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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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Nibali wins 2nd Giro d'Italia title and 4th Grand Tour

Nibali wins 2nd Giro d'Italia title and 4th Grand Tour

Riding a completely pink bicycle and patting his teammates, home favorite Vincenzo Nibali clinched a second Giro d'Italia victory and a fourth Grand Tour title on Sunday but Giacomo Nizzolo's hopes of a first stage win were again dashed as he was disqualified. Nibali's chances of repeating his 2013 feat seemed impossible on Friday — as he started the stage nearly...

Mario Bellini: Italian of the Week

Mario Bellini: Italian of the Week

Designer and architect Mario Bellini was born on February 1, 1935, in Milan, Italy. He attended and received his doctorate in architecture from Politecnico di Milano (Milan Polytechnic) in 1959. Two years later, he began as the design director of La Rinascente – a popular department store in Italy. In the 1960s and 70s, Mario designed typewriters for Olivetti, cassette...

IU and Uffizi Gallery partner to digitize in 3-D the museum's Greek and Roman sc…

IU and Uffizi Gallery partner to digitize in 3-D the museum's Greek and Roman sculpture collection

A cooperative agreement between Indiana University and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, will result in an unprecedented initiative to digitize in 3-D the museum's entire collection of 1,250 pieces of irreplaceable Greek and Roman sculpture.   The project between the Uffizi, one of the oldest and most renowned art museums in the world, and IU's Virtual World Heritage Laboratory will create...

“Only in Naples”: a true tale about my city

“Only in Naples”: a true tale about my city

A few weeks ago, the cover of Only in Naples caught my eye. I'm always curious to hear what people say or write about the city I come from: Naples, Italy. First of all, this book is a true tale about Napoli, the southern city of Regione Campania, different from the city carrying the same name, Naples, in Florida. My city...

Italy's many palios: horse racing, jousting and Medieval traditions

Italy's many palios: horse racing, jousting and Medieval traditions

In Italy, spring and summer are the seasons of palios and everything that revolves around the fun, folk events that put "comuni" and medieval villages, hamlets and every possible subdivision of a city – "rioni", "contrade", "terzieri", "quartieri", "sestieri" – in playful competition.   There are also rides and historical events with flag bearers and tambourines, trumpets ringing, and Barb horse parades....

Trento Italy's greenest city says Istat

Trento Italy's greenest city says Istat

Trento is Italy's greenest city because it has 401.5 square meters of park per inhabitant while Rome denizens gets about 20 square meters a head, Istat national statistics agency said in a report out Tuesday. Umbria's Terni, and Potenza and Reggio Calabria in the south came in at just over 100 square meters per resident. Residents of Milan and Turin get about...

How Italy discovered the kissing garlic

How Italy discovered the kissing garlic

Garlic cultivation is said to date back to ancient times, when Etruscans inhabited the Chiana valley, and it was also present on the island of Giglio. Now two gentlemen with a lot of entrepreneurial spirit are bringing this centuries-old tradition to a new life.   A construction engineer, Alessandro Guagni, and a commercial lawyer, Lorenzo Bianchi, have devoted the past three years...

Rome a surprise addition to Europe’s top 10 destinations for foreign direct inve…

Rome a surprise addition to Europe’s top 10 destinations for foreign direct investments

An unexpected promotion for a city that has been facing a very difficult juncture in the last several years. According to the new European Attractiveness Survey by EY, a multinational professional services firm, Rome has entered for the first time the top 10 list of the most attractive cities in Europe for foreign direct investments.   While the positions at the top...

Incontro borsisti Fulbright (Farnesina 31 maggio 2016)

Incontro borsisti Fulbright (Farnesina 31 maggio 2016)

Martedì 31 maggio, alle ore 9.00, si svolgerà alla Farnesina l'Incontro Borsisti Fulbright, un evento di orientamento per i borsiti italiani in partenza per gli USA e per quelli americani in arrivo in Italia, promosso dalla Commissione Fulbright.   L'incontro sarà aperto dal Sottosegretario degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, Vincenzo Amendola e dall'Ambasciatore degli Stati Uniti in Italia, John Phillips....

NIAF official delegation meets in Italy's Region of Piemonte

NIAF official delegation meets in Italy's Region of Piemonte

The National Italian American Foundation Chairman Joseph V. Del Raso, President John M. Viola, the Foundation's executive committee and the members of the Italian American Leadership Council (IALC), will travel to Italy June 5-11. The "Mission to Italy" will bring together NIAF board and IALC members and business leaders to discuss key issues influencing cultural, economic and diplomatic relations between...

Sicilian carts in Mario Cuccia's photographs

Sicilian carts in Mario Cuccia's photographs

For years, photographer and documentary filmmaker Mario Cuccia has been researching Sicilian carts, as small and colorful icons of the island's artisan creativity.   With scrupulous care and passion, he has studied the features and peculiarities of these magnificent means of transportation, completely painted and sculpted in relief: as great painter Renato Guttuso once wrote, "Every single centimeter of their structure is...

Quattro italiane fra le 100 migliori imprenditrici digitali d’Europa

Quattro italiane fra le 100 migliori imprenditrici digitali d’Europa

Sono quattro le imprenditrici italiane incluse dallo studio di The Hundert, una startup berlinese, fra le 100 founder di maggiore successo – protagoniste del digitale e dell'app economy – d'Europa. La classifica è stata poi ripresa da Forbes, innescando un certo dibattito.   D'altronde, secondo European Startup Monitor, solo il 15% delle giovani imprese attive nel Vecchio Continente è stato fondato da...

Il Trentino ringrazia lo chef eroe d'America Bruno Serato

Il Trentino ringrazia lo chef eroe d'America Bruno Serato

Una giornata, quella insieme a Bruno Serato, che concilia le grandi risorse in termini di volontariato del Trentino con il tessuto istituzionale e imprenditoriale della nostra provincia. «Dalle parole bisogna passare ai fatti - ha ribadito oggi più di una volta lo chef più buono del mondo - troppo spesso molti di noi parlano ma poi non si danno da...

Why Noto, Sicily Is Our Italy Destination of the Summer

Why Noto, Sicily Is Our Italy Destination of the Summer

We arrived in Noto, by chance, at the magic hour. On that cloudless summer day, the limestone capital of Sicilian Baroque architecture had begun to smolder with the setting sun. Earlier that day, my husband and I, along with our two young sons, decided to cut short our trip to the northeastern town of Taormina in favor of somewhere a...

Maestro Riccardo Muti returns to La Scala with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Maestro Riccardo Muti returns to La Scala with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Time heals all wounds, even the deepest and most painful. Conductor Riccardo Muti returns to Milan's Teatro alla Scala with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which he has led since 2010 for two concerts on January 20 and 21, 2017.   For the Maestro, who will present two different programs, it will be the first official return to Milan after he left on...

La pittura mangia smog in grado di abbattere l'inquinamento esterno e dentro le …

La pittura mangia smog in grado di abbattere l'inquinamento esterno e dentro le case

Combattere a colpi di pennello l'inquinamento dell'aria, ma anche eliminare muffa, umidità e cattivi odori all'interno di un appartamento, andando anche a risparmiare sui costi delle bollette: è questo che promette di fare Airlite, la vernice ecologica realizzata dal bolognese Massimo Bernardoni.   La pittura, completamente naturale, è in grado di trasformare qualunque superficie in una sorta di depuratore d'aria naturale, attraverso...

Italy, a super power in the boat industry, with new aces up its sleeve

Italy, a super power in the boat industry, with new aces up its sleeve

Italy's boat industry, a world's leader in yacht building is entering the warm season planning launches, deliveries, changes in the company's structure and new projects. While waiting for the boat shows – in Cannes (September 6-11), Genoa (September 20-25) and Monaco (September 28- October 1) – the main boatyards are launching the boats that will be protagonists of the upcoming season.   Read...

27 Photos That Prove Italy is Heaven on Earth

27 Photos That Prove Italy is Heaven on Earth

Italy is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, and it's no wonder—just look at it! Every city, village and beach from the Dolomites to the Amalfi Coast looks like it belongs on a postcard.   Just in case you needed a reminder of how gorgeous this entire country is (or an incentive to book your next trip), we're...

Friuli Venezia Giulia in cerca di turisti Usa con l'aiuto di Lidia Bastianich

Friuli Venezia Giulia in cerca di turisti Usa con l'aiuto di Lidia Bastianich

Il Friuli Venezia Giulia prende per la gola gli americani. L'intento è spingerli a visitare la Regione convincendoli con prelibatezze tipiche. Per centrare l'obiettivo, ieri il territorio si è affidato a Lidia Bastianich, chef di fama internazionale, star tv e scrittrice.   Nel suo ristorante "Felidia" a New York, colei che ha cucinato anche per il Papa quando visitò gli Usa lo...

How Italy’s Best Porchetta is Made

How Italy’s Best Porchetta is Made

Vitaliano "Vito" Bernabei is one of the few real norcini there left in this decaying, morally dubious country we call Italy. A norcino is, literally, someone from Norcia in central Italy. Norcia, known for its pig-rearing, gained a reputation between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries for having the best butchers in Italy.   But these weren't just any butchers: in late medieval times,...

Italy recovers 7 bodies, saves 500 after migrant ship flips

Italy recovers 7 bodies, saves 500 after migrant ship flips

A large ship overturned Wednesday off Libya's coast with more than 500 migrants aboard, right as the Italian navy was approaching for rescue. Crews recovered seven bodies but saved more than 500 people who were thrown into the sea.   The Italian navy said its Bettica patrol ship was responding to a migrant ship in distress when it flipped. A photo of...

Olive Trees a Popular Choice in the Gardens of Italy’s Country Homes

Olive Trees a Popular Choice in the Gardens of Italy’s Country Homes

"In my experience with international customers, I can say that the olive tree is one of the most loved plants and is undoubtedly at the top of the requests for use in the composition of a garden," said Alice Collantoni, an architect who specializes in garden and landscape design.   We met Collantoni on the southern coast of Tuscany, in the seaport...

Italian companies in pole position to benefit from the US push on new infrastruc…

Italian companies in pole position to benefit from the US push on new infrastructure

Infrastructure is big business in the US. The federal government has recently approved a fifteen-year investment plan worth $305 billion for railway and highway networks ($48 billion earmarked for rail).   Local administrations are finding leeway in their budgets. And infrastructure is a hot topic among candidates for the presidential elections in November — especially Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.   Read more   Fonte:...

Il Piemonte è la 'Regione d'onore 2016' del Niaf

Il Piemonte è la 'Regione d'onore 2016' del Niaf

Nei prossimi mesi il Piemonte avrà un canale di dialogo privilegiato con gli Stati Uniti. La National Italian Amarican Foundation (Niaf), che rappresenta i cittadini italo-americani, conservando e promuovendo l'originario patrimonio di valori della comunità, ha infatti designato il Piemonte "Regione d'onore 2016".   Annualmente la Fondazione coinvolge infatti una Regione italiana quale protagonista del proprio calendario di attività, che perquest'anno saranno...

Italy still has more to offer North Americans, Eattiamo founders say

Italy still has more to offer North Americans, Eattiamo founders say

A team of young Italian entrepreneurs wants to bring lesser-known classic Italian goods, made by small producers for generations, to the US for the first time.   Market data reports have been buzzing with information on how North Americans are expanding their flavor palettes and have acquired the taste for more 'exotic' food . The term, however, is often misused exclusively for...

Friends, Romans: Help restore Rome's ruins, monuments

Friends, Romans: Help restore Rome's ruins, monuments

Friends, Romans, countrymen! Oh yes, and countrywomen. And people in far-flung nations. Everyone, basically. Rome is seeking all the sponsors it can find to fund the monumental job of restoring and maintaining its hundreds of fountains, statues, archaeological sites and historic palazzos.   Perennially short of funds to properly care for the sprawling, two-millennia legacy of art and history, city officials on...

How Italian researchers have transformed windows in solar panels

How Italian researchers have transformed windows in solar panels

It seems very hard to believe that a window could work as a solar panel to provide energy for a whole house. But this utopia is about to come true. A research team at the University of Milan-Bicocca has developed particular plastic plates, made up of special nano-particles that will work as source of energy.   In particular, the scientific term of...

Italy start-up to design Hyperloop suspensions

Italy start-up to design Hyperloop suspensions

An Italian startup founded by engineering students will design the suspensions for a futuristic train that will reach 1,000 kilometers an hour, sources said Wednesday. The Hyperloop is a solar-powered, elevated, tubular transportation system with reduced-pressure tubes in which pressurized capsules ride on an air cushion driven by linear induction motors and air compressors. It is the brainchild of Canadian-American business...

Today’s “Monuments Men” speak Italian

Today’s “Monuments Men” speak Italian

Palmira is just the most recent and devastating example of the danger faced by works of art and monuments in case of conflict. The ancient Roman ruins of the Syrian city have been under the attack of the destructive rage of ISIS militants.   In the 2014 movie "Monuments Men" (starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett), works of art disappeared...

More and more Italian companies opting for reshoring, 121 in 2015

More and more Italian companies opting for reshoring, 121 in 2015

Italy is in second place behind the United States in terms of company reshoring: 121 against the 326 of the US. It is followed by the United Kingdom (68) and Germany (63) and, overall, there are almost 730 cases throughout the world, according to data contained in the 2016 edition of the analysis "Manufacturing reshoring" by the Research Group of...

Italy coach Conte leaves Giovinco, Pirlo off Euro 2016 roster

Italy coach Conte leaves Giovinco, Pirlo off Euro 2016 roster

Toronto FC star forward Sebastian Giovinco has been left off Italy coach Antonio Conte's preliminary 30-man squad for Euro 2016. There is also no place for 37-year-old midfielder Andrea Pirlo, another Major League Soccer star. Conte chose forwards Eder Citadin Martins and Graziano Pelle, the likely starters, plus Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne and Simone Zaza.   Forward Mario Balotelli was also left out Monday....

Counterfeiting an ancient problem, 2000 years ago the first brand said “Made in …

Counterfeiting an ancient problem, 2000 years ago the first brand said “Made in Rome”

Sometimes, it is appropriate to say, there is nothing more present than the past. While Italy has been for years now at the forefront in the battle to protect the quality of its products against counterfeiting and unfair competition from China, an exhibition at Trajan's market in Rome reminds us that the use of brands is nothing new. Logos, signatures and symbols...

Why Are There So Many People in Italy Over 100 Years Old?

 Why Are There So Many People in Italy Over 100 Years Old?

By Jerry Finzi As my blog article, Italy, Healthiest Country in Europe tells, Italians are already pretty healthy, but there's a lot more to the story...   It's been recently reported that there are over 19,000 Italians over 100 years old today still living La Vita Bella. And apparently, Italians are getting healthier, because the number of centenarians has tripled in the last...

Italian biotech, small in size but big in ambition and in results

Italian biotech, small in size but big in ambition and in results

by Roberto Turno Italian biotech companies are growing in size and number. They are usually young, dynamic, small or even micro enterprises with a strong core made of innovation, research, scientific and technological excellence.   According to the 2016 report published by Assobiotec (the national association of biotech companies) in collaboration with Enea (the national agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable economic development),...

Record-breaking, mile-long pizza baked on the seafront of Naples

Record-breaking, mile-long pizza baked on the seafront of Naples

That's some serious dough! More than 100 chefs came together this week along the seafront of Naples, Italy to create the world's longest pizza, according to Guinness World Records.   The record-breaking pie boldly went where no pizza has ever gone before — an entire mile down the street. And no matter how you slice it, the mouth-watering Neapolitan, which was exactly 1.15 miles...

Alitalia Launches New Global Brand Campaign

Alitalia Launches New Global Brand Campaign

Alitalia has launched a new global marketing brand, which encompasses a TV commercial, designer staff and alliances with top Italian brands.   The event that took place at the Nazionale Spazio Eventi in Rome, was attended by hundreds of global media representatives and invited guests. The television commerciai celebrates the Italian airline as it faces the future with renewed vigor and vitality,...

Italy opens up 250 historic homes and gardens

Italy opens up 250 historic homes and gardens

Palazzo Cellamare in Naples, Caravaggio's last home prior to leaving for Tuscany as well as being at different points home to both Casanova and Goethe, will be open to the public as part of the Association of Italian Historic Houses (ADSI) Days on Saturday and Sunday. The non-museum areas of Rome's Palazzo Ruspoli will also be open, as will Villa...

Program to help companies investing in Italy have visibility on tax treatment no…

Program to help companies investing in Italy have visibility on tax treatment now up and running

by Antonio Tomassini   The new program that will allow Italian and foreign companies looking to invest in Italy at least €30 million to seek a preliminary opinion from the Italian Revenue Agency regarding the taxation profile of their investment plans is now up and running. The Italian Revenue Agency director has picked the offices within his agency best placed to process...

Hidden Venice

Hidden Venice

For a city that's roughly twice the size of NYC's Central Park – bella Venezia has no problem attracting more than 27 million (yes, million) visitors per year. But truth be told, the majority of those travelers tick only St. Mark's Square, the Doge's Palace and Rialto Bridge off their lists, before leaving for the next Italian city on their...

La retina hi-tech (italiana) che restituirà la vista a chi l’ha persa

La retina hi-tech (italiana) che restituirà la vista a chi l’ha persa

di Antonio Carnevale   Un minuscolo pannello fotovoltaico in grado di catturare la luce per stimolare i neuroni e restituire la vista alle persone. È su questo che da qualche anno sta lavorando un team – composto da fisici, neurobiologi, ingegneri biomedici e chirurghi oftalmologi – nei laboratori del dipartimento Neurosciences and Brain Technologies dell'Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia di Genova. Guidati da...

Huge Roman villa found under Amalfi church set to open

Huge Roman villa found under Amalfi church set to open

A fresco-covered Roman villa, found underneath a church on Italy's sun-kissed Amalfi coast, is set to open to the public for the first time in July. The opening of the villa was announced by Italy's Culture Undersecretary, Antimo Cesaro, on Saturday. Cesaro told Ansa the ruin was "a perfectly preserved archaeological treasure of enormous artistic value".   The enormous villa dates back to the...

Sofia Coppola's La Traviata opens at Rome opera house

Sofia Coppola's La Traviata opens at Rome opera house

by Ruth McKee An operatic collaboration between an American film-maker, an Italian haute couture king, and a British set designer will make its debut this weekend. Sofia Coppola's La Traviata will open at the Opera of Rome on Sunday in a production featuring costumes made and designed by Valentino with backdrops created by Nathan Crowley, the set designer for the Batman films.   Valentino,...

Oscar Farinetti, creator and founder of Eataly, receives Honorary Degree at AUR …

Oscar Farinetti, creator and founder of Eataly, receives Honorary Degree at AUR graduation ceremony

Oscar Farinetti is one of Italy's most successful and inspiring entrepreneurs. He has founded a business that celebrates and fosters Italian culinary excellence around the entire world, exalting quality, diversity and traditions in a way that no one ever accomplished before. "Today, we are honored" stated Richard Hodges, President of The American University of Rome, at this afternoon's ceremony "to offer...

Genoa maritime museum seeks possession of Columbus letter

Genoa maritime museum seeks possession of Columbus letter

A state maritime museum in Christopher Columbus' birthplace of Genoa is challenging a Florence library to be the custodian of the recently returned 1493 letter in which the explorer described his voyages to Spanish royals. Maria Paola Profumo, the director of the Galata Sea Museum, told The Associated Press on Friday she wants to put the letter on display in a...

Dr. Robert Leonard Honored by Italian Society for Hair Science

Dr. Robert Leonard Honored by Italian Society for Hair Science

Dr. Robert Leonard, chief surgeon and founder of Newton-based Leonard Hair Transplant Associates, was recently honored by the Italian Society for Hair Science during its 20th anniversary conference held April 17, 2016 in Florence, Italy. Dr. Leonard was awarded for his work in education in the field of hair restoration and science. Dr. Leonard and Dr. Matthew Lopresti of Leonard Hair...

Mille Miglia, “the most beautiful race in the world” turns 90 but its untamable …

Mille Miglia, “the most beautiful race in the world” turns 90 but its untamable spirit remains young

The Mille Miglia has a nearly 90-year history, but looks younger than its real age. Rather, it is as lively as it used to be in its early days, when it was "the most beautiful race in the world" (as Enzo Ferrari called it). For thirty years, from 1927 to 1957, the Mille Miglia ran across half of Italy, along its...

Boom dell'export Made in Italy

Boom dell'export Made in Italy

Cresce la voglia di Made in Italy nel mondo e lo dimostra il fatto che lo scorso anno il saldo commerciale è arrivato a 122,4 miliardi di euro. Un risultato che conferma il trend degli ultimi anni, con una progressione che continua senza sosta dal 2009 quando il saldo invece, era sceso sensibilmente.   Si tratta di un vero e proprio successo delle specializzazioni produttive italiane nel mondo che...

Joseph Tusiani, il poeta delle due terre, continua a dare lustro all’Italia e…

Joseph Tusiani,  il poeta delle due terre,  continua a dare lustro  all’Italia e all’America

Parlare di Joseph Tusiani (foto in apertura), il grande, prolifico studioso, letterato, traduttore, poeta di fama internazionale, vuol dire accendere una volta di più l'attenzione su un uomo novantaduenne che ancora, con vigore di mente e freschezza creativa, continua a produrre e a dare lustro a due terre così lontane tra loro, eppure così vicine nel suo cuore di italoamericano:...

L’olio di Cortona conquista l'America

L’olio di Cortona conquista l'America

Buone notizie da New York per il prezioso nettare verde di Cortona. Ben tre aziende del comune hanno sbaragliato la concorrenza portandosi a casa riconoscimenti nella più importante selezione di oli oliva organizzata in America dall'associazione NYIOOC.   Si tratta di due medaglie d'oro e una d'argento le prime due conquistate rispettivamente dall'azienda "Bramasole" e "Antica Quercia Verde" e la terza dall'...

New Film by Local Producer/Survivor Marks 60th Anniversary of Deadly Andrea Dori…

New Film by Local Producer/Survivor Marks 60th Anniversary of Deadly Andrea Doria Shipwreck

Author and Producer Pierette Domenica Simpson, who has written two books and a screenplay about surviving a deadly shipwreck while immigrating to America, has completed production of an international movie to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the catastrophe on June 25, 1956. The film, Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?, will debut at a private screening in Genoa, Italy at the...

Il 12 ottobre giornata nazionale degli Italiani nel mondo: proposta di legge del…

Il 12 ottobre giornata nazionale degli Italiani nel mondo: proposta di legge dell’On. Francesca La Marca

Una Giornata nazionale dedicata agli italiani nel mondo. Questo è l'oggetto di un disegno di legge che alla Camera ho presentato assieme agli altri colleghi del PD eletti all'estero. Se approvato, il 12 ottobre di ogni anno si celebrerà in Italia e all'estero la Giornata nazionale degli italiani nel mondo, nella quale nei canali di informazione, nella comunicazione, nelle scuole...

International rights to Italian books is a growing market

International rights to Italian books is a growing market

Italy's book publishing industry is going global. Whereas 2001 saw a mere 3.2% of the domestic titles being picked up by foreign publishers, the percentage climbed to 9.5% in 2015. In other words, nearly one out of ten Italian books crossed the border.   The bottom line is that in 2015, Italian publishing houses sold the rights to almost 6,000 titles overseas...

Quality foods, Italy stretches its lead in Europe

Quality foods, Italy stretches its lead in Europe

Italy is by far the leader in Europe for EU quality foods protection labels, according to the latest figures from Confartigianato, the association of Italian artisans and small business owners.   As of March 2016 Italy had 283 food products that have won one of the three prestigious food laurels: Protected Denomination of Origin (PDO), Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) and Traditional Specialities...

Damiani introduces the heritage of Italian style to new markets worldwide

Damiani introduces the heritage of Italian style to new markets worldwide

An Italian family firm with a deep-rooted tradition and passion for the art, craft and savoire-faire that goes into making high quality jewelry is introducing a growing number of consumers to its exceptional, handmade products.   Chairman Guido Damiani explains what makes award-winning Damiani and its pieces unique and how even the richest of markets still hold huge potential for expansion.   Read more   Source: http://www.theworldfolio.com/    

Federalimentare "scippa" l'Italian sounding a Coldiretti

Federalimentare "scippa" l'Italian sounding a Coldiretti

Fino a quattro o cinque anni fa il tema dell'Italian sounding agroalimentare era una "proprietà" riservata di Coldiretti. Quando si citava l'Italian sounding non era possibile omettere la stima dell'associazione di categoria che indicava in 60 miliardi di euro il valore del fenomeno, a danno dell'Italia.   Ora il tema è stato ripreso con forza da Federalimentare che, insieme con Fiere di Parma,...

Italy, the crucial player in NATO’s new strategic frontier

Italy, the crucial player in NATO’s new strategic frontier

Italy's Minister of Defense Roberta Pinotti explains Italy's potential in peace and security matters should the country become the next non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2017 and 2018.   Italy has lent its full support to the United Nations (UN) since becoming an member of the organization in 1955 and is the top Western contributor to its peacekeepers (often...

Abruzzo offers Italian magnificence without the endless crowds of tourists

Abruzzo offers Italian magnificence without the endless crowds of tourists

The Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere is perched on a bluff above the Adriatic Sea, overlooking a patch of grapevines, olive trees, and a long sandy stretch of beach. In the Italian province of Chieti, the Abbey was completed in the 13th century and built over an old Roman temple – columns from which still remain deep in the...

Vespa: Italy's most celebrated scooter turns 70

Vespa: Italy's most celebrated scooter turns 70

And to think that it was to be only an interlude of imagination in comparison to the work undertaken on the helicopter project.   Not even Corradino D'Ascanio, father of the Vespa, would ever have imagined the success of his creation, which began on April 23, 1946 in the factories of Pontedera on behalf of the Piaggio company. This was the only...

Napoli, negli abissi di Castel dell'Ovo c'è un tesoro sommerso

Napoli, negli abissi di Castel dell'Ovo c'è un tesoro sommerso

C'è una Napoli sepolta e sconosciuta. Non quella sigillata nelle stratificazioni di polvere che danno successione al tempo, ma la città nascosta dall'acqua. È l'antica terraferma oggi sommersa dal mare, teatro dell'ultima scoperta archeologica che aggiunge un importante tassello alle conoscenze sul tratto di costa che abbraccia il golfo tirrenico da Monte di Procida a Punta Campanella.   Le immersioni subacquee hanno...

Riccardo Tisci and Elena Ferrante among Time 100 influencers

Riccardo Tisci and Elena Ferrante among Time 100 influencers

Time has just released it new list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Beyond already famous names such as Leonardo DiCaprio or Angela Merkel, just to mention a few, there are marvellous stories hidden by names that most of us have never heard before.   This year, the American magazine added two Italians to its prestigious list: Riccardo Tisci,...

Come back to Sorrento? In a heartbeat

Come back to Sorrento? In a heartbeat

My father enjoyed listening to recordings of the famed Italian-American tenor Mario Lanza. Lanza was a volatile figure. There were even whisperings that his mysterious 1959 death at age 38 resulted from a "revenge" hit by Lucky Luciano after Lanza refused to perform for the mobster at a Naples concert.   Lanza's superb vocals, though, lived on, keeping him a national treasure...

Il nuovo made in Italy e l’artigianato oltre la retorica

Il nuovo made in Italy e l’artigianato oltre la retorica

Sono appena rientrata dalla mia visita all'Università per Stranieri di Perugia dove sono stata visiting professor nel corso di laurea sulla Promozione dell'Italia all'estero. Un corso di laurea unico tra le università italiane.   Questo programma, fondato dalla Rosanna Masiola, ricercatrice di studi anglo-americani e nel campo degli studi della moda e teorie della traduzione, è ora diretto da Francesca Malagnini che...

Kids will be Kids, Even in Ancient Rome: Roman Toys & Games (Part 2)

Kids will be Kids, Even in Ancient Rome: Roman Toys & Games (Part 2)

Here the second part discovering the world of toys in ancient Rome. The older boys and girls had outdoor toys... sticks and hoops, balls, yo-yos, swings, bow and arrows, sling shots, hobby horses, marbles, and games similar to kick-the-can, hide-and-seek and tag. And you can imagine some great racing games using toys with wheels on them... "My chariot can beat your...

Italian pasta maker eyes U.S. market expansion

Italian pasta maker eyes U.S. market expansion

Italian pasta maker F. Divella S.p.A. has launched a fully integrated marketing campaign to bring its pasta products to the United States. The campaign is expected to reach U.S. trade and consumers through a combination of public relations, trade relations and digital marketing.   Divella's marketing investment will begin in top markets throughout the East coast, including New York, Boston, Washington and...

Futuristic 150m Mega Yacht Concept SHADDAI

Futuristic 150m Mega Yacht Concept SHADDAI

Boasting controversial and innovative features, the 150m mega yacht concept SHADDAI, designed by Gabriele Teruzzi was created with the desire to see the world from high up in mind. The yacht elevates the owner from the sea level towards the sky, offering unprecedented views of her surroundings and a unique way to enjoy the life at sea. The designer has expressed...

Nine literary cafés to visit in Italy

Nine literary cafés to visit in Italy

Although it opened in France, the first literary café in Europe was the endeavor of an Italian man: young Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli, from Sicily, opened Le Café Procope in Paris in 1686.   The Procope was located opposite the Comédie Française theater, which had been built only a few years earlier, and soon became one of the centers of the Ville...

Emigrazione, Genova mette on line i nomi di 10 milioni di persone partite verso …

Emigrazione, Genova mette on line i nomi di 10 milioni di persone partite verso le “Americhe”

L'obiettivo è particolarmente ambizioso, riuscire a catalogare almeno 10 milioni di persone tra quelle partite da Genova e Cisei, il Centro Internazionale Studi Emigrazione Italiana, che ha festeggiato i suoi primi 10 anni di attività, sembra avvicinarsi a grandi passi verso questo risultato che permetterà di valorizzare questo grande patrimonio culturale. Per adesso, infatti, sulla pagina web si possono già trovare...

Como, delegazione di studenti dell'Insubria incontrerà i colleghi di Harvard

Como, delegazione di studenti dell'Insubria incontrerà i colleghi di Harvard

Partiranno alla scoperta degli Stati Uniti d'America trentadue studenti dell'Insubria, ma non si tratta di una vacanza. I ragazzi partiranno il prossimo 19 maggio e visiteranno Boston, New York Philadelphia e Washington, accompagnati dal professor Giorgio Maria Zamperetti, ordinario di Diritto Commerciale nel Dipartimento di Diritto, Economia e Culture.   Nella prima tappa, a Boston, la delegazione sarà ricevuta ad Harvard, dove...

Il "boss delle torte" Buddy ad Altamura per ritirare una targa onorifi…

Il "boss delle torte" Buddy ad Altamura per ritirare una targa onorifica

Il pasticcere italo-americano Buddy Valastro sarà ad Altamura il prossimo 20 maggio. Il Sindaco Giacinto Forte gli consegnerà in aula consiliare una targa in omaggio alle sue origini altamurane. Bartolo "Buddy" Valastro è un pasticcere e personaggio televisivo italo-americano, noto al pubblico mondiale per il suo programma di successo "Cake Boss" ("Il Boss delle Torte"). I suoi genitori sono entrambi italiani:...

Rome metro line runs into Roman barracks and burial ground

Rome metro line runs into Roman barracks and burial ground

Work to upgrade Rome's public transport has again run up against an ancient problem: archaeological ruins. Culture ministry officials on Monday showed reporters where work on the city's third subway line unearthed barracks for Roman Praetorian guards dating from the second century. While construction workers poured concrete at the planned Amba Aradam metro stop, an archaeologist just a few meters away brushed...

An American walks into a bar…and creates a legend: Harry’s Bar

An American walks into a bar…and creates a legend: Harry’s Bar

An American called Harry The Cipriani family has been serving drinks at Harry's Bar on Venice's iconic Grand Canal since 1931. Over the years it has attracted many society clientele. The Italian Ministry for Cultural Affairs even declared it a national landmark in 2001. But this little bar owes more to an American than many people know. So who was...

Florence and the cream of Italian craftsmanship, in a must-see event at the Cors…

Florence and the cream of Italian craftsmanship, in a must-see event at the Corsini gardens

The pleasure of seeing the hands of high skilled artisans at work can definitely be heightened if the set is a 17th century Florentine garden. That's the formula of "Artigianato & Palazzo , an outdoor fair held in Florence until Sunday, 15 May, dedicated to the culture of "fatto a mano," Italian-style handmade production. For nearly 20 years, the fair has...

Cagnotto wins 19th continental title at LEN European Aquatics Championships as h…

Cagnotto wins 19th continental title at LEN European Aquatics Championships as hosts keep up good form

Italy's Tania Cagnotto claimed her 19th continental crown after successfully defending her women's three metres springboard title here at the European Aquatics Championships today.   Cagnotto, who also retained her 1m crown and won mixed 3m synchro silver on Wednesday (May 11), notched her second gold medal of the Championships with a score of 360.60 points.   Read more   Source: http://www.insidethegames.biz/    

E' di Verbania la donna più anziana del mondo

E' di Verbania la donna più anziana del mondo

La persona più anziana del mondo, una donna afroamericana di New York, è morta negli Stati uniti a 116 anni, passando il testimone del primato di longevità all'italiana Emma Morano, piemontese, anche lei di 116, decana d'Italia e d'Europa. Susannah Mushatt Jones, nata a Montgomery Alabama nel 1899, si è spenta in una casa di riposo di Brooklyn. Era entrata...

Italy Approves Same-Sex Civil Unions After Long Battle In Heavily Roman Catholic…

Italy Approves Same-Sex Civil Unions After Long Battle In Heavily Roman Catholic Country

by Abigail Abrams   Italy's Parliament approved a bill Wednesday to allow same-sex civil unions in a long-awaited decision that has seen intense debate between the Roman Catholic Church and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.   In order to avoid last-minute attempts to block or amend the bill, Renzi called a confidence vote in Italy's lower house, saying it was "unacceptable to have any more...

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