NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Northern Italy was chosen Monday as the site of the 2026 Winter Olympics, with hosting to be shared by the economic and fashion capital of Milan and the ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo, as the International Olympic Committee desperately tries to curb waning interest, spiraling costs and white elephant competition venues associated with the Games. T...

The Chinese-Italian engineer Mario Tchou was, by all accounts, brilliant. Born and raised in Italy and educated in the United States, he led the Olivetti company’s ambitious effort to build a completely transistorized mainframe computer in the late 1950s. During Mario’s tenure, Olivetti successfully launched the ELEA 9003 mainframe and founded one...

The Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Consortium is responsible for determining the proper usage of the term “parmesan,” which can only be used when cheese is made using artisan and natural methods. These methods are established in the product regulations and in the strict specification for Parmigiano Reggiano Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). The Co...

The Southern Italian region of Puglia has never been at a loss for great food and drink. In the old days, by train, it used to be an overnight slog of six-plus hours from Rome. These days, with smaller air carriers, you can get there in an hour from all over Europe. It is a region that has long been known for its mix of beaches, castles, fantastic...

 “Food Valley,” an apt sobriquets for Emilia-Romagna, a region in northern Italy renowned for many of world’s most prized foods--Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Aceto Balsamico. It’s also home to Massimo Bottura, voted the World’s Best Chef and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019. Emilia-Romagna, birthplace of Enzo...

Era il 1888 quando nacque in Italia Giuseppe Francesco Allocca e non aveva più di 7 anni quando con i genitori espatriò negli Stati Uniti d’America.Era uno dei milioni di emigranti che lasciarono il Paese in condizioni di povertà. Cresciuto a New York City, nel quartiere di Brooklyn, poi si trasferì a Boston. Si sposò nel 1911 con Annunziata Lamian...

Imagine if you could erase all the hate in the world by just replacing it with something beautiful, like art, for instance. It would seem almost too good to be true, and to many this might indeed sound somewhat naive. However, this is exactly what has happened in Verona and its outskirts. For more than a decade, Italian street artist Pier Paolo Spi...

In the social media generation of fashion, street style reigns supreme. While the streets of Milan, New York, Paris and London are awash with style insiders for two weeks of the year, the city of Florence, Italy is a sea of colour twice annually as 'menswear mecca' Pitti Uomo takes place every January and June. It attracts a crowd of impeccably dre...

If you visit Naples you must eat the authentic Neapolitan Pizza. UNESCO has inscribed the “Art of Neapolitan Pizzaiuolo” in 2017 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. All that is related to the making of authentic Neapolitan Pizza, from the art of handling the dough to the movements that are carried out until t...

The voice is instantly, almost violently recognizable — aloof, amused and melancholy. The metaphors are sparse and ordinary; the language plain, but every word load-bearing. Short sentences detonate into scenes of shocking cruelty. Even in middling translations, it is a style that cannot be subsumed; Natalia Ginzburg can only sound like herself. Gi...

Dopo l'Oscar alla carriera che le sarà consegnato a Hollywood il 27 ottobre per Lina Wertmuller arriva una stella sulla 'Walk of Fame'. Insieme alla regista di 'Pasqualino Settebellezze' e 'Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto' saranno onorate sull'Hollywood Boulevard anche Julia Roberts, Spike Lee, Chris Hemsworth, Alicia Key...

The Ferrari 250 GTO, one of the iconic cars of the Maranello-based car plant, has officially been named a work of art with legal protection for its design. The June 20 ruling by the Bologna court came after a petition by Ferrari to protect its design. The Turin industrial union (UIT) notes that this is the first time a car has been granted copyrigh...