NEWS FROM : ITALY  

"In Italia bisogna prendere esempio dal tifo americano". Ne è convinto Marco Belinelli, reduce dai festeggiamenti per il titolo Nba vinto a San Antonio. Il primo italiano a conquistare l'ambito anello, ospite della Gazzetta dello Sport, nelle sue sette stagioni nella Grande Mela è transitato da Golden State, Toronto, New Orleans e Chicago e ha sper...

I praise the recent European Union's decision to grant piadina Protected Geographic Indication status (IGP in Italian or PGI in English) to safeguard it from poor quality imitations and fakes.   I am a native of Emilia-Romagna and therefore I may be a bit biased, but I think piadina is one of the most delectable dishes (yes, not just a snack...

At the last Academy Awards, the Italian director and screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino walked away with the Oscar for best foreign-language film, for "The Great Beauty," a scathing portrait of greed and bad taste in Berlusconi-era Rome.   This year his friend Paolo Virzi is competing for Italy with "Human Capital," a scathing portrait of greed a...

As part of MV Agusta USA LLC's transformation and dedicated efforts to establish a strong business in the USA, the company is pleased to announce that it has strengthened its sales leadership with the addition of Jim McKenna.   Mr. McKenna is a lifetime motorcycle enthusiast and brings over 25 years of powersports industry leadership to MV A...

The finances of the "Great Pompeii Project" are in the black for the first time as of December 31, 2014.   After a number of structures at the ancient Roman site collapsed, prompting an international outcry, and after an extremely slow start to restoration work, finally there's hope that the ancient city will be rebuilt and secured, to prese...

A few days ago, ArchDaily, one of the most famous American website covering architecture and interior design trends with over 80.000.000 monthly page views, published the names of the winners of its 2015 edition of the "Building of the Year" competition.   Thousands of projects competed this year and ArchDaily readers had to go through all t...

Borsalino hats, one of the symbols of Italian fashion, are being eyed by large foreign financial and industrial groups. The situation is still developing, and it intertwines with the legal quandary involving the apparel company's majority shareholder Marco Marenco.   Piedmont financier Marenco is currently on the run abroad after his network...

Turin's archbishop says interest in the Shroud of Turin is so keen that many pilgrims who already saw the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus are traveling back to the northern Italian city to see it again when it goes back on display starting Sunday.   The 4.3-meter (14-foot) long cloth will be displayed from April 19 to June 24. Pope F...

by Serena Perfetta   Passion for photography and art is something that can develop during somebody's life in a totally unexpected way. Or it can be the result of a very special moment. This is the case for Vittoria Zupicich, an Italian photographer born in Umbria, now living in San Francisco.   While her story may sound familiar to ma...

Il Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali e quello dello Sviluppo Economico hanno lanciato un marchio unitario che certifica i prodotti agroalimentari italiani di qualità distribuiti all'estero. Il logo riporta le parole "The Extraordinary Italian Taste" sullo sfondo di un tricolore italiano con tre onde che richiamano il concett...

Nella giornata di martedì 23 giugno si è celebrata la centesima Assemblea dei Soci della American Chamber of Commerce in Italy presso il Padiglione USA ad Expo 2015.   Nel corso dell'evento, che è stato seguito da un cocktail di festeggiamento del centenario con oltre 350 ospiti, sono stati approvati i risultati della Camera dell'anno 2014,...

di Nazareno Dinoi   La conferma che la «rocca con il tempio di Minerva» raccontata da Virgilio nell'Eneide, dove approdò Enea in fuga da Troia, fosse l'attuale Castro, era nascosta sotto tre metri di terra in pieno centro storico della piccola località del basso Salento: è il busto di una statua di donna, dal raffinato drappeggio, di proporz...