NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Italian motorcycles are globally renowned for their superb performance metrics, aesthetic perfection, and innovative and elegant designs. Italians have always oozed an exotic touch of class and finesse that trickles down from a rich heritage religiously passed down through generations. For this reason, it is damn near impossible to replicate or rep...

International Dance Day, on April 29, will coincide with the publication of new never-seen-before content on the italiana Vimeo channel: DOAM (here the article). The documentary is based on Diary of a Move, a project by Italian-Japanese dancer Masako Matsushita (here the interview) in which over sixty people recorded and shared their day-to-day mov...

Rome celebrates its 2,774th birthday on 21 April 2021. Known as Natale di Roma, the annual birthday celebration is based on the legendary founding of Rome by Romulus in 753 BC. Traditionally the celebrations include historical re-enactments such as costumed parades and gladiator fights however in 2021, for the second year in a row, events will be m...

The late-ripening Aglianico grape is undoubtedly one of Italy’s great red varieties alongside Sangiovese and Nebbiolo. Often called “Barolo of the South,” this moniker only scratches the surface yet speaks to the variety’s ability to express finesse and pedigree from a multitude of unique vineyard sites. Some of the most exciting bottlings come fro...

When will gyms reopen, and can we travel to or within Italy? Here are the key dates in Italy's roadmap for easing the coronavirus restrictions. Many of Italy’s current restrictions will be gradually relaxed from April 26th, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi confirmed at a press conference on Friday afternoon. There won’t be a complete return to n...

Burger King has chosen Parmigiano Reggiano as the distinctive ingredient of its new The Parmigiano Reggiano Burger. The sandwich, which will enrich the Italian Kings series dedicated to territorial excellence, will consist of brioche bun with a Parmigiano Reggiano Dop mayonnaise, rocket, fresh fried onions, Parmigiano Reggiano Dop flakes and a new...

On Earth Day (22 April), two exhibitions remind us of the fact that recycling waste isn't just essential to the planet’s survival, it can also be a form of creativity. 3CO-Design – 3R: Reuse, Recycle, Reduce offers a selection of over fifty objects that were recycled and/or created with sustainable materials and technologies, made by well-known art...

THE BASILICA DI SANT’ANDREA STANDS in Mantua’s historical center, overlooking the Piazza Mantegna. In the crypt are kept two reliquaries with earth soaked in the blood of Christ. Christian tradition holds that while Jesus was being crucified, a Roman soldier named Longinus pierced his side with a lance. After Jesus died, Longinus repented for his s...

Make me the biggest yacht in the world—bigger than anyone has ever seen,” he commanded. It was a mold-breaking commission for the Benetti shipyard more than 40 years ago, from a client keen to tout his wealth. The Italian firm had already earned accolades for making fine yachts, but this was to be a new kind of vessel, a “superyacht,” if you will....

Florence is a monument to the Renaissance, showcasing at every turn the art and architecture from that period, which continues to impress and inspire. It's clear what the Italian Renaissance looked like, but in the soaring Santa Maria Novella Basilica, "CBS Sunday Morning" got the rare chance to hear how it sounded, with music being heard for the f...

Nestled in northwest Italy, between the foothills of the western Alps and Apennines, lies the country’s second largest region: Piedmont, or Piemonte, in Italian. Home to the House of Savoy, Italy’s ruling dynasty until 1946, it’s no surprise this area birthed the king of Italian wines. While Barolo reigns supreme, an array of indigenous grapes call...

In a wonderful custom whose origin is a 13th-century miracle, many small towns in Italy make tapestries from thousands of flowers to cover their streets for the Feast of Corpus Domini, nine Sundays after Easter. The sheer artistry is astounding: reproductions of famous Renaissance paintings, religious and modern scenes, local architecture, geometri...