NEWS FROM : ITALY  

200 aziende chiave del settore, con i loro mille marchi, si racconteranno in EXPO 2015 attraverso un padiglione di 5mila metri quadri.   Esso attende non solo i milioni di visitatori dell'Esposizione Universale, ma anche oltre 2mila operatori professionali da tutto il mondo, le cui visite sono già pianificate, da maggio a ottobre del 2015. Q...

di Gianantonio Stella   «Alzo il telino sopra la culla. Lisa gira gli occhi a destra e a sinistra quasi a cercare qualcuno. Quando mi vede si ferma e comincia a succhiare con la bocca come per chiedere il latte. Chiamo un'infermiera e cominciamo a darle il biberon... Succhia, ha fame... È determinata, non molla, come non abbiamo mollato noi»...

Sono state consegnate al presidente della Commissione Italiana Unesco, Giovanni Puglisi, presso la sede Unesco di Roma in piazza Firenze, le oltre 200mila adesioni raggiunte in pochi mesi dalla petizione per chiedere l'inserimento dell'Arte della Pizza nella "Lista rappresentativa del patrimonio culturale immateriale dell'umanità".   Per l'o...

di Alessandra Del Zotto   A dispetto di stereotipi e luoghi comuni, l'Italia nel corso dei secoli ha dato i natali a molti spiriti visionari che con le loro geniali intuizioni sono stati in grado di anticipare i tempi. Dal gravicembalo di Bartolomeo Cristofori, precursore del pianoforte moderno, alla Fiat 600, prima monovolume al mondo: ecco...

The United States is the biggest consumer, drinking some 31,000 hectolitres - 13 percent of the global intake - followed by France. But when it comes to wine production, Italy saw a decline of 17 percent last year after significant harvests in 2013.   France remained the biggest producer of wine in the world, pumping out 47 million hect...

In terms of payments, the Italian textile and clothing industry is performing better than the national average, while retail sales, on the other hand, are worsening. These are the figures from the Studio Pagamenti, the quarterly intelligence tool on the payment behavior of Italian businesses, published by Cribis D&B.   In the first quart...

The Scalabrinians increase the presence in Syracuse. The two Junior Sisters arrived to give support to the three Sisters who opened a "first-line" community in assisting the migrants who come on the shores of Sicily. The two are Sister Andri Boas (Brazilian) and Sister Catherine Petalcurin (Filipino).   "The mission has met with great succes...

by Claudia Astarita   Sunny may not be the first adjective that springs to mind to describe a region whose main features are valleys and mountain peaks. But in Trentino-Alto Adige even the mountains seem to be made of light. Here, two gastronomic traditions live side by side: one of Veneto roots in the area of Trento, and the other of German...

By Anthony D'Alessandro   Quite often, whenever a country selects its foreign film submission, Oscar bloggers stand baffled wondering why the populist choice by American critics' standards wasn't chosen. Such was the case this year when many would have bet the vineyard that Nanni Moretti's Mia Madre was the top choice.   After al...

Italian actor and filmmaker Bud Spencer, who starred in a number of Spaghetti Westerns, has died aged 86. He passed away peacefully on Monday in Rome "and did not suffer from pain", his son said. Spencer, whose real name was Carlo Pedersoli, was known among his fans as the "big friendly giant" of the screen because of his height and weight.  ...

The cancer cells of the body are able to circumvent our natural defenses, preventing our immune system to attack. Many new details on this mechanism have been brought to light by a study conducted at the Hospital Bambin Gesù of Rome and by the Department of Experimental Medicine of the University of Genoa.   The study in question was publish...

Imagine you have all the money in the world. Imagine you have all the space you want. Imagine you have the power to build anything you want, anywhere you want. No expenses, no permits, no regulations, except for your own sense of beauty and harmony.   Well, this happened to a certain Enea Silvio Piccolomini, who lived in the 15th century and...