NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Not many countries in the world make of their clean laundry a street decoration, but Italy does. From Venice to Florence, from Naples to Bozen, lines of blues and reds, browns and yellows and greens and whites, all hang out of our windows like a fragrant rainbow of normality, and god only knows how much we need that, nowadays.  Have you ever wonder...

Monte Isola is definitely the main attraction of Lake Iseo. One of the largest lake islands in Europe, it is the ideal destination for a day trip on the lake. The island can be easily reached by ferries. Once landed on the island you can visit the Santuario della Madonna della Ceriola located on top of the island at over 600 meters above sea level....

Castles, snow-capped mountains, Roman history and food: a road trip in Aosta Valley, Italy’s smallest region, offers this, plus plenty of fun for the keen driver, who will enjoy the mountain roads with their hairpin bends, climbs and tunnels.  The three-day itinerary we present here starts at Bard Fort, a fortified complex built in the 19th century...

Giulio Andreotti was Prime Minister in the years of national solidarity, economic crisis and terrorism, culminating in the kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro. In the following decade his political activity took on a decisive international connotation, with the appointment as President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chamber and then, with t...

Once upon a time, when I was a young teen with little to no traveling experience under my belt, I was equally fascinated and disgusted by tales of foreign, exotic lands (Britain and Germany, legend said), where pasta — yes, pasta! — was consumed with jam instead of sauce.  Friends who had spent their summers in London to learn  the sacred idiom of...

Due bandi regionali per coinvolgere le aziende emiliano-romagnole in programmi internazionali di scambio e promozione in ambito sanitario con Boston e Philadelphia, i due principali hub mondiali per le applicazioni della genomica, della terapia cellulare e dei big data applicati alla salute. Sono questi gli obiettivi delle iniziative messe in campo...

Andrea Crisanti was on a 30-hour flight from Italy to Australia for a conference on 22 February when some disturbing news appeared on his phone. Italy had just had its first COVID-19 death, and more cases were accumulating fast. He asked conference organizers to move his talk to the first day, and made the grueling trip back home after that. “It’s...

Filmmaker Enrico Cerasuolo recounts the life of Anna Magnani, Italy's great screen legend, who embodied the bare-faced, post-war honesty of Italian neo-realism and became a symbol of the city of Rome itself.With an indelible catalog of her must-see films and a well-chosen selection of historical interviews, the opinions of Marlon Brando, Luchino Vi...

If we told you of a snowfall in Rome in August, we bet you'd have a hard time believing it, as it is certainly not common to see snow in August in Italy, usually the hottest month of the year. This unlikely event is said to have happened once, and, since then, every year it is recalled with gimmicks that bring “snow” back to one of the most famous...

The US is home to some of the most dependable brands when it comes to two-wheeled vehicles. From Grandeur Motorcycles, Boss Hoss Cycles to Big Bear Choppers, there are tons of US-based motorcycle brands that are sure to give any rider that pure American riding experience. One of the biggest and most highly-recognized motorcycle brands in the world...

A second home in Italy? It's the dream. For married couple Marco Cavalli and Sunaina (known as Suni) Lobo of Oaklandh, California, it became a reality over a year ago. When coronavirus lockdowns seemed to put living that dream on indefinite hold, Cavalli and Lobo didn't give up on finding a way to spend much-needed time with family and friends this...

One hundred and fifty years after Maria Montessori’s birth, tens of thousands of teachers around the world still hail her innovations and educational philosophy. One of Italy’s first female doctors, Montessori applied her training as a scientist to teaching children in new ways. She upended conventional thinking about education by, among other thin...