NEWS FROM : ITALY  

by Claudia baroncelli   If you are looking for a romantic place to spend a weekend with your sweetheart, know that Italy has plenty of wonderful fairy tale locations to enjoy beautiful landscapes with an out-of-time atmosphere. From the North to the South you can choose amongst a large variety of luxurious stays where have some moments of re...

by Alberto Nardelli and George Arnett   Some British cafes serve drinks with 25 teaspoons of sugar per cup. Not in Italy. In Italy coffee is synonymous with espresso. Ask for a coffee in a bar from Trieste to Palermo and you will be presented with an espresso. You may drink it seated (usually more expensive), or standing, al banco....

Hoboken filmmaker Frank Gigante recently received a recognition award on behalf of the Mayor of Andria, in the Puglia region of Italy, for sharing a film based on local traditions and culture on weddings in the 1960s, a sort of history piece.   The film "La Zuite" by Sabino Matera and directed by Umberto Sardella, about a wedding in Andria i...

Perhaps this is an answer who those who doubt the Holocaust veracity. It comes from a little town in southern Italy. The very first museum was inaugurated Jan. 14, 2009, in the town of Santa Maria al Bagno that hosted thousands of holocaust survivors and refugees of the Nazi persecution in the years 1944-1947. The town was also a stopping poin...

"L'inglese è una lingua che non si ama. Si usa", scriveva il filologo americano Stuart B. Flexner. Cosa potremmo dire dell'italiano? "È una lingua che non si usa. Si ama". O comunque non la si usa, ovviamente, come l'inglese. E perché la si può amare? Non solo perché è la lingua più seducente, come abbiamo già scritto, quella per "acchiappare". &n...

by Colleen Barry Former Italian Prime Minister and President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, a highly respected economist who helped usher in the euro as treasury minister, died on Friday. He was 95. Ciampi's death, after a long illness, was confirmed by the Italian Senate, where he served as senator for life. The senator had been hospitalized in recen...

In un anno di consolidamento per il traffico totale dall'Italia verso gli Stati Uniti e viceversa, United va decisamente in controtendenza incassando un +20% di passeggeri sulle sue linee. "Se fino a settembre il Bsp totale vendite mondo ha mostrato un calo complessivo dell'8%, che per l'indice Nord America si è ridotto al -5%, con una riduzione de...

Here is a real pearl of Italian 16th-century architecture: Palazzo Farnese in Caprarola, Viterbo. It is a mannerist wonder, an aristocratic retreat, a delightful villa and a fortified residence, designed by Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola (who transformed an early project by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger) and built between 1559 and 1575.  ...

di Luca Clemente   Promuovere le buone pratiche del mondo dell'industria, e fornire supporto concreto ad alcune nascenti realtà imprenditoriali italiane. Questi gli scopi principali del premio Best Practices 2013, presentato ieri nella sede di Confindustria Salerno dal presidente Mauro Maccauro e dal responsabile del gruppo Servizi Innovativ...

Registration is open for the new semester of the 1st cycle online Degree Course in Italian Language and Culture for Foreigners and Italian citizens resident outside Italy. The online Degree Course is offered by the Inter-University Consortium ICoN - Italian Culture on the Net (www.italicon.it) on behalf of the Universities participating in the Cons...

Calabria is at the toe of the boot, the extreme south of Italy – lapped by the crystal blue Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas and separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina. The warm climate, the beautiful colors of the sea, rocky coasts that alternate with sandy beaches, the classic flavors of local foods and the vestiges of its ancient origins make...

La nuova frontiera del site-building è targata Flazio ed è interamente catanese. Il merito è tutto dei due fratelli Elisa e Flavio Fazio, originari di Paternò, fondatori di una start-up che continua a crescere non sono in Italia, ma anche oltre confine dando filo da torcere ai grandi colossi del digitale.   Dalla precocissima passione per la...