NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Ho iniziato il 2020 con un libro che a definire profetico o messianico non esagererei. Si tratta di Naploitation – Napoli, la tradizione e l’innovazione. Autore Marco Demarco, pubblicato da Guida Editore nella collana PrimaPagina creata dallo storico Giuseppe Galasso. Il volume è dedicato a due grandi napoletani, da poco scomparsi, Giuseppe Galasso...

Nighttime’s the right time — and reservations are smart any time — when it comes to seeing the great sights in Northern Italy. With all the crowds heading for the same few attractions, popular sights and destinations are packed, and ticket lines are long. For 2020, officials thankfully have promised longer hours and easier opportunities to book ent...

“We accept the challenge of sustainability and the new obligations that will result from it. The Italian dairy industry is ready, and it will be working with a reduced environmental impact in a few years time.” This is how Giuseppe Ambrosi, President of Assolatte, commented on the indications and tools needed to implement the European Green Deal, t...

Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli and acclaimed filmmaker Luca Guadagnino are collaborating on a film together. Named The Staggering Girl, the movie stars Julianne Moore, Mia Goth and Kiki Layne. It tells the story of Francesca, an Italian-American writer (played by Moore), who lives in New York and has to return back home to Rome to retrieve her agei...

Matera’s bread is the bread obtained by an ancient processing system, typically used by bakers in the city and province of Matera, in the Basilicata region. This system provides for the exclusive use of durum wheat semolina. The bread obtained, thanks to the ingredients used and the specificity of the manufacturing process, is characterized by a ye...

In Italy, a historic return to the land is underway with over 56 thousand young people under 35 at the helm of agricultural businesses, a record at community level with an extraordinary increase of + 12% in the last five years. This is what emerges from an analysis by Coldiretti on Infocamere data in the third quarter of 2019 on the occasion of the...

Archaeologists from a university in Pisa believe they have officially confirmed the identity of the city’s famous Leaning Tower. A man by the name of Bonanno Pisano remained a mystery for so long because he was embarrassed of his creation’s tilt. “The poor man died deluded, never realizing what a marvel it would be centuries later,” Professor Amman...

2019 was another record year for passenger numbers at Rome's two international airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino, which between them welcomed 49.4 million passengers - up from 48.8 million in 2018 - according to Aeroporti di Roma (AdR). The news was particularly positive for Fiumicino, also known as Leonardo da Vinci airport, which registered 43.5 m...

Glitz. Glamour. Bling. No matter the era, the lifestyles of the rich and famous are fascinating to those of us with a voyeuristic streak. During the Renaissance, Italy was rife with opulent homes filled with priceless art collections and owners who wanted to show them off. After the Middle Ages came an economic boom and a new reverence for classica...

Italy has won the 9th Gelato World Cup. It was followed on the podium of the Gelato Arena at Italian Exhibition Group’s Sigep and A. B. TECH Tech Expo 2020, by Japan and Argentina. Yesterday evening, the Italian team that won the world’s sweetest contest, organized by Sigep and Gelato&Cultura, received unanimous recognition, confirmed by the votes...

Extreme heat from the Mount Vesuvius eruption in Italy was so immense it turned one victim's brain into glass, a study has suggested. The volcano erupted in 79 AD, killing thousands and destroying Roman settlements near modern-day Naples. The town of Herculaneum was buried by volcanic matter, entombing some of its residents. A team of researchers h...

La storia di McDonald’s, la catena di fast food più famosa al mondo, è sempre stata scandita dalle sue contestazioni. Fino al cambio di rotta. Dopo la brutta battuta d’arresto nel 2006 in Europa e anni di studi sui gusti dei consumatori, il colosso mondiale del fast-food si è orientato, infatti, su standard nutrizionali più bilanciati e salutari, m...