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One of the blue-sky concepts that has been a popular talking point in medical 3D printing circles is the notion of installing 3D printers at hospital bedsides. That vision is edging a little closer to reality, thanks to a partnership between LimaCorporate (San Daniele del Friuli, Italy) and the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS; New York, NY). The...

Leonardo da Vinci is know for his spectacular inventions, including a mechanical submarine, a time machine, a mechanical dragonfly, Milan’s flying machine… and many more: flying, hydraulic, military and musical machines; machines that could help people work and machines that could entertain them; printing presses, odometers, bow compasses, oil chan...

A spit fire, obstinate, passionate, with an explosive temper, these are just a few words describing the remarkable actress Anna Magnani. Born March 7, 1908, she was abandoned by her unmarried teenage mother and grew up with maternal grandparents. She did not know her father. Some report he was Egyptian, others say he was Calabrese. Some even claime...

Ne sono passati di secoli da quando, nel 1154, in una sorta di guida turistica ante litteram, il geografo arabo Al-Idrin menzionò "un cibo di farina in forma di fili", chiamato triyah(dall'arabo itrija, che sopravvive nella lingua moderna e deriva dalla radice tari = umido, fresco). Quel cibo si confezionava a Palermo e si esportava in botti in tut...

The beautiful walled city of Volterra, an ancient Etruscan town some 45 miles southwest of Florence, is famous for its well-preserved medieval ramparts, museums and archeological sites, and atmospheric cobblestone streets. Fans of American author Stephanie Meyer know it as the setting for the second book in the Twilight series, New Moon.  But Volte...

It starts with the name — featuring two cities as opposed to the usual one — and involves venues dotted across a large swath of northern Italy stretching from Milan to the Dolomites. The Milan-Cortina bid for the 2026 Olympics has the potential to revolutionize the Winter Games and leave a new blueprint for the future. It's the first candidacy to f...

A small crowd milled outside Delfina—the dining room was packed—but peering through the window, I spied a free seat at the bar, and with the host's approval, commandeered it. Scanning the menu, I came across the words Bigoli in Salsa, an old-school Venetian recipe one encounters today only in Venice's few remaining non-touristic restaurants. A wave...

Before the end of World War II and the fall of Mussolini’s Fascist regime, a different genre of Italian cinema emerged called Neorealism. The movement began in 1942 and took off in 1943. When the war ended, Italy found itself on its knees, after years or war, economic depression and hardship: neorealism was a reflection of this time. With its depic...

The archaeological park at Herculaneum, the ancient sister city of Pompeii, has several new initiatives and changes in store as the new year begins. The site saw a 9% increase in visitors over the past year, according to figures released by the park's administrators, for a total of 534,328 visitors compared to 490,030 in 2017. Park administrators a...

Francesco Tuccio, a carpenter on this island of less than 8 square miles halfway between Sicily and Tunisia, remembers the day in April of 2009 when his life took on a new purpose. Shipwrecks and migrant landings on the coast had already become a daily routine on Lampedusa, which is located in the Mediterranean Sea. That morning, Tuccio decided to...

Giulia, Giulia, Giulia … Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio this name sounds like a sweet Italian song to our ears. Not Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo, but rather the kind of concert that we eagerly listen to at every start. Are you guys havin’ that symptom? You may have been infected with a virus… The highly contagious Alfa Romeo virus has...

La varietà delle condizioni bio-geografiche, geo-morfologiche e climatiche del territorio italiano danno vita a una straordinaria concentrazione sia di specie, sia di habitat. E questo nonostante una popolazione e una densità abitativa che la rendono uno dei paesi più antropizzati del continente che ha subito radicali trasformazioni del paesaggio....