Nel quadro delle attività promozionali del quinto Summit mondiale di SelectUSA (area di Washington, D.C., 20-22 giugno 2018) Il Consolato Generale degli USA a Milano organizza tre seminari informativi sugli investimenti negli Stati Uniti che si svolgeranno a Torino (27 febbraio ‘18), Verona (28 febbraio ‘18) e Firenze (1 marzo ‘18) e che vedranno l...

Looking around the room full of their second cousins in Valpergo, Italy, in 2014, sisters Dee Pollinger, Washington, and Jean Woll, Union, could see some family resemblances, striking resemblances in at least two cases. But they hadn’t needed to see any likenesses. The sisters already knew they had found what they were looking for — family. They ha...

Turin was declared capital city of Italian chocolate right after the Cateau-Cambrésis peace treaty was signed in 1559: Duke Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy, who had served as governor of the Habsburg Netherlands until that year, returned from Spain with some cocoa seeds – one of the American novelties Hernán Cortés had introduced in Europe after conque...

Italy is to design modules for the future space station orbiting the Moon, sources said Thursday. Contracts worth some $2.5 million plus co-funding have been signed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) with Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Orbital-ATK within the framework of the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships promoted...

There’s more to Italy than just the big cities. Don’t me wrong, I love the modern side of Milan and the bohemian quarters of Rome but a traveler visiting just these cities in Italy is missing a lot. One needs to re-consider and explore the unconventional choices as well and maybe add a few days to make it to Turin (an hour from Milan), While search...

The remains of exiled King Victor Emmanuel III, whose rule through two world wars led to the end of Italy's monarchy, are expected to be returned to a family mausoleum near Turin soon, an Italian church said Saturday. The announcement from the Sanctuary of the Nativity of Mary in Vicoforte came hours after the remains of the king's late wife, Queen...

Spring is beginning to green the rolling Piedmontese hills as we make our way down the auto strada from Milan.Thi s is familiar country – I spent long stretches of my childhood here, among the wide fields and castle towns, the Alps a constant backdrop of crags and snow. Now, though, I’m here for a glimpse of the future that is also a window into th...

The market for Postwar Italian art has been rapidly growing over the last decade—you can’t swing a Balenciaga bag around a modern art fair lately without knocking over at least three of Lucio Fontana’s slashed canvases. But it’s Arte Povera, however, that has made its way to the forefront of the market’s collective consciousness just within the pas...

Before Fiat married Chrysler it was just Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, but most people probably would have told you it stood for this: “Fix It Again, Tony.” My dad took this as a personal challenge and adopted a 1979 Spider 2000 in the ’90s. The car’s still in the family. Actually, it practically raised me. Listen, the Mazda Miata wasn’t alw...

I was at the counter of a tony café in Turin when I had a moment. Looking around the elegant coffee bar, I felt swaddled in Italian opulence -- and immersed in Italy. The woman next to me was warning the barman about cold drinks. As an Italophile, I recognized the conversation as one that could only happen in Italy. The perceived danger of somethin...