Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli’s voice soars to the rafters of the Tuscan theatre, but all eyes are on the orchestral conductor beside him — a robot with an apparent penchant for Verdi. The concert in the heart of Pisa is a world first, with two mechanical “arms” conducting live music at the grand finale of the first International Festival of Robotic...

A Swiss humanoid robot is to conduct a Tuscan orchestra in the works of Verdi alongside Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. The robot, called YuMi, will be the closest a humanoid has come to mastering the nuances of a human orchestra director when he performs.  “YuMi has a very high level of fluidity of gesture, incredible softness and expressive nuancin...

Italy is known for its many traditions, which are worth seeing for any tourist visiting our country. Among them, a spectacular one happens in Pisa. To pay a tribute to San Ranieri patron saint, on  June 16th all the buildings along the Arno River are lit up with candles, while other candles are left to float on the river, transforming the landscape...

Ten Italian universities have been recognized among the top 200 'young' universities world wide - with one attaining ninth place overall. According to the rankings from Times Higher Education, which judged universities under 50 years old across 48 countries, the Scuola Sant'Anna in Pisa is the ninth best university in the world. "I'm very happy wit...

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...

Piante medicinali, antichissimi erbari e opere d'arte contemporanea. Sono questi alcuni degli ingredienti di "Wild Medicine: Healing Plants Around the World, Featuring The Italian Renaissance Garden", una straordinaria esposizione appena inaugurata al New York Botanical Garden e di cui fa parte anche la mostra "The Reinassance Herbal", curata dalla...

Di Cinzia Colosimo Percepire il tatto tramite una protesi bionica, distinguere una superficie liscia da una ruvida in tempo reale e in modo simile ad un normale stimolo sensoriale.   È più vicino adesso questo obiettivo ambizioso che apre scenari incredibili per le persone amputate: il risultato viene infatti da un gruppo congiunto di ricer...