NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Compared to the pre-pandemic period, Italian wine is recovering and showing exponential sales growth. In the first seven months of 2021, the sector recorded an increase of +8.5% in exports, more than double France’s (+3.7%). This is what emerges from the data processed by the Vinitaly-Nomisma Wine Monitor on the eve of the Vinitaly Special Edition....

Over a decade ago, when Francesco Galietti had to travel from his native Rome to Milan for work, he used to fly the nearly 400-mile route. Today, he takes the train. Galietti -- CEO of Rome-based political risk consultancy Policy Sonar -- is not alone. Figures released in 2019 by Italy state railway company Ferrovie dello Stato show that the number...

Stanley Tucci is getting back to work on his hit show! The 60-year-old actor went for a gondola ride while filming season two of his CNN series Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy on Thursday afternoon (October 16) in Venice, Italy. Stanley appeared in great spirits as he took in the sights during his ride around the canals. Earlier this year, CNN r...

With its 62 kilometers of porticoes, of which 42 in the historic center, Bologna is the most ‘arcaded’ city in Italy. In July 2021, the porticoes of Bologna were inscribed onto Unesco’s World Heritage list. As reported by Unesco, “the porticoes have become an expression and element of Bologna’s urban identity.” Indeed, porticoes are not only an ide...

In Italy, on November 1st, we celebrate Ognissanti: a very ancient ritual of Christian origin that commemorates all the Saints of our religion. The history of this festival evolves between the sacred and the profane and the rituals connected to it are many and vary from region to region. Let's discover together which are the most important ones. Th...

Just like the great sailor after which it is named, the Amerigo Vespucci s navigates under full sail, unrestrainable alberi maestri, ventisei vele, una superficie, imposing, majestic. So, for 90 years, this ship of the Marina Militare italiana has been an integral part of the training of officer cadets of the Navy Academy and it has become a true s...

The mandatory Green Pass arrives also on the Neapolitan crib: the master craftsman Marco Ferrigno has put the vaccine passport in the hands of the travelers par excellence, the three Wise Men. "We decided to introduce an important novelty: - says Ferrigno - The Three Kings with the Green Pass! For us it is not only a way to make indelible a particu...

The World Bocce Championship played in Alassio in Liguria gives Italy three World titles, two of which were won almost simultaneously during the morning of Saturday, October 16, 2021. Valentina Basei - Francesca Carlini and Luigi Grattapaglia - Simone Nari won the world titles in the Men's Pair and in the Women's Pair. Valentina Basei - Francesca C...

The economic system of Italian beauty, i.e. the historical, artistic and cultural heritage, the natural and landscape heritage, the services connected to them (such as transport and hospitality) and the production of design-driven Made-in-Italy sectors, as a whole, contributes 17.2% to the Italian GDP (of which 6% derives from the enjoyment of the...

A little less than a year after the first issue, a new edition of the publication Excellence: Italian Main Industrial Sectors has arrived, offering a concise overview of Italian excellence in the leading sectors of Made in Italy. Many sectors have been added to this new edition, leading sectors ranging from infrastructure and transport to cosmetics...

The number of first jabs administered in Italy has risen slightly for the first time in weeks, government data showed on Friday, ahead of the expansion of the 'green pass' requirement to workplaces. About 400,000 first jabs have been administered since last week, according to data presented by Italy’s coronavirus emergency commissioner on Friday. T...

Every October, Perugia turns into the European Capital of Chocolate thanks to an event entirely dedicated to the irresistible and tasty black gold: don't miss Eurochocolate 2021! The 2021 edition of the fair dedicated to chocolate will be held exclusively and for the first time at the exhibition centre Umbrifiere, just outside Perugia. The Umbrian...