At Via Umbria, Georgetown's new emporium for all things Italian, the holidays are here! First, stop by Wednesday, December 10th for an evening of private shopping. From 5:00 to 9:00 pm, theree will be plenty of staff on hand to customize gift baskets, wrap and deliver them (within the Georgetown area).   There's something for everyone on you...

Milan isn't the capital of Italian panettone anymore. Production of this typical cake has developed all across the country, including new and surprising variations in the South.   After having lived through a dark period that saw it relegated mostly to the shelves of big supermarkets, this traditional dessert is experiencing an artisanal ren...

by Carmine Fotina   The plan to merge the supervision of foreign trade, foreign investment and tourism in a single agency continues to meet resistance from Culture and Tourism minister Dario Franceschini.   The Italian Trade Agency (ITA, ICE) and Invitalia are gradually supporting it, while Italian tourism body ENIT could drop out. Id...

by Stephan Faris   Northeast Italy's industrial heartland stretches roughly from Milan to Venice, along the floodplains of the Po River all the way to the Adriatic. In the 1960s, farmers in the region began setting up small family-owned businesses, each specializing in just one small part of a finished product. Within a generation, many of t...

by Giorgio dell'Orefice   In Italy, 273 food products are certified as PDO (protected designation of origin) and PGI (protected geographical indication). No other country in Europe can boast such a high number.   Adding to 523 PDO and PGI wine labels and 39 geographical indications of spirits and alcoholic beverages other than wine, w...

by Quentin Webb   Overseas buyers should look again at Italy. It is hardly surprising that deal-making is slow east of the Alps. But Italian firms excel in fields from fashion to engineering. The country's parlous state is not an insurmountable obstacle to foreign investment. Foreigners just need to find ways to coax Italy's aging entreprene...

With so many handbags available at just every every store around, how can you tell the real thing from a knock-off? And is a four-figure bag really worth the price?   With ExhibitItalia, a "Made in Italy" exhibition featuring more than 100 Italian companies and manufacturers in Houston this weekend, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to...

Nella difesa del made in Italy e nella lotta contro la contraffazione onlineimportante vittoria internazionale di Salvatore Ferragamo: la Corte del tribunale del distretto meridionale di New York, presso cui la società fiorentina aveva iniziato lo scorso mese di gennaio un'azione civile contro 15 titolari di complessivi 95 nomi di dominio che usurp...

L'unicità del design italiano, che trova le sue radici nella tradizione del made in Italy, sta sempre più conquistando un posto di rilievo nel mercato americano. Innovazione, creatività, artigianalità sono alla base di un modo di fare business che mette al centro qualità e ispirazione.   Dall'arredamento all'arte decorativa, queste caratteri...

Una linea marittima diretta fra il porto di Civitavecchia e quelli di Halifax, in Canada, e Baltimora, negli Stati Uniti. L'iniziativa e' del gruppo armatoriale Grimaldi Napoli, uno dei piu' importanti in Europa, ed e' una delle conseguenze della ripresa del mercato automobilistico.   "Trasporteremo le auto prodotte nello stabilimento Fca di...