The 20th anniversary of sisterhood between Perugia and Seattle occurs this year during the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the US. Twenty years ago, Mayor Mario Valentini of Perugia signed the sisterhood pact in Seattle with then Mayor Norman Rice. In celebration of the anniversary, a delegation from Seattle will visit Perugia this summer. Lucky fo...

By Kelly Schiro  The future where people can monitor the structural status of bridges, buildings and roads is coming to life through a collaborative research effort between professors at Iowa State and the University of Perugia in Italy. Using nanotechnology, the students and faculty working on the project are developing materials that s...

Dawnette and Dale Michael of Plainwell, Michigan enjoyed the trip of a lifetime recently, as winners of the Baci Perugina Chocolate and Lavazza Coffee "Chocolate Lovers Dream Trip" to Italy.   The lucky winners joined almost a million other chocoholics at the annual Eurochocolate Festival, an annual festival hosted by the hilltop town of Per...

by Giulia Louise Steigerwalt On October 17, 2014 the selection panel of 13 independent experts responsible for assessing the Italian cities competing to be European Capital of Culture in 2019, has recommended that Matera should be awarded with the famous title. This award started in 1985. Since then, more than 40 cities have been designated Europ...

È il re del cachemire, leader assoluto dell'artigianato italiano amato anche all'estero: ora Brunello Cucinelli si rende protagonista di una lodevole iniziativa.   I dipendenti dell'azienda italiana sono infatti i fortunati destinatari di un bonus cultura: da oggi le spese per libri, cinema, teatro e gite al museo verranno infatti interament...

by Rossella Lorenzi   An intact Etruscan tomb, complete with sarcophagi, a full array of grave goods and a mysterious marble head, has has been brought to light in the Umbria region of Italy, in what promises to be one of the most important archaeological findings in recent history. Dated to the end of the 4th century B.C., the burial s...

by Enrico Netti   The company is operational in Dubai, Shanghai, and the United States with its five branches. These are the key markets for Urbani Tartufi, the family-owned business that is now in its sixth generation. Its long history is tied to the precious tuber: the company markets nearly two thirds of the worlds truffles, and its produ...

Amanda Knox, the American student accused of murdering her British roommate in Italy in 2007, said on Friday that "common sense" told her not to return to Italy for a retrial due to begin on September 30."It's not a possibility," Knox said in an interview on NBC television's "Today" show. It is the first time she has said she will not go back to It...

The University for Foreigners in Perugia together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Embassy in Washington offers 50 scholarships to attend Italian language and culture courses or teacher training courses at the University for Foreigners of Perugia. The University for Foreigners in Perugia is the oldest and most prestigious Itali...

by Claudia Baroncelli   With the wonderful Jacopo Juvarra hall in the seventeenth century Palazzina di Caccia Stupinigi (Turin) coming back to new life after restoration and the famous Andrea Mantegna's Bridal Chamber in Castello di San Giorgio (Mantua) reopening to public, Italy is once again one of the best places to admire timeless and ex...