As it turns out, kids from Cupertino and Copertino, Italy, really aren’t so different. The first student delegation from Copertino, Italy—Cupertino’s first sister city—visited the West Valley May 24-June 1. The Cupertino-Copertino relationship began in 1963 when then Cupertino mayor John Benetti visited the Italian town. The four eighth-grade stude...

When Audrey Fielding first came to Puglia, she was expecting "a barren landscape", based on what she's heard and read. Instead, she found vibrant towns, chatty locals, a rich culture and delicious food that kept her coming back year after year. "From what we had read, there were no hills or mountains, and all the large cities and developed farmland...

di Sandra Signorella   Dal Salento a San Francisco per portare la propria idea di impresa ma anche per carpire qualche segreto della Silicon Valley, il modello planetario di distretto tecnologico riconosciuto ovunque nel mondo per imprenditorialità e innovazione.   E' l'idea che sta alla base del Mtb Job Creator Tour 2013, ovvero il t...

Raccontare il proprio territorio attraverso le bellezze del paesaggio e i tesori dell'architettura ma anche e soprattutto attraverso i processi educativi e di apprendimento quotidiano dei cittadini: la Puglia Center of America, l'Università del Salento ed il Comune di Lecce, sono lieti di invitarvi alla presentazione dell'iniziativa "Happy Learning...

by Jim Tardley   All Luciano Faggiano wanted when he purchased the seemingly unremarkable building at 56 Via Ascanio Grandi was to open a trattoria. The only problem was the toilet. Sewage kept backing up. So Mr. Faggiano enlisted his two older sons to help him dig a trench and investigate. He predicted the job would take about a week.&...

Six Italian cities (Cagliari, Lecce, Matera, Perugia, Ravenna and Siena) short-listed for European Capital of Culture 2019. The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year during which it organises a series of cultural events with a strong European dimension.   The European City of...

Anche a Lecce è cake mania. Per gli appassionati del settore, giovedì un appuntamento imperdibile presso il laboratorio "Sweet cake" di via Braccio Martello: direttamente dal reality tv, arriva il "boss delle torte" Mauro Castano.   Braccio destro di Buddy Valastro, la più nota star del reality show made in USA, nonché cognato dello stesso V...

Late on a brisk December night we are leaning over the railing of Lecce's ancient Roman amphitheater, looking down past the tiered stone seating to a manor farm, or masseria. Below, on what was once an arena for feats of hunting, flagstones now lead from a flat-roofed stone farmhouse to a tidy vineyard and a kitchen garden growing a healthy stand o...

by Chiara Baroncelli   Have you ever slept into an igloo or at the top of a lighthouse surrounded by mountains or sea? And what about spending a night inside a mill or on the top of a tree? Such places do actually exist in Italy. Hard to believe?   From Trulli in Puglia to a new age monastery in Umbria passing by an ancient and rich i...

Le turbine salentine spiccano il volo. Comincia col vento in poppa, il 2015 di Gp Renewable. La startup del 20enne Gianluigi Parrotto, di cui ci eravamo già occupati, è stata rilevata per 5,5 milioni di euro da quattro investitori americani riuniti sotto le insegne della società Air Group.   I mini impianti eolici prodotti a Casarano, così,...