NEWS FROM : ITALY  

The Italian startups scene keeps growing and, like every year, we would like to spot a top ten list of the most promising Italian startups. Some of these italian startups, selected by Business Insiders, were rewarded during the “Start up Day 2016” at the Bocconi University in Milan, one of the most important University in Italy in the field of econ...

Fabrizio Nestola, 44 years old, is a Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Padua. He has worked hard not only for his academic career but also to carry on his research on diamonds. Prof Nestola’s aim is the one of finding out what lays behind the diamonds, even studying the super-giant ones (3000 carats), the super-deep and rare ones to be f...

Italy’s industrial production is growing faster than expected, posting an annual 6.6% jolt in December, which could boost the 2016 final GDP figures released on Tuesday. According to the government's estimates, full year growth should be between 0.9% and 1%. Istat's data shows a 1.4% growth in production on a monthly basis, vastly exceeding the mar...

«A parte le levatacce — la mattina comincio alle 4.30 e il nostro capo, Tim Cook, spesso è già in pista alle 3.45 — lavorare alla Apple significa essere in mezzo a un esercito e vivere, al tempo stesso, in un monastero» racconta il direttore finanziario del gruppo di Cupertino, Luca Maestri, durante un incontro al Consolato italiano di New York mod...

The “Vie dei Tesori” (Masterpiece Road) program that helps visitors to Palermo discover its cultural heritage sites is a good model for local authorities as they prepare for the city's year as Italian Capital of Culture in 2018. Last year, the number of visitors that took part in the project hit a record 250,000. The resources available to authorit...

Non solo pasta, olio e vacanze. La Puglia continua a veder crescere la propria popolarità all’estero e come accade oramai da alcuni anni, a trainare la positiva tendenza si sono aggiunti speciali “cavalli di battaglia” (ai più forse sconosciuti ndr). Dall’agroalimentare, che resta il punto forte per antonomasia dell’export regionale, si è passati i...

Amazon’s €150 million distribution center being built in Italy, in Passo Corese (near Fara in Sabina, in the province of Rieti), 30 km north of Rome, is on track to be completed by the fall, said Amazon’s Vice President for Europe operations, Roy Perticucci. “The e-commerce market in Italy is still small, with a 5-7% share of the entire market comp...

There is a “secret” bond between the beauty of Michelangelo’s “Moses” and sunlight: it was discovered by Antonio Forcellino, the restorer and architect entrusted by the Superintendence for the Colosseum and the central archaeological area of Rome with cleaning the masterpiece, within a project for the restoration of the entire Tomb of Pope Julius I...

Qual è l’anima del “fare italiano”? Di cosa è fatto, qual è la sua essenza, quali sono gli elementi che lo contraddistinguono e soprattutto in che modo devono essere dosati perché ne esca un perfetto “Made in Italy”? Una ricerca commissionata da Ornellaia (il fine wine italiano tra i più amati al mondo) al CENSIS, illustrata oggi a Sotheby’s Milano...

Ferdinando Carulli (b. Naples 1770 - d. Paris 1841) was perhaps the most significant composer and instructor for the guitar in the Nineteenth Century. Highly prolific, many of the virtuoso's works, including his "Harmony Applied to the Guitar," continue to be used today to train students the classical guitar. According to most sources he was born o...

Some things are sacred. Like the smell of Sunday dinner taking shape even before you have had your second cup of morning coffee. That’s the way it used to be in a lot of Italian homes. I remember the smell of onions hitting the pan as I woke up, my mother and grandmother already at the stove getting that “Sunday sauce” ready to cook just before goi...

The 250% superamortization of investments in new machinery seems to be working just fine and is helping companies working in the sector rack up purchase orders at a pace that had long been forgotten. Optimism on the impact of the measure was evident at a conference in Milan with more than 300 business owners and managers that was streamed live yest...