NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Many people know of soccer, or football as it is called in the rest of the world. Many dislike the sport because they just don’t get it and it just doesn’t relate to us in North America. You do have to keep something in mind, though: FIFA is one of the largest sport organizations in the world. Not here, Italy, Russia, or Japan, but in 211 countries...

A hi-tech vegetable garden to grow micro-green on the Moon and in extreme environments such as the polar ones, set up inside a special ‘igloo greenhouse’ designed to withstand very low temperatures. But also space missions simulated thanks to advanced immersive virtual reality techniques. This is the challenge of V-GELM (Virtual Greenhouse Experime...

With 170 km of coastline, Le Marche is an ideal summer destination: sandy beaches, wild coves set among cliffs, Mediterranean vegetation, family-friendly seaside resorts, plus many hilltop historic villages to visit when you want a break from the beach.  The Conero area of Le Marche is one of the most popular for a seaside vacation: white sand, tur...

Lo scorso 29 maggio, in occasione del terzo tavolo di coordinamento sul Turismo delle Radici, promosso dalla Direzione Generale per gli Italiani all’Estero del Maeci, il ricercatore Giuseppe Sommario aveva illustrato il progetto di ricerca, condotto dall’Osservatorio permanente sulle Radici Italiane (ORI) dell’Associazione AsSud, intitolato “Scopri...

Unlike the big-name northern provinces of Italy such as Tuscany, Veneto, and Emilia Romagna, the southern province of Puglia – the heel of Italy’s boot – doesn’t attract crowds of travelers. For those of us heading to southern Italy that’s a good thing, since in Puglia you still feel you’re visiting Italy as it was 50 years ago. That doesn’t mean t...

Since their large-scale influx from the homeland in the late 19th century, Italian Americans have rendered their distinct pattern on the cultural fabric with their food, fashions, expressions and mores. Many have gone on to prominence in sports, academia and public service, overcoming perceptions of their limitations along the way, while a select f...

Fiat has presented a new virtual museum, the “Virtual Casa 500,” devoted to its iconic compact automobile. Internet users from all over the world will be able to discover the history of the Fiat 500 with a selection of videos and archive pictures, while visiting a space that is destined to open for real in Turin, Italy as early as next year. The vi...

Ritengo che mai come adesso la Regione Piemonte debba cercare un’intesa sempre più forte con il sistema americano. Occorre infatti un lavoro di preparazione del territorio fatto da chi ha esperienza, ma senza tralasciare nessuno. Fare squadra è fondamentale! Le recenti tensioni politiche che hanno caratterizzato i rapporti transatlantici per anni n...

Watching Italy’s coronavirus agony unfold was unbearably sad for those of us who love this exuberant, gregarious country. But as the months went on, I began thinking more selfishly: Italy was coming back to life, but would the UK’s chaotic response to the pandemic deprive me of my Italy fix this year? Now, with plans to lift the ban on non-essentia...

THE MONTEVERGINE SANCTUARY IS A religious complex located at a height of 4,170 feet above sea level, on the limestone massif of Montevergine, among the Appenine mountains of Campania, in southern Italy. The sanctuary was founded by the hermit Saint William of Vercelli (known also as William of Montevergine) in 1119, along with the monastic Order of...

Le esportazioni registrano un forte passivo: – 7,8 miliardi di euro. A risentire della situazione economica relativa all’emergenza sanitaria del Coronavirus è il comparto economico internazionale. Sono proprio le ultime stime del Fondo Monetario Internazionale a prevedere un peggioramento generale dell’economia mondiale: si passa da una stima del -...

In order to improve the perception of its long-life pestos – from “pesto alla genovese” with basil to the ones based on tomato or other vegetables – Italian leading company Barilla has undertaken a path of innovation that has resulted in an international patent. The document was made public this year by the World Intellectual Property Organization....