NEWS FROM : ITALY  

The Protected Marine Area of the Cinque Terre National Park extends along the stretch of coast that comprises such famous places as Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare, the five villages collectively known as the Cinque Terre. Beautiful spots are everywhere within this protected area, and not necessarily as sought-afte...

Just a week before the world as we once knew it dramatically changed — before store shelves and online retailers’ supplies of hand sanitizer and toilet paper were completely depleted, and before New York City was deemed the epicenter of the coronavirus — I made a visit to the Jane Hotel’s restaurant Old Rose with a pair of friends. It was a Monday....

Italian pasta is holding its ground – and even taking off again. According to TUTTOFOOD data (the next edition of the food fair is scheduled at Fieramilano in Rho from 17 to 20 May, 2021), exports are breaking new ground alongside the boom in domestic consumption (up to +40% in March and April). The figures are reported by ISTAT for the first quart...

Blue waves crash onto white sandy beaches. Villas perch magnificently on the hillside. Children ride their bikes between military tanks. Director Luca Guadagnino of dreamy Call Me by Your Name offers these scenic snippets in the advertisement for his new film. We Are Who We Are follows a pair of friends as they navigate their teenage years and a ti...

Being quarantined leaves you a lot of time to ponder upon stuff — even if you actually work from home so you need to pump through your 8 hours a day writing and editing anyway. Some reflect on the meaning of life and the necessity to “slow down” for real, even after Covid-19 will leave us alone, others have taken up the romantic role of their house...

Although of very ancient origins, the city of Viterbo became a real urban center in the Etruscan era. The Etruscan name of the city, Surina, was due to the presence, according to their beliefs, of the God Suri. The city soon expanded until the Roman period when it took the name of Sorrina Nova, becoming an important Latin center. With the fall of t...

Sandwiched between the sea and the mountains, Genoa was once a powerful maritime republic. Its great expansion began after the year 1000, extending its trading and military power over much of the Mediterranean. In 1528, with Doge Andrea Doria, who belonged to a family of rich merchants and extraordinary seafarers, the Republic of Genoa reached the...

“Surprise. I exist outside your mind.” On Sunday, HBO put out the first full length trailer for its limited series We Are Who We Are, the new project from Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino, and that line from Jordan Kristine Seamón’s determined Caitlin seems to set up the premise of the coming-of-age tale, which follows two American tee...

ROBOZE has announced leading physicist Federico Faggin has joined its Advisory Board as a technological consultant. The ‘father of the microprocessor’ and co-inventor of the touchpad and touchscreen, Faggin links up with ROBOZE as it looks to accelerate the development of its additive manufacturing products within a range of industries. He is also...

COVID has been a ‘total disaster’ for tourism to Sicily, as it has been for many destinations.  But now the Italian region is investing millions of euro to incentivise international visitors to return. “Tourism is worth 15% of the gross domestic product, and in some areas it even represents 40%”, says tourism councillor Manlio Messina. 2020 will be...

THE BASILICA DI SAN FRANCESCO IS ONE of the main religious buildings in the town of Ascoli Piceno located in central Italy. Considered the finest example of Franciscan architecture in the region of Marche, the main entrance of this church contains a unique feature.  The entrance is located along a narrow alley on the side of Piazza del Popolo, the...

Quello di Dallara è un nome ben conosciuto anche negli Stati Uniti. Non fosse altro per il fatto che da più di vent’anni è impegnata nelle competizioni Indycar, serie per la quale dal 2012 è fornitore unico dei telai. In meno sanno che l’azienda di Varano Melegari (Parma), grazie alle proprie competenze in campo di materiali compositi, negli Usa ha...