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Producono caffè, confezionano abiti, trasportano carichi pesanti in bici sfidando i colli e i sampietrini di Roma. Sono storici dell’arte e realizzano video-tutorial su come si pulisce un pennello, analizzano i dati del proprio taxi per calcolare corse e tragitti, aggregano sarti e portano il made in Italy all’estero. Sono tutte persone che “fanno...

Want a taste of luxury brand Salvatore Ferragamo’s history? A new exhibition will be held on May 19 at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence to mark the 90th anniversary of the legendary designer’s return from the United States to Italy. The exhibition, titled “1927 The Return to Italy”, looks at various elements of Italy’s 20th century visual cult...

Nuovo record assoluto per l'aeroporto Leonardo da Vinci di Fiumicino sul fronte della qualità dei servizi erogati ai passeggeri. Secondo le rilevazioni indipendenti effettuate da Airport Council International, l’associazione internazionale che misura attraverso interviste ai passeggeri la qualità percepita in oltre 250 aeroporti in tutto il mondo,...

Just as all that glitters is not gold, all that sparkles is certainly not champagne. The limestone cellars that safeguard France’s national treasure may be sacred ground for connoisseurs, but they aren’t the only place the bubbly can be found in Europe. Spain is justifiably proud of its cava, and spumanti are produced in many parts of Italy from Ve...

Italy has risen to 13th from 16th place in global attractiveness rankings for foreign direct investment, based on an index compiled by consultancy firm A.T. Kearney. Only Sweden has made a bigger jump than Italy, moving up to 15th place from 22nd. Despite the sluggish growth affecting Italy’s gross domestic product (GDP), in the Top 25 for 2017, th...

Italy’s total foreign investments in the US, including in sectors such as ceramics, machinery and cars, have overtaken US investments in Italian territory for the first time, figures from the US Department of Commerce show. In terms of stock of direct investments, in 12 years (from 2003 to 2015) the US has reduced theirs towards Italy by 2.6% (equ...

On Monday, April 3, Shawn Baxter, the Cultural Attache responsible for Social Affairs, reopened the headquarters of the American Consulate together with Palermo’s Honorary Consul, Barbara Cucinella, and the city’s Mayor, Leoluca Orlando. Numerous professionals, artists, scholars and American researchers who live, study and work in Sicily were prese...

In 1845, herbalist Bernardino Branca was trying to treat cholera in Milan, Italy. He concocted what may be the first fernet — an Italian type of amaro, or bitter herbal liqueur — using 27 herbs, roots, and spices. Little did he know, his recipe would remain intact for nearly two centuries and lead to the popular amaro Fernet-Branca. "Fernet-Branca...

Fifty-three years ago today, the first jar of what we now call Nutella was sold from a bakery in Alba, Piedmont. Not long after, the chocolate-hazelnut spread would conquer the entire world. But the unusual - and sometimes controversial - history of the world-famous spread might surprise even its most dedicated fans. Here are some of the most bizar...

The €60 billion Italian trade fair system is increasingly looking outward to markets abroad. The Association of Italian Exhibitions and Fairs (AEFI) and the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy have signed a protocol agreement to favor the commercial relationships of Italian companies in the United States. This agreement follows not much more than...

Dunia Algeri Atelier crosses the Italian and American borders in a van, making its way onto the big American streets for a carefully planned tour of DPAdvertising. The extremely high quality knitwear is handcrafted using an old fashioned knitting technique that is not only a symbol of the Made in Italy brand, but also unique to the Bergamasco regio...

Having been confiscated from the Italian Mafia back in September 2015, Milan’s local police force decided to transform this Ferrari 458 Spider, presumably procured through ill-gotten gains, into a cop car. With help from local body shop Carrozzeria Marazzi Caronno Pertusella, who, according to La Stampa, offered their services free of charge, the I...