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Depression is not just one: there are at least six different subtypes of it, involving distinct regions of the brain and responding differently to treatment. This was discovered by research that, with the help of artificial intelligence, examined brain MRI images of 800 patients. The study, which paves the way for increasingly personalized treatmen...

A grand tour of Rome’s iconic sculptures often includes a few staples: the Vatican Museums’ writhing Laocoön; the Capitoline Museums’ Dying Gaul, taking his last breath; and Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s Rape of Proserpina, with those indelible fingerprints left on the goddess’s leg. But some statues that dot the Italian capital are lesser known. They may...

According to a recent analysis by the Divulga research firm, Italian cuisine ranks as the most sustainable globally, thanks to its highly efficient agricultural production system. Over the past three decades, Italy has outperformed other nations in cutting climate-altering emissions. In terms of profitability, Italy’s agri-food sector showcases imp...

It’s beige and a little wan, but like many beloved brown foods, every spoonful of salsa di noci tastes like, “Why don’t I eat this more often?” The predecessor of pesto alla genovese by at least 300 years, Ligurian walnut sauce is, of course, made with nuts, used to dress pasta, and traditionally pestata (i.e. “pounded” with a mortar and pestle). A...

Back in September, a packed house at the Sala Grande Theatre gave movie director Michael Mann and actor Adam Driver a six-minute standing ovation. Then, Airbnb’s announcement of a new category of home listing, called Icons, turned the Ferrari Museum into the dream bedroom of any Formula One fan. The Ferrari name has shined brightly for most of its...

How to decide what to do 2 days in Milan to optimize your time and enjoy the city without too much rush? Organizing your itinerary well is certainly an excellent start. Do you love fashion? Do you prefer art? Are you passionate about design? Or maybe you can't wait to spend a nice evening in one of the many trendy restaurants to be found in the cit...

The oldest libraries in our country safeguard literary treasures that narrate centuries of history and culture. From north to south, these sanctuaries of knowledge allow us to retrace the footsteps of the giants of Italy’s history, offering a unique glimpse into the richness of the Italian heritage. Here are 5 of the oldest and richest libraries wi...

New research by Italian scientists estimates that parts of Venice will be submerged by 2150.  The study was carried out by experts at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) and analysed data on tide level rise.  Venice has been battling increasingly frequent flooding for decades.  There is now a system of flood barriers in plac...

Taranto is a city in Apulia with deep historical roots and is known as “the city of the two seas” because of its unique location between the Mar Grande and Mar Piccolo. Ancient Taranto, founded by the Greek people around the 8th century B.C. under the name Taras, was an important center of Magna Graecia. Its strategic location and port made Taranto...

A stamp of very high quality, for the Italian beaches where this year you can dive trusting in excellent water. Certifying this is a newly published study: 95 percent of the Italian coastline dedicated to bathing, or something like 5,090 kilometers, is of "excellent" quality. This is a significantly higher percentage than the European average. More...

The ribbon of coastline known as the Costiera Amalfitana (Amalfi Coast) attracts some five million tourists annually. The towns of Positano and Amalfi get the lion’s share of visitors and offer five-star hotels, beach clubs, and myriad souvenir shops. There are 13 localities along the shore or clinging to the cliffside, each with a different charac...

Why is the use of amphorae making a comeback in many vineyards, not just in Europe? This was discussed at Amphora Revolution, an event born from the joint venture between Merano Wine Festival and Veronafiere, which just concluded in Verona (June 7-8). Let's start with the advantages. Clay can be thought of as a middle ground between steel and oak. ...