NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Did you know that one in three bites of the food we eat depends entirely on bees? But these key pollinators don't stop there. They also give us one of nature's greatest gifts: sweet, complex miele, or honey. At Eataly, we source honey from Mieli Thun, a purveyor of nomadic honey based in Trentino Alto-Adige. This family-run company is known for its...

Finding the perfect business partner is no easy task, and for Jerry Helling, president of Bernhardt Design, the search ended with Michael Plank, CEO of Italian furnishing manufacturer Plank. Earlier this month, the two brands announced the launch of their long-term partnership, Bernhardt Design + Plank, which makes Plank's products and outdoor furn...

Il Sole 24 Ore and the Financial Times, two of the world’s leading business news organisations, are creating a major series of digital events to discuss the most effective measures to relaunch the Italian economy after COVID-19, with a particular focus on reviving the global Made in Italy brand. The opening day will be divided into two sessions. Th...

When it comes to her home pantry, Missy Robbins, renowned Chef and Owner of Brooklyn’s beloved Lilia and Misi, stocks her shelves like her restaurants – with basics to satisfy any desired taste. “I’m driven by cravings and ingredient inspiration – I’m just not a meal planner,” admits the James Beard award winner in her cookbook, “Breakfast, Lunch D...

Ludovica Tomaciello had never shopped on Amazon before being trapped at her parents’ house in March during Italy’s coronavirus lockdown. Bored one afternoon scrolling TikTok, she spotted hair scrunchies that she then tracked down and ordered on Amazon. When the package arrived, she was hooked. She soon signed up for Amazon Prime and turned to the s...

In January this year, COVID-19 struck Italy, the first European stop on the virus’s deadly journey around the world. “Italy’s Health Care System Groans Under Coronavirus,” the New York Times wrote in March, while Germany’s Bild described macabre processions of military trucks delivering the COVID-19 dead to cemeteries. The global shock over Italy’s...

The Italian Trade Agency is set to launch a new digital platform to help Italian designers showcase their collections amid continued disruption to the industry due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In theory, consolidating a number of luxury Italian apparel and accessory brands makes a lot of sense. If a foreign brand cannot regularly spend time in the USA...

TARPEIAN ROCK (RUPE TARPEA) IS A steep cliff located on the southern side of the Capitoline Hill, just above the Roman Forum. For centuries, the location was used to execute criminals by throwing them from the 80 foot(25-meter) high cliff ledge to the Forum below. This method of execution carried a stigma of shame and was considered a fate worse th...

Italy offers many ways to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. You can breathe the refreshing mountain air, or the energetic sea breeze, but surely nothing is more refreshing than a long weekend at the spa. After all, let's not forget that thermal baths are a pastime, or perhaps a real tradition, very old. It was the Romans who built the first spa...

To pay homage to Raphael on the 500th anniversary of his death, here’s a walking itinerary in the center of Rome to visit the places that contain his works or that were designed by the artist himself. This itinerary features well-known and lesser-knowns palaces and museums, so it’s a great chance to see Rome in an original way.  One day in 1508, Po...

Layers of construction barriers hid the main entrance from view, so we veered off towards the seaside in hopes of spotting another point of access. Aside from enjoying the sights and sounds of Neapolitan fishermen in a local harbor, no luck. Circumnavigating the consulate and slipping into the pedestrian way immediately before the construction seem...

Italy’s coronavirus “Patient No. 1,” whose case confirmed one of the world’s deadliest outbreaks was underway, is taking part in a 180-kilometer (112-mile) relay race as a sign of hope after he himself recovered from weeks in intensive care. Mattia Maestri, a 38-year-old Unilever manager, was suited up Saturday for the start of the two-day race bet...