NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Pierrel segnala una forte avanzata delle vendite sul mercato Usa, imputabile soprattutto al successo dell' anestetico dentale (articaina) prodotto in asepsi nello stabilimento di Capua.   Fabio Velotti, amministratore unico della controllata Pierrel Pharma ha comunicato i dati relativi ai volumi di vendita raggiunti nel corso del primo trime...

By Gian Antonio Stella Le macerie del corpo di ingresso del castello medievale di Frinco, nell'Astigiano, tre mesi dopo il «Grande Crollo» del 5 febbraio (così chiamato per non confonderlo con altre frane meno gravi che avevano annunciato il disastro) sono ancora lì.   L'unico impegno preso dall'amministrazione comunale è sulla rimozione di...

Stasera al Complesso del Vittoriano a Roma ci sarà un incontro per presentare al pubblico una scoperta molto interessante: il sesto ritratto di Niccolò Macchiavelli, probabilmente il primo in ordine cronologico tra quelli noti, che attualmente sono cinque.   Il Complesso del Vittoriano aveva già avuto a che fare con il noto scrittore, quando...

Italy's leading tourist attractions including the Colosseum could soon be in foreign hands as the country seeks new directors from around the world to make its museums more profitable.   In the biggest shake-up of arts and culture of modern times, Matteo Renzi, the Prime Minister, has announced that the Government is to run advertisements in...

by Claudia Astarita   Financial Times released this weekend its own "selection of fuller-bodied red, white and fortified wines", introducing them as "the kind of wines that we think are perfect for fireside conversation and comforting, slow-cooked meals".   Rosés and lighter-bodied reds are definitely out this year, at least in the Un...

The Siena Cathedral's Gate to Heaven opened on March 9 and will remain open until October 31, 2015. Thanks to a project by Opera della Metropolitana di Siena, visitors can now enjoy a unique view of the magnificent Romanesque-Gothic church built between the 13th and 14th centuries, from a place as high up as the stars.   The Tuscan city's cr...

By Colleen Barry   The Expo 2015 world's fair showed potential as a backdrop for serious diplomacy as it opened Friday for a six-month run, even as it also served as a lightning rod for anti-globalization protests. North Korea stepped out of its isolation as a last-minute participant, and there are signs that Turkey may use the occasion...

If you're in Rome this summer, don't miss the rare chance to admire Leonardo da Vinci's iconic self-portrait, for the first time on display at the Capitoline Museums, starting today.   Normally preserved in the vault of the Royal Library of Turin, and rarely visible to the public, the delicate portrait, thought to be drawn around 1510, when...

Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy won the 1,500 freestyle at the world swimming championships Sunday night in a race that shockingly went off without two-time defending champion Sun Yang of China. Sun didn't appear during introductions and Lane 3 remained empty instead of being filled by reserve Pal Joensen of the Faroe Islands.   "Today I...

Italian spumante exports are at a record high, up 20% in the first five months of 2015, according to farmers' association Coldiretti. Coldiretti President Roberto Moncalvo presented the analysis, based on research data from national statistics bureau ISTAT, at the association's Expo pavilion "No Farmers, No Party".   According to the da...

by Alessia Maccaferri Bucking a trend in other countries where the so-called sharing economy is focused on on-demand services, which slash costs and boost profits, in Italy, there's been an attempt to go in another direction more similar to peer-to-peer, collaboration, and alternative business models. The new 2015 map of Italy's sharing econo...

La Capitale italiana della cultura è una novità introdotta con il Decreto Legge 31 maggio 2014, n. 83, contenente nuove misure in materia di tutela del patrimonio culturale, sviluppo della cultura e rilancio del turismo (convertito in legge e pubblicato nella Gazzetta Ufficiale n. 175 del 30 luglio 2014).   In particolare, il provvedimento c...