NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Amazon is moving into Italian originals with a multigenre slate comprising “Bang Bang Baby,” a Milan-set mob drama with a young woman at its center, a comedy series centered around popular local star Carlo Verdone, and an unscripted food travelogue titled “Dinner Club.”  The streamer’s first forays into Italian scripted content were announced Thurs...

There's no pizza in Rome without supplì. And yet, the king of fried foods in the Italian capital’s culinary tradition is as famous inside the city as it is unknown outside. Excellent as both and appetizer and by itself, the reason that supplì hasn’t received its due credit outside of Rome remains an unsolved mystery. Of course, the explosion on a n...

Pier Paolo Pasolini is undoubtedly one of Italy’s most representative artists of the 20th century: a writer, a poet, a movie director, Pasolini’s work mélanged protest with tradition, freedom of expression with a profound respect for the very roots of Italian culture, all the while maintaining a controversial approach to many of the socio-political...

If you’re a foodaholic, then Cosenza is definitely the town for you – food here is amazing! The passion for food in Italy is an obsession, especially in Calabria. Fresh and seasonal produce creates deliciously mouth-watering traditional dishes that have evolved through centuries whilst influenced by the many cultures that arrived in Cosenza. Grown...

Today I want to talk about two subjects I’ve thought a bit about: Prosecco and rosé. Actually, it’s one subject: The arrival of Prosecco rosé, which is set to splash onto the market in less than a year, on New Year’s Day 2021. My immediate reaction was suspicion. Wasn’t this more evidence that the world was going to hell in a wine basket? Were my a...

As you quietly sip a coffee in Piazza Navona, a pinch of zest is added by the thought of being seated in what once would have been the path of professional athletes hurtling naked round Domitian’s Stadium. As well as the shape of the piazza, the link is there in the name. Evoking Greek athletic contests of ancient times, the mediaeval “Piazza d’Ago...

In a landmark research, Indian and Irish scientists have revalidated the 500-year-old findings of Italian polymath Leonardo Da Vinci that the human gut is a continuous structure. This idea had been junked by a British surgeon in the 19th century, who claimed that the mesentery that attaches intestines to the abdominal wall was a segmented entity. I...

Ha creato da zero a San Francisco un’azienda che si occupa di cloud computing. Fattura decine di milioni di dollari. Ha assunto 250 persone in California (e 18 in Italia). E ieri ha annunciato il suo ultimo round, di serie E: ha raccolto 70 milioni di dollari da Insight Partner e da precedenti investitori come Bain Capital e Accel (gente che ha inv...

Historically, Italy has given a lot to the art of filmmaking and Americans have always been fascinated by “Cinema Italiano” and by Italian films finding it and its craftsmanship unique and inspiring.  Of course, the Academy has also been very receptive to the films produced in Italy and indeed, as of 2014, Italy is the country that has won more Osc...

Rome is nicknamed “The Eternal City” and nowadays it could also be referring to the lines you’ll wait in. The city (along with Naples) is better organized than ever for the huge crowds that descend on it each year — but only for those who equip themselves with good information and use it. These tips may be wonky, but for smart travelers in 2020, th...

Twenty-two American soldiers received the Medal of Honor for service during the battle of Anzio in World War II. In late 1943, the Allies were attempting to liberate Italy from the Germans during World War II. That meant going up against German Field Marshal Albert Kesselring in Italy. In order to continue on from Salerno to Italy, an amphibious op...

A 1.2 metre (four foot) high glass barrier has been suggested as a way to protect the world-famous monument and its priceless mosaics from the acqua alta, or tidal flooding, which happens regularly in the lagoon city. The basilica's famous coloured marble and gold-leaf mosaics were swamped with sewage and the crypt left under a metre of corrosive s...