The epitome of resilience and determination, the Italian wheelchair fencer Bebe Vio has been named international spokesperson for the L’Oréal Paris brand, joining a host of prominent and socially engaged women such as Eva Longoria, Jane Fonda, Helen Mirren and Viola Davis. From coming to terms with her disability at the age of 11 to her new status...

The Italy of tourism starts again and looks far away. The Ministry of Tourism and Enit aim to reach the general international public, in collaboration with the Regions, with the partnerships with Eurovision and Giro d'Italia and the support of Coni, thanks to a tourism promotion campaign aimed at many nations around the world. At the center of the...

After the victory of the European Football Championship and the extraordinary results obtained at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, this incredible Italian summer ended with another amazing sporting success, the one obtained by the unbeatable Italian athletes at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. An extraordinary feat, because with only 113 athletes, Italy...

When European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was at a loss for words Wednesday to capture the soul of the European Union and its future, Bebe Vio was there to help the EU’s top official at the end of her State of the Union address. Sitting anonymously among the European legislators for most of the hour-long speech, which is a highlight o...

Bebe Vio is still golden. At the end of an extraordinary day and a dominated final - even on 7-4 she had to replace the prosthesis of her left arm - the Italian flag bearer beat 15-9 the Chinese Zhou Jingjing, defeated 5 years ago in the final at Rio 2016. Bebe was untouchable: six successes out of six in the rounds, then the assaults without histo...

Two weeks after the conclusion of the Olympics, the world spotlight is once again on Tokyo. The 16th edition of the Paralympic Games kicks off with the opening ceremony, scheduled at 1 pm Italian time at the Olympic stadium in the Japanese capital. Until 5 September, 4537 athletes representing 163 countries will compete for glory in five circles: u...

Bebe Vio si è fermata a Roma e si è seduta tra i banchi della John Cabot University per conseguire il titolo di laureata di primo livello in studi umanistici. La campionessa paralimpica di scherma, esempio di grinta e determinazione, l'aveva annunciato a dicembre e ha mantenuto la promessa. Rimane vivo, però, il suo sogno più grande, ossia quello d...

There’s both magic and the gritty real in director Lorena Alvarado’s film, “Beatrice,” which brings us into the fascinating world of Beatrice Vio, a 19-year-old Italian fencer who had her four limbs amputated because of complications from meningitis. Alvarado talked to Salon about what it’s like to be in the room with Vio and how she found inspirat...