NEWS FROM : ITALY  

The World Cup kicked off in Qatar, and while you'll hear all manner of "Oles" and "Allezs" over the next four weeks, this might be the event's ultimate soundtrack: got, got, need. It's not the scalpers hawking tickets, it's the refrain of fans sifting through packs of World Cup stickers. Think soccer's answer to baseball cards. Before the 1970 Worl...

Towns across Italy have been racing to launch clever schemes aimed at luring new residents to revive their fortunes in recent years. From dilapidated homes selling for little more than a dollar, to ready-to-occupy houses at knockdown prices, there's been a frenzy of competition. The picturesque town of Presicce in the sunny region of Puglia is the...

Fantic, though a relatively unheard Italian company, has tasted plenty of success in the small displacement scrambler segment with its 125cc and 500cc motorcycles. But the ultimate goal is always excelling at big bikes, and the company is finally stretching its arms in that direction with the unveil of the 2023 Caballero 700. This is the company’s...

For as long as I can remember, my nonno made polpette. Whenever we went over to my grandparents’ house for dinner (an occurrence which took place at least every week), my sister and I would beg him and my nonna to make us le polpette e le patate al forno. He’d prepare the polpette from scratch every time, rigorously following the method he’d always...

Italy is top of world agro-food standings in terms of the UNESCO-recognised Italian products, the UN cultural body said Friday. Italy holds the world record for UNESCO awards in the agro-food sector with five out of the 68 allocated globally, it said.It is followed by Morocco with four Unesco recognitions, three for Turkey and Azerbaijan, and two f...

The magnificent Dolomites, a treasure chest of natural sceneries, are the ideal destination for nature lovers, mountaineers, and winter sports enthusiasts. Let's discover together some of the most enchanting and picturesque villages in the Dolomites to visit in winter, nestled in beautiful valleys, and rich in history, art, ancient traditions, and...

It’s been six years since the devastating earthquakes that tore through central Italy, causing death, destruction and pain. People lost their homes, their loved ones and, in many cases, their livelihood; they lost their community, their social network and their familial heritage. Perhaps nothing comes as close to the idea of total, complete loss as...

Autumn is the ideal month to make excursions to discover the beauty of Italy along ancient paths such as the way of the gods that connects the cities of Bologna and Florence and like many others throughout the peninsula. This suggestive path winds through the‘Appennino , and unites these two important Italian realities. Here you can find out in det...

The Italian shipbuilder, Fincantieri delivered the largest cruise ship ever built in Italy, the “MSC Seascape” to MSC Cruises. The ship was handed over in a ceremony held in the shipbuilder’s Monfalcone. The naming ceremony of the ship is scheduled to take place on December 7th in New York. The ship is the fourth to be built by Fincantieri for MSC...

When the economy is struggling, wealth inequality widens. According to a report from the Institute for Policy Research and Americans for Tax Fairness, U.S. billionaires’ wealth surged by more than $400 billion between March 18 and May 19, 2020. This was at the height of the pandemic, when “virtually everyone else has been struggling through the COV...

During a cold autumn, nostalgia brings to mind the long days of a scorching Catania, animated by the frenzy of the Fera ‘o Luni market. For centuries, the bustling rhythms of the Sicilian city have been enlivened every morning by a wave of folklore and food that festively adorns Piazza Carlo Alberto. Much loved by the Catanese, the market has alway...

Jews in Sicily celebrated traditional Sabbath services for the first time in 500 years last month when Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of Washington, D.C. delivered a Torah to the newly established synagogue in Catania. Having been expelled from Spanish territory, which then included Sicily and southern Italy, by Queen Isabella of Castile and King Ferdinand...