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Some products try to use phrases and tags like “Made in Italy” as a selling point, even if it’s not entirely true. This app can tell you if that olive oil, cheese, or clothing item was actually made in Italy. The app, developed by the Reliabitaly nonprofit organization, is designed to promote and protect true “Made in Italy” products. All you have...

Whether you're just getting started with Italian or approaching fluency, here are 21 odd, amusing and mildly interesting facts about a language known for its beauty, romance and musicality. 1. There are 21 letters in the Italian alphabet. That's right: j, k, w, x and y don't exist in Italian, except for in loan words, meaning 'jeans' is often the...

The Italian sporting goods industry has not suffered during the three year recession that ended in 2015, and instead has actually increased its turnover despite the unfavorable economic climate. Italy's sporting goods system has a territorial benchmark in the Montebelluna district. According to Assosport, the association of sporting goods manufactu...

Most books that are good are also useful as a result, and vice versa. Sadly, The Pope of Physics – a biography of the Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi that is written in a style as flat and dry as the Mojave – is an exception. Its goodness is difficult to find but its usefulness is immediately apparent. No other biography of Fermi is as auth...

Archaeologists are excavating a large semi-circular hall belonging to an Imperial Roman residence located in present-day Piazza Dante amid controversial plans to move the remains to the centre of the square. The so-called Volta Gatti came to light during renovations at the ex palazzo Casse di Risparmio Postali in Piazza Dante, which is set to becom...

Inside Villa Arvedi, located in Grezzana, there is a beautiful Room of the Titans with frescoes by Ludovico Dorigny, who between 1717 and 1720 added a series of mythological figures within a pre-existing, complex painted framework, attributed almost certainly to Bologna-born Francesco Bibiena, master of trompe-l’œil and forced perspective. The comb...

Le Indicazioni Geografiche da nicchia produttiva rappresentano ormai un fattore chiave della crescita del made in Italy nel mondo, con un valore all’export di 7,8 miliardi di euro, pari al 21% delle esportazioni del settore agroalimentare e un trend positivo che sfiora la doppia cifra con un +9,6%». Enrico Corali, presidente dell’Istituto di serviz...

Italy is the land of love, a romantic destination par excellence. So with Valentines Day fast approaching, it’s time to explore some of the peninsula’s most idyllic spots. Heavenly places where romance is never in short supply. We start with Verona, where Giulietta’s picturesque balcony is still selling the Shakespearian tale of eternal love. Milli...

While President Donald Trump's tough talk has upset U.S. relations with nations such as Mexico and Australia, the former U.S. ambassador to Italy sees no points of conflict with that nation. “There's no reason to think the Trump administration would have any interest in upsetting a very strong, very close relationship that has developed over the de...

A journey that takes you away from reality, plunges you into a parallel world, history binding the two: from February 4th, the huge “Golden Palace” belonging to Emperor Nero will come to life with a multimedia tour of Domus Aurea in Rome. The experience affords many a thrill: visitors float through time, centuries and millennia flowing beneath thei...

How times have changed for Roman nobles, who've long shied away from mingling with the masses. Now they're now opening the doors to their secret palazzos -- for a fee. Guided tours, complete with anecdotes and munchies, now greet guests at luxurious residences once restricted to blue bloods. Some of the buildings that still house Rome's aristocrat...

L’Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia lancia una call internazionale per selezionare il direttore di Science Gallery Venice, la prima sede italiana di un network internazionale di gallerie che coniugano scienza e arte, la cui apertura fisica nell’area portuale di San Basilio, nel cuore della città, è prevista nel 2019, ma le prime attività inizieranno g...