The Leaning Tower, the icon of Pisa, is the most famous Italian monument in the world. Together with the Cathedral and Baptistery, the Tower makes up of a complex of works that poet Gabriele D’Annunzio defined as “Miracles,” hence the baptizing of the piazza that hosts them as Piazza dei Miracoli. Of course the city of Pisa’s first and foremost poi...

The British weekly higher education magazine The Times has published their rankings of the world’s top universities with less than 5,000 students: Italy and France dominate, each conquering three positions among the top ten. The USA and South Korea also make the podium. Pisa’s Normale and Sant’Anna schools, as well as the Free University of Bolzano...

I've done almost 160 interviews in this exciting adventure discovering wonderful people who have described us so many different aspects of how Italy and the United States perfectly match together. I am always happy and glad when I meet young Italians born in Italy who had their success in the United States. They are the proof that Italy needs more...

The Tower of Pisa is one of Italy’s – and the world’s – most famous monuments. What appears to us today as admirable architectural consistency (one of the reasons it became a major icon of Italy and medieval Europe) was actually built in the course of two centuries: the first four orders (or ‘floors’) in just five years, from 1173 to 1178. These we...

Italian piazzas, or squares, are the beating hearts of every Italian town and city. They can be big or small, intimate or dramatic, humble, opulent, old, new and everything in between. In fact, sometimes a piazza isn't a square at all (see: the Piazza del Campo in Siena, among others).   What all Italian piazzas have in common is their civic...

Italian researchers have discovered the gene for arteriosclerosis and devised a treatment to "switch it off" and prevent heart disease. The gene is responsible for producing a protein that in turn produces oxidant molecules that damage the walls of the heart, veins and arteries. The discovery was made by a team from the Life Sciences Institut...

By Guy D'Astolfo   The Youngstown Connection has made a lot of amazing trips over its 28 years of existence, including a few visits to Europe. But its recent trip to Italy topped them all, said Carol Baird, the founder and director of the city schools' song and dance troupe.   The 14 high-school age members, plus Baird and three...

Italian researchers have developed a robot porter capable of monitoring people coming in and out of flat blocks and delivering mail, and expect to be able to produce it on an industrial scale within two years. Many Italian offices and flat blocks have small rooms for porters to sit in and monitor entrance halls, although it has become less com...

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) aumenta ulteriormente la propria offerta per i passeggeri che voleranno fra l'Italia e gli Stati Uniti la prossima estate.   Fra maggio e giugno 2015, il vettore statunitense riprenderà ad operare numerosi collegamenti stagionali per soddisfare la crescita della domanda di voli da e per l'Italia durante il periodo...

The Niles Taste of Sister Cities is back with plenty of food, dancing, music and raffle prizes. On March 19, the first Taste of Sister Cities in the past four years was held at Niles Family Fitness Center.   The festival aims to spotlight the culture of Niles' four sister cities – Pisa, Italy; Nafplion, Greece; Leixlip, Ireland; and Lmanova...