NEWS FROM : ITALY  

by Nick Antonaccio   As I recently reported, I attended a wine tasting event in New York City. A consortium of the top winemakers across Italy presented their world-famous wines. The group, Grande Marche, is an amalgam of 19 family-owned wineries perennially considered the most prestigious in the land.   Winemakers poured one rep...

Country homes, farmsteads, manor farms and courtyard houses. On the vacation property front, Italy provides a very wide and diversified range of solutions, both price-wise and from an architectural standpoint.   From the supply standpoint, Tuscany leads the way with a 37% share of the market, "with the highest concentration in the provinces...

Tutte le strade portano a Roma. Così la via di Francesco, il Cammino Francescano della Marca, il Cammino di San Benedetto, la via Francigena e la via Amerina si snodano nel centro Italia svelando l'arte, la storia, la spiritualità e le eccellenze dei luoghi attraversati per confluire nella capitale. Cinque percorsi di pellegrinaggio costituiscono i...

An ancient Roman prison, where Saints Peter and Paul are said to have been incarcerated, has been re-opened to the public in Rome following a lengthy restoration.   The 3,000-year-old Carcer Tullianum is located under a 16th-century church overlooking the Roman Forum, but has been closed to the public for over a year so that archaeologists c...

John Cabot University - ROMA 8-12 luglio 2013 http://professionals.collegeboard.com/prof-dev/international/AP_Italian_Summer_Institute   Disponibili borse di studio! Presentazione delle domande entro lunedi' 11 marzo 2013. Il College Board e' lieto di annunciare che, in collaborazione con la John Cabot University di Roma, organizzera' un...

It's no secret that Italians take their food and wine seriously. But in Tuscany, the passion runs much deeper than just producing perfect samples of gelato, risotto and Chianti.The region in central Italy boasts a whole resort built around an olive oil theme, an entire town devoted to knife production, and a natural spring that the Medici fami...

As Italy's new government promises much-needed business and legal reforms to invigorate the country's economy, experts have flagged one area in dire need of change: Italy's art and antiquities export market.   While the country holds a treasure trove of art dating back to the Renaissance and earlier, tough regulations governing the movement...

Verrà presentato domani, 18 giugno, a Roma il "Portale romano sulle migrazioni", iniziativa dei Centri Studi CSER e IDOS con il contributo della Camera di Commercio di Roma. Appuntamento alle 12.00 nella sede del Cser a via Dandolo 58 a Roma.   A presentare il primo portale per la conoscenza degli studi e delle statistiche sulle migrazioni a...

We have some good news from Italy24 regarding the Italian real estate market: after taking a dip in 2013, the market picked back up in 2014 and is set to grow strongly into the next two years.   The turnaround is concentrated primarily in the North and Center of Italy and is catalyzed in part by recent governmental actions facilitating house...

The latest Rome mural by Italian street artist Blu, who keeps his real identity under wraps, has appeared in the Casal dè Pazzi district in the north-east Rome suburb of Rebbibia. The Bologna-based artist, who gained international recognition for his murals on Via del Porto Fluviale in the capital's Ostiense district, has decorated the windowl...

C'è un Paese in Europa che vanta un positivo spread green. Quel paese è l'Italia. Il nostro modello produttivo è tra i più innovativi ed efficienti in campo ambientale, tanto da essere leader in Europa per efficienza dei consumi e riduzione delle emissioni climalteranti. A parità di prodotto, le nostre imprese usano meno energia e producono meno em...

Reviewing Michelangelo's portraits, various conclusions could be inferred in relation to his hands. First of all, it is important to recall that the images may support the claim of the Master's left-handedness. Moreover, the hypothesis of gouty arthritis of the hands as the main cause of the pain in his hand can be dismissed, mainly because no...