NEWS FROM : ITALY  

The expansive Italian agri-food supply chain, encompassing agriculture, food processing, distribution, intermediation, and retail sectors, maintains its upward trajectory, now cresting at €586.9 billion—a notable 8.4% surge from 2021 and a formidable 29% leap since 2015. This robust growth contributes nearly €335 billion in value-added output, cons...

A restored 17th-century monastery that now serves as a villa with multiple apartments and commercial vineyards in the Piedmont region of Italy is heading to auction later this month. In addition to its history as a Catholic monastery, the estate in the province of Asti—known as Azienda Agricola Montefiorito—has also served as a restaurant and hotel...

Danilo Iervolino is looking to sell Salernitana and has received two offers from interested parties in the United States, reports detail. The Campania outfit have not had a positive season in the Italian topflight and have already mathematically suffered relegation to Serie B ahead of the end of the season, having picked up just two wins across 35...

The landscape behind Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa has sparked endless debate, with some art historians suggesting the view was imaginary and idealised, and others claiming various links to specific Italian locations. Now a geologist and Renaissance art historian believes she has finally solved the mystery in one of the world’s most famous painting...

History as it lives and breathes. History written but with chapters still to write. Fiorentina and Atalanta are finalists again. One in the Europa Conference League final after progressing late against Club Bruges, the other in the Coppa Italia and now Europa League finals after a triumph over Marseille. They are the finalists. A statement of fact....

Mayor Eric Adams has left New York for the “Eternal City” of Rome. Adams left Thursday to meet the pope in Italy and attend the World Meeting on Human Fraternity, where he discussed with world leaders city and international issues. The trip is not unusual for Adams and other mayors who regularly travel for conferences and to meet international lead...

Thanks to yet another grant that Italian-American businessman Paul Butera bestowed on the municipality of Cinisi (Sicily), the new road connecting the “Redemptoris Mater” church to SS 113 has finally been completed. The important roadway will be inaugurated in his presence on Saturday, May 11, at 11:30 a.m. and will be dedicated to the memory of th...

Florence is one of the most beautiful, fascinating, and culturally rich cities in all of Italy with more than enough choices for the whole family. Whether you are a first-time traveler, returning for a second trip, visiting as a family or flying solo, this list of the top things to do in Florence will help you navigate the city without feeling over...

As I eagerly shared my upcoming journey to Portovenere, Italy, with a friend, they echoed the common question: “Where is Portovenere?” It’s a fair inquiry, considering this charming enclave remains a well-kept secret tucked away along the north-western coast of Italy, gracing the shores of the Ligurian Sea. Officially recognised as the Gulf of La S...

Archaeologists in Pompeii have unearthed an ancient building site that sheds light on construction techniques used by the Romans to make iconic structures such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon, Italy’s culture ministry said on Monday. The site was probably active until the volcanic Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, destroying Pompeii in southern It...

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Italy is often described as an open-air museum, with archeological marvels and hidden gems around every corner. However, it’s safe to say that visitors often have specific artworks and sites in mind when they arrive. After all, as long as they have existed, certain Italian artworks have earned their heralded spot on tourists’ bucket lists. Sandro B...