NEWS FROM : ITALY  

United States-born forward Giuseppe Rossi was left off Italy's final 23-man squad for the World Cup on Saturday. Coach Cesare Prandelli apparently judged that Rossi hadn't fully recovered from his latest right knee injury in January.   It was likely a difficult decision since Rossi has always been one of Prandelli's favorite players.&nb...

Convocato dal segretario generale Elio Carozza, il Comitato di Presidenza del Consiglio Generale degli Italiani all'Estero si riunirà alla Farnesina il 22 e 23 settembre prossimi. I lavori inizieranno nella mattina di lunedì, per concludersi martedì pomeriggio. Elezioni dei Comites, il rinnovo del Cgie, gli Stati generali della cultura i temi al c...

Italy is known for its small artisan workshops and its craftsman tradition: tourists love to buy unique hand-made pieces from local artisans when they visit Italy. Yet, hardly do these small entrepreneurs succeed in giving visibility to their products and selling them to a global audience. The e-commerce platform Reputeka.com was launched with this...

NUOVALUNA PRODUZIONI PRESENTA: Chiara Di Bari, Simone Sibillano AMERICA. IL MUSICAL di Guido Cataldo e Simone Sibillano Vincitore di due Premi Broadway World Italia 2014: Miglior Partitura - Guido Cataldo; Miglior attore protagonista - Simone Sibillano. Con Chiara Materassi nel ruolo di Madre Cabrini, e con (in...

In one of his works, the great Greek tragedian Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC) has a lucid Ajax say, Great, unfathomable time brings dark things to light and buries the bright in its darkness.   That is exactly what happened to the Roman theater in Gubbio, Umbria, which was built in the late 1st century BC and forgotten by the Middle Ages. It was...

"Partono i Bastimenti". È questo il titolo della mostra, curata da Francesco Nicotra, che sarà aperta al pubblico dal 16 aprile al 16 maggio, nella Sala Gialla del Teatro Politeama di Palermo. Una mostra, dedicata alla emigrazione italiana nelle Americhe, quel "grande esodo" definito dagli studiosi il più rilevante movimento migratorio della storia...

by Rossella Bocciarelli   Italy is slowly emerging from the tunnel of recession, but it is not yet clear whether new jobs will shore up the recovery.    The latest survey on expected inflation and growth carried out by Il Sole 24 Ore and the Bank of Italy confirmed the outlook recently outlined by Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio V...

by Giulia Louise Steigerwalt On October 17, 2014 the selection panel of 13 independent experts responsible for assessing the Italian cities competing to be European Capital of Culture in 2019, has recommended that Matera should be awarded with the famous title. This award started in 1985. Since then, more than 40 cities have been designated Europ...

by Hunter Davis   'You went to one of the best hotels in the world, in one of the smartest places, which some of the classiest people have raved about over the decades – and you brought us back a tin of tomatoes! Oh my gawd, what are you like?' That was the reaction of my dear wife and children on my return.   I shall explain the...

by Rachel Donadio   Deep beneath the historic Villa Torlonia, where Benito Mussolini lived for nearly two decades, a wine cellar repurposed in 1941 as a bunker to protect the Fascist leader was recently opened to the public.   Even in a city stratified with centuries of history, where archaeologists are digging up the remains of an an...

by Judith Valente   The ancient city of Norcia in central Italy is known for its wild boar sausages and black truffles, but now it's known for something else: Its singing monks. "We sing the praises of God nine times a day. So if you add all that up, it's probably five hours every day, rain or shine, 365 days a year," said Cassian Folso...

by Kevin Rawlinson   The novelist and intellectual Umberto Eco has died aged 84. Eco, who was perhaps best known for his 1980 work The Name of the Rose, was one of the world's most revered literary names. The author, who had been suffering from cancer, died on Friday night. Eco was the 1992-1993 Norton professor at Harvard and taug...