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Censis (Centro Studi Investimenti Sociali) has been producing for 54 years a constant and articulated research, advice and technical assistance in the socio-economic development. This business has developed over the years through the implementation of studies on the social, economic and territorial development, intervention programs and cultural in...

Article 2 of the U.S Constitution establishes that individuals must be 25 years of age to serve in the House of Representatives, 30 for the Senate, and 35 for the Presidency. Similarly, Italy’s Constitution imposes that Deputies must be 25, Senators 40, and Prime Ministers at least 50. The founding fathers of both nations crafted such clauses in 17...

Sadali is located in the Barbagia di Seulo at about 750 meters above sea level, on the edge of the homonymous plateau. The region, mostly mountainous, is defined "island within an island" for the peculiarity of its landscapes that draw a world apart, wild and alienating. In the village, narrow cobbled streets overlooked by ancient houses, suddenly...

The earliest literary evidence of the production of Bresaola della Valtellina dates back to the 15th century, but the origin of this typical salami certainly pre-dates that. It is linked to the ancient tradition, common throughout the Alps, of preserving meat by salting and drying. However, the cool, dry and well-ventilated climate of Valtellina al...

Gigi Proietti had always joked about the date of his birth: he was born the Day of the Dead, November the 2nd 1940. It seems so strange to say, in some way tragicomic, that November the 2nd was also the date of his death (2020). Gigi was indeed one of the most acclaimed Italian actors and comedians, plus he was an incredible voice actor, director,...

In this unforgettable 2020 Italy has seen a boom of registrations of new Small Medium Enterprises. A staggering growth of +40%, which can be summarized basically in two points: many have closed store to open another, many others have changed their production. The latter in particular are not the majority, they are young (6.53%), female (8.82%) and...

As we start to round out this challenging year I think we all need a little bubbly to raise our spirits. This month I am featuring sparkling wines from all over Italy.  My focus is on the wines of the Valdobbiadene and Conegliano Superiore DOCG.  I recently attended a tasting hosted by the Consorzio and IEEM and led by Anthony Giglio where we did a...

Christmas is in the air. So I though, why don’t we just take a break from the usual topic, and I teach you a few Christmas words? How can I not start with Santa who is Babbo Natale in Italian, “Father Christmas” or maybe I should say Gesù Bambino, “Baby Jesus.” Yes, because many kids are told that Babbo Natale brings them gifts and others are told...

There is a lot of talk about borderline forms of expression, and in particular about contaminations between art and design. Piero Figura, Apulian by birth (from Brindisi to be exact) and Milanese by adoption, is one of the people who best interpret this desire to mix things up, not to conform to a predefined language, trying instead to wander in di...

This park is a protected natural area established in 1987 and which extends on the promontory of the same name, in the province of Ancona. It includes a stretch of coast and an internal hilly belt, with breath-taking views, a lot of history, and wonderful landscapes. The park covers about 15.000 acres and extends over the territories of Ancona, Cam...

Dear friends, here in Italy we are in the middle of the second wave of covid, and the situation is not easy at all, as I explain every two days in the videos of We the ItaliaNews. Not all Italians have understood or accepted that it is not a 100 meters race, but a marathon, indeed a marathon hurdles: a discipline that does not exist in athletics be...

A classic, an icon, it shaped Italy’s post-World War II pop culture, starring in one of the world’s favorite films and defining the Bel Paese in both image and reality. It is nothing if not an international symbol of Made in Italy style and design. Historical and Social Context With its musically-flowing yet minimalist lines and its practical funct...