American wine lovers don’t need to be told that Italy produces some of the world’s great wines. But Italian vintners believe they can improve sales in the world’s largest wine market and have launched an aggressive marketing push. It’s an ambitious drive aimed at elevating the image of Italian wine with U.S. consumers and wine professionals. “It’s...

American and Italian first responders gathered at headquarters, United States Army Garrison Italy April 12 to walk through an active-shooter scenario where teamwork is necessary to defuse a tense life-or-death situation. This type of training has become a necessity for emergency personnel. “In the past several years, attacks in school have been lar...

E.&J. Gallo Winery won a major industry award at an April 14 gathering in Verona, Italy. The Modesto-based company received the 2018 Vinitaly International Award, presented during a four-day event that drew 128,000 visitors from 143 countries. Gina Gallo, a winemaker and third-generation leader in the company, was on hand to receive the honor. Erne...

April 25, 2018 at 6:00pm. Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven Street NW - Washingon, DC. Register here. Dress code: Business attire. The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute are pleased to invite you to a concert by I Solisti Veneti conducted by maestro Claudio Scimone. I Solisti Veneti, one of the most popular Italian Chamber Orchest...

Every autumn, when a new Podestà (mayor) was elected, the fountain flowed with celebratory free wine. Red wine streamed from one of the woman’s breasts while white wine poured from the other. The torrent of free tipples lasted for three days, and the yearly tradition continued up until the fall of the Venetian Republic. The original statue, which w...

E' stata dedicata agli Stati Uniti la settima edizione di OperaWine, l'evento che precede l'apertura ufficiale di Vinitaly al Palazzo della Gran Guardia di Verona giunto alla settima edizione. Erano 107 - di cui 13 nuove realtà - quest'anno i produttori selezionati dalla rivista Wine Spectator a rappresentare il più prestigioso made in Italy. Primo...

Sono “Masi Agricola” e “Mail Boxes Etc”, le vincitrici della settima edizione del Wine Excellence Award promosso da American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, associazione che dal 1915 sviluppa e favorisce le relazioni economiche, culturali e politiche tra gli Stati Uniti d’America e l’Italia e che rappresenta oggi in Italia oltre 500 soci tra i quali...

Taking place on 14 April, and hosted in partnership with Wine Spectator, OperaWine 2018 will celebrate not only Italy’s finest wine producers, but street artist Shepard Fairey in an effort to challenge people to think about Italian wine in the same way as street art: “refreshed, rejuvenated”, said organisers. Fairey is best-known for having created...

Robby Pepper can answer questions in Italian, English and German. Billed as Italy’s first robot concierge, the humanoid will be deployed all season at a hotel on the popular Lake Garda to help relieve the desk staff of simple, repetitive questions. During one of Robby’s first shifts, Mihail Slanina, a guest from Moldova, congratulated the robot on...

Look, we would never complain about a trip to Roma or Firenze. But when there’s nary a single nook or cranny of the entire country that’s not absolutely stunning, we figured it would be worth it to venture beyond our familiar Italian horizons (yep, even beyond Cinque Terre and Positano). So here are some of Italy’s lesser known towns and tiny hamle...