The supercomputer LEONARDO, jointly funded by EuroHPC and CINECA on behalf of Italian Ministry of University and Research, reached the 4th position on the latest release of the Top500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world, as announced at the SC22 conference in Dallas, Texas on November 14, 2022. This milestone rewards CINECA’s 50-year c...

It all began with the union of two families in 1931: the wedding of Santina Montorsi and Celestino Sereni in the highlands of Modena brought the Aceto Balsamico production to life, which is still active today, four generations later, at Acetaia Sereni. La batteria (literally “battery”, but a term used for the set of barrels containing balsamic vine...

The laid-back city of Parma, Italy may be most famous for its cheese and ham (hello, Parmigiano-Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma!), but that only scratches the surface of the fun things to do in Parma that make this city so special. Set along extremely convenient train routes in Emilia-Romagna, you’ll find Parma about 60 miles/100 kilometers west o...

Italy is known for its rich history and cultural contributions to the world in terms of architecture and landscape: the Vatican, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Cinque Terre, the Colosseum in Rome, and the leaning tower of Pisa, to name just a few. Then, of course, there are the Italian culinary inventions: breadsticks, pretzels (made by an Italia...

When cooking school founder Loretta Paganini’s three daughters grew up, married and started families, they negotiated holiday sharing. Thanksgiving would be with their husband’s families and Christmas with their parents. That left the uber-social chef and native Italian facing a lonely November holiday. So, she and her husband Emil took Thanksgivin...

Though a bit of time has passed since I last visited a gastronomia, the sweet nostalgia of balmy Italian summers spent popping in and out of these vibrant stores remains embedded in my memory. On one sweltering summer’s day in the verdant north Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, my family and I found ourselves sprawled across the sofa of our shaded...

This past weekend, our President Mr. Mario Amalfitano and our Cultural Affairs Ambassador Anna Manunza were honored to meet an Italian Delegation from Emilia-Romagna. The Delegation came to Los Angeles to attend the final phase of celebrations in tribute of the beloved tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of...

There was good news for the north Italian province of Trento in this year's Quality of Life in Italy report, conducted by ItaliaOggi magazine and La Sapienza University of Rome. The 24th edition of the annual survey puts Trento at the top of the rankings, knocking Parma off the first position from last year and into seventh place in 2022. In second...

A country house lived in by Giuseppe Verdi for 50 years has been the object of discord in a long-running squabble among the Italian composer’s heirs. Verdi, whose compositions include La Traviata, Aida and Otello, built Villa Verdi on land he owned in Sant’Agata di Villanova, a hamlet near his home town of Busseto in the Emilia-Romagna region, in 1...

Between sampling local Italian cuisine and getting lost in centuries old architectural marvels, there’s something for everyone in Bologna, even if you’re only staying for a short while. Here’s your ultimate guide and itinerary for spending the perfect one day in Bologna. Introducing Bologna A city that could be easily considered off-the-beaten path...