NEWS FROM : ITALY  

The reintroduction of Alfa Romeo into the United States market was gradual, calculated and effective. FCA decided to reacquaint U.S. drivers with the iconic Italian brand first as a high performance nameplate with its first model before adding a strong luxury vibe for the American motorist with the second. Now, the third and latest import in this v...

Is the maker of the Nutella chocolate spread about to gobble up Nestlé’s U.S. sweets business? Ferrero, the historic chocolate company owned by Italy’s richest family, is attempting the biggest takeover in its history, worth $3 billion. The food group based in Alba, northern Italy, the third in the world of chocolate, has the sweet snack division o...

Congratulations to Simone Mori MD, working at Conti Lab at Scripps in San Diego and ISSNAF affiliate who won with his Immuno-Oncology team the Merck Biopharma Innovation Cup proposing a new molecule that direct the immune system against cancer! Bio: A native of Italy, Simone Mori graduated in medicine at the Polytechnic University of Marche, in Anc...

In the past, artists would sometimes sign their works in an interesting way. For example, Bolognese painter Bartolomeo Passerotti (1529-1592) would paint a chubby little sparrow in plain sight in his paintings (his surname means “sparrow”), whereas sculptor Giacomo Serpotta (1656-1732), a Palermo native, would similarly adorn his statues with the i...

Thousands of tourists travel to Italy each year to sample the famed national cuisine, but many unknowingly end up restaurants serving reheated frozen meals to maximize on profits.  The country's legal system is now cracking down on this, with hefty fines issued to restaurants which serve frozen food to unsuspecting customers. While serving frozen f...

Italian organic wine exports increased by 40% in 2016 compared to the previous year, reaching a market value of €192 million. The figures are from the Nomisma wine monitor research, conducted on the occasion of the Bio Wine Day, which was organised by the Italian Export Promotion Agency. Overall, sales of Italian organic wine reached €275 million,...

Thirty years have passed since the official presentation of the F40, which took place on 21 July 1987 at the Civic Centre in Maranello, now home to the Ferrari Museum. Created to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary, it was the last car to carry the founder’s “signature”. It was a definitive car, the ultimate expression of the technology thus f...

Comprare una t-shirt grigia a 40 euro non è proprio un affare ma se pensiamo che l'originale costa 400 euro ecco che cambia tutto. Forse. Un giovane imprenditore tedesco sta vendendo online la Zuckerberg Shirt, la maglietta di Mark Zuckerberg, una copia perfetta di quella indossata dal giovane fondatore di Facebook. Come Jobs non si separava mai da...

The recovery in southern Italy is continuing, driven by business. Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.9% in 2016, after +1% in 2015: moderate growth that should continue also in the first part of 2017. And it is industry in the strict sense which is fueling this trend: its value added rose in 2016 by 3.4%: two points higher than the Italian average...

On August 26, Salento, on the Apulia peninsula also known as “the hill of the Italian boot,” will celebrate La Notte della Taranta, which in 2017 celebrates the 20th edition of this event. Over the past 20 years, around 600 guests made up of local and international artists as well as musicians have alternated performances and been applauded by an a...

Venice has topped travellers’ bucket lists for centuries, but in recent years the city has struggled to cope with mass tourism, while tension has grown between visitors and locals. By the 17th century, a trip to Venice had become a rite of passage for upper class northern Europeans, who flocked to the lagoon city as part of the Italian Grand Tour....

Tourists visiting Modena will find all the charm of small-town Italy, where people leisurely walk along cobblestone streets in the early summer heat while enjoying gelato — fresh, rich and creamy, as it should be. As a base of regional travel through northern Italy, Modena (pronounced Mo-dah-nah) is located in the Emila Romagna province. Three airp...