Nella svolta green dell’agricoltura europea, l’Italia gioca un ruolo fondamentale, e lo dicono i numeri. Siamo i maggiori produttori di agrumi al mondo (il 27% dell’intera superficie agrumicola italiana è biologica), il primo Paese europeo per l’ulivo (è biologica oltre il 20% della superficie nazionale a oliveti), per la frutta (quasi 25.000 ettar...

Prosecco seems to be everywhere in the United States. The refreshing Italian sparkler has seen double-digit growth in the past several years and doesn’t seem to be slowing. But it’s not the only Italian sparkling wine in town. Wineries from the Alpine northern limits of Italy’s vineyards all the way to Sicily are making bubbly, offering a dizzying...

One of the very best things about visiting (or living in) Italy is having the chance to visit the country's famously wonderful food markets. But they can be a little daunting for a first-time visitor, especially if you don't speak much Italian. Here's a quick guide to what you can expect. Why shop at the markets? In some countries, shopping for you...

True to the tradition of union-management relationships, in the late 1970s, United Auto Workers president Douglas Fraser and Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca had their share of clashes. But in a break from tradition, the two men also respected each other for what they stood for. Yale management professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld recalled a conversation with Fras...

Like many other countries, the first films Italyproduced were documentaries. Unlike today’s, they were only a few seconds long and filmed with a simple camera; the subject matter was the news and celebrities of their time, mostly kings, emperors and popes. An early pioneer was Filoteo Alberini, an ex-cartographer of the Military Geographic Institut...

Chances are you’ll be enjoying a splash of prosecco in your Aperol spritzes this summer—we get it, the aromatic aperitif is delicious—but the versatile Italian bubbly is much more than the third ingredient in a summer cocktail. In fact, Prosecco’s effervescent beauty is best experienced sans additional liquor, straight from the bottle—a twee mini b...

The morning sunlight streams into the arched, wood-panelled bay window of the Sunset Tower hotel’s restaurant. Maria Giulia Prezioso Maramotti – in a classic Max Mara blazer, periwinkle in shade – is sitting at the table, bathed in sunshine and patiently awaiting a cup of peppermint tea. The serenity and romance of the moment seems a mere reprieve...

E’ bella e finita ed in settimana sarà spedita da Brusciano a New York la veste del Giglio di East Harlem che è stata costruita presso la “Bottega d‘Arte Sessa” del bruscianese Carmine Sessa, su progetto di Fiore D’Amore intitolato “Union in Faith-Unione nella Fede”. In due mesi di lavoro il disegno è stato tradotto plasticamente nei moduli in legn...

How to order gelato in Italy, really? Do we actually need a blog on how to order ice cream, how hard can it be? First, let’s not call gelato ice cream. I don’t care what the guidebook or translator says! And yes, we do need a post, and here’s why. Having real gelato in Italy should be on everyone’s must-do list when traveling there. To go to Italy...

Upper Italy is shaped like a tilted T and the administrative region named ‘Friuli Venezia Giulia’ is situated on the right side of the upper horizontal bar. It is four-fifths the size of the isle of Cyprus, or twice the area of the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Its geographical location has constantly invited disruption. During the decline and fall o...