Formula 1 should target a triple-header of grands prix in Italy this year, according to Imola’s boss, as grand prix machinery returned to the circuit on Wednesday. Formula 1 has so far confirmed the opening eight races on its revised 2020 calendar but an event at Mugello, likely a week after the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, is poised to be added to...

Forget everything you think you know about Lambrusco. Everything except the phrase that famous Italian singer Luciano Ligabue sings in his hit “Lambrusco & Popcorn” from 1991, where he says, “Come here, there’s a glass from the vineyard.” Because this is the essence of Lambrusco or, rather, of the Lambruscos, as there are eight DOCs that comprise t...

The history of Ferrara’s sgraffito ceramics traces its origins to early medieval artefacts from China and the vast areas of the Iranian Plateau, which arrived on Italian soil through maritime trade and commerce with the Orient.  The first works excavated by medieval archaeologists in Ferrara are dated no earlier than the thirteenth century and were...

ON AUGUST 2, 1980, A neo-fascist terrorist group hid a time bomb at the BolognaBologna Centrale station, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200. It is one of the major incidents during the tumultuous Years of Lead, the period of social and political strife that lasted from the 1960s to the 1980s,  and arguably the very worst of these. Some ti...

DURING THE SIXTH CENTURY, THE city of Ravenna was one of the most important cities of the Byzantine Empire. Today, many of the great buildings erected during that golden age are still standing. Just outside Ravenna, the hamlet of Classe was once the home port of the Roman fleet in the Adriatic Sea. The Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe was buil...

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 5:00pm. Presenting the 2020-21 Italian Capital of Culture with Michele Guerra. Stefano Albertini (NYU) in conversation with Michele Guerra, Assessore alla Cultura, Parma. The episode will be broadcast live on Casa's Facebook Page and website. In ITALIAN with ENGLISH subtitles. Art Tribune recently nominated Michele Guerra Best Cul...

Parma was slated to take center-stage this year as the Italian Capital of Culture yet, like so many other aspects of life, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic threw a wrench in those plans. As a result, the Italian government announced last week that it will extend Parma's designation as the Italian Capital of Culture through 2021. The idea of Time...

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI (Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP), like all other European PDO and PGI products, is fully protected from any attempt of evocation. This is what Janusz Wojciechowski, the European Commissioner for Agriculture, wrote in a clear and explicit note to specify the meaning of the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European...

Quando "Jolly" è entrato nella sua vita, qualche anno, l'unico desiderio di Giulia era quello di farne la propria casa itinerante per girare l'Europa in vacanza insieme agli amici. "Se non ci fosse stata l'emergenza Covid non mi sarebbe mai venuto in mente di utilizzarlo come scuola", spiega la giovane. Ma in effetti, poi, le cose sono andate esatt...

È stata inserita nel decreto Rilancio la misura che proroga il titolo di capitale italiana della Cultura conferito alla città di Parma per l’anno 2020 anche all’anno 2021. Il provvedimento era stato più volte annunciato dai rappresentanti del Governo, a cominciare dal ministro per la Cultura Dario Franceschini che sottolinea: "Abbiamo inserito nel...