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Proseguono su Community, il programma trasmesso da Rai Italia nel mondo, i ritratti dei "grandi" italiani che hanno lasciato un segno nella storia. Non poteva quindi mancare Mario Fratti, il drammaturgo aquilano che dal 1963 vive a New York, definito il "Pirandello americano".   Mario Fratti, di recente venuto in Italia per ritirare l'ennesi...

Per toglierci di mente il fatto di essere un popolo di santi, poeti, navigatori ci abbiamo messo parecchio tempo. Quanto ci vorrà per capire che il Made in Italy non è fatto solo di moda e cibo?   Uno studio sulla meccanica italiana ci dà una mano a chiarire che non solo questa industria nel nostro Paese negli ultimi 20 anni ha fatto passi d...

By Kelsey Drain   Milan has been listed as the number one fashion and luxury goods shopping destination in the world, according to research by SEA — the operator of the Italian business capital's principal airports — and consulting firm Pambianco Strategie di Impresa. The research was based on a series of "qualitative interviews on a sample...

by Silvia Donati   Any season is good for eating gelato, but of course summer is the time when we eat even more of it...so, if you're going to be around Italy this summer and want to try gelato in each place you visit (which, of course, you should!), here's a handy guide to ordering gelato in an Italian gelateria.   Look for two signs...

by Claudia Baroncelli   What happens when the visionary genius of Salvador Dalì meets one of the greatest Italian poets, Dante Alighieri, interpreting with a totally personal touch his most famous masterpiece, the Divine Comedy? Check it out with Swide.   As one of the most fascinating, complex and wonderful works by the undisputed ge...

by Jonathan Bazzi   Founder of the automobile company bearing his name, with which he won nine Formula 1 world championships during his lifetime (15 in total), Enzo Ferrari was an exceptional innovator, and a true prophet of the union between technique and collective imagination.   He understood, even while still surrounded by th...

È stato pubblicato questa mattina, sul sito del Ministero dell'Istruzione, l'Avviso da 28 milioni di euro per dotare le scuole del I ciclo di istruzione di nuovi spazi didattici per l'apprendimento delle competenze tecnologiche di base, da coniugare con la manualità, l'artigianato e la creatività.   Il finanziamento fa parte dei fondi delle...

Some say that as you enter Palazzo Branciforte , in the bustling and mostly dilapidated heart of the city, it doesn't feel like you are in Palermo.   In fact, the historic aristocratic mansion restored in 2012 by architect Gae Aulenti for the Fondazione Banco di Sicilia is a microcosm of wonders, all beautifully organized and accessible, wit...

Venice's iconic Rialto Bridge is on everyone's Top 10 must-see list. But apart from taking a selfie at the top or a beautiful panoramic photo down the Grand Canal, few stop to consider the history behind the bridge. Fewer still realize that this is the sixth crossing on the site or that Michelangelo, one of Italy's greatest artists, was linked to i...

His father wanted him to become a lawyer, and he nearly did. But Massimo Bottura's obsession with cooking instead has paid off: his restaurant, the Osteria Francescana, may have put the noses of conservative Italian chefs out of joint, but it now boasts the title "best in the world".   Set in the heart of Modena in northern Italy, the Oster...

by Giovanna Mancini   With over €1 billion in sales, the US is the top foreign market into which Italian interior design firms are seeking to expand their activities. While it's true that the Chinese market is growing more quickly (with sales of Italian furniture up 27.5% in 2015), in absolute terms the US market remains by far the most impo...

Naples is not just a B-list Italian city or a gritty point of departure to Capri or Pompeii. It's the former seat of an entire kingdom that, after Italy's unification, had its treasury looted and its citizens taxed into submission. The best context for Naples, which only Paris rivaled for sophistication, is Museo di Capodimonte, the largest museum...