NEWS FROM : ITALY  

“In 1581, the Gallery of Maps was inaugurated under pope Gregory XIII Boncompagni, born in Bologna. He was a cultured and strict Pope during the Counter-Reformation, and he loved the Church, science, arts and Italy equally. He was the Pope who implemented the calendar reform we still associate with his name today.” Following this introduction, in a...

Sarà il regista e sceneggiatore americano candidato agli Oscar Lee Daniels, il chairman della 23a edizione di Capri Hollywood, il festival del cinema che ogni anno si tiene nell'isola azzurra a ridosso fra Natale e Capodanno. Ad annunciare è Pascal Vicedomini, fondatore e produttore del festival che dal 27 dicembre al 2 gennaio porterà nel Golfo di...

We are in that time of the year again. The summer is over, we’re all going back to our daily routines and embracing the comforting colors and sound of the fall, yet, it’s hard not to think about another holiday, a city break somewhere beautiful and rich in history and art. This is why every September Trip Advisor selects five European locations tip...

It’s well-known that Italians are passionate about coffee; the way it’s prepared though (in addition to the cost of a cup of coffee, much cheaper in the south) changes from region to region, or even from city to city. The main differences are, as in many other aspects of Italian life, between the north and the south. In the south, coffee is preferr...

Passion and perseverance are at the heart of the Bianco Bianchi workshop in the little town of Pontassieve, a short train ride from Florence. Bianchi (1920–2006) always had a passion for painting, and it was through his love of art that he dedicated his life to learning about and restoring the lost art of scagliola. Scagliola is a type of gypsum kn...

21-27 gennaio 2019, ROMA. Off Off Theatre, Teatro di Villa Torlonia, Teatro Argentina Sala Squarzina. Ingresso agli spettacoli: € 15 intero, € 12 ridotto, € 10 convenzioni. Abbonamento libero a 6 ingressi a 80 Euro. Ingresso libero a letture, mise en espace e incontri A partire dall’esperienza maturata nei cinque anni di In Scena!, festival di teat...

Attesi alcuni esponenti della National Restaurant Association, la più grande associazione di ristoratori negli USA: la presidente Dawn Sweeney e i consiglieri Jay Stieber, vicepresidente esecutivo della catena di ristoranti “Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises” (oltre 120 locali in 11 Stati), e Christianne Ricchi, titolare ed executive chef de “I Ric...

Le università americane promuovono i più svariati programmi di study abroad, che consentono agli studenti iscritti ai corsi di laurea di trascorrere un periodo di formazione all’estero. Molti di questi programmi si svolgono in Italia e durano in media da tre mesi a un anno. Durante questi mesi, gli studenti accrescono la propria conoscenza di una c...

Many have tried to produce Italian occasion confectionery and bakery abroad; sometimes even using vegetable fat instead of butter. Yet it is difficult to produce a typical Italian product that meets the appropriate quality levels abroad. It’s thumbs up, therefore, for the export sector, currently only at 11% of national production, as the combinati...

When it comes to basking in the beauty of the Italian Riviera, the Cinque Terre is tops for me. But there’s much more to this region on the Mediterranean coast than those famous five villages. A handful of charming towns lie within an hour of the Cinque Terre, with posh ports set against rugged mountain backdrops that have drawn poets, authors, and...

“San Miniato is halfway between Pisa and Florence,” says Anna Dottori, our walking guide. “The emperor built the tower here so the other towns would recognise his power and authority. At night, you can see the lights of Pisa, Lucca and Florence.” We’re standing at a panoramic point, in the town of San Miniato in Tuscany, hearing about ancient po...

When a mythic Italian brand and one of the most famous racers of all time get together, it is usually for something special. Mike Hailwood, known as “Mike the Bike” due to his astounding racing record of 14 wins in the epic Isle of Man TT, four consecutive 500cc World Championships, three 250cc World Championships and two 350cc World Championships....