NEWS FROM : ITALY  

by Giovanna Mancini   We are not talking about sensational numbers, but the 42,000 additional businesses that, according to Unioncamere-Infocamere figures, populated the Italian industry in the first nine months of 2016 are definitely good news for the Italian economy.   This is a sign that the entrepreneurial fabric is mending, even...

Confindustria Sicilia, partner di Enterprise Europe Network, ha organizzato insieme con l'American Chamber of Commerce in Italy un incontro per promuovere le opportunità di business fra l'Italia e gli Usa.PALERMO - Un'America più siciliana. E una Sicilia più americana. Con questo spirito Confindustria Sicilia ha organizzato un incontro, a Palermo,...

Alitalia understands the importance of maintaining and promoting the Italian language in the United States. Therefore, thanks to a partnership between the Embassy of Italy in Washington and Alitalia, we are happy to extend a 5% student discount dedicated to AP Italian Language students traveling in economy class from the USA to Italy with Alitalia....

The American Academy in Rome celebrated its 10th annual McKim Gala last month on a picture-perfect spring evening. Over 350 guests gathered at Villa Aurelia in Rome to support the Academy's efforts to provide fellowships for Italian artists and scholars. The Academy also honored architect Zaha Hadid with the 2014 McKim Medal for her contributions t...

The International Festival of art held in Arcevia, in the province of Ancona, will devote nearly two months to art and culture from 2nd August to 28th September. The former Rocca Contrada located between the Apennines and the Adriatic Sea, is home to the seventh edition of AR [t] CEVIA, which presents a full calendar of events scattered throughout...

by Andrea Carli   Understanding Italy through its literary gems, starting off from the places inhabited by its poets and writers. Florence, Arquà, Certaldo Alto, Recanati, Milan, Gardone Rivera: all essential pins on the map to discover the home-museums, sources of literary inspiration. Let's begin with "the Supreme Poet," Dante Alighieri (...

by Giovanni Minoli   Alex Zanardi, 48 years old, a Formula 1 pilot in the first phase of his life, then a writer, television host, now a winner in the Paralympic Games. In 2001, he lost his lower limbs in a terrible accident on the racetrack in Lausitz, Germany but he quickly bounced back, wiped out London, and triumphed in the New York mara...

When the Italian Ministry of Agriculture sent Giuseppe Palanti (Milan, 1881-1946) to Paris, he was still a student at Brera's Academy, enrolled in the Scuola degli Artefici – more focused on practical craftsmanship and applied arts than on theoretical studies. It was 1900, and 19-year-old Palanti was asked to attend the Expo in Paris. He did so wit...

di Riccardo Giumelli   "Conoscere, scoprire, relazionarsi con un mondo che gli è stato servito global fin da giovanissimi." Queste, tra le tante, sono le parole di Enzo Riboni, che descrivono i cosiddetti "cervelli in fuga", espressione criticabile come ho già scritto. Enzo Riboni è giornalista del Corriere della Sera, dove tiene una rubrica...

The Italian landscape has always been a great attraction. The nature, the masterpieces of art, the enchanting cities. The quality of life is special. To let oneself go is only natural. And the Italians? Stereotypes depict them as outgoing and gallant. Lovers of the "Made in Italy" brand admire their creativity and know-how.   We have decided...

Many people have heard of Lake Como, which is famously the retreat of celebrities and royalty (and their yachts). It is beautiful but also expensive and very crowded. Throngs of travelers spend their money in pricey stores and restaurants, hoping to spot Clooney or Madonna or Stallone or Beckham or whoever is their particular celebrity obsession....

by Francesco Prisco It's not often mentioned, but there is some movement down there. Despite the number of visitors having fallen for the past two years, Italian cave tourism is enjoying good health and, according to estimates by professionals, 2015's performance should show a 5% growth.   The Bel Paese is rich with attractions in this...