A short walk from Milan’s busy Garibaldi train station, a new library is springing up from the ground. But this library isn’t filled with books – it is a “Library of Trees”. Transforming the grey piazza in the heart of Milan’s Porta Nuova business district began with the planting of seeds in September, and will be followed by trees and plants in N...

Il successo di una startup? Dipende da un mix di fattori: la velocità dell’execution, cioè il passaggio dall’idea al progetto e all’ingresso sul mercato; dalla fetta di mercato che si vuole aggredire e da un pizzico di fortuna. Paolo Ganis ha 30 anni e le idee ben chiare. Tanto è vero che una delle sue idee, Clairy, il vaso smart per la purificazio...

The Italian cities of Milan, (literature), Alba (gastronomy), Pesaro (music) and Carrara (crafts) were among 64 cities from 44 countries to join UNESCO's list of creative cities Tuesday. Milan joined a literature circuit that includes Dublin, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Prague and Baghdad. The new entries raised to nine the number of Italian cities on th...

Luxottica Retail North America has advised Tennessee officials it will permanently lay off 208 employees at a Hickory Hill facility Dec. 31. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development alerted Memphis-area officials Thursday that Luxottica filed a notice that a layoff would occur at 5780 E. Shelby Drive. Luxottica designs, makes and distribut...

L’evento “Stati Uniti: International Forum. Focus on USA” si svolgerà il 27 ottobre presso l’auditorium a Milano. Obiettivo dell’incontro è aggiornare le imprese di quanto esso offra a chi è interessato a sviluppare una presenza commerciale o industriale. L’incontro è organizzato da Assolombarda Confindustria Milano Monza e Brianza, Unicredit, e l’...

The Italian famous fashion entrepreneur Brunello Cucinelli has just been given the Community and Social Justice Award during the Green Carpet event, organized by the  Italian Chamber of Fashion in Milan at the end of September. The prize acknowledges those business who embrace sustainable production and the reduction of environmental footprint. Cuc...

Salvatore Ferragamo – founder of the today well known fashion house – was a cobbler who moved to the United States to start his new business in the early 1900s. He first started in Santa Barbara (California), opening up a shop called the “Hollywood Boot Shop”. It was a time of great development of the cinema industry in loco and Salvatore soon beca...

Let’s jump to the north of Italy; let’s go to Milan! Milan l’è on gran Milan, a Milanese would say. Let’s debunk the idea that in the north people don’t speak dialects anymore, even in the city of Milan the dialect struggles but still survives. The Milanese language is a variation of the Longobard language, language that has been recognized by the...

In teoria il made in Italy alimentare non avrebbe bisogno di novità, ma in pratica quando le novità arrivano è giusto segnalarle, dalle prime banane coltivate in Sicilia sotto la spinta dei cambiamenti climatici al caviale di storione il cui allevamento è stato da poco riconosciuto come attività agricola, dopo che l’Italia ha conquistato il primato...

He is known as the master of shade, and now 21st Century technology is shedding new light on the creative process behind Caravaggio's groundbreaking painting. "Inside Caravaggio", an exhibition that opens on Friday at Milan's Palazzo Reale, unites 20 of the Renaissance giant's most important works with X-ray and infrared images of them that offer v...