NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Dopo 11 anni dalle elezioni del 2004 ad Aprile si voterà per corrispondenza per il rinnovo degli organi di Rappresentanza di base per gli Italiani residenti all’estero, i Comites. Negli ultimi anni diverse volte ci si è posto il quesito se fossero utili, così come gli altri due organi di Rappresentanza consultiva del CGIE e quella dei Parlamentari...

In March, an exhibition titled "Lacus Iuturnae. The sacred fountain of the Roman Forum" opened in Rome, at the Temple of Romolo along the "Sacra Via Summa", near the Via dei Fori Imperiali.   The highlight of the event is a group of seven marble sculptures dating back to the late 2nd and early 1st century BC, found in 1900, which originally...

A fleet of vintage cars arrives in Rome on the night of Friday 15 May, as part of the Mille Miglia race between the northern Italian city of Brescia and the capital. One of the world's oldest car races, the Mille Miglia began in 1927, taking place 24 times until 1957 and bringing international fame to luxury sports cars such as Alfa Romeo, BMW...

by Chiara Beghelli   In 1969 Paolo Vitelli was a 22-year-old college student with a deep passion for the sea, so he founded Azimut Srl, a sail boat chartering company, in Avigliana (Torino province). One year later, Azimut was already the distributor in Italy of prestigious yachting brands such as Amerglass, Westerly, British Powles and...

By Mary Cadden Forget Lake Como, that body of water is SO over. It's all about the coast of Italy, the Amalfi coast to be exact. And Celebs know the Italian port city of Positano is the perfect spot to vacation this summer. It sure is where we want to go. Home to the lemon liqueur Limoncello and gorgeous sunsets, Positano is quickly becoming the g...

di Giulio Chinappi   Dopo le due medaglie d'argento vinte ieri da Biagio D'Angelo e Sofia Petitto, i Mondiali cadetti di Sarajevo 2015 hanno regalato al judo azzurro la prima medaglia d'oro, grazie a Giovanni Esposito (66 kg). Il diciassettenne ha così ottenuto il primo titolo iridato di categoria per l'Italia dopo quello conquistato nell'ed...

by Dan Palmer   The 48-year-old dead-eye first beat the compound men's open world record for the 72-arrow ranking round, shot at 50 metres, by scoring 706 out of a possible 720 points, improving on his own previous best by one point.   He then posted a perfect score in his quarter-final clash against Antonio Tosco during matchplay, re...

by Liam Stack   Robert Loggia, an Oscar-nominated actor who had a durable career in television and movies, notably in Brian De Palma's gangster film "Scarface" and Penny Marshall's comedy "Big," died on Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 85. His wife, Audrey Loggia, said the cause was complications of Alzheimer's disease. "He str...

An Italian family firm with a deep-rooted tradition and passion for the art, craft and savoire-faire that goes into making high quality jewelry is introducing a growing number of consumers to its exceptional, handmade products.   Chairman Guido Damiani explains what makes award-winning Damiani and its pieces unique and how even the richest o...

Using an expression inspired by the Gospel, some have described monasteries as "voices crying out in the desert" of medieval Europe, with echoes in our contemporary history.   Since the 5th century, when the curtain slowly but inexorably drew on Rome's millenary pomp, monasteries gradually turned into essential reference points on the stage...

Italy has never realized its 2000 year-old dream of linking Sicily with the mainland, but a team of architects and engineers might have found the answer: a giant cable car.   The 3.3 kilometre-wide strait of Messina has separated Sicily from Calabria since the last Ice Age and with controversial plans to build the world's largest suspension...

by Nick Squires   For a little girl who had just survived an extraordinary ordeal, trapped for two days and nights beneath a tsunami of snow, ice and rock, it was a disarmingly ordinary question. "Can I have my biscuits, please?" six-year-old Ludovica Parete asked Italian alpine rescue experts as they gently lifted her out of the tiny s...