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There is plenty for tourists to take in at the Ortigia market in Syracuse, Sicily: the distinctly southern Italian hum of the crowd; spices and vegetables so diverse they could color a rainbow and the calm blue sea in the distance.   But just wandering around this site, where Archimedes is said to have once helped the Greeks fight the Romans...

Bonfiglioli USA, a leader in power transmission for mobile and self-propelled machines, is opening its first U.S. production line in Northern Kentucky.   The facility in Hebron, which also serves as the company's North American headquarters, is expected to create up to 42 new jobs, company officials said. Bonfiglioli has operated an 80,000-s...

Grazie a internet le aziende italiane possono raggiungere consumatori in tutto il mondo. Dalla Germania il maggior numero di acquisti, ma gli utenti che spendono di più sono i cinesi. Quasi un italiano su due cerca ispirazione sulla Rete per scegliere i propri doni   A pochi giorni dal Natale la corsa ai regali è anche su internet. Per le az...

by Mauro Battocchi   The U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission has recently announced the 2015-16 scholarships offered for the Fulbright BEST program, a fast-growing program that exposes Italian talents to Silicon Valley culture and then sends them back to Italy to turn their innovative ideas and approaches into business ventures.   Applica...

by Francesco Clementi   Once the outgoing President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, officially files his resignation, Italy will go through five steps to elect a new President. The most immediate steps will see the President of the Senate, Pietro Grasso taking on the interim role of President of the Republic. Then, within fifteen days...

The Horti Leonini in San Quirico d'Orcia, Tuscany, are home to a sculpture representing the head of Janus Bifrons, the Roman god of passages, from homes' thresholds to pivotal moments in history.   In the late 16th-century park, the statue dedicated to the ancient pagan deity is placed at the border between the "wild" area and the well-groom...

The producers of the PBS science series NOVA and the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC invite you to a special sneak peek screening event featuring NOVA's upcoming film, "Colosseum – Roman Death Trap" (53 minutes) ( more info ) followed by a panel discussion and audience Q & A with experts from the film Including:   Gary Glassman - Prod...

by Alison Cook   Several bites into the Dungeness crab salad at Amalfi, the svelte new Italian restaurant from former Arcodoro chef Giancarlo Ferrara, I hit something unfamiliar. Amid pearly hunks of crabmeat, gentle flecks of chive and perfumed lemon dressing hid a pale, stemmy green with a curiously supple crunch.   It wasn't bitter...

The shop windows of Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, two of the main roads of the Fashion District (also known with the Italian words Quadrilatero della Moda), usually have "London – New York - Paris" written just under the brand logos. It's not surprising that the same brands, in those places quoted on the shop windows, have MILAN written a...

  WTI Magazine #55    2015 March, 6Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   The National Institute for Statistics (Istat) has released its report called "Noi Italia. 100 statistiche per capire il Paese in cui viviamo" (Noi Italia. 100 stats to understand the Country we're living in"). The report provides an overview of the various economic,...

By Riley Gladstone Protruding strategically like a boot into the Mediterranean Sea, Italy is a land of ancient history and marvelous beauty. Famous for food, wine, art and fashion, this is the country where Renaissance started and which continues to be at the forefront of design innovation.   Italy's enchanting landscapes, sun-kissed sandy...

"Considerazione Visti per gli Italiani all'Estero": questo il tema del terzo seminario organizzato a Boston dall'associazione dei Professionisti Italiani a Boston (Pib) e Consolato Generale.   Terzo della serie di seminari utili programmati per quest'anno, il seminario si terrà il 13 aprile dalle 19 in Consolato. Meredith Stewart, partner di...