NEWS FROM : ITALY  

It may be hard to keep up with his many milestones and accolades after a lifelong career, but Valentino Garavani is marking yet another celebratory moment on Wednesday, turning 90 years old. The city of Voghera, Italy, where the couturier was born, is paying tribute to him with an exhibition of 50 of his storied designs, running from Wednesday to J...

The number of Italian seaside and lakeside resorts awarded the prestigious Blue Flag designation for cleanliness and sustainability has risen by nine to 210 this year, the international Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) said Tuesday. The number of Blue Flag tourist ports has also risen by one to 82. Liguria came top again with 32 resorts...

Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini has been offered a contract by MLS side LAFC, sources have told The Athletic. Chiellini, 37, still has another year left to run on his Juventus contract but one source has said he could move to the MLS in time for the 2023 season which begins next spring.  LAFC did not offer Chiellini a designated player contr...

United States President Joe Biden said ahead of a meeting at the White House Tuesday with Italian Premier Mario Draghi that he looked forward to reaffirming the strong friendship and strong collaboration between the two countries and discussing their continuous support for Ukraine. The Ukraine war, sanctions, arms and gas are top of the agenda in t...

According to the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Italy is an active and important player in the field of green development. The country’s leadership is strongest when connecting domestic and development cooperation priorities, illustrating its own actions on cultural heritage, agriculture, and food security. For examp...

In the pretty village of Borgo a Mozzano, situated in Tuscany in the province of Lucca, there is the famous Ponte della Maddalena, better known as Ponte del Diavolo (Devil's Bridge). This bridge, which crosses the Serchio river, is known for its very particular shape: the central arch is in fact higher, wider and more particular than the other mino...

  The Consortium for the protection of Parmigiano Reggiano PDO cheese chose the Cibus 2022 showcase to present its economic data for the first quarter of 2022. After a record-breaking 2021, with a consumer turnover of 2.7 billion euros, total volume sales in the first quarter of 2022 grew further, by +3.6% (equal to 33,341 tons). This excellent res...

Studying abroad is a daunting task. There is enormous pressure to travel somewhere new every weekend. Constant traveling is extremely draining, and trying to plan successful trips — especially on a college student’s budget — can make it even more stressful. In hopes of providing some inspiration for future NYU Florence students, and making Italian...

Life in late Byzantine Ravenna in its last 200 years, after Belisarius reconquest of Italy, lasted till 751 A. D. A governor/military commander ruled under the Byzantine emperor of Constantinople. The Greek language dominated. Byzantine Italy with its capital in Ravenna was not ruled by an incoming, ethnically distinct group. The church had more po...

A treasure trove of fine art, world-famous cuisine, centuries of history, beautiful landscapes, and charming inhabitants make Italy one of the most popular destinations in Europe. An extraordinarily diverse country from the Alps in the North to the Mediterranean Sea in the South, Italy's culture and geography are among the most splendid in the worl...

Here is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the beautiful Liguria: Finale Ligure, a town located in the province of Savona. A destination with a thousand faces capable of satisfying anyone who chooses it to spend their holidays. In fact, in one of the most evocative places of the Riviera di Ponente, it is possible to find wide beaches,...

Forni di Sopra, a small village in the province of Udine, is one of the main tourist centres in the Dolomites and welcomes many tourists in all seasons of the year. It is located at a height of 967 metres above sea level and towers over the Tagliamento Valley. This enchanting village offers enchanting landscapes in summer and ski facilities in wint...