NEWS FROM : ITALY  

by Eleanor Shannon   By "real" Italian wine, I mean quality wine made by artisan vintners: stewards of land and culture, who grow grapes with organic, biodynamic or sustainable methods and who intervene minimally in the cellar.   Their wine reads like a story in a bottle, a liquid recollection of place and people. Why drink "real...

Non importa come sarà il futuro, spiega Bruce Sterling, celebre autore di libri di fantascienza e, se si può dire, esperto del ramo. Soprattutto, dice, per quanto riguarda l'Italia. «Parlare di futuro implica decidere quale futuro si considera, se a breve termine, a medio termine o a lungo termine. L'Italia ha una grande storia, e il futuro al...

Many years ago, back when my wife was just my girlfriend and I was visiting her family for the first time in rural Italy, I spoke about as much Italian as a plate of spaghetti Bolognese. Unfortunately, her family spoke as much English as a chicken pot pie, so there were plenty of hilarious misunderstandings.   I tried my best with what littl...

by Chiara Beghelli   Hotels' guest books serve as their résumé: the more famous are the guests who have stayed in their rooms and the oldest their names, the more the hotel can boast a claim to excellence. In Italy, many hotels have an impressive résumé, also thanks to the Grand Tour tradition that, at least since the Seventeenth century, h...

di Giulia Cimpanelli   Niente più operazioni chirurgiche invasive per curare i tumori addominali. A consentirlo il progetto «Futura» finanziato dalla Comunità europea e coordinato dai ricercatori italiani della Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa. Che ha sviluppato una piattaforma innovativa che non richiede l'inserimento di aghi o l'uso di b...

Italian manufacturing and craftsmanship continues to gain in strength and prestige as another Italian product wins an award, this time for innovation. In terms of luxury merged with design and innovation, Italy continues to be at the forefront in a number of industries, including those the automotive and naval ones.   In fact, in the 2015 Ca...

We interviewed Lando Simonetti, a very successful entrepreneur with never-ending anecdotes during his 30 years as CEO of La Martina and in the polo world. A visionary man down to business. Founder and president of the world's most famous fashion polo brand. We spoke with Lando in his very elegant La Martina boutique in Recoleta, Buenos Aires....

It's well known that there is a long history of bright Italian inventions, from art and architecture to food and technology. Since the Roman Empire era, the peninsula has been the perfect habitat for creativity, genius and maverick thinkers.   Many of you probably remember genius like Donatello or Leonardo Da Vinci or Galileo Galilei, but th...

Painter, sculptor and architect Michelangelo Buonarroti was born in Caprese, Italy on March 6, 1475. During a more than 70-year career, he won near-mythical fame as one of Europe's preeminent "Renaissance Men," and counted kings and popes among his many admirers and patrons.   Temperamental and brilliant, Michelangelo crafted several masterp...

2016 is a very important year for Genoa, as it marks the first ten-year anniversary from the declaration of Le Strade Nuove e il Sistema dei Palazzi dei Rolli as Unesco world heritage.   In order to celebrate the important achievement, this little city in the North-East of Italy has organized three "Rolli Days" in which some of its best and...

By Francesca Bezzone In Italy, food means much more than nutrition, it is culture, heritage, tradition. Satisfying all senses at once in a voluptuous embrace, Italian food is impossible to resist. Its variety is legendary and its history rooted deep into that of the country: you eat and you learn, you learn and you eat.   That Italian cuisi...

di Ida Bozzi   Ogni 17 aprile a New York e a Greve in Chianti si festeggia il Verrazzano Day: qual è il ponte che lega la località toscana con la metropoli americana? È la celebrazione del giorno in cui nel 1524 il navigatore italiano, nato appunto a Greve, Giovanni da Verrazzano, entrò nella Baia di New York con la sua nave, la «Dauphine» (...