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by Gaia Pianigiani   The seamstress gently fastened the ivory-colored silk-covered buttons of the lace corset. She took out the embroidered veil and laid it over the bride-to-be's long black hair. Girlfriends and family members watched in silence, their eyes glistening.   "If you have a dream and we can make it come true, we'll do our...

C'è (ancora) un'Italia che va. Ha perso qualche pezzo in questi anni, cedendo fatturato e riducendo occupazione, ma ha conquistato notevoli quote di mercato all'estero, arrivando a superare lo scorso anno i 77 miliardi di euro in termini di saldo commerciale.   Un'Italia ancorata al proprio territorio, che si riposiziona e individua nuove st...

Dopo i dati sul turismo nei primi sette mesi a Roma e quelli sui musei nella giornata del 15 agosto, il boom di visitatori a Ferragosto per la Fontana di Trevi in restauro: sono 16.821, infatti, le persone che il 15 agosto hanno attraversato la passeggiata allestita all'interno dei lavori.   "Un risultato straordinario che premia la scelta d...

Shifting and Shaping a National Identity: Transnational Writers and Pluriculturalism in Italy Today, edited by Grace Russo Bullaro and Elena Benelli (Trobaudor, 2014), tackles issues in the controversies that revolve around migration in contemporary Italy, adopting an interdisciplinary approach to works of fiction and non-fiction.   It aims...

American Airlines Group annuncia i collegamenti stagionali fra l’Italia e gli Stati Uniti per l’estate 2015, offrendo ai passeggeri italiani ulteriori opzioni per raggiungere dagli aeroporti di Milano, Roma e Venezia alcuni dei principali hub della compagnia, dai quali potranno proseguire verso numerose destinazioni tra Stati Uniti, Caraibi e Ameri...

One of Milan's most beloved and beautiful historical places has been revived: the Darsena, the canal port closed since 1979, when the last boat left its load of sand on the dock of Porta Ticinese. Sunday, April 26, after 18 months of work, the new Darsena was inaugurated in front of about 50,000 people.   The redevelopment, which is part of...

This May 24, red rose petals will rain from the "eye in the sky" of Rome's Pantheon, meant to symbolize the tongues of fire in one of the most famous episodes in the "Acts of the Apostles". The disciples and Mary were in Jerusalem, having dinner together (probably in the home of Mark's mother).   It was Pentecost – the Hebrew holiday ce...

There is an instinctive quality, an innate ability to grasp the soul of an object that some product designers have. It is the secret ingredient that separates design leaders from design followers, and Battista Farina, better known as Pinin Farina, car designer extraordinaire, had this talent.   He single handedly reinvented the concept of th...

by Anne Calcagno   When I was growing up in Italy, it was nearly a mandate for well-heeled northerners to summer on the sun-warmed lakes at the foot of the Alps. Boats docked at island gardens, and people took slow promenades along the shore, followed by a leisurely Sunday meal on the leafy veranda of, say, Albergo Verbano, where Arturo Tosc...

by Emily Smith   It hasn't been the best summer for famed restaurateur Sirio Maccioni, who, we've just learned, spent a month in a hospital in Tuscany, Italy, following a fall at his villa in the picturesque hillside town of Montecatini Terme. But the fans of 83-year-old Sirio, who include Spain's former king Juan Carlos, Woody Allen, Rudy...

by Claudia Astarita   Not many people know what Italy is doing in term of environment protection and sustainability. The Italian foundation Symbola and Enel have recently released a piece of research on 100 Italian successful energy stories.   They are small and medium Italian enterprises that have specialized in eco-friendly energy-r...

di Federico Taddia   «Certo che lo riconosco il suono, l'ho perfettamente stampato nella mente: è chiaro, elegante, libero e liquido. Meno roboante rispetto ad altre marche, ma più raffinato e colorato. È vivo e articolato, assomiglia quasi alla lingua italiana».   Socchiude gli occhi e accarezza l'aria mentre cerca di tradurre in par...