NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Maserati has confirmed that they will launch the convertible version of their super sports car MC20, called Cielo, on May 25. The Bologna-based company shared the MC20 stands for Maserati Corse which refers to its racing lineage, and ‘20’ stands for the year 2020, meanwhile, the word ‘Cielo’ refers to the sky. The engine specifications and the rest...

The URBAN Photo Awards 2022 is a popular annual photography contest – you can enter 1 photo for FREE until 31 May – that is at the core of the Trieste Photo Days festival. The festival was founded in 2014 and it is dedicated entirely to urban photography and the exploration of contemporary life, so it makes sense to have a major competition linked...

Of course, we have Parmigiano Reggiano, basil, and tomatoes. And we can’t forget extra virgin olive oil, rice, and mozzarella. But we’d be doing our brilliant and creative cuisine a disservice if we didn’t admit we use pretty much everything Mother Earth offers us and turn it into something good to eat. It certainly comes from the rural roots of ou...

In Italy there are wonderful islands to discover such as Favignana, the largest of the Egadi archipelago in Sicily. This is barren and wild and has unspoilt nature and crystal clear sea that attract many tourists from all over the world every year. The painter Salvatore Fiume compared it to a butterfly for its conformation. Here you can find out wh...

To speak of Italo Calvino’s popularity outside of Italy is to speak of Calvino in translation, given that he has been read and loved abroad in other languages and not in Italian. For an author who floats, as Calvino himself said, “a bit in mid-air,” translation—that twofold and intermediate space—was his destiny. Let’s start with his Italian (or no...

The University of Padua celebrated its 800th anniversary on Thursday with a ceremony attended by Italy's president Sergio Mattarella, the president of the Italian senate Elisabetta Casellati, and the president of the European parliament Roberta Metsola. The visiting dignitaries, which included Italy's minister of university and research Maria Crist...

Visiting 105 towers scattered across 88 Sardinian municipalities: this is the aim of the 'Cammino delle 100 Torri, in Sardegna', a slow route that takes visitors to some of the most beautiful places on the big blue island in about 60 days. The itinerary crosses 450 kilometres of beaches and endless expanses of sea that are lost in the horizon of sp...

There's chocolate, and then there's gianduiotto chocolate. An ancestor of Nutella, the melt-in-the-mouth treat is as rare as it is delicious. Like most renowned Italian artisan chocolate, gianduiotto originates from Piedmont, Italy, where it's considered the "king of Italian chocolate." Made of a rich paste consisting of fine cocoa mixed with the p...

Altamura Distilleries, a new company making spirits from the famous Altamura Wheat, was awarded a Silver Medal for its vodka at the SIP Awards, an annual spirits tasting competition based in the United States. "Using the famous Altamura wheat, we wanted the vodka to have character from the wheat, so we distilled it just three times, rather than six...

The Italian public's propensity to go on holiday has returned to the pre-pandemic level of 67 points on a scale of 1 to 100, according to the results of a study released on Monday. The survey, conducted by the 'observatory' research unit of retail association Confcommercio and tourism association Confcommercio, said 23 million people in Italy aged...

Slowness is a privilege we rarely give ourselves. To underline its importance, for the body and even more for the mind, a special anniversary has been set up. The international Day of Slowness is celebrated on May 3. In Italy you can enjoy it by taking some time for a different, relaxing and green journey. Little by little, taste all the artistic a...

Churches have always been the guardians of exceptional works of art. And it is often by looking up into the immensity of their domes that wonderful masterpieces and frescoes by great artists of the past are revealed. This is the ideal time to discover these expressions of human genius in the most beautiful churches of Parma, Piacenza and Reggio Emi...