NEWS FROM : ITALY  

LA PROSSIMA 'Apple computer' potrebbe nascere in Italia. E' importante che il governo e le istituzioni finanziarie sostengano le nuove aziende e consentano loro di crescere": parola di Nolan Bushnell, l'uomo che ha rivoluzionato il mondo dei videogame fondando Atari e che in cinquant'anni di attività ha lanciato la carriera di molte menti creative,...

Naples hosts four days of enogastronomy, art, culture and music for Wine &Thecity, running May 21st-24th.The Campanian Capital is set to open its historic palazzi, courtyards, art and design ateliers, boutiques and grand hotels for tastings, aperitivo and art happenings, all of which focus on the best of local wines. With over 100 different pa...

by Ken Beaton   "We're in Rome," was the June 5, 1944 lead headline in The Stars And Stripes, our armed forces daily newspaper. The front page was filled with Rome liberation stories. Stars and Stripes staff writer Sgt. Jack Raymond's headline was "Delirious Crowds Stop Tanks Jerry Couldn't."   "Rome, June 4 – The mighty armored...

There is plenty for tourists to take in at the Ortigia market in Syracuse, Sicily: the distinctly southern Italian hum of the crowd; spices and vegetables so diverse they could color a rainbow and the calm blue sea in the distance.   But just wandering around this site, where Archimedes is said to have once helped the Greeks fight the Romans...

Grazie a internet le aziende italiane possono raggiungere consumatori in tutto il mondo. Dalla Germania il maggior numero di acquisti, ma gli utenti che spendono di più sono i cinesi. Quasi un italiano su due cerca ispirazione sulla Rete per scegliere i propri doni   A pochi giorni dal Natale la corsa ai regali è anche su internet. Per le az...

by Mauro Battocchi   The U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission has recently announced the 2015-16 scholarships offered for the Fulbright BEST program, a fast-growing program that exposes Italian talents to Silicon Valley culture and then sends them back to Italy to turn their innovative ideas and approaches into business ventures.   Applica...

by Francesco Clementi   Once the outgoing President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, officially files his resignation, Italy will go through five steps to elect a new President. The most immediate steps will see the President of the Senate, Pietro Grasso taking on the interim role of President of the Republic. Then, within fifteen days...

The Horti Leonini in San Quirico d'Orcia, Tuscany, are home to a sculpture representing the head of Janus Bifrons, the Roman god of passages, from homes' thresholds to pivotal moments in history.   In the late 16th-century park, the statue dedicated to the ancient pagan deity is placed at the border between the "wild" area and the well-groom...

The shop windows of Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, two of the main roads of the Fashion District (also known with the Italian words Quadrilatero della Moda), usually have "London – New York - Paris" written just under the brand logos. It's not surprising that the same brands, in those places quoted on the shop windows, have MILAN written a...

By Riley Gladstone Protruding strategically like a boot into the Mediterranean Sea, Italy is a land of ancient history and marvelous beauty. Famous for food, wine, art and fashion, this is the country where Renaissance started and which continues to be at the forefront of design innovation.   Italy's enchanting landscapes, sun-kissed sandy...

By Marissa Fessenden The first motion pictures were simple image sequences — like that captured by British photographer Eadweard Muybridge using a series of cameras tripped by a horse galloping in 1878. Even the first films with plot were short (like George Méliès's 1902 A Trip to the Moon, which has a run time of about 14 minutes).   The f...

by Jonathan Bazzi   Starting from the ancient custom of storing food in the snow, over the centuries a taste developed for sweet drinks and cooled mixtures consumed at the beginning or end of a meal. A key step came with Eastern insights into artificial freezing methods.   With its resounding passion and interest in research from dist...