NEWS FROM : ITALY  

The newly released ranking from The Time reveals the best universities in the world with less than fifty years. The criteria of evaluation remain the same thirteen as those for the more notorious World University Ranking. However, the indicators have a greater focus on innovation and potential, rather than history and prestige. The countries with t...

Last night, we had the pleasure of heading to the banks of the Arno river in Florence to see the spectacular aquatic show sponsored by Stefano Ricci to inaugurate the Ponte Vecchio's new lighting system.   The breathtaking show was by impressive French art troupe Iliotopie who specialize in providing unforgettable shows on the water. ...

Attivare flussi di investimenti dall'estero per almeno 20 miliardi di euro l'anno per il mercato domestico e un punto di Pil in più per l'export delle imprese italiane.   Sono questi gli obiettivi del decreto "Sblocca Italia" che è stato illustrato a palazzo Chigi dal ministro dello Sviluppo economico Federica Guidi dopo l'intervento del pre...

La presidente della Consulta degli emiliano-romagnoli nel mondo Silvia Bartolini, nella sua veste di coordinatrice nazionale delle Consulte regionali dell'emigrazione, ha partecipato l'11 dicembre a Roma al Tavolo permanente Governo – Regioni in materia di rapporti internazionali.   All'ordine del giorno: lo sviluppo dei programmi di collabo...

by Gaia Pianigiani   High-end printing is an artisans' job in Italy. For those books, the gluing and the binding of the pages is predominantly done by hand. But at Editoriale Zanardi, a prestige book printer in northeast Italy, even the management fell into its workers' hands last year, when they bought out the company that had employed...

The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous frescoes in the world unsurprisingly it's one of Rome's most visited and valued historic sites. Set within the Vatican City and Museums, the Sistine Chapel welcomes around 25,000 visitors a day who flock to see Michelangelo's masterpiece and marvel at the feat of artistry.   As came...

by Andrew C. Stone   The new film The Man From U.N.C.L.E. gives American film audiences their first good glimpse of Luca Calvani—the tall, dark, and handsome bad guy at odds with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. This Tuscan-born former model and As the World Turns alum brings a welcome blend of villainous camp and smolder to U.N.C.L.E.—Guy Rit...

By Tony Ricevuto Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) was an Italian patriot and military leader who helped free the Italians from foreign rule and unify the country. He began his military campaign to free the mainland and Sicily from foreign rule in 1848. Almost single handily, he hearkened volunteers and built an army to descend on the South.  ...

di Ludovico Fontana   Il ventiseienne pugliese Domenico Colucci è stato premiato a Helsinki come miglior giovane imprenditore del web dell'anno alla terza edizione di Europioneers 2015, iniziativa della Commissione europea. Colucci, informatico di Noci, in provincia di Bari, è il cofondatore e chief financial officer di Nextome, startup che...

by Paola Dezza   The historic State Printing Office and Mint building at Piazza Verdi in Rome will become a luxury hotel managed by Rosewood Hotels and Resorts International Limited, a subsidiary of New World China Land Ltd. said Cassa Depositi e Prestiti in a statement yesterday.   The letter of intent between Residenziale Immobiliar...

A group of Italian "street photographers" have launched a project to promote and circulate a distinctive "Made in Italy street photography".   Street photography is photography that features the human condition within public places; framing and timing are key aspects of the craft, with the aim of creating images at a decisive or poignant mom...

di Alberto Magnani   Nel 2013 l'Italia ha investito l'1,26% del Pil in Ricerca&Sviluppo, ben al di sotto della media Ue (2%) e degli obiettivi di spesa fissati dall'Europa per il 2020 (3%). Risultato? La ricerca italiana è settima al mondo per impatto su scala mondiale, sopra a Paesi che hanno investito in proporzione anche più del doppi...