NEWS FROM : ITALY  

The Italian calendar includes 12 national holidays, plus a whole series of other "lesser" holidays that are celebrated only in some cities, such as those dedicated to patron saints. Among these special days, the Republic Day, in italian Festa della Repubblica, is one of the most heartfelt by the population, despite the fact that, for historical rea...

Enrico 'Chico' Forti, an Italian entrepreneur who has spent the last 24 years in a US jail after being convicted of killing an Australian businessman in 1998, returned to Italy on Saturday morning. Forti, 65, landed at Pratica di Mare air base south-west of Rome on an Italian military plane, where he was met by Italian premier Giorgia Meloni. Forti...

Italians can tell turisti before they’ve even opened their mouth. One expat reveals how not to look like a tourist in Italy. An American expat in Italy has unveiled the four “obvious signs” that give away an American tourist, including their unique walking habits. Rachael Sullivan, an American woman from Florida, moved to Florence in January this y...

Italy, the birthplace of espresso, is a country where coffee isn’t just a beverage; it’s a cultural institution, a daily ritual, and a source of endless pleasure. Italian coffee culture is rich and deeply ingrained in the daily routine of locals and visitors alike. If you find yourself in Italy this season, embarking on a journey through its coffee...

Leonardo da Vinci’s map of Imola is a remarkable historical artifact as well as a symbol of the innovative developments in cartography during the Renaissance. Created for Cesare Borgia, this map represents a pivotal moment in the evolution of mapping techniques, as it blended together artistic precision with scientific inquiry. Let’s explore togeth...

Italian neorealism was meant to be a genre populated by non-professional actors, but Anna Magnani was the exception that proved the rule. Despite her stardom, her bawdy ebullience, earthy intensity and resolute lack of glamour made her the perfect emblem for a cinematic movement centred around ordinary Italians dealing with the tough realities of l...

When Rubia Daniels heard a town in Italy was selling off abandoned homes for $1 apiece, she had to take a look for herself, NBC News reports. The Berkeley, Calif., resident booked her first flight to Mussomeli, Sicily, in 2019 and quickly ended up buying not one, but three, fixer-uppers at a bargain price. Daniels, 50, has a construction background...

Back again this year, from May 22 to Sept. 22, 2024, is the Viaggio nel Foro di Cesare (Journey through Caesar’s Forum), the multimedia show that aims to narrate and bring to life the scenic archaeological area, accompanied by the narrative voice of Piero Angela. Promoted by Roma Capitale, Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali, the project is...

In good news for those headed to Italy's shores this summer, a environmental survey has shown an improvement of water quality in various Italian waters. The annual analysis from the foundation FFE has awarded almost 500 Italian beaches with the blue flag, which stands for clean water and environmental protection. That's 14 more than last year. Most...

It remains clearly in the positive, at least in the first two months of 2024, the performance of Italian wine exports, which, globally, touched 1.14 billion euros, at +9.5% over the same period 2023, for 297.6 million liters, at +8.2%. Although, it must be said, it denotes a major slowdown on January’s super start, with double-digit growth. In any...

Passengers flying from Rome's Fiumicino Airport with ITA Airways can now check in and drop off their luggage at the central Termini train station before their flight. Airport in the City is the new initiative by Rome airport management company Aeroporti di Roma (AdR) which is open exclusively to ITA Airways passengers flying from Fiumicino, to any...

Three new records in one afternoon. Italian athletes carve them during the Savona International Meeting in the shot put, women's 100 meters and long jump. Leonardo Fabbri, Zaynab Dosso and Mattia Furlani the protagonists of the different disciplines who added another page to Italian sports history. An exciting path ahead of the upcoming Paris 2024...