the Foo Fighters to Italy

by Amar Toor   One thousand musicians gathered in Italy this week to perform the Foo Fighters song "Learn to Fly," as part of an effort to bring the band to Cesena — a northern city of about 100,000 people. The Rockin' 1000 event was organized last year by Fabio Zaffagnini, who described the performance as a "huge, huge miracle."   Zaffagnini used crowdfunding...

«Così trasformiamo l’orzo italiano nelle migliori birre del mondo»

«Così trasformiamo l’orzo italiano nelle migliori birre del mondo»

Dalla Basilicata alla Lombardia, Agroalimentare Sud sfida le grandi multinazionali puntando sull'eccellenza italiana. La storia di questa azienda è legata alla nostra terra. Una tradizione che si articola in due principali attività: un'importante malteria nel Meridione d'Italia e una società sementiera in val Padana.   La produzione prevalente si svolge nello stabilimento di San Nicola di Melfi, in Lucania. È qui che...

How the Amalfi Coast Keeps Drawing Us In

How the Amalfi Coast Keeps Drawing Us In

by Peter Jon Lindberg It's all here, looking entirely as it should, as it always has. The cove-hidden beaches reached only by boat. The terraced lemon and olive groves on near-vertical hillsides.   The glittering cliff-top resorts, the pier-side tavernas, and the Cubist-painting townscapes—Ravello, Amalfi, Praiano, Positano, Nerano—overlooking the Gulf of Salerno, nattily threaded together by one of the world's most spectacular roads.   Read...

Close-up on the Church of the Gesù

Close-up on the Church of the Gesù

Here are the frescoes and decorations that embellish the vault ceiling and dome of the Church of the Gesù in Rome, a masterpiece of Genoa-born Giovan Battista Gaulli, known as Baciccio or Baciccia (1639-1709), whom we wrote about a while back.   Thanks to the generous collaboration of the Jesuits who are now in charge of the mother church of the Society...

Discovering Rome with the help of American ex-pats

Discovering Rome with the help of American ex-pats

When we think of American writers living and working overseas, most of us turn to those authors who lived in Paris.   We recollect Hemingway's A Moveable Feast, that fine account of his life in Paris in the 1920s; we imagine Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald making the rounds to such bars as La Rotonde and Les Deux Magots; we conjure up...

50 things to do in Sicily once in a lifetime

50 things to do in Sicily once in a lifetime

As you may have noticed already, Sicily is definitely one of our favorite places in Italy. Its unique natural, historical and cultural heritage are what made it one of the most charming and attractive Italian regions, welcoming every year thousands of tourists from all over the world, who never leave unsatisfied, with their eyes full of wonder and their stomachs...

The “Silk Gardens” on Italy’s Lake Como

The “Silk Gardens” on Italy’s Lake Como

by Chiara Beghelli Renzo, the lead character of Italy's most celebrated 19th-century novel – "The Betrothed" by Alessandro Manzoni – was a silk-weaver: a sought-after profession along the shores of Lake Como, where this Italian classic was set. As early as the 1500s, the Como province began to establish itself as Italy's premier hub for silk weaving.   To this day, the sector...

Best, storie di cervelli e imprese che ritornano dalla Silicon Valley

Best, storie di cervelli e imprese che ritornano dalla Silicon Valley

di Barbara Millucci   Un target potenziale almeno 100 imprese innovative, con una dotazione iniziale di 50 milioni di euro. Parte con questi numeri Invitalia Ventures, il nuovo fondo di venture capital di Invitalia che sarà guidato da Salvo Mizzi, esperto di innovazione startup, fondatore del Working Capital Accelerator di Telecom Italia e responsabile del fondo Tim Ventures.   «Investiremo nell'equity di Pmi e...

Select Italy Presents Its ‘How to Pronounce Italian Wines’ YouTube Series

Select Italy Presents Its ‘How to Pronounce Italian Wines’ YouTube Series

Select Italy (http://selectitaly.com), the boutique travel company specialized in the Bel Paese, boasts an exclusive, high-end food & wine portfolio thanks to a partnership with distinguished and prestigious Italian wine brands. Select Italy's collaboration with Italy's finest wineries consists of vacation packages, winery visits, and exclusive stays in historic family's estates.   In order to introduce travelers and wine lovers to the...

La Magnani a Hollywood Vita randagia di una tigre

La Magnani a Hollywood Vita randagia di una tigre

di Cinzia Romani   Le star internazionali, da Brigitte Bardot a Sophia Loren, prima d'essere attrici erano donne sexy e attraenti. Fa eccezione Anna Magnani, che non era né glamour, né seducente, pur essendo arrivata in vetta, a Hollywood: fu la prima attrice italiana a vincere l'Oscar con La rosa tatuata (1955), film scritto per lei dal commediografo Tennessee Williams, due premi...

Ferrari unveils the new 488 Spider, a sure prom queen in Frankfurt next Septembe…

Ferrari unveils the new 488 Spider, a sure prom queen in Frankfurt next September

by Mario Cianflone She's going to be one of the prom queens for sure, at the International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) in Frankfurt, September 19 to 27. We're talking Ferrari's new 488 Spider, an open-top variant of the Ferrari 488 GTB that was launched in spring – the Sergio Marchionne era's second car.   Ferrari 488 Spider, styled by Flavio Manzoni, is equipped with a...

Why You Need To Visit Expo Milano 2015 Before It Closes Forever

Why You Need To Visit Expo Milano 2015 Before It Closes Forever

by Melissa Kravitz   Expo Milano 2015 is the unsung destination of the summer! While plenty of Americans are rolling out towels for beach vacations across the country, skip the Hamptons one weekend and consider Jetsetting across the ocean.   Forget rolling out a towel, you can be munching on roti rolls and sushi rolls and visiting hundreds of countries in the span of a single...

A brief history of Gelato in Italy

A brief history of Gelato in Italy

by Jonathan Bazzi   Starting from the ancient custom of storing food in the snow, over the centuries a taste developed for sweet drinks and cooled mixtures consumed at the beginning or end of a meal. A key step came with Eastern insights into artificial freezing methods.   With its resounding passion and interest in research from distant lands, Italy played an essential role...

The Scalabrinians increase the presence in Syracuse

The Scalabrinians increase the presence in Syracuse

The Scalabrinians increase the presence in Syracuse. The two Junior Sisters arrived to give support to the three Sisters who opened a "first-line" community in assisting the migrants who come on the shores of Sicily. The two are Sister Andri Boas (Brazilian) and Sister Catherine Petalcurin (Filipino).   "The mission has met with great success – said Sister Angjelina Preci, mscs ....

Take Amazing 360° Tour of St. Peter’s in Vatican City From Your Chair

Take Amazing 360° Tour of St. Peter’s in Vatican City From Your Chair

By Taryn Salinas   This 360-degree view allows you to see the splendor of St. Peter's Basilica on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Use the toolbar to shift your view or zoom in. On a tablet or mobile device, just hold it up or turn it around to pan.   St. Peter's Basilica is one of the most spectacular churches in the world....

Macroeconomic indicators point to mild signs of recovery from crisis-stricken So…

Macroeconomic indicators point to mild signs of recovery from crisis-stricken South

by Marzio Bartoloni After seven years of persistent economic disgrace, the Italian "Mezzogiorno", or South, has started recovering: tenuous signals of economic revival have finally stopped the financial downfall. In the first three months of the year the employment rate registered un uptick (+0.8%). As a consequence of this phenomenon, firms' social aid requests (Cassa Integrazione) for unemployed declined by 50...

Statuesque Villa Adriana Reveals Rome’s Sumptuous Past

Statuesque Villa Adriana Reveals Rome’s Sumptuous Past

by Susan Nelson   When I pass statues from antiquity, whether in a museum or in the environment, my curiosity perks. Who were they? What were their names and how did they impact their world? Most were worshipped as mythical deities or emperors who were believed to have powers to effect an individual's life.   Whether their powers be good or bad, most everyone...

Mark Ruffalo receives a special prize at Giffoni Film Festival

Mark Ruffalo receives a special prize at Giffoni Film Festival

American actor Mark Ruffalo, two time nominee for the Oscar and played the role in the Marvel action blockbuster "Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron", will receive a special prize during his appareance as one of the special guests at the Giffoni Film Festival, an international festival for children's films.   On Saturday, Ruffalo has met the film festival's jury, unique in...

An entire medieval hamlet is on sale In Umbria!

An entire medieval hamlet is on sale In Umbria!

Nestled in the green heart of Italy, Umbria, the medieval village simply known as Il Borgo can be yours. Get ready for some property porn, by looking through the gallery of this ultimate dream home for many. There is nothing like being able to call a place your home, for those 4 walls to be yours, to have personalized it with...

Insider’s Guide to Lake Como

Insider’s Guide to Lake Como

Italy's third largest water body and one of Europe's deepest, Lake Como has drawn vacationers for two millennia with its lucent waters, mountain landscapes, and Mediterranean climate. Visitors today enjoy lakeside parks, historic villas, and shopping in one of the world's silk-design capitals.   Here's a brief primer on how to make the most of your time in this magical region. When to...

Party With a King: Parmigiano Reggiano

Party With a King: Parmigiano Reggiano

The last monarch of Italy passed away in 1983, but for the past 900 years another king has been ruling in the kitchens of almost every household on the Italian peninsula-Parmigiano Reggiano.   Owing to its ease of use and appreciation by almost all palates, Parmigiano Reggiano perfectly lends itself to any sort of party or festive occasion. Served as a side...

Friuli, Veneto e Piemonte campioni dell’export nel primo trimestre. Bene anche E…

Friuli, Veneto e Piemonte campioni dell’export nel primo trimestre. Bene anche Emilia-Romagna e Liguria

di Raoul de Forcade   Con vendite di beni in crescita sui mercati esteri, Friuli Venezia Giulia (+31,8%), Veneto (+5,9%), Piemonte (+5,5%) ed Emilia-Romagna (+3,7%) sono le regioni che hanno contribuito di più a sostenere l'export in Italia nel primo trimestre 2015.   A queste si aggiunge la performance particolarmente dinamica – da considerarsi come caso a parte – della Basilicata, che segna un...

In Umbria time and patience are put to good use to preserve forgotten trees and …

In Umbria time and patience are put to good use to preserve forgotten trees and their stories

by Chiara Beghelli   Trees can also tell stories, beside giving fruits. Branches and roots can hide ancient traditions, keep in silent woods, hard to discover unless you strongly want to. Livio dalla Ragione wanted it: a painter, a former partisan, with an intense passion for folk culture, he started to look for these "telling trees" about 50 years ago, in the...

Sicilia Mondo intervista Jack Spatola (Columbia University) sul momento politico…

Sicilia Mondo intervista Jack Spatola (Columbia University) sul momento politico italiano nell'opinione degli italiani in america

Jack Spatola, Chairman della F.I.A.O. (Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brooklyn), Preside della Scuola Pubblica 172 di Brooklyn e Docente universitario presso la Columbia University, in Sicilia per una breve vacanza, ha fatto visita a Sicilia Mondo, accolto con viva simpatia dal Consiglio Direttivo della Associazione.   A conclusione del gradito incontro, ha così risposto in una breve intervista: Come vedono gli...

'My dad went to Amalfi...and all I got was a tin of tomatoes': Uncovering the hi…

'My dad went to Amalfi...and all I got was a tin of tomatoes': Uncovering the history and old Hollywood glamour of the Italian coast

by Hunter Davis   'You went to one of the best hotels in the world, in one of the smartest places, which some of the classiest people have raved about over the decades – and you brought us back a tin of tomatoes! Oh my gawd, what are you like?' That was the reaction of my dear wife and children on my return.   I...

Italian for Paradise

Italian for Paradise

by Anne Calcagno   When I was growing up in Italy, it was nearly a mandate for well-heeled northerners to summer on the sun-warmed lakes at the foot of the Alps. Boats docked at island gardens, and people took slow promenades along the shore, followed by a leisurely Sunday meal on the leafy veranda of, say, Albergo Verbano, where Arturo Toscanini, George...

Stars are living ‘la dolce vita’ in Italy this summer

Stars are living ‘la dolce vita’ in Italy this summer

By Mary Cadden Forget Lake Como, that body of water is SO over. It's all about the coast of Italy, the Amalfi coast to be exact. And Celebs know the Italian port city of Positano is the perfect spot to vacation this summer. It sure is where we want to go. Home to the lemon liqueur Limoncello and gorgeous sunsets, Positano...

From Roman villas to piano concerts, the charms of the Gulf of Naples don’t end …

From Roman villas to piano concerts, the charms of the Gulf of Naples don’t end at sunset

by Chiara Beghelli   After an extremely hot day, the freshness of summer evenings it's a real pleasure. Even more if you are in the Gulf of Naples and can enjoy a visit to some of its most beautiful places. Wait for the sunset and you will have the choice between an archaelogy or music-inspired soiree.   At sunset, indeed, special visits to the...

Corano, una studiosa italiana trova la copia più antica al mondo

Corano, una studiosa italiana trova la copia più antica al mondo

Potrebbe essere stato scritto quando il Profeta Maometto era ancora vivo l'antichissimo frammento del Corano scoperto quasi per caso - da una ricercatrice italiana - in una collezione di testi e documenti dell'antico Medio Oriente custoditi dall'Università di Birmingham, in Gran Bretagna. Un reperto a lungo ignorato, ma che le analisi al carbonio 14 fanno ora risalire ad almeno 1370...

Five Italian alpine huts for a summer chill-out

Five Italian alpine huts for a summer chill-out

Italy's alpine huts, or 'rifugi', provide the perfect - and inexpensive - place to get some peace and quiet and escape the heat of the Italian summer. And the good news is that they are not as inaccessible as you might think. But what can you expect from a rifugio? Those in super-remote, high-altitude areas might not offer flushing indoor toilets, they are...

Between Modena and Bologna, a sports car Mecca thrives on tenacity, technology a…

Between Modena and Bologna, a sports car Mecca thrives on tenacity, technology and creativity

by Natascia Ronchetti   In San Matteo, a few kilometers from the center of Modena, an unmarked warehouse stands next to the Maserati Corse plant. The anonymous no-frills site is the heart of "Giorgio", the new project of Alfa Romeo, the operating base where a group of engineers designed the new Giulia by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, a model celebrating an all-regional history.   It's...

Gualdo Tadino, dall’America arriva un lascito di Frank Stella per il Polo museal…

Gualdo Tadino, dall’America arriva un lascito di Frank Stella per il Polo museale

Una sorpresa inattesa e molto gradita. Questa mattina è arrivata direttamente dagli Stati Uniti d'America la docente della Wayne State University di Detroit Emanuela Marionni (originaria di San Marco – Gubbio, vive a Earborn Michigan) che ha fatto visita al sindaco Massimiliano Presciutti.   La professoressa ha portato con sé alcuni libri dell'indimenticato imprenditore e filantropo di origine gualdese, Frank Stella, scomparso...

New book focuses on role of Italians in Niagara Falls' history

New book focuses on role of Italians in Niagara Falls' history

The ethnic communities of Niagara Falls' glorious past are the subject of a new series of books produced by our Italian Research Group at the Lewiston Public Library. In 2014, we published the first history of Niagara Falls' Italians, "Buon Appetito; Niagara's early Italian-American culinary traditions."   We have continued with our Italian theme and at 6 p.m. on Monday at the Lewiston...

Passeggini, culle e biberon, BabyGuest consegna tutto in albergo

Passeggini, culle e biberon, BabyGuest consegna tutto in albergo

di Marzia Nicolini   Per quale ragione chi viaggia con figli piccoli – e parliamo anche di un semplice weekend - deve ogni volta organizzare un faticosissimo trasloco, tra passeggino, lettino, seggiolino auto e tutto il resto? È la domanda che si è fatta la leccese Serena Errico (nella foto), 39 anni, mamma di un bimbo di 3.   A fine marzo ha lanciato...

Samantha Cristoforetti becomes Cavaliere di Gran Croce

Samantha Cristoforetti becomes Cavaliere di Gran Croce

Samantha Cristoforetti has been awarded with the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (Italian: Ordine al merito della Repubblica Italiana) today by President Mattarella. "She has been followed with affection and love by all Italians" said the Italian President while handing a paper to the young lady.   The Order of Merit was founded as the senior order of knighthood by...

20 picturesque vicoli in Italy

20 picturesque vicoli in Italy

by Claudia Baroncelli   From the North to the South, Italy has plenty of colorful and picturesque vicoli (alleys) just waiting to be discovered. Here is a selection of the most beautiful. Narrow and often hidden from view, Italian vicoli (alleys) are some of the most typical, picturesque and colorful examples of urban architecture which characterizes Italian small towns.   Typical of the medieval urban...

Un orto verticale nel salotto di casa Prodotti sani, meno 90% di acqua

Un orto verticale nel salotto di casa Prodotti sani, meno 90% di acqua

di Caterina De Benedictis   Un orto «a centrimetri zero», un orto «verticale, biologico, che funziona come un elettrodomestico, nutre nebulizzando semi e radici risparmiando il 90 per cento dell'acqua rispetto a una coltivazione tradizionale». Dal green hub di Progetto Manifattura, a Rovereto, Matteo Sansoni ha mostrato a Expo il suo gioiellino, nella lounge del ministero delle politiche agricole, all'interno del padiglione...

Stati Generali dell’associazionismo degli italiani nel mondo: l’assemblea di lug…

Stati Generali dell’associazionismo degli italiani nel mondo: l’assemblea di luglio approva la nascita del Forum e apre la fase nuova di costruzione della rappresentanza sociale

Con lo svolgimento degli Stati Generali dell'associazionismo degli italiani nel mondo, una lunga fase di discussione e confronto è stata portata a termine. Il processo di autoriforma delle associazioni ha rappresentato un forte e visibile dato di rinnovamento nell'analisi e di innovazione nelle prospettive, promosso all'interno della più vasta realtà del mondo degli italiani all'estero e della nuova emigrazione.   Dalle declamazioni...

Civitan International, Carmelo Cutuli appointed General Secretary for Italy

Civitan International, Carmelo Cutuli appointed General Secretary for Italy

Civitan International's Board of Directors has appointed Carmelo Cutuli as new General Secretary for Italy.   Cutuli who has distinguished himself in introducing Civitan International in his Country and contributing in developing the Southern Europe network, ranks the MST Grade that recognizes Civitans who excel at building new Clubs. Cutuli is an expert in international Public Relations and Communications, as well as new...

Unconventional stay: 14 unusual hotels in Italy

Unconventional stay: 14 unusual hotels in Italy

by Chiara Baroncelli   Have you ever slept into an igloo or at the top of a lighthouse surrounded by mountains or sea? And what about spending a night inside a mill or on the top of a tree? Such places do actually exist in Italy. Hard to believe?   From Trulli in Puglia to a new age monastery in Umbria passing by an...

More Than A Neuroanatomical Representationin The Creation of Adam by Michelangel…

More Than A Neuroanatomical Representationin The Creation of Adam by MichelangeloBuonarrot i, A Representationof the Golden Ratio

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) was a master anatomist as well as anartistic genius. He dissected numerous cadavers and developed a profoundunderstanding of human anatomy. Among his best-known artworks are thefrescoes painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (1508–1512), in Rome.   Currently, there is some debate over whether the frescoes merely representthe teachings of the Catholic Church at the time or if...

Censis: Turisti a Roma aumentati del 77,5% rispetto al 2000, 63% stranieri

Censis: Turisti a Roma aumentati del 77,5% rispetto al 2000, 63% stranieri

I turisti a Roma sono aumentati dai 7,5 milioni di arrivi registrati nel 2000 ai 13,4 milioni del 2014, con un incremento del 77,5%: un dato molto più alto dell'aumento medio misurato a livello nazionale nello stesso periodo (+33,3%). A rivelarlo è uno studio del Censis sul turismo a Roma in vista del Giubileo.   Le presenze turistiche nella Capitale (il numero...

Cittadinanza: Inizia l'esame, in Commissione Affari costituzionali, del DDL Fitz…

Cittadinanza: Inizia l'esame, in Commissione Affari costituzionali, del DDL FitzGerald Nissoli sul riacquisto della cittadinanza a favore degli italiani all'estero

Oggi inizia, in Commissione Affari costituzionali, l'esame delle proposte di riforma della normativa in materia di cittadinanza, attualmente in capo, principalmente, alla legge 91/1992. Assieme alla legge di riforma di iniziativa popolare, verrà, pertanto esaminata anche la Proposta di Legge dell'On. FitzGerald Nissoli recante "Modifica all'articolo 17 della legge 5 febbraio 1992, n. 91, in materia di riacquisto della cittadinanza da...

C’è un’Italia che non conosce crisi: è quella che esporta

C’è un’Italia che non conosce crisi: è quella che esporta

di Roberto Catania   Il Made in Italy è sempre più apprezzato nel mondo. È quanto emerge dall'ultimo Osservatorio GEA-Fondazione Edison, lo studio basato sull'indice Fortis-Corradini che calcola le eccellenze competitive nel commercio internazionale in base al saldo commerciale.   Tra il 2010 e il 2014 - si legge nel report - il nostro export, servizi esclusi, ha sfiorato i 400 miliari di euro...

Performing Opera, Italianamente

Performing Opera, Italianamente

by Fred Plotkin   For a couple of years in the late 1990s, I had the opportunity to work with Anton Guadagno (1925-2002), the Sicilian conductor who was a mainstay at the Vienna State Opera and the Palm Beach Opera. He was considered a guardian of the Italian operatic tradition and certainly thought of himself that way. You can see him in...

Atletica, per i «nuovi» azzurrini pioggia di medaglie ai mondiali e agli europei

Atletica, per i «nuovi» azzurrini pioggia di medaglie ai mondiali e agli europei

di Alessandro Fulloni   Stefano, Marta, Yohanes, Ayo... L'Italia (dell'atletica leggera) che ti sorprende. A colpire non è tanto la raffica di medaglie (ori, argenti e bronzi) arrivate dalle due manifestazioni giovanili più importanti tenute negli stessi giorni - i mondiali Allievi (a Cali, in Colombia) e gli Europei Juniores (in Svezia, a Eskilstuna).   Quanto i volti, la grinta e la sportività dei...

15 most incredible beaches in Northern Italy

15 most incredible beaches in Northern Italy

by Claudia Baroncelli   If you are traveling to Northern Italy this summer and you are looking for sun, crystalline clear water and relax, Swide has selected for you the best beaches you can find there. Take note!   Beyond the wonderful beaches you can find in Southern and Central Italy, with crystalline clear water and pristine sand, you'll be glad to know that...

Da Decima alla Città degli Angeli: Special Olympics vola in America

Da Decima alla Città degli Angeli: Special Olympics vola in America

di Fabio Grilli   Finisce in un lungo applauso, la conferenza stampa che Special Olympics Italia, ha organizzato al Salone d'Onore del CONI. L'occasione era di quelle importanti, che capitano infatti soltanto una volta ogni quattro anni.   Tanti ne serviranno per partecipare alla prossima edizone dei Giochi Mondiali Estivi, la manifestazione dedicata allo sport per persone con disabilità intellettiva. La sede nazionale in via...

Italian Properties Become Target of U.S. Homebuyers Enjoying Strong Dollar

Italian Properties Become Target of U.S. Homebuyers Enjoying Strong Dollar

By Miho Favela   U.S. second homebuyers are checking out Europe this summer, with the UK, France and Italy enjoying the lion's share of their interest. According to InsureMyTrip, the three European countries will be the most popular destinations for travel beyond the US's borders between June and August 2015.   But it's not just a vacation for all, an increasing number of U.S....

Brunello Cucinelli agli studenti come Steve Jobs: «Siate sognatori ma anche pers…

Brunello Cucinelli agli studenti come Steve Jobs: «Siate sognatori ma anche persone perbene»

di Ivano Porfiri   «Siate speciali, siate sognatori, siate idealisti, ma soprattutto siate persone perbene perché questo è un valore che vi permetterà di essere rispettati». Non è Steve Jobs, ma Brunello Cucinelli che parla ai 45 laureandi in Economia (41 alla triennale, 4 alla magistrale) nel giorno della proclamazione nell'Aula Magna dell'Università di Perugia.   Una prolusione a braccio, infarcita di citazioni, ma...

Carlo Mollino, the visionary genius of Italian design

Carlo Mollino, the visionary genius of Italian design

by Jonathan Bazzi   Born on 6 May 1905, under the sign of Taurus, Carlo Mollino was a designer, architect, graphic designer, set designer, photographer, writer, racing driver and aviator, and an excellent skier. The only son of engineer Eugenio Mollino, he graduated in architecture from the Polytechnic of Turin, the city in which he was born, lived and died.   Especially after his...

‘La Dolce Vita’ Remake: Federico Fellini’s Family Approves Marcello Mastroianni …

‘La Dolce Vita’ Remake: Federico Fellini’s Family Approves Marcello Mastroianni Italian Remake

by Victoria Guerra   Over twenty years after he passed away in 1993, Federico Fellini is still considered one of the best film directors of all time, and a few of his films have remained classics for decades, including arguably his most iconic movie, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Eckberg - and now, the "La Dolce Vita" remake is a reality. Francesca Fellini,...

Italian rescue effort gives dignified burial to refugee shipwreck victims

Italian rescue effort gives dignified burial to refugee shipwreck victims

Six victims of a shipwreck in which an estimated 800 fleeing people drowned in the Mediterranean were buried in Italy on Thursday (July 9), nearly three months after their deaths. The bodies were recovered by the Italian navy from the wreck around 380 metres below sea level.   The six wooden coffins were lowered into graves in the community cemetery on the...

Italia regina del turismo d'estate: batte Francia e Spagna

Italia regina del turismo d'estate: batte Francia e Spagna

Il turismo italiano ringrazia gli stranieri: sono loro a trainare il comparto made in Italy, visto che negli ultimi 12 mesi il loro numero è aumentato dell'1,8% e rappresentano il 49,6% delle presenze turistiche nel nostro Paese. In calo, invece, dello 0,5% i nostri connazionali che hanno scelto l'Italia per trascorrere le vacanze.   Alla vigilia dell'esodo estivo, Confartigianato ha misurato l'andamento...

Italy wins again at World Fencing Championships

Italy wins again at World Fencing Championships

The Italian women's team have won the Fencing World Championships in Moscow by beating Russia 45 to 36. Italy has dominated the women's event, with this victory their fifth in six editions. Arianna Errigo, the world champion in 2013 and 2014, along with Elisa di Francesca and Martina Batini were too strong for their opponents who had the support of the home...

Fashion designer Elio Fiorucci is dead

Fashion designer Elio Fiorucci is dead

Iconic fashion designer Elio Fiorucci was found dead at his Milan home on Monday, sources said. He had turned 80 on June 6. Relatives alerted emergency services after he failed to answer the telephone at the weekend. He was "in good health" but may have succumbed to a sudden illness, the Fiorucci press office said. Fiorucci's typical offerings, combining Italian taste...

Why they say there are not good waves in Italy?

Why they say there are not good waves in Italy?

Clichés are everywhere, including surfing. Italians (maybe) do it better, but not with surfboards, and in Italy there are not good waves. Stuff like this was (and still is), easy to ear in conversations aboute Euro-surfing. As usual, who talked never saw the places mentioned. Never saw Sardinia. Never saw Capo Mannu.   Capo Mannu, in the amazing Sardinia island, is located...

6 Rules for Eating Like an Italian

6 Rules for Eating Like an Italian

by Kate Heddings   Did you know that burping at dinner in India is a sign of appreciation? Or that slurping your soup in Japan is totally appropriate? Knowing the ins and outs of table manners in other countries is a pretty handy thing. In her new cookbook, Love is Eating, which focuses on simple, healthy Italian recipes, Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn shares...

The Fall and Rise and Fall of Pompeii

The Fall and Rise and Fall of Pompeii

by Joshua Hammer   On a sweltering summer afternoon, Antonio Irlando leads me down the Via dell'Abbondanza, the main thoroughfare in first-century Pompeii. The architect and conservation activist gingerly makes his way over huge, uneven paving stones that once bore the weight of horse-drawn chariots.   We pass stone houses richly decorated with interior mosaics and frescoes, and a two-millennial-old snack bar, or Thermopolium,...

Hidden Tuscany: Discovering Art, Culture, and Memories in a Well-Known Region’s …

Hidden Tuscany: Discovering Art, Culture, and Memories in a Well-Known Region’s Unknown Places.

by Kenneth Scambray   John Keahey is a journalist turned travel writer who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Some years ago on a visit to Italy he became enamored with Italian culture: its history and art. His falling for Italy in such a big way is understandable. He joins the legions of writers since the seventeenth century who have written about...

Como, Mike Piazza in Italia per trattare l’acquisto del club lombardo

Como, Mike Piazza in Italia per trattare l’acquisto del club lombardo

Mike Piazza in questi giorni è in Italia e ha avuto modo di parlare con il presidente del Como, Pietro Porro, per intavolare una trattativa seria che porti in breve tempo alla cessione del club lombardo.   Due gli incontri che hanno apparecchiato la trattativa: martedì sera a Cernobbio e il giorno dopo, mercoledì, nel centro di Orsenigo e allo Stadio Sinigaglia,...

105 anni di Alfa Romeo, dagli aerei alla nuova Giulia

105 anni di Alfa Romeo, dagli aerei alla nuova Giulia

di Maurizio Pesce   Con la presentazione della nuova Giulia, Alfa Romeo ha festeggiato i suoi 105 anni. Oltre un secolo dalla produzione della prima A.L.F.A., la 24 HP che ha inaugurato la storia del marchio nel 1910 e che apre la vasta collezione raccolta al rinnovato Museo Storico "La Macchina del Tempo" appena riaperto ad Arese dopo quasi cinque anni di...

5 shades of pink: A guide to your favourite rosé wine

5 shades of pink: A guide to your favourite rosé wine

by Chiara Giovoni   There can no longer be any doubt regarding its unique charm, as rosé mania has been in full flow for some time now. Despite this, quality rosé wine is often not well known, and people tend to think that all rosés are similar, simple wines, and they are sometimes almost scornfully described as being "for women."   What is certain...

The most beautiful works of art you can admire in Sicily

The most beautiful works of art you can admire in Sicily

As the Italian region with the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sicily is definitely one of the must visit places in Italy, at least once in a lifetime. As a mix of both natural and architectural heritage including Mount Etna, the Aeolian Islands, the Valley of Temples and the wonderful Cathedrals of Palermo, Cefalù and Monreale, these are...

Seven Italian Hand Gestures Worth Knowing

Seven Italian Hand Gestures Worth Knowing

Many years ago, back when my wife was just my girlfriend and I was visiting her family for the first time in rural Italy, I spoke about as much Italian as a plate of spaghetti Bolognese. Unfortunately, her family spoke as much English as a chicken pot pie, so there were plenty of hilarious misunderstandings.   I tried my best with what...

The Erotic History of Italy with Cinzia Giorgio

The Erotic History of Italy with Cinzia Giorgio

by Rick Zullo   I'm making a prediction: this podcast episode will become my most downloaded track on iTunes within a short time. What makes me think this? Well, two things. First, because the title is certain to attract people's attention when it pops up in a search. From my Google stats, I know that "dating Italian women," "sex in Italy," and...

Fiat 500: From utilitarian to cult of made in Italy

Fiat 500: From utilitarian to cult of made in Italy

In the modern age of design, where even the most basic object is studied and rendered beautiful by industrial designers who have reached celebrity status, (orange squeezer or usb key anyone?), it seems that almost anything can become "cult".   The rise of the hipster has done nothing to help this saturation of everyday things gaining an aesthetic legitimacy and cultural relevance...

Mayor de Blasio, in Italy Next Week, Will Address a Vatican Conference

Mayor de Blasio, in Italy Next Week, Will Address a Vatican Conference

by Michael M. Grynbaum   Mayor Bill de Blasio is Italy-bound for the second summer in a row. The mayor, who has traveled extensively across Europe and the United States during his 18 months in office, is set to fly to Rome next week to address an international gathering of mayors and environmental leaders at the Vatican.   The meeting on Tuesday, titled "Modern Slavery...

Quei genietti delle università americane e inglesi che vogliono salvare il Made …

Quei genietti delle università americane e inglesi che vogliono salvare il Made in Italy

di Marco De' Francesco   Giovani, talvolta giovanissimi, ma che si sono già messi alla prova. Hanno superato selezioni internazionali, barriere culturali; e percorso spazi considerevoli, in cerca dell'ateneo più prestigioso e di occasioni di lavoro che non capitano a tutti.   E la notizia è che – tutto sommato – il Belpaese è ancora appetibile, anche dalla prospettiva di chi non ha problemi...

Dante’s Divine Comedy illustrated by Salvador Dalì

Dante’s Divine Comedy illustrated by Salvador Dalì

by Claudia Baroncelli   What happens when the visionary genius of Salvador Dalì meets one of the greatest Italian poets, Dante Alighieri, interpreting with a totally personal touch his most famous masterpiece, the Divine Comedy? Check it out with Swide.   As one of the most fascinating, complex and wonderful works by the undisputed genius of Italian culture, Dante Alighieri, the Divine Comedy has...

Made in Italy glass: exports and sales increase in 2014

Made in Italy glass: exports and sales increase in 2014

Positive trend for Italian glass processing machinery which further strengthens its position with a rise in sales (+2.84%) and exports (+3.34%). Domestic market remains weak.   The 2014 figures for the industry prepared by Gimav – Italian Manufacturers' Association of Machinery, Accessories and Special Products for Glass Processing – confirm that business activity has picked up across all the sectors, despite lingering...

Parma, Rome to vie for UNESCO Creative Cities list

Parma, Rome to vie for UNESCO Creative Cities list

Parma will compete for the title of UNESCO 'City of Gastronomy', ANSA has learned. The city, which is famous for its prosciutto and cheese as well as its architecture, was put forward for the UNESCO Creative Cities network by the Italian National Commission for UNESCO. Rome was also put forward, as Creative City for Cinema.   The network brings together 69 cities from 32...

10 greatest designs from Pininfarina, the studio that shaped Ferrari

10 greatest designs from Pininfarina, the studio that shaped Ferrari

Italian studio Pininfarina designed the twentieth century's greatest Ferraris and through their work with the Prancing Horse -- plus the likes of Fiat, Lancia, and Alfa Romeo -- helped define the emotive Italian style of the mid-century sportscar.   On the company's 85th birthday, Paulo Pininfarina, the fourth patriarch of the family to head up the company since its founding by Battista...

Leonardo's Self-Portrait Exceptionally on View in Rome

Leonardo's Self-Portrait Exceptionally on View in Rome

If you're in Rome this summer, don't miss the rare chance to admire Leonardo da Vinci's iconic self-portrait, for the first time on display at the Capitoline Museums, starting today.   Normally preserved in the vault of the Royal Library of Turin, and rarely visible to the public, the delicate portrait, thought to be drawn around 1510, when Leonardo was about 60,...

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