NEWS FROM : ITALY  

There may be differences in how Italy and countries across the globe have dealt with the coronavirus pandemic this year, but one thing has brought the world together: cooking. With restaurants closed and more time spent at home, it seems like everyone has either discovered or rekindled a passion for preparing food from scratch, be it comfort cakes...

There’s really never a bad time to visit Italy. In fact, the country has special highlights year-round, like summer’s beach scene, mild winters and blossoming springs. But autumn is one of the best times to explore this Mediterranean country as you’ll encounter fewer tourists while admiring the foliage change and you can enjoy the local wine and fo...

Solomeo, a medieval hamlet located in the central Italian region of Umbria, can trace its history back to the 12th century. The site’s Church of Saint Bartholomew was first completed in the late 12th to early 13th century; nearby, Solomeo’s past residents built a castle to fortify their settlement in 1391. But to many, it is Brunello Cucinelli who...

Pininfarina is arguably the most influential automotive design house in history. Battista Farina's pioneering work and Sergio Pininfarina's later vision built a legacy that's included some of the most beautiful cars of all time—the Alfa Romeo Spider "Duetto", the Ferrari Testarossa, the original Fiat 124 Spider, the list goes on and on. Its legacy...

There's been a resurgence of fascist graffiti on the streets of Italy over the past few years. Enter CIBO, an Italian street artist with a passion for cleaning public spaces from hate using illustrations of food, from pizza to risotto to cupcakes. He calls it 'anti-fascist paint'. When asked why he uses food symbols, he responds: 'In Italy food is...

Five years ago, a small-town soccer club from Bergamo was struggling to stay in the Serie A, the Italian national league, eventually getting itself into the 17th position. Last year, the Atalanta soccer team clinched the third spot in the final standing and accessed the UEFA Champions League for the second year in a row. The team has indeed managed...

Giovanni Carilli and Giampiero Nobili are the only two residents in their small Italian town — but they're still taking the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic seriously. The elderly pair live in Nortosce, a town in Umbria that is difficult to get in and out of, which means Carilli, 82, and Nobili, 74, are often the only ones in the town. Despite t...

On the Apennines between Modena and Bologna is a real celebrity dish: the borlengo. It is prepared by combining flour, water and salt then poured into a large hot pan called "sole" (meaning sun), greased with pork rind. After a few minutes of cooking it’s seasoned with "cunza", which is ground lard with pancetta, garlic, and rosemary. Not exactly t...

“Intervengo per sollecitare il Governo, dopo ripetute interrogazioni sia nella scorsa legislatura che in questa, ad avviare il negoziato per aggiornare l'Accordo bilaterale di sicurezza sociale Italia-Stati Uniti firmato nel 1973 ed entrato in vigore nel 1978”. Così Fucsia Nissoli, deputata di Forza Italia eletta in Centro e Nord America, che ieri...

Olive oil, with its healthy properties and its close link with the Mediterranean Diet, is a strategic food in the fight against obesity and food imbalance. This is what Assitol (an Italian association of oil producers) says on the occasion of World Food Day, celebrated every year on October 16, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of FAO, the UN or...

Martedì 27 ottobre sarà presentato a Roma alle ore 10,00 il Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo 2020 della Fondazione Migrantes. Si tratta della XV edizione completamente rinnovata e alla quale hanno partecipato circa 60 autori dall’Italia e dall’estero. L’evento si terrà in presenza con partecipazione solo su invito nel pieno rispetto della normativa sani...

Italy is to make two modules for the future gateway space station orbiting the moon in NASA's Artemis program, sources said Wednesday. The modules will be among the main ones at the future space station. They will be made by Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between aerospace firms Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%). The modules are the I-Hab (Inte...