NEWS FROM : ITALY  

by Evelina Marchesini   The Italians united to present the Bel Paese's most interesting projects to foreign investors at the MIPIM in Cannes, an audience of 21,000 real estate professionals coming from all over the world.   With the motto "Italy: an investor friendly market," ANCE, ITA, the ministry for the Economic Development, Assoi...

by Rachel Sanderson   It is six o'clock on a warm spring evening at Camparino, a historic Milan cocktail bar overlooking the city's Gothic cathedral, and happy hour is in full swing. Wine glasses filled with red- and orange-coloured spirits populate the tables.   Tourists and Italians chatter. Waiters hover. It is a scene that br...

by Emanuele Scarci   The Italians are able to export even beer, which is a typical product of Northern Europe. Last year, according to data from trade group Federalimentare, Italian beer exports were €154 million, up 16%, while imports remained stable at €490 million, up 0.8%.   This is because of the multinationals that contro...

di Filomena Fuduli Sorrentino    Eventi, convegni e musica in Italia e in tutti i continenti per la 15esima Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo dal tema "Italiano della musica, musica dell'italiano". Tutti gli incontri condividevano lo stesso obiettivo: valorizzare l'uso dell'italiano come strategia di comunicazione a livello...

PER ORA ha "solo" due milioni di neuroni contro il miliardo circa di un cervello reale. Ma Annabell ha ancora tanta strada da fare. Così, Annabell, è stato battezzato il primo cervello artificiale che ha imparato il linguaggio umano'dialogando' con l'uomo a partire da zero, quando era cioè una vera e propria 'tabula rasa'.   Descritto nella...

by Claudia baroncelli   If you are looking for a romantic place to spend a weekend with your sweetheart, know that Italy has plenty of wonderful fairy tale locations to enjoy beautiful landscapes with an out-of-time atmosphere. From the North to the South you can choose amongst a large variety of luxurious stays where have some moments of re...

by Alberto Nardelli and George Arnett   Some British cafes serve drinks with 25 teaspoons of sugar per cup. Not in Italy. In Italy coffee is synonymous with espresso. Ask for a coffee in a bar from Trieste to Palermo and you will be presented with an espresso. You may drink it seated (usually more expensive), or standing, al banco....

Hoboken filmmaker Frank Gigante recently received a recognition award on behalf of the Mayor of Andria, in the Puglia region of Italy, for sharing a film based on local traditions and culture on weddings in the 1960s, a sort of history piece.   The film "La Zuite" by Sabino Matera and directed by Umberto Sardella, about a wedding in Andria i...

Perhaps this is an answer who those who doubt the Holocaust veracity. It comes from a little town in southern Italy. The very first museum was inaugurated Jan. 14, 2009, in the town of Santa Maria al Bagno that hosted thousands of holocaust survivors and refugees of the Nazi persecution in the years 1944-1947. The town was also a stopping poin...

"L'inglese è una lingua che non si ama. Si usa", scriveva il filologo americano Stuart B. Flexner. Cosa potremmo dire dell'italiano? "È una lingua che non si usa. Si ama". O comunque non la si usa, ovviamente, come l'inglese. E perché la si può amare? Non solo perché è la lingua più seducente, come abbiamo già scritto, quella per "acchiappare". &n...

by Colleen Barry Former Italian Prime Minister and President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, a highly respected economist who helped usher in the euro as treasury minister, died on Friday. He was 95. Ciampi's death, after a long illness, was confirmed by the Italian Senate, where he served as senator for life. The senator had been hospitalized in recen...

In un anno di consolidamento per il traffico totale dall'Italia verso gli Stati Uniti e viceversa, United va decisamente in controtendenza incassando un +20% di passeggeri sulle sue linee. "Se fino a settembre il Bsp totale vendite mondo ha mostrato un calo complessivo dell'8%, che per l'indice Nord America si è ridotto al -5%, con una riduzione de...