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Le Camere di commercio italiane all’estero a Renzi: "Il Governo ci sostenga. Con noi l'export decolla"

export-"Renzi, l'Italia che esporta chiede un nuovo modo di fare promozione, che metta insieme "il Sistema–Paese" con l'enorme potenziale delle comunità di affari nel mondo, l'Ice con l'azione delle Camere di commercio italiane all'estero.

 

E poiché i contributi che il governo fa arrivare nelle nostre 81 Camere attive in 55 Paesi del mondo vengono spesi benissimo, chiediamo che non ci vengano tolti ma anzi, semmai, incrementati".

 

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Lucca riabbraccia il “suo” campione di Formula 1 Mario Andretti

Lucca riabbraccia il “suo” campione di Formula 1 Mario Andretti

L'italoamericano Mario Andretti è una delle leggende del mondo dei motori. Ha vinto negli anni '70 il campionato mondiale di Formula 1 e un'infinità di altre gare. Non tutti sapevano però che la sua vita è legata a Lucca. Arrivato come esule istriano con la sua famiglia negli anni '40 trascorse la sua infanzia dentro le mura prima di emigrare...

Italian StartUps: the top 5 in 2016

Italian StartUps: the top 5 in 2016

The new year seems promising for many Italian StartUps. In fact the last years have already brings some italian startups under the spotlight.   Many initiatives have been launched in these years, trying to fill the gap between the Italian startups scene and the others in Europe and, thanks to the typical Italian innovation spirit, the results came quickly. Indeed, despite the...

Osteoarthritis in the hands of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Osteoarthritis in the hands of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Reviewing Michelangelo's portraits, various conclusions could be inferred in relation to his hands. First of all, it is important to recall that the images may support the claim of the Master's left-handedness. Moreover, the hypothesis of gouty arthritis of the hands as the main cause of the pain in his hand can be dismissed, mainly because no signs of inflammation and...

A journey through Italy’s lesser-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites

A journey through Italy’s lesser-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites

by Chiara Assi   Did you know that Italy counts a whooping 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? That makes it the country with the most sites on the World Heritage List. And while some are very well known around the globe – think glitzy Amalfi Coast, the stunning archeological area of Pompeii, and the historical centers of cities such as Florence and...

The Italian Tech Sector Is Getting A Boost From Big U.S. Partners

The Italian Tech Sector Is Getting A Boost From Big U.S. Partners

by Marcello Mari   With a little help from some big American companies, the Italian technology sector is taking off in the early part of 2016. Last month, the American tech behemoth Cisco Systems announced a series of strategic commitments in Italy that will total $100 million over the next three years.   Cisco signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education, University and Research...

L'avanzata delle PMI negli States

L'avanzata delle PMI negli States

Le ultime rilevazioni ISTAT sull'export italiano, segnalano come gli Stati Uniti rappresentano sempre di più un mercato di riferimento per le nostre PMI che registrano un aumento delle esportazioni pari al 37,2%.   L'Italia è il terzo esportatore europeo negli States - preceduta da Germania e Regno Unito - ma diventa il primo Paese esportatore negli otto settori a maggiore concentrazione di...

Michelangelo’s Tuscan Villa Up for Sale

Michelangelo’s Tuscan Villa Up for Sale

The eight-bedroom villa, located near Siena, was bought by the Renaissance master in 1549 and remained in the Buonarroti family until 1867 – more than 300 years after his death. The home is surrounded by the vineyards of Chianti, with views of Tuscany's rolling hills.   Since Michelangelo purchased the home in 1549, the home has only had three owners including the...

Bando 2016 relativo al corso di formazione denominato "Origini Italia"…

Bando 2016 relativo al corso di formazione denominato "Origini Italia" organizzato dalla School of Management di Trieste (MIB) e dalla Italian Trade Agency (ICE/ITA), destinato a discendenti di emigrati italiani.

Anche per l'anno 2016 la MIB School of Management di Trieste, con il patrocinio del Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della cooperazione Internazionale e in collaborazione con ICE/ITA Agenzia per la promozione all'estero e l'internazionalizzazione delle imprese italiane, promuove e organizza il corso di formazione manageriale "Origini Italia" destinato ai giovani discendenti di emigrati italiani residenti all'estero, in particolare nei...

Athletes at Rio de Janeiro Olympic games will battle for the podium in Myrta Poo…

Athletes at Rio de Janeiro Olympic games will battle for the podium in Myrta Pools swimming pools

by Chiara Beghelli   We are still far from August 5, when the stadium of Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro will celebrate the opening of the Olympic Games. But for some companies, that date is near. Just ask Roberto Colletto, CEO of Piscine Castiglione.   The company, based in Castiglione delle Stiviere (Mantova), and specialized in the design and construction of swimming pools (around...

La famiglia dove tutti arrivano a cento anni

La famiglia dove tutti arrivano a cento anni

di Selma Chiosso   Giuseppina a giugno compirà 107 anni, Lorenzo a marzo 103, e Maria l'8 gennaio ne ha compiuti 100. Un altro fratello Michele è morto a 100 anni, la «più giovane», Francesca, a 92. I fratelli Barberis di San Damiano d'Asti sono la famiglia più longeva d'Italia ma il fatto straordinario è un altro: i tre fratelli sono lucidissimi...

In Italy, an Orange to the Face

In Italy, an Orange to the Face

by Stefania Bosso   If you're planning to visit the northern Italian town of Ivrea this Sunday, make sure to wear a red hat. It's something of a white flag, a sign that you are a non-combatant. This is key, because unlike the Spaniards of Buñol, these revelers don't throw tomatoes or other soft fruit at each other.   In Ivrea, oranges are the...

Artemest: Ippolita's E-Commerce Destination For Italian Artisanship In Home Déco…

Artemest: Ippolita's E-Commerce Destination For Italian Artisanship In Home Décor, Art and Jewelry

by Vivienne Decker   Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. When Ippolita Rostagno, the iconic jewelry designer behind Ippolita, realized that Italian artisans were closing their shops, she was dismayed. As a woman who had successfully launched her own jewelry company to international appeal, she was frustrated that so many talented artisans were unable to compete in the global marketplace.   Her desire...

Addio a Tachis, il genio del Sassicaia

Addio a Tachis, il genio del Sassicaia

di Luciano Ferraro   E' morto Giacomo Tachis, l'uomo che inventò il Sassicaia. Il più colto tra gli enologi italiani, con una biblioteca ricca di classici greci e latini, dai quali attingeva citazioni per i suoi scritti. Era un umanista, prima ancora che un uomo della terra. Schietto, come ha ricordato Piero Antinori, per cui ha lavorato 32 anni: "Era un piemontese...

Ennio Morricone: Italian of the Week

Ennio Morricone: Italian of the Week

Ennio Morricone was born in Rome, Italy, on November 10, 1928. His father was a musician and he encouraged musical careers for all his children. Ennio was no exception. The young boy took up the trumpet and entered the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia when he was 12 years old. He graduated from the Conservation with a Diploma in Trumpet (1946),...

Sarà un museo la collezione segreta dei Torlonia

Sarà un museo la collezione segreta dei Torlonia

Una mostra subito, di alto valore scientifico. E un nuovo museo nel centro di Roma, in tempi non troppo lunghi. Certo più brevi dei quarant'anni passati dalla chiusura della Collezione Torlonia in via della Lungara. Dopo sei mesi di trattative, incontri intensi, a tratti difficili, rispunta la luce sulle 620 statue della più pregiata raccolta d'arte antica al mondo in...

Italian Carnival is €200 mn very serious affair

Italian Carnival is €200 mn very serious affair

by Francesco Prisco   There is little to joke about when it comes to Carnival's value as a tourist attraction. The celebrations attract international attention and move a turnover of over €200 million. And this year is no different. Italy will host hundreds of more or less significant events based on local traditions, and is ready to reap the benefits in terms of...

Lessons from the Bella 'Mbriana

Lessons from the Bella 'Mbriana

Naples is a very old place and has many legends and spirits associated with it. Of the two most famous spirits in Naples, the bella 'Mbriana is certainly the more positive one. The other is Munaciello, a much darker and frightening entity that I intend to write about some time in the future. The two are often mentioned together when...

Musement, the Italian App to travel “as you like”

 Musement, the Italian App to travel “as you like”

by Claudia Astarita   Musement – the Italian innovative online platform – has launched a new App that works as a real portable concierge. It allows users to live every city as if it was their own, offering a personalized list of all the local attractions.   Starting from a list with thousands of "things to do", the user can select the ones appealing...

Conferenza USA-Italia sulle migrazioni: l'integrazione rafforza la democrazia e …

Conferenza USA-Italia sulle migrazioni: l'integrazione rafforza la democrazia e costruisce una cultura comune

Questa mattina, a Sant'Egidio, nella sala della pace si è svolta la conferenza Migrazioni e integrazione, Stati Uniti ed Italia: due modelli a confronto. Il presidente della Comunità di Sant'Egidio, Marco Impagliazzo, aprendo i lavori, ha osservato che Sant’Egidio rappresenta “un laboratorio privilegiato, con vari decenni di esperienza, nell’accoglienza e integrazione degli immigrati”.   L’approccio di Sant’Egidio, basato sull’insegnamento della lingua in...

Francis Ford Coppola’s Third Act: Italy, Wine, and the Secret of Life

Francis Ford Coppola’s Third Act: Italy, Wine, and the Secret of Life

by Rich Cohen   In my family, there's no distinction between The Godfather and theology. We are encouraged to study the movies for signs and portents and use its plot points and aphorisms as a life guide. When offering exegesis on a particular scene, we are, in the way of scholars, to refer to GF1, GF2, or the non-canonical GF3.   Because of the...

Ten fantastic holidays for Italy-loving foodies

Ten fantastic holidays for Italy-loving foodies

Coffee is a key part of the Italian culture, but instead of simply spending your trip sipping cappuccini on terraces, why not get a taste for life on the other side of the bar? Florence's Espresso Academyoffers a range of courses including basic, intensive and café latte art, while the Terzi Coffee School in Emilia Romagna offers intimate workshops in...

The ancient Carnival of Sciacca

The ancient Carnival of Sciacca

by Teresa Di Fresco   Among the best known and most important writers of Italy was Gianni Rodari, a master of children's literature who in this rhyme from "The Travels of Pulcinella", the protagonist is Pulcinella, a carnival mask among the most famous and most poetic that Italy has ever celebrated, not only in the carnival parades of floats, but also in...

The unheard story of the Sistine Chapel

The unheard story of the Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is one of the most iconic buildings on earth — but there's a lot you probably don't know about it. In this tour-de-force talk, art historian Elizabeth Lev guides us across the famous building's ceiling and Michelangelo's vital depiction of traditional stories, showing how the painter reached beyond the religious iconography of the time to chart new...

St. Pio Reliquary On the way to Rome for Jubilee

St. Pio Reliquary On the way to Rome for Jubilee

The remains of Saint Pio - known as Padre Pio of Pietrelcina - were taken from the church in San Giovanni Rotondo, Apulia, and started their journey to Rome. Pope Francis wanted the remains to be moved to Rome as part of the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. The remains are set to arrive at the Capuchin church of St. Lawrence...

Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, Re-Created with Computer Ani…

Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, Re-Created with Computer Animation (79 AD)

A good disaster story never fails to fascinate — and, given that it actually happened,the story of Pompeii especially so. Buried and thus frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the ancient Roman town of 11,000 has provided an object of great historical interest ever since its rediscovery in 1599. Baths, houses, tools and other...

Il primo nano-satellite Made in Italy

Il primo nano-satellite Made in Italy

di Giovanni Caprara   «Sarà il primo nano-satellite a volare lontano nello spazio, addirittura intorno alla Luna, e lo costruiremo noi, in Italia». Anna Frosi è emozionata a raccontare la nascita di un'impresa nella quale si trova protagonista di una missione storica per l'America, l'Exploration Mission EM-1.   Alla fine del 2018 partirà per il suo primo volo il nuovo razzo «Space Launch System»...

6 Movies To Help You Get To Know Famous Italian Men

6 Movies To Help You Get To Know Famous Italian Men

by Carlotta Magnanini   Sometimes it just takes a couple of hours—the duration of a movie—to understand how mysterious mechanisms work, in this case, we mean Italian. In the history of Italian cinema, both past and present (not much has changed anyway), there are a few movies that can offer us a real identikit to give us more insight into them.   Here we've...

Italia in top 10 nazioni più generose del mondo, primi gli Usa

Italia in top 10 nazioni più generose del mondo, primi gli Usa

La generosità non fa rima necessariamente con la ricchezza. Se l'America, la Nuova Zelanda e il Canada guidano latop 10 delle nazioni più generose del mondo, quelle in cui i cittadini si impegnano di più in donazioni private e iniziative di solidarietà in percentuale al Pil, nell'elenco troviamo anche India, Corea del Sud e Italia, che si piazza nona, prima...

Italian cheese firm raises $6.5M in Parmesan-backed bonds

Italian cheese firm raises $6.5M in Parmesan-backed bonds

An Italian dairy cooperative has sold bonds backed by Parmesan cheese, the company said on Tuesday, a rare example of one of the country's plethora of small firms raising funding on capital markets. Three years of recession have choked bank lending and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's government is trying to encourage firms to raise money elsewhere and take advantage of a...

Why your pinot grigio should come from Italy's Alto Adige region

Why your pinot grigio should come from Italy's Alto Adige region

by Michael Austin   One man's vino is another woman's wein. In Alto Adige, the Italian wine region also known as Sudtirol by the locals who drink "wein," multicultural bilingualism comes with the territory. This is Italy's northernmost wine region, bordering Austria to the north (thus, the language duality), Switzerland to the west, and other Italian wine regions to the east and south,...

The ghost-town relives

The ghost-town relives

di Valentina Barresi   In the heart of Western Sicily, lays a ghost-town that managed to survive its darkest hour, defying the elements and people's indifference while miraculously remaining standing. In a passionate struggle against time and neglect the small baroque center, rich of art and history but forgotten until yesterday and desecrated, is starting to see new life forty eight years...

The Wine of Monferrato, Piedmont: A conversation with Pietro Arditi of Azienda C…

The Wine of Monferrato, Piedmont: A conversation with Pietro Arditi of Azienda Cantine Valpane

by Joshua Aranda   Piedmont, or Piemonte in Italian, is a northwestern Italian region that offers a myriad of wine possibilities. It is often associated with Nebbiolo in Barbaresco and Barolo, however, this only amounts to three percent of the region's wine production.   And while Nebbiolo deservingly rules this wine kingdom, there is more than meets the eyes when you consider Piemonte in...

De Luca new Director-General for the Promotion of the Italian Economic System

De Luca new Director-General for the Promotion of the Italian Economic System

Vincenzo De Luca took office on 1 February 2016 as Director-General for the Promotion of the Italian Economic System after having served in the same Directorate General as Deputy Director-General and Central Director for the Internationalisation of the Italian Economic System and of the autonomous local authorities (since January 2014).   He has been a career diplomat since 1989 and has been...

Female Italian judges outnumber male counterparts for first time

Female Italian judges outnumber male counterparts for first time

by Stephanie Kirchgaessner   It has only been five decades since women were first allowed to become judges inItaly but in what is being hailed as a small revolution, female judges now outnumber their male counterparts.   According to a report released this week by the top prosecutor in Italy's supreme court, women now comprise 50.7% of all active judges in the country. The...

Dove nascono i libri stampati come ai tempi di Gutenberg

Dove nascono i libri stampati come ai tempi di Gutenberg

di Federico Taddia   «Il libro è un oggetto straordinario, il solo in grado di contenere materia che si trasforma in spirito: è l'affascinante alchimia che porta l'occhio a cogliere segni portatori di idee. Noi continuiamo con la stampa a mano non per folclore, ma perché è la tecnologia migliore per la chiarezza di lettura: è il nostro modo per essere ancorati...

A is for Abruzzo, one of the little known gems of Italy

A is for Abruzzo, one of the little known gems of Italy

by Adri Barr Crocetti   The culinary traditions of Abruzzo's pastoral land reach back through the ages. Perhaps Abruzzo's most famous contribution to Italy's pantheon of pasta ismaccheroni alla chitarra, but another of Italy's culinary traditions is a favorite here too, ravioli.   This is sheep country, and Abruzzese cooks make great use of the glorious cheese made from the milk of these gentle...

14 Things You Need to Know About Ordering and Drinking Coffee in Italy

14 Things You Need to Know About Ordering and Drinking Coffee in Italy

By Summer Whitford   If you're going to order coffee in Italy, you'll probably want to do it the right way. If you don't want to be taken for a tourist in Italy, abandon your regular afternoon grande latte; placing your order for one will either earn you looks of scorn or consternation. Dorothy, you, and Toto aren't in Kansas anymore.   To say the Italians...

The Sordid Story of Puttanesca, the Prostitute Pasta Sauce

The Sordid Story of Puttanesca, the Prostitute Pasta Sauce

by Dan Gentile Prostitution has different connotations around the world, but there's only one place where it's inspired a sauce. That place is Italy and the stuff is puttanesca, which translates roughly to "lady of the night."   Some sources call the sauce Roman (The Oxford Companion to Italian Food), but it's more commonly associated with Naples, the country's third-largest city, the birthplace of...

European Chef of the Year - Massimo Bottura

European Chef of the Year - Massimo Bottura

The Italian chef Massimo Bottura has been awarded the prize of The European Chef of The Year at the Madrid Fusion culinary congress. Organisers say Bottura was picked as the recipient of the award for the solidarity work he undertook during Expo Milano - in which he was one of the Ambassadors.   His main project, Refettorio Ambrosiano, was a huge undertaking that...

‘In Other Words’ review: Jhumpa Lahiri’s love letter to Italian

‘In Other Words’ review: Jhumpa Lahiri’s love letter to Italian

By Howard Norman   Jhumpa Lahiri lived with her family in Rome in 2012. Though she had studied Italian for 20 years, as part of her "full immersion" into the Italian language, she now kept a kind of philological notebook, full of vocabulary, phrases, rules of grammar. Initially, some of this was shaped into an essay in the magazine Internazionale.   And now we...

Capitali esteri, l’Italia torna protagonista

Capitali esteri, l’Italia torna protagonista

di Micaela Cappellini   I capitali stranieri sono tornati in Italia. E non perché se la vogliono portare via, pezzo dopo pezzo, ma perché credono nel nostro Paese e scommettono sulla nostra crescita. Una buona, anzi una ottima notizia per la nostra economia.   Lo dimostrano i numeri (in anteprima per Il Sole-24 Ore) della banca dati Zephyr di Bureau van Dijk, che ha...

Jasmine Erta, titolo mondiale bis ad Andorra

Jasmine Erta, titolo mondiale bis ad Andorra

by Alberto Dolfin   Jazmine Erta ormai ci ha preso gusto. Ai Mondiali Junior di freeride in Andorra, dove aveva già trionfato l'anno passato, la sedicenne di Sauze d'Oulx ha concesso il bis, conquistando per distacco il titolo iridato femminile nello snowboard.   La sua run giù dal pendio di Grandvalira ha convinto tutti i giudici, che le hanno assegnato 70 punti, contro i...

The Festival of Candelora

The Festival of Candelora

By Patrick O'Boyle, Esq.   A Pasca Epifania "tutt'e ffeste vanno via". Risponne 'a Cannelora : "No, ce stongo io ancora" – (Easter said to Epiphany, "Now all the holidays are gone," and Candlemas spoke up and said, "I'm still here!") – Old Neapolitan saying. In Italy, February 2nd is traditionally the feast of Candelora, a day which received its name since preceding...

11 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Prosecco

11 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Prosecco

by Kerin O'Keefe   Some say no other beverage defines the Italian philosophy of la dolce vita, or the good life, quite like Prosecco. It's long been the aperitivo of choice for Italians up and down the peninsula, and it's now the most sold sparkler in the U.S.—and for good reason: It's refreshing, flavorful, light-bodied, (usually) dry, and features a wallet-friendly price tag.   But that's...

Italian-made gold jewelry keeps faring well,growing in volume and turnover

Italian-made gold jewelry keeps faring well,growing in volume and turnover

by Kay Mandurino   Italian-made gold jewelry continues to be appreciated all over the world. Creativity, design, manufacturing, technology, are the pride of a sector resilient to shocks in the market, but subject to fluctuations in commodity prices, geopolitical tensions, the growth in competitiveness of emerging economies, and the crisis of consumption in mature markets.   In 2015 exports slowed and a deterioration of...

5 Places to Visit in Central Italy That Aren’t Florence

5 Places to Visit in Central Italy That Aren’t Florence

by Madeleine Luckel   Italy is a country with thousands of cities—literally—but most visitors flock to the "big three": Rome, Venice, and Florence. Might we suggest branching out? For those who want an Under the Tuscan Sun experience in Florence but shudder at the thought of hordes of tourists, consider these five charming under-the-radar cities in and around the region.   Buona vacanza, central...

Cocalico's Fabiani chosen to represent U.S. in football exhibition in Italy

Cocalico's Fabiani chosen to represent U.S. in football exhibition in Italy

by Ed Gruver   Cocalico senior and football star DJ Fabiani has been selected to be a member of the American Football Worldwide ELITE team that represents the United States when it travels to Italy in March. Fabiani and the ELITE team will compete in an international exhibition against the U19 national team of Italy on March 26 in Milan.   Fabiani was a running...

World’s largest thermodynamic solar power plant will run on Italian technology

World’s largest thermodynamic solar power plant will run on Italian technology

by Katy Mandurino   Along the Silk Road, in an area between China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan, China is building the world's largest plant for the production of thermodynamic solar power. The technology is innovative and is entirely Italian: using the latest generation of lightweight mirror panels, made by the Veneto-based group, Reflex Solar from Biancade (province of Treviso) and molten salt technology,...

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney to wed in Italy?

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney to wed in Italy?

The 'Til It Happens to You' hitmaker is reportedly keen to ''celebrate her heritage'' with a beautiful wedding in the European country but are in no rush to walk down the aisle. A source said: ''She wants to celebrate her heritage, so they're looking at places in the Italian countryside. She wants a big Italian wedding.   ''They're still enjoying their engagement, so...

61 Italian firms partake at Milano Unica New York

61 Italian firms partake at Milano Unica New York

The second edition of Milano Unica New York ran from January 24-26, with a total of 61 Italian firms participating in the show. "The trade show was supported by the Ministry of Economic Development, in partnership with the Italian Trade Agency, and in collaboration with Sistema Moda Italia," a Milano Unica press release said.   Fabrics exhibited included ranges of materials covering various...

GE Oil & Gas announces investments in Italy worth $600 million

GE Oil & Gas announces investments in Italy worth $600 million

GE Oil & Gas today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding that will lead to the investment of $600 million over the next five years in Italy. The MoU was signed today in Florence by GE Oil & Gas at a ceremony attended by the Minister of Economic Development Federica Guidi, the President of Tuscany Region Enrico Rossi, GE's Chairman...

Every important Italian noodle, illustrated

Every important Italian noodle, illustrated

Ever since I can remember, pasta has been il mio preferito. In fact, I've always told my children that when I die, I'd like to be placed in a coffin filled with vermicelli, and lowered into a vat of my mother's famous Italian meat sauce to soak for eternity.   That's obviously a joke as I don't have any children, but if...

Italy, the importance of innovation for agriculture

 Italy, the importance of innovation for agriculture

by Claudia Astarita   The food farming sector is still one of the engines of Italian economy. This is why it seems essential to make it innovative by investing on it. As a result, as reported by the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, the Italian government has given out 21 million Euros to improve the performance in this field, devoting the funding...

Sicilian Villas, the perfect movies locations

Sicilian Villas, the perfect movies locations

If you have seen the Godfather, the Francis Ford Coppola masterpiece, you will remember the scene of the Sicilian wedding of Michael Corleone and the following scene with the car explosion that murdered Apollonia the Italian bride of the young Michael.   The atmosphere in that scene is so intense thanks to the place where the scene was filmed. In fact, the...

Italy Tops the List of Best Countries to Study Abroad

Italy Tops the List of Best Countries to Study Abroad

By Devon Haynie    Prepping for finals is never fun, but few things can propel students through the pain like an upcoming boat ride along a Venetian canal or a glass of wine in a Roman cafe. Italy is the best country to study abroad, at least according to nearly 6,000 millennials, or adults under age 35, who filled out surveys for the...

Top 7 Carnival Celebrations in Italy

Top 7 Carnival Celebrations in Italy

by Silvia Donati The star of Italian Carnival celebrations! The first official record declaring Carnival a public celebration in Venice dates to 1296, when the Senate of La Serenissima made the day before Lent a holiday of fun and merrymaking.   In this respect, masks have always been a central component of the Venetian carnival, used to temporarily erase any distinction of social...

Italian town welcomes first baby for 28 years

Italian town welcomes first baby for 28 years

The mayor of Ostana, which lies in the mountains of the Piedmont region, says the new arrival is a "dream come true" for the tiny community, which has seen itspopulation plummet over the past 100 years. Baby Pablo, who was born in a Turin hospital last week, takes the number of inhabitants to 85, although only about half live there...

How to choose a great olive oil

How to choose a great olive oil

Where does our beloved olive oil come from? "Agromafia," CBS News' recent 60 Minutes report, detailed the involvement of organized crime in Italy's food business. Bill Whitaker's interview featured Sergio Tirro from Italy's so-called "food police" and Tom Mueller, whose 2011 book, "Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil" shed light on olive oil frauds.    Olive oil is...

Gelato World Champion is Italy, followed by Spain and Australia

Gelato World Champion is Italy, followed by Spain and Australia

The overall winner of this years Gelato World Championship is Italy, followed by Spain and Australia. The Team USA came in 7th in the overall classification. Fourteen countries qualified and were accepted by the organizers, but Germany withdrew on short notice.   The countries participating this year were Argentina, Australia, Chile, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Mexico, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay and the...

Italian Citizenship for Descendants of Women

Italian Citizenship for Descendants of Women

by Bianca Ottone   The current law granting Italian citizenship jure sanguinis states that women could hold but not pass citizenship to children born before January 1, 1948, the date Italy became a Republic. Not only does this eliminate many from qualifying for citizenship but under this provision of the law there are clearly situations where one sibling and their offspring can...

How “Nabucco” changed Verdi’s life

How “Nabucco” changed Verdi’s life

by John Rizzo   Giuseppe Verdi's "Nabucco" is one of the most significant works of art ever created. Not only is its impact historic in launching Verdi's successful career as an opera composer and so decidedly affecting the direction of Romantic opera, but it clearly had a historic impact on Italy and European politics. Indeed, it is difficult to imagine what Europe...

WATCH: The Unheard Story of the Sistine Chapel

WATCH: The Unheard Story of the Sistine Chapel

by Zoe Romanowsky   You may have had the good fortune of gazing at the Sistine Chapel, but there's probably a lot you still don't know about it. Look no further than art historian Elizabeth Liv's "tour-de-force talk" given at TEDGlobal in Geneva.   Lev is a dynamic guide, revealing what Michelangelo was up to when he set out to work with a skeleton...

RAI to air TV series on serial female entrepreneur who left her mark in confecti…

RAI to air TV series on serial female entrepreneur who left her mark in confectionery and fashion

by Chiara Beghelli   Luisa Spagnoli, in the Parisian clinic where she died when she was only 57 (in 1935), could hardly have imagined that 81 years later her story would be narrated in a two-episodes TV series dedicated to her entrepreneurial experience first in the chocolate sector and then in fashion.   In 1907, she founded in Perugia (Umbria) Perugina company – one...

Top Ten Italian Inventions

Top Ten Italian Inventions

It's well known that there is a long history of bright Italian inventions, from art and architecture to food and technology. Since the Roman Empire era, the peninsula has been the perfect habitat for creativity, genius and maverick thinkers.   Many of you probably remember genius like Donatello or Leonardo Da Vinci or Galileo Galilei, but there are many inventions in the...

How Franciscan monks saved Jews in Assisi

How Franciscan monks saved Jews in Assisi

According to Italian Press Agency, ANSA, that recalled a statement by the Roman Catholic order disclosed Tuesday on the website sanfrancesco.org, Franciscan monks in Assisi saved more than forty Jews during the Second World War: they managed to hide them inside the belltower of St Francis' Basilica in the Umbrian hilltown.   The fugitives were hidden in the tower in groups of...

Italy’s creative industry accounts for 2.9% of GDP

Italy’s creative industry accounts for 2.9% of GDP

by Andrea Biondi   The creativity that characterizes "Made in Italy" products is also an industry that accounts for 2.9% of the country's GDP, as shown in a study called "Creative Italy," conducted by EY with the support of the Ministry of Culture and of the main trade associations in the country's cultural sector, including SIAE, the Italian copyright collecting agency.   The study...

Pistoia capitale italiana della cultura 2017

Pistoia capitale italiana della cultura 2017

La Capitale italiana della cultura è una novità introdotta con il Decreto Legge 31 maggio 2014, n. 83, contenente nuove misure in materia di tutela del patrimonio culturale, sviluppo della cultura e rilancio del turismo (convertito in legge e pubblicato nella Gazzetta Ufficiale n. 175 del 30 luglio 2014).   In particolare, il provvedimento conteneva le misure ArtBonus, atte a favorire ilmecenatismo...

“Stone Island parte all’attacco dell’America”

“Stone Island parte all’attacco dell’America”

di Giuseppe Bottero   «Vogliamo andare all'attacco dell'America». Carlo Rivetti, "Mister Stone Island", non usa giri di parole. Il presidente e direttore creativo – lui, però, preferisce definirsi "allenatore" – del gruppo di Ravarino, Modena, s'è appena lasciato alle spalle un 2015 di crescita.   Il fatturato è salito del 10% a 87 milioni euro, e l'obiettivo per il 2016 è arrivare a quota...

DEI - USA: Wow Technology amongst the winners of the 2016 International Projects…

DEI - USA: Wow Technology amongst the winners of the 2016 International Projects contest

The Italian Wow Technology Group was amongst the winners of the "2016 International Projects" competition launched by the Environmental Management Division of the US Department of Energy (DoE). More specifically, the company based in Este, in the province of Padua, was one of the competition's ten winning projects.   Wow Technology thus obtained financing from the DoE for a demonstrator model at...

Andrea, Salento's paper maker

Andrea, Salento's paper maker

I can smell the scent of laundry cleaned with hot water and ashes, which reminds me of my grandmother's home. In fact, it's the basic wash that Andrea uses to get impurities out of fiber in a huge vat, before using a special sieve to lift out a block that is about half a centimeter tall. To me, it's magic....

I pianoforti dell’ingegnere che ha sposato arte e scienza

I pianoforti dell’ingegnere che ha sposato arte e scienza

di Federico Taddia   «Certo che lo riconosco il suono, l'ho perfettamente stampato nella mente: è chiaro, elegante, libero e liquido. Meno roboante rispetto ad altre marche, ma più raffinato e colorato. È vivo e articolato, assomiglia quasi alla lingua italiana».   Socchiude gli occhi e accarezza l'aria mentre cerca di tradurre in parole la voce dei suoi pianoforti, Paolo Fazioli, 71 anni, romano...

The History of Carnevale and some of Italy's best Parades

The History of Carnevale and some of Italy's best Parades

Carnevale is one of the most colorful celebrations in the world. In Italy, we are serious about it. In the end, this is where it was born. We are all familiar with the Carnevale of Venice and that of Viareggio, as well as famous international renditions such as the Carnival in New Orleans, that in Rio and that in Notting Hill...

‘Airbnbs for dining’ give Italian female chefs chance to shine

‘Airbnbs for dining’ give Italian female chefs chance to shine

by Stephanie Kirchgaessner   During the day, Claudia Proietti works in the insurance industry. But at night, she is dreaming up menus. Next week, the 59-year-old plans to serve a 16-people carnival-inspired feast that uses "all the colours of nature", beginning with a velvety orange pumpkin soup with ricotta crostini and ending with a rich chocolate semifreddo with ginger, doused in a...

Showman Renzo Arbore's bits and pieces on the loose

Showman Renzo Arbore's bits and pieces on the loose

by Stefano Brusadelli   Instead of an abbey, or a princely mansion, we're in a former slaughterhouse. Nevertheless, the model is always the same --Renaissance and Baroque Wunderkammer where treasures and bizarre objects are displayed, testifying to ingenuity and extravagance (and sometimes horror), and apt to arouse curiosity and wonder; two feelings without which life would lose much of its flavor.   Entertainer Renzo...

Grande dinamismo per l'export di cucine

Grande dinamismo per l'export di cucine

Il segmento cucine dell'arredo Made in Italy è stato solitamente poco propenso all'esportazione e, proprio per questo motivo, ha subito più di tutti la crisi economica passata. Ma il 2015 ha fatto registrare numeri record.   Le vendite oltreconfine sono cresciute del 10%. In particolare i Paesi che hanno importato dall'Italia sono stati gli USA (+78,3%), il Regno Unito(+38,6%) e la Cina...

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