NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Dear Friends of Italian Innovators, this month I take you to Sacile, in the Northeastern region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, where in 1980 a Roman pianist and engineer, Paolo Fazioli, started his own company to pursue his dream of achieving perfect sound. Fazioli is now the world’s most sought-after brand of concert pianos. The astounding quality of F...

The travel and tourism sector is improving on a global scale and, thanks to the explosion of “compressed” demand during the pandemic, both arrivals and contribution to global GDP will return to pre-pandemic levels this year. However, many air and tourism infrastructures, along with services, remain below pre-Covid levels. A picture in which Italy i...

Italian museums have finally returned to pre-pandemic audience levels. In fact, in 2023 Italian museums, monuments, and archaeological areas experienced significant growth: compared to 2019, visitors increased by 16 percent, while revenue saw a 27 percent increase. Theaters also showed signs of recovery, with a 6 percent increase in viewers and a 5...

After Jannik Sinner yesterday became the new number 1 in the world and reached the first semifinal of his career in the Paris slam beating Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, another outstanding day for the Italian colors on French soil. As many as four “heroes” today, but over all prominent protagonist Jasmine Paolini. The 28-year-old from Castelnuovo Garf...

The recent acquisition of Inter Milan by the American investment firm Oaktree Capital has not only sent shockwaves through Serie A but also serves as a clear reminder of a growing trend: the Americanization of Italian football. This takeover, caused by the Chinese ownership's inability to service a $400 million debt (from a very unfavorable loan co...

Jannik Sinner is set to climb to No. 1 in the PIF ATP Rankings on 10 June. The 22-year-old will become the first Italian and just the 29th player overall to top men’s tennis. Sinner began the year at World No. 4. But with a massive surge to begin 2024, highlighted by his first major title at the Australian Open, an ATP Masters 1000 title in Miami a...

Italian tourism continues to grow. And after a 2024 start with a plus sign - in the first five months of the year, presences in accommodation facilities grew by +3.8 percent - the summer forecast is also positive: between June and August, 216 million tourist presences in official accommodation facilities are expected, an increase of +1.5 percent ov...

Heading to Madonna di Campiglio, a real-life fairy tale village perched at 1522m (4933 ft) in the Brenta Dolomites in Italy’s Trentino region, is one of those magical experiences.  If you ski, snowboard, ice climb, or snowshoe you may have heard of this historic resort – but there are plenty of good reasons to put this destination on your radar, ye...

At sunset, when the sun goes down and the Italian squares light up with an orange whiteness, the glasses of Italians - and not only them, now - are filled with tasty cocktails. The latter have marked the history of the country, making themselves famous and unmissable. Italian cocktails are the timeless symbol of Italian relaxation, of the good tast...

Sformato, flan, timballo, and gattò are iconic Italian dishes even though, outside the borders of the Belpaese or the homes of Italians around the world, they are little known. While sharing some similarities in terms of preparation and presentation, each of these delicacies has very specific characteristics and origins, which we will explore toget...

Best-case scenario, your summer plans include a trip to Tuscany or the Amalfi Coast. If an idyllic getaway isn't in the cards, however, you can and should still partake in one of the best parts of Italian hospitality — aperitivo hour. Some of our favorite Italian cocktails call for ingredients you likely already have at home and are incredibly simp...

Florence is the heart of the Tuscany region, making it a good base to visit other nearby Tuscan cities. Here are 5 day trips from Florence that you can do easily do by train. You can buy regional train tickets right at the station for these towns but you may need to validate your train ticket before you get on the train.