NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Forget about sandwiches that taste like plastic and uncomfortable little bars with strange seating. Even if we’ve waited too long in Italy for such a concept, you can now happily interrupt (or conclude) a visit to one of the great museums in the country by enjoying a good, if not excellent, meal. Perhaps outside of Italy, this is not news; for deca...

Altamura bread is one of the most famous gastronomic products in Puglia. It has very ancient origins. The latin poet Orazio (1st century BC) in a passage from the "Satire" wrote: "best bread in the world, so much so that the diligent traveler brings a supply for the continuation of the journey". But the fame of Altamura bread does not end here. It...

The EU bank is supporting FS Italiane Group's investment plan covering new trainsets for Trenitalia's regional transport division. The trains will be less polluting and more efficient, and almost half will be for southern Italy. This is the goal of €450 million in European Investment Bank (EIB) financing for FS Italiane (parent company of the Treni...

The Valentino haute couture show was a “phygital” affair. The production, which took place, in part, in Rome’s Cinecitta Studios, featured a live presentation alongside a video created in collaboration with Nick Knight. A physical audience, consisting of Italy-based media and a handful of local influencers, was supplemented by an infinitely larger...

Today, the town of Ravenna is one of Emilia-Romagna’s most important economic and industrial centers. Its thriving port serves the chemical, gas, and shipping industries. The nearby coastline attracts visitors looking for a slower pace and quiet escape under a beach umbrella. And the town of Ravenna itself is a great place to explore by bike. But f...

The Covid pandemic has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy. Around 33 million unemployment claims have been made, and hunger stalks millions more Americans—and that’s aside from the ravages from the disease itself. Yet big disruptions can bring big opportunities. Thinkers have already been considering how the world could emerge better, or smarter, fr...

Nei piccoli paesi italiani la modernità arriva sempre in ritardo. La novità fa fatica ad insinuarsi tra le vecchie consuetudini e ad imporre le nuove tendenze. Nella memoria di chi scrive c’è un dopolavoro in un borgo di settecento abitanti, ci sono le urla dal cortile, intervallate da dei colpi sordi, degli scontri tra oggetti pesanti. Ci si affac...

Videomessaggio del Presidente Mattarella agli italiani all'estero «Rivolgo un pensiero, pieno di affetto, a tutti gli italiani residenti all’estero. So con quanta partecipazione avete seguito le sofferenze vissute, nel nostro Paese, per il coronavirus. Lo avete fatto da lontano, per la distanza fisica che ci separa; eppure del tutto vicini nella co...

The star grape in Italy’s northern Piedmont is nebbiolo, named for the misty fog that drifts over the hills at harvest time, when aromas of white truffles and fermenting wine fill the air. It’s the Italian equivalent to Burgundy’s pinot noir, as important to the region as cabernet is to Napa Valley. Nebbiolo is a tricky grape, thin-skinned and diff...

“In seguito alle numerose richieste ricevute ho voluto interpellare direttamente l'ambasciata americana a Roma per avere risposte certe sulle norme di viaggio dall’Italia verso gli USA nell’attuale contesto emergenziale dovuto al Covid”. Così Fucsia Nissoli, deputata di Forza Italia eletta in centro e nord America, che riporta oggi la risposta di J...

She was one of the first women in Italy to earn a living as a journalist and a writer, the first female columnist for the leading Italian daily Corriere della Sera, and the author of 45 books.  She called herself Marchesa Colombi, but she had no noble blood in her veins. Her real name was Maria Antonietta Torriani, and she was born poor in 1840. Sh...

In un momento storico di inaspettata difficoltà, gli Stati Uniti si sono dimostrati, ancora una volta, i nostri più grandi Alleati. AmCham Italy, in accordo con la Missione Diplomatica USA in Italia e la Missione Diplomatica Italiana negli Stati Uniti, fin dall'inizio della pandemia che ha particolarmente colpito il nostro Paese, ha avviato un prog...