THE CATTEDRALE DI PARMA SITS in one of Parma’s main squares. Construction on the massive cathedral began in 1059 at the behest of bishop Cadalo and was consecrated in 1106. With the passing of the centuries, it has been filled with Romanesque sculptures and other masterpieces from the Parma School of Painting. The entrance to the cathedral is guard...

Ferrara, a pleasant, bike-friendly small town in Emilia-Romagna, has been a Unesco World Heritage site since 1995, along with the surrounding agricultural lands of the vast Po river delta.  The area comprised within the Unesco site includes the medieval city within the ring of defensive walls that were erected starting in the 12th century, and subs...

Italy, a country in the grip of the world’s worst novel coronavirus epidemic, celebrated the remarkable recovery of a 101-years-old man from the Covid-19. The man, identified only as Mr. P, was hospitalized about a week ago and discharged on Thursday after fighting off the virus, his town of Rimini said in a statement. According to Rimini’s Deputy...

"Abbiamo ottime notizie sui ventilatori per le terapie intensive: abbiamo scoperto come collegare un respiratore a più circuiti". Lo annuncia Sergio Venturi, commissario ad Acta per l'emergenza coronavirus in Emilia-Romagna. "L'intuizione – spiega Venturi – si deve al professor Ranieri, direttore del reparto di Rianimazione e Anestesia a Bologna ch...

The Teatro Regio di Parma is launching a Verdi streaming festival. The company announced that in collaboration with Unitel and Dynamic, it will present 11 operas from the acclaimed Verdi Festival from the past 15 years with Italian subtitles. It all begins with “La Traviata” starring Svetla Vassileva on March 20 and 21, followed by “Nabucco” with L...

The first coronavirus patient in the Italian province of Modena to recover from the deadly disease is nearly a century old. The virus ripping through countries around the world is proving particularly lethal for elderly people. But some good news emerged from the grim fight against Covid-19 in the country today, as a 95-year-old reportedly makes a...

Barilla, the world's largest pasta producer, has donated more than €2 million to be shared between the Maggiore hospital in Parma, the local civil protection authorities and the Parma Red Cross. The majority of the funds will go towards upgrading and expanding the intensive care unit at the Maggiore hospital as healthcare workers struggle to cope w...

Lambrusco has long been the underdog of the Italian wine world, becoming its own worst enemy by flooding the market with treacly sweet and aggressively fizzy commercial wines in the 1970s and 1980s and creating a reputation for itself as the preferred swill of high schoolers and suburban mothers across the globe.  Over the past few decades, Lambrus...

Welcome to Ferrara, the first modern city of Europe. lts historic centre, included in the UNESCO  World Heritage List in 1995, is the realisation of the humanistic concept of the ideal city. But one of the most precious treasures in Ferrara is time. Take advantage of this by immersing yourself into the vital everyday life of this people-friendly ci...

If we all had two lives, it would not be enough to achieve the goals of Alessandro "Alex" Zanardi, one of the most famous Italian athletes. 54 years old, 14 world titles won and 4 gold medals at the Paralympics, a long list of national titles and international medals, some world records. An important palmarès for any athlete in the world: but his i...