NEWS FROM : ITALY  

TV and radio host, journalist, actor and partisan. Italian American. It is not easy to describe Mike Bongiorno, a historical and among the most famous faces of Italian television. A man born exactly 100 years ago, on May 26, 1924, and who died on September 8, 2009. His life was troubled and full of surprises: from imprisonment in San Vittore during...

A year from now we will see a humanoid robot running the 100 meters at the Naples Stadium. And, why not, also the long jump, high jump and other Olympic disciplines. It sounds like science fiction but it is now an established reality that, with the launch of low-cost robots, will become more and more widespread. For now, however, it is an all-Neapo...

Rome, as it’s often said, wasn’t built in a day. And nowhere is that more evident than its state-of-the-art Metro Line C, an ambitious project meant to help relieve the Italian capital’s renowned traffic hellscape and celebrate its rich archeological history with a unique-in-the-world underground museum. The €700 million line ($757.7 million) was o...

The latest edition of Vini d’Italia provides the perfect pretext for this exploration, marking the first time a Lambrusco Grasparossa has been awarded the prestigious Tre Bicchieri. Described as having a "broad aromatic profile, featuring prominent forest fruits like currant and blueberry, hints of white pepper and mint," it is rich on the palate "...

Green, yellow, brown—these colors embrace you as you stroll through the countryside of Puglia. The eye is drawn to vivid hues under a brilliant sun: if you look closely, you can see the furrowed brows of those kissed by hard labor as if it were the sun, their rough hands tilling the soil. The rustle of wheat fills emerald fields in spring, which tu...

InnovUp – Italian Innovation & Startup Ecosystem , the Association that brings together and represents the Italian ecosystem of innovative entrepreneurship, has published a series of strategic proposals to strengthen and unite the innovation chain and encourage the construction of an Italian Startup Nation. The premise is that Italy still suffers f...

Too much tourism? A new interactive map offers a detailed analysis of the Italian destinations most at risk of overtourism. The Overall Index of Tourism Overtourism (Icst), uses five indicators to assess the impact of tourism on several Italian cities and regions, revealing how excessive tourism can negatively affect local communities and the envir...

A historic venue for a product of excellence, which over the centuries has become an authentic icon of Italian tradition. Distilleria Nardini has been producing grappa since 1779, and it’s right here, in Bassano del Grappa, in the heart of the Veneto region, that today you can still immerse yourself in the intense aromas and flavors of a distillate...

The Rome-Washington dialogue. On Tuesday, a delegation from the Italian Foreign Ministry, led by Secretary General Ambassador Riccardo Guariglia, convened in Washington to discuss issues related to the Indo-Pacific region. Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell led the US delegation, including diplomats and officials from the Pentagon and the Nati...

Pope Francis paved the way for the canonization of the first saint of the millennial generation on Thursday, attributing a second miracle to a 15-year-old Italian computer whiz who died of leukemia in 2006. Carlo Acutis, born on May 3, 1991, in London and then moved with his Italian parents to Milan as a child, was the youngest contemporary person...

In the beating heart of Italian craftsmanship, there is a tradition rooted in a history that goes back thousands of years: ceramics. In every corner of the country, the art of ceramics lives on in specialized villages, true custodians of a knowledge that has been handed down from generation to generation, representing one of the excellences of Made...

Walking into an Italian restaurant in Italy for the first time can feel both exhilarating and a little bit scary. The Italian dining experience can look like a carefully arranged and very internal performance to an outsider. From knowing when a double espresso is appropriate, to what the various headlines on the menu stand for, understanding some o...