NEWS FROM : ITALY  

They've long dominated the food and fashion worlds, this year they've dominated sports, and now they're aiming for the skies. Italy's new national airline, ITA Airways, launched on Friday with a promise to bring pride back to its national flag carrier, after Alitalia, Italy's legacy airline, went bankrupt and ceased operations a day earlier. Execut...

The partially mutilated remains of a man buried by the AD79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius at Herculaneum, the ancient Roman town close to Pompeii, have been discovered in what Italy’s culture minister described as a “sensational” find. Archaeologists said the man, believed to have been aged between 40 and 45, was killed just steps away from the sea as...

Rome's Jewish community commemorates today the 78th anniversary of the deportation of more than 1,000 of the city’s Jews to the Nazi extermination camp at Auschwitz. The raid occurred at dawn on 16 October 1943, when 1,024 Roman Jews, including 200 children, were rounded up in the city’s Ghetto district and taken across the Tiber to the Collegio Mi...

There’s absolutely no denying that we’re cheese obsessives here at Delish—we have thousands of melty, gooey cheese-focused recipes to prove it. While we love ALL cheese, in this grand world of dairy products, there is no question that Italy produces some of the best there is. Centuries of cheesemaking expertise and traditions passed down through ge...

As I write this column, humanity seems to be in particularly deep trouble from rising temperatures, raging wildfires and deadly flooding, not to mention the latest mutants of a killer virus. But, looking at a sliver of a bright side here, has there ever been a better time to be a lover of Southern Italian wines? I am not making light. I am just fin...

Meaning little rags, stracciatella is the name for three different Italian foods: soup, cheese, and gelato – the only thing they have in common is their name.  Stracciatella soup Stracciatella soup originated centuries ago in Rome. Back in the day, people bought large quantities of meat to make their Christmas broth, and would always have a substan...

Assisi is one of those places to visit once in a lifetime. The blend of art and spirituality makes the city of St. Francis a unique destination. And it is also a mouth-watering destination for good food lovers. A city of art, a symbol of peace and a popular destination for pilgrims and tourists from all over the world, Assisi is a much-loved destin...

Venice has no equals in all of Europe. In this city floating on a lagoon, streets are canals and crossings are bridges. Everything, from churches to palaces, speaks of more than a thousand years of history in which the Pearl of the Adriatic dominated the seas and grew wealthy on commerce. On top of that, there are world-famous art exhibitions, roma...

Who is not able to picture the image of the gondolier wearing their sailor shirt and straw hat as they sing a serenade? The gondola is undoubtedly the symbol of Venice. In a city where moving around mainly happens on the water, this elegant boat fits perfectly in the narrow canals. Up to the development of motor vehicles, it was the most popular bo...

Over the last several years, even decades, Italy has changed in some ways that now seem to be more or less permanent. If you are Italian and/or live in the country, most or all of what I say below will not be news to you. But if you only occasionally check in on what is happening in the country, or if you are new to italianità, the things I briefly...

By the end of 2021, the export sales of Italian food and beverage are expected to reach and surpass the 50 billion euros threshold. “In the last ten years Italy’s F&B exports have increased by +92%,” said Ivano Vacondio, president of Federalimentare (the Italian association of food industries), during the Made in Italy Summit 2021. However, there a...

When you think of Italian food, you likely think of pasta and pizza. But Italian breads are also an important part of Italian cuisine. There are over 350 types of Italian bread to devour so let’s dive into carb Heaven! Each region of Italy produces its own unique types of Italian bread. Liguria and Puglia are famous for their focaccia, Basilicata i...