NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Quando i funzionari dell’Opera di S. Croce di Firenze  hanno contattato per la prima volta i loro colleghi del Museo di Ellis Island per proporre la mostra Sisters in Liberty,  che verrà inaugurata ad ottobre, non hanno ottenuto la risposta entusiastica che si aspettavano. In seguito hanno saputo che ogni anno decine di istituzioni propongono impro...

A painting discovered in a French family’s attic is believed to be a long-lost Caravaggio and could sell at auction for $170 million. That result for Judith and Holofernes (ca. 1607) would constitute a major coup for the family, as well as the auctioneer and dealer organizing the sale—or more than 1,100 times Caravaggio’s current auction record. Th...

Located in northern Italy, Emilia-Romagna is a prolific wine region covering more than 136,000 acres under vine (2010). The 15-mile area spans almost the entire width of the northern Italian peninsula and is located between Tuscany (to the south) Lombardy and Veneto (to the north) and the Adriatic Sea (to the east). This unique region is the only p...

The Florence native directed stars including Elizabeth Taylor in the 1967 film Taming of the Shrew and Dame Judi Dench on stage in Romeo and Juliet. Italian media said Zeffirelli died after a long illness which had grown worse in recent months. The two-time Oscar nominee also served in the Italian senate for two terms as a member of Silvio Berlusco...

Rocco Commisso was 12 years old when he emigrated from his native Calabria, located in the toe of the Italian boot, to New York City. His quickly became an immigrant success story: academic excellence in Catholic high school, a full academic scholarship to Columbia University and then a blazing career in finance and telecommunications that saw him...

Un team di ricercatori italiani ha elaborato un processo di lavorazione della melanina umana che la rende in grado di condurre elettricità in maniera efficiente, l’obiettivo è creare un materiale utilizzabile in futuro per impianti cibernetici biocompatibili e a prova di rigetto.  Le melanine sono pigmenti presenti in ogni forma di vita, non sono t...

È stato presentato oggi presso la Sala del Refettorio, Palazzo San Macuto, il RIM Junior 2019 (Racconto degli Italiani nel Mondo), realizzato dalla Fondazione Migrantes, sotto il coordinamento scientifico di Delfina Licata e rivolto ai ragazzi, come specificato nel sottotitolo, che recita: “le migrazioni italiane nel mondo raccontate ai ragazzi”. H...

At this year’s IAAPA Expo Asia (IEA), formerly the Asian Attractions Expo (AAE), Zamperla will discuss FICO, the largest agri-food park in the world. Based in Bologna, FICO will mark the return of Zamperla to park management in Italy, after the great success of Luna Park in Coney Island and Victorian Gardens in New York City. The project, to be ent...

For decades, Ferrero International carved out a prominent and envious niche in U.S. confections selling its iconic line of Nutella chocolate and hazelnut spread, golden wrapped Ferrero Rochers and minty Tic Tacs. But in recent years the premium candy giant has double downed on its U.S. presence through a series of high-profile deals topping $5 bill...

The UN World Heritage Committee will hold their decisive meeting on July 7th in Baku, Azerbaijan, but the International Council of Monuments and Sites, the Unesco advisory body, seems to be in favor of the application of the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene to become a UNESCO Heritage Cultural Landscape. Therefore, it would seem that...

Sardinia, the Cilento area of the southern province of Salerno and the Maremma zone spreading between Lazio and Tuscany were the parts of Italy to come out strongest in the 2019 edition of the annual guide of seaside resorts prepared by Legambiente and the Touring Club Italiano. Pollica, near Salerno; Castiglione della Pescaia, in the province of G...

Sicily is full of superlatives, many of them relating to treasures of the ancient world. In Agrigento's Valley of Temples, for example, you'll see one of the three most perfect temples in the Greek world. At Selinunte is one of the largest of all known Greek temples. Villa Romana del Casale in Enna, with more than 3,500 square meters of mosaics, is...