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Dante's Hell and Inferno Dantesco Animato, both films produced and directed by Boris Acosta, will premiere in Italy. Dante's Hell at MIA, the Rome film festival market on October 17, 2020 and later on both films will have their world festival premiere at the Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival on October 31, Halloween Day and will continue on to Novemb...

Lombard cuisine is famous all over the world for its main dish: the risotto alla milanese. It is a very old recipe, dating back to 1500 and characterized by a very creamy saffron rice accompanied by ossobuco (ox marrow) cooked for 120 minutes. Yet Lombardy boasts a rich and very varied gastronomic heritage. Let's see, therefore, what are the most f...

Italy introduced a questionnaire visitors can use to determine if and how they can enter the country in an effort to simplify navigating travel restrictions, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The interactive questionnaire tells visitors if they need a reason to come as well as what restrictions or pre-arriv...

Italian food & beverage exports reached a value of 17,329.9 million euros in the first half of this year. This corresponds to a growth of +2.6% compared to the first half of 2019. Exports in June increased by +0.7% compared to 2019. Moreover, in July production fell by -0.4%: it can be said that “the sector is somehow touching the bottom of the cri...

Il secondo lunedì di ottobre, ogni anno, negli Stati Uniti si celebra il Columbus Day, la festa che esprime l’orgoglio degli italiani d’America incarnato dalla figura di Cristoforo Colombo. Ogni anno abbiamo celebrato il Columbus Day a New York, con la celebre parata, ma anche in ogni Stato americano, come festa di tutta l’America a testimonianza d...

If there’s a silver lining to a pandemic, it’s that it forces people to pause, take a breath and perhaps truly listen to each other. This definitely should be the case with respect to the annual “Is-he-a-saint-or-a-sinner?” rancor triggered by Columbus Day. So how about a different approach? Let’s consider instead how the achievements of Italians a...

The legendary Torlonia Collection, considered among the world's most important private collections of Greek-Roman classical art, will at last come to light after being largely hidden away for more than 70 years. Palazzo Caffarelli, a newly-restored exhibition space in Rome's Capitoline Museums, will display 92 pieces from the priceless collection o...

Ah, Italia – land of spaghetti, mozzarella, pizza, and so many other Mediterranean delights. New to the list of the peninsula’s treasures, however, is Made-in-Italy malt whisky! With great enthusiasm and profound passion for the Scottish “water of life,” the Ebensperger family founded PUNI, Italy’s first-ever distillery, in 2010 near the Ortler mou...

The Rome-based United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger. WFP has acted "as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict" said the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The 101st winner of the prize, worth about $1 million, was announced tod...

Rome archaeologists have unveiled the remains of a magnificent Roman villa, or domus, buried for almost 2,000 years under an apartment block at the foot of the Aventine Hill. The spectacular discovery was made in 2014 during works to earthquake-proof the foundations of the 1950s-era building in Piazza Albania, not far from the Circus Maximus. Archa...

More than seven million people in Italy have now downloaded the Immuni app since it was launched in June, as local media reports a spike in downloads last weekend. With new cases of coronavirus rising again in Italy, the government says more people need to use Immuni if the country is to avoid a second wave of contagion, and the increased restricti...

The sixth edition of the Italian Food Awards will be held in digital version on October 21 starting at 4 pm. The most innovative products launched on international markets in 2020 will be awarded by a jury of experts. Up to 164 nominations have been collected, divided in the following 12 categories: BAKERY & SNACKS, BEVERAGE, CONDIMENTS, DAIRY, FRO...