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The number of startups and SMEs hiring new resources in Italy is growing. In 2021, 78.5 % of Italian innovative companies expanded their teams with new hires, up 8.5 % from 2020. This is according to research on the impact of startups on the labor market in Italy conducted by the Italian Tech Alliance (formerly VC Hub Italia) in collaboration with...

Among the Italian jewels recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Europe's great spa towns, Montecatini Terme, in the heart of Tuscany, surrounded by art cities such as Florence, Pisa and Lucca. Beautiful and easy to get to. Montecatini Terme is a garden city set in the picturesque Valdinievole, an amphitheatre of green hills in the hea...

The feast of Our Lady of the Sterpeto and St. Ruggero, after a two-year pandemic, returns to Barletta, Apulia. A millennial feast that fideistically the city's faithful repeat every year in July with heartfelt participation. The importance that the patronal feast in honor of its patron saints has always had has contributed to the solidarity of huma...

Established as a Botanical Garden, the Municipal Villa of Reggio Calabria was built by the Società Economica e Comizio Agrario, which had purchased the area in 1850. In 1880 a neoclassical-style building was built inside to house the Metereological and Geodynamic Observatory. At the end of the 19th century the Botanical Garden became state property...

Ciao from Rome!   Dear friends , this is an editorial a little different from others. There is only one topic we are talking about, because this month all our attention has been focused on the organization of the 1st We the Italians Gala Dinner, which was held last June 20 here in Rome at the prestigious and wonderful Circolo del Ministero degli Es...

Halfway between Venice and Trieste (in the Province of Udine) lies Lignano Sabbiadoro. Given its natural characteristics – along 5 miles of fine-sand beaches – and its excellent lodging structures, this tiny Friulian Comune has obtained a number of important national and international recognitions, particularly the famous Blue Flag. Among the best-...

Athletics has an ancient tradition in Italy, and over time some Italian athletes have become true international legends, such as marcher Ugo Frigerio, sprinter Pietro Mennea, and high jumper Sara Simeoni. Three athletes who decades later their success are still world famous for their amazing achievements at the Olympics Games, World Championships a...

One of the landmarks of Florence's artistic life is returning to its former glory. Set in the jewel of the Convent of the Santissima Annunziata, the Chapel of St. Luca or Cappella dei Pittori (Painters’ chapel) finally regains its original colors and forms thanks to a two-year restoration project. The imposing frescos by Giorgio Vasari, Santi di Ti...

Let’s welcome the summer of 2022 with a creative version of Tiramisù, the king of Italian desserts. As an Italian Food specialist and brand ambassador for Matilde Vicenzi, it is always a pleasure to experiment with new recipes, new ingredients, and flavors. I named this tiramisù Estate Italiana (Italian Summer) because it reminds me of a summer day...

“Imparerai a tue spese che nel lungo tragitto della vita incontrerai tante maschere e pochi volti.” This month’s book is an interesting and fascinating story, from a brilliant author who created yet another masterpiece for the Italian literature.  Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936) was an author, narrator, and playwright who reached his fame in the theat...

The village, almost entirely uninhabited, retains the medieval urban structure and architecture of ancient Sardinian rural villages. The 17th-century church of La Maddalena is the result of the expansion of a pre-existing house of worship. It is in late Gothic style, with pointed arches in red trachyte. The former monastery on Bixio Street, inhabit...

At times, the climate crisis, pandemic, devastating conflicts and inequality seem to prefigure a less user-friendly future. In order to change direction, each country, community, business and each individual is called upon to put their talents into play and share them. This applies to Italy too. Our country gives its best when it intermingles its a...