A kidney tumour has been removed by a robot surgeon while the patient was awake in a world first in Turin, the Molinette Hospital said Wednesday. The groundbreaking operation was performed in the Molinette's urology university department. It used the Da Vinci robot system and innovative 3-D image reconstruction technologies, doctors said. The malig...

While traveling across the pond remains, at least for the moment, still a dream, dreaming and planning aren’t forbidden and, certainly, they aren’t dangerous. On the contrary, busying our minds with something pleasant and oriented towards a virus-free future, may be a healthy and   relaxing way to spend some time.  For many Italophiles, moving to t...

It's Valentine's Day week and we're feeling the love, but, because we're not able to travel right now, save these romantic escape ideas for any time of the year! Head to one of these five lovely villages in Italy, set in idyllic locations, by the sea or a lake, in the mountains or the countryside, the perfect setting for romantic strolls hand in ha...

The Sacra di San Michele, an ancient medieval abbey in Val di Susa, is one of the landmarks of the Piedmont. It is also one of the most enchanting places in Italy, important not only for tourism, but also for Italian history and literature. A source of inspiration for countless forms of art, it has always evoked an intense mystical atmosphere froze...

Filming for the documentary film “Le vie Aleramiche and Normanno Sveve”, which tells the story of the Norman and Swabian dynasties, is now almost completed. Fabrizio Di Salvo, its creator and director, chaired an online meeting with the key European partners in this ambitious cultural project. The Aleramici brought their culture to Sicily, where it...

Monferrato is a geographical area characteristic of Piedmont between the provinces of Alessandria and Asti. Famous all over the world as one of the Italian excellences in wine, since 2018 is considered UNESCO World Heritage along with the nearby Langhe and Roero. Barbera, Bonarda and Moscato d'Asti are the stars of an internationally renowned wine...

A four-year-old Italian boy has regained the use of a hand that was irreparably damaged in a car accident thanks to the transplant of a toe. The toe has replaced the finger that was lost in the crash. The pioneering surgery was led by Bruno Battiston at Turin's Regina Margherita Hospital. The op used innovative robot technology. Doctors said the ne...

Castello di Rivoli, near Turin, will open its vast galleries as a Covid-19 vaccination center, becoming the first museum in Italy to do so. The institution is partnering with Rivoli city health authorities in support of Italy’s organized effort to vaccinate its citizens against the virus that to date has sickened 2.3 million and killed 80,000 in th...

Quale sarà la Capitale italiana della cultura 2022? A chi passerà il testimone Parma, che, causa pandemia, terrà  in mano il titolo un anno in più del previsto? La corsa è vicina al traguardo: oggi e domani si tengono le audizioni delle 10 città finaliste e lunedì dovrebbe arrivare la decisione del Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali e per...

Among Italy’s Unesco World Heritage Sites aren’t just artworks, castles, cities and monuments; there are also entire areas, such as the vineyard landscape of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato in the north-western region of Piedmont; this landscape constitute, according to Unesco, “an outstanding example of man’s interaction with his natural environment,”...