NEWS FROM : ITALY  

If you think longevity solely comes down to genes and diet, think again. Our social life -- the family ties and the bonds you have with friends and community -- might also play a vital role. Adolfo Melis, who lives on the island of Sardinia, in Italy, is testament to this way of thinking. He might be 94, but he says he feels like 50. Melis is still...

If you’ve ever considered a bike trip to Italy, chances are that you’ve come across a company called Ciclismo Classico. Celebrating its 30thanniversary this year, they offer rides like Cinque Terre & Tuscany, A Feast in Umbria and Majestic Dolomites. Italy-obsessed biking enthusiasts know they’ll get a great workout, feats on regional specialties a...

La consulta degli Emiliano Romagnoli nel Mondo che ha avuto inizio ieri e terminerà domani, si tiene a Rimini, dove è stato presentato il Museo virtuale dell’emigrazione emiliano-romagnola (Migrer), realizzato dall’agenzia di comunicazione Intersezione. Uno spazio virtuale accessibile al pubblico, capace di compiere ricerche sulle testimonianze mat...

May in Italy : here are the main varieties of Italian strawberries Perhaps not everybody knows that May in Italy is the month of strawberries . In fact, it is precisely in this particular period of the year that this fruit sees its natural maturation. Although nowadays it is possible to find them all year round thanks to the evolution of cultivatio...

Con i suoi deliziosi attentati alla linea, ha convinto anche le giurie internazionali: il pasticcere bresciano Iginio Massari si è aggiudicato il Gran premio miglior pasticcere del mondo, in occasione del World Pastry Stars 2019, congresso internazionale di alta pasticceria tenuto a Milano. Il premio, afferma una nota, vuole conferire un attestato...

As if Italy didn’t have enough remarkable natural offerings: in addition to the dramatically beautiful coastline and painterly country landscapes, there’s also a spectacular lake district. Sprawled across Northern Italy these highly scenic Alpine and Mediterranean settings have entranced writers, artists, world figures and celebrities for centuries...

Lake Como's landscapes are considered some of the most beautiful in the world. And with spring in the air, what better way to celebrate than by planning a trip to some of its gardens?  Here are some to put on your list. Villa del Balbianello, Lenno  Star Wars lovers, you know the scene. The film is Episode II – Attack of the Clones, the setting is...

Despite being one of the most famous and appreciated seaside resorts in Italy, Cinque Terre (the Five Lands) are one of the perfect Italian tourist locations for short trips or a long weekend and are ideal in any season of the year. Not surprisingly the Cinque Terre are part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. They make up a panorama of incomparabl...

Si chiude l’edizione numero 40 dell’Infiorata di Noto, portando con sé un weekend ricco di appuntamenti ed emozioni, con il tappeto colorato di via Nicolaci che sarà visitabile ancora per qualche altra ora. Ieri la 20esima edizione della sfilata in abiti d’epoca del Corteo Barocco e lo spettacolo di suoni e luci a cura di Elisa Nieli hanno salutato...

When you think of Lake Como it’s hard not to conjure up images of boat trips, George Clooney and Bellagio for Bellinis! These are all very enjoyable things to see here; although I would recommend the Bellinis in Harry’s Bar, Cernobbio! The glitz and glamour of the lake district is a more recent attraction of this area but back in 1700 when the Gran...

The American Academy in Rome has received a $3 million gift from Musa and Thomas Mayer. The donation was made in honor of Musa’s father, artist Philip Guston, a former Rome Prize winner. With the funds, the academy will establish a new fellowship, the Philip Guston Rome Prize in Visual Arts. “When my father was awarded the Rome Prize in 1948, he wa...

As the field of science progressed throughout the Renaissance, it took an Italian, the first engineer, the famous Leonardo da Vinci, to think in concrete terms of an idea similar to that of modern era automobile. Then in 1769, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, a French engineer, invented the steam dray, a low, strong cart used for transporting heavy loads. Th...