NEWS FROM : ITALY  

150 years ago next week, one of the world’s most influential people, often described as the inventor of radio, was born in Bologna. Guglielmo Marconi altered the course of human history forever when he sent the first radio signal from his home in the Bologna countryside in 1894. Now, 150 years after his birth, his homeland is paying tribute in a bi...

Genoa are marking the 130th anniversary of the oldest football club in Italy’s foundation with a documentary released on Amazon Prime Video. This was a side founded in Genoa by British ex-pats in September 1893, which is why the name remains Genoa Cricket and Football Club.  The documentary, called ‘Genoa Comunque e Dovunque’ (Genoa anyway and ever...

Rome Fiumicino Airport has been named the World's Best Airport for Security Processing by Skytrax, the principal rating and assessment company in the international airport sector. The recognition for Fiumicino, known officially as Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, is part of the 2024 awards from the UK-based Skytrax which surveys travellers...

The XXXI edition of the Pizza World Championship has just concluded, featuring 718 competitors representing 55 nations. With 1078 challenges to determine a single winner across various categories, the city of Parma served as an exceptional venue. Italy emerges triumphantly from the competition, with near absolute dominance in several specialties. G...

We discovered a new fresh pasta, it tastes like olives but maintains all the characteristics of a beautiful artisanal pasta in both aroma and texture. It's the latest creation of Paride Vagnoni, a visionary and pragmatic entrepreneur, deeply passionate about Ascolan gastronomic traditions, who wanted to propel them into the future through industria...

60 years of history locked in a jar, Nutella has become a brand, not just a product. Nutella's 60 years celebrate the genius of Michele Ferrero, who invented the hazelnut and chocolate spread in 1964. For decades it was an almost unique proposition inside large-scale retail; today it has become a product category in its own right. On April 20, 1964...

A young Puccini, a piece that remained "hidden" for a very long time, then available only in unfinished form and, finally, brought back to light recently thanks to the studies of Professor Gabriella Biagi Ravenni of the Centro Studi Puccini, who found it complete in the library of the Conservatorio di Musica "Luigi Boccherini," where the Puccini wa...

Walking can be a way of life, but it is, above all, one of the easiest and most effective ways to understand the soul of a city, discover its secrets and savor its atmosphere: a “slow tourism” in other words, a more relaxed way of travelling and enjoying history and culture, which is at the same time freer and full of more surprises.   To find out...

Those looking for charming little towns and villages to visit should look no further than Italy. Italy is a charming place with small towns galore. One of the many affordable scenic small towns to visit in Italy is the southern coastal town of Tropea. Tropea is counted among the most beautiful villages in Italy (even being named the most beautiful...

Balsamic vinegar, a condiment cherished for its unique flavor profile, finds its origins in the heart of Italy. This revered ingredient, known for its sweet, tart, and subtly woody notes, has long been a staple in culinary traditions. At the heart of its creation is the simple grape, transformed through age-old processes into the balsamic vinegar....

Milan may be Italy's economic engine, but this city runs on an intoxicating fuel of spritz, style and sheer creativity. The undisputed capital of cool seamlessly blends centuries of heritage with a cutting-edge verve that makes it utterly inimitable. With captivating contrasts of vintage grandeur and gritty glamour, Milan has a way of seducing visi...

If you are thinking about a holiday in the shadow of Vesuvius but don't know how to find the best digs in town, this article is for you. We've got the lowdown on the best neighbourhoods where to stay in Naples, plus insider tips on hotels, B&Bs, holiday homes and hostels. Check out our complete guide (and our focus on the hottest hotels in 2024), g...