NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Known as the “Silent Giant”, the dramatic 3,000-meter (9,000-foot) peaks of Gran Sasso have long been a symbol of the region of Abruzzo and star of the sprawling Gran Sasso and Laga Mountains National Park. For centuries, the unforgiving slopes and plains of the highest massif in the Apennines have hosted little more than tiny alpine hamlets and fl...

There are many great spots across the world to gaze at the stars. The International Dark Sky Association (IDSA) lists 130 locations, including three that were added in the USA last year (in Colorado, Arizona, and Utah). One notable omission, if you browse the sites on the IDSA’s map, is Italy.  Now, though, the country has an officially recognized...

Before meeting her husband Giuseppe Morisania in Italy, Skyler Mapes used to buy whatever brand of olive oil was on sale at her local big box store. But when Morisania—whose family has pressed olive oil from their olive trees for three generations—expressed his horror at her choice of bland, flavorless oil during a visit to the Bay Area in 2015, sh...

Nutella has always inspired us to live with positivity, and once again wants to remind us that to grasp the good things in life we don’t need to look far, sometimes we just need to look around. This is why the Special Edition “Ti Amo Italia” was born, it will arrive on the market in October 2020  to invite us to realize how much wonder surrounds us...

Europe is accelerating on organic farming, in line with the guidelines of the new environmental pact which aims to increasingly reduce the use of chemicals in agriculture. All this in view of the goal set by the European Green Deal: to increase the area under organic farming in the Union to 25% within the next 10 years. In order to do this, in a se...

It's that sacred time of the year again –when large Italian families gather outside their driveways, garages, or back patios at 6 am in their oldest clothes and old stained aprons (that they’re not afraid to ruin), pulling out their huge steel pots, giant plastic tubs and plastic crates full of mason jars, old bedsheets, and large wooden spoons. It...

The monumental complex at Caserta was built by the architect Luigi Vanvitelli for the Bourbon king Charles III in the mid-18th century to rival Versailles and the Royal Palace in Madrid.  The site, inscribed by Unesco in its World Heritage list in 1997, comprises a magnificent palace with its park and gardens, natural woodland, hunting lodges, as w...

Dopo l’esperienza di successo della Rolli Days Digital Week di maggio, i Rolli Days Ottobre 2020 tornano a proporre ai visitatori l’opportunità di entrare di persona nei Palazzi dei Rolli, Patrimonio UNESCO dal 2006, per vedere dal vivo, dal 9 all’11 ottobre, i cicli di affreschi, le collezioni pittoriche e le strepitose sculture eseguite tra il ta...

Up to 1,000 fans will be allowed into stadiums for Serie A matches from Sunday. The Italian government agreed to open the stadiums to a limited number of fans following a meeting between the health and sports ministers, and other politicians, on Saturday. Several regional authorities such as Emilia-Romagna, Veneto and Lombardy had already passed in...

While everyone in Italy is no doubt thankful that the feared “second wave” of contagion has not yet materialised, many are wondering why the country has been less affected while neighbouring France and Spain suffer higher numbers of infections, hospitalisations, and deaths. Italy is now seeing around 1,500 new cases daily, while France and Spain ha...

Che il Governo italiano si impegni a fissare una data certa per le elezioni per il rinnovo dei Comitati degli Italiani all’Estero (Comites) e le conseguenti elezioni di secondo grado del Consiglio Generale degli Italiani all’Estero (Cgie). Questo è quanto presentato in una risoluzione alla Commissione Esteri della Camera dalla deputata di Forza Ita...

The first goal of the season for Serie A won’t happen until this weekend, and already Italy’s top soccer league has seen its first upset: One of the league’s oldest teams will start play under the control of a company in the heart of the American Midwest.  Parma Calcio 1913, named after the year it was founded and commonly referred to as Parma, ann...