A bunch of weeks ago, one of our articles dedicated to curious facts about the Colosseum became quite popular on Lifeinitaly’s Facebook page. As it seems our readers have a keen interest in knowing more, little known facts about Italy’s most recognizable monuments, we decided to dedicate a few lines to another very popular Italian landmark, the lea...

The year 2019 sees the ongoing celebration of the 200th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the then young democracy of the United States and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. The events, which last throughout the year, are organized by various public and private entities under the patronage of the American Consulate in Florence. It's just a coin...

Pisana, 27 anni da compiere a giugno,Giulia Becatti ha vinto una borsa di studio di 10mila dollari intitolata ad Amelia Earhart, l’aviatrice statunitense del secolo scorso diventata simbolo di emancipazione femminile. Dopo la laurea in ingegneria aerospaziale, la dottoranda dell’Università di Pisa è attualmente al Jet Propulsion Laboratory della Na...

On May 3, 2019 the Italian Consulate in New York has hosted the Association of Italian American Educators Awards and Scholarships for student awardees to study in Pisa, Italy and experience the Italian Language and Culture. The student scholarship awardees have been honored by outstanding Italian American leaders who have demonstrated their individ...

A new Italian bionic hand is more sensitive than limbs made of flesh and blood, it was claimed at a robotics conference in Rome Thursday. The hand made by Biorobotica was first pioneered by researcher Paolo Dario in the 1980s, who created the first connection to a nervous system. The hand enables users to orient in the dark, researchers said, while...

The legendary Leaning Tower of Pisa is stable and has slowly lost a tiny bit of its trademark tilt, a group of researchers monitoring the Tuscan monument has said. The tower lost a reported 4cm of its tilt in the past 20 years and its health is better than forecast by an international committee coordinated by Michele Jamiolkowski between 1993 and 2...

From ancient Roman ships in Pisa to a deeper understanding of Pompeii, via a cycle route in Siena, there's plenty still to look forward to in Italy as part of the EU28-wide celebration of culture. As one of the most culture-intense EU nations, Italy has plenty to offer for the European Year of Culture Heritage 2018.   Italy is hosting 1,136 events...

IF YOU WANT to survive the robot apocalypse—the nerd joke goes—just close the door. For all that they’re great at (precision, speed, consistency), robots still suck at manipulating door handles, among other basic tasks. Part of the problem is that they have to navigate a world built for humans, designed for hands like ours. And those are among the...

The Leaning Tower of Pisa and its 5.5 degree lean have vexed engineers for centuries. Partially constructed on unexpectedly soft soil, the ancient bell tower began to lean before it was even finished, a historical goof that went on to become one of the world's historical oddities — and made the tower a UNESCO World Heritage site. How can something...

One of the world's most famous buildings, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, has survived everything from four powerful earthquakes to two world wars. Now, engineers may have solved the mystery of how the building has managed to survive, undamaged, for centuries. Ironically, the reason the tower is tilted is also why it survived so long: "The very same soi...