Massimo Colonna was born in 1986 in Scandiano, in the province of Reggio Emilia. He is 100% Italian, yet creates images that might reflect a faraway universe: one where everything is suspended, still, in a rarefied atmosphere of eternal beauty. Lyrical works, built on the simplicity of lines and composition, but with an aesthetic so impeccable it’s...

An entire ankle rebuilt with a 3D printed custom prosthesis: it is the first time in the world and the implantation took place on October 9 at the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute in Bologna. The operation, illustrated today at a press conference, took place on a 57-year-old patient who had lost ankle joint function following a serious motorbike accide...

This year’s centennial of Federico Fellini’s birth is spawning a flurry of commemorative events, many of which will travel. For starters the late great auteur, who was born on January 20, 1920, in Rimini, Italy, is being celebrated by his native seaside city with a new International Federico Fellini Museum, a so-called museum without walls, compris...

In the beautiful Venetian city of Padova, there is a store for gentlemen, appropriately enough, located in the Square of Gentlemen (Piazza dei Signori) called Callegaro e Doriguzzi.  While passing by the storefront this weekend, I could not help but to notice a strange-looking hat with an extra long beak.  This oddity drew me into the store to inqu...

National Baseball Hall of Famer and Team Italy manager Mike Piazza will be joined by an international fraternity of fellow managers as well as coaches, scorers, athletes, and medical professionals at the CON6 Italian Baseball and Softball Convention at Palacongressi di Rimini from January 24-26, 2020.  “Ten questions for Mike Piazza” is the first o...

Bologna is a medieval town located in Northern Italy in the Emilia Romagna that was founded by the Etruscans and has since thrived as a popular trade and learning center. It has a population of nearly 500,000 and is home to the oldest university in the world, University of Bologna, founded in 1088. Bologna is a bustling, animated city full of liber...

Italy offers without a doubt some of the most beautiful cities in Europe like Rome, Venice, Bologna, and Florence. But when I am thinking Italian countryside, I am imagining picturesque villages far away from the loud tourist crowds. Small hilltop villages with medieval buildings, a fortress and stunning views of hilly terrain with vineyards and ol...

Tortellini and capon for broth, certosino not panettone. A few mortadella cubes and chocolate-covered orange peel. What to eat in Bologna at Christmas and every address for where to find it. The essential point is the tortellini. And the only way is with broth. It’s okay to be missing something else. But not tortellini, as it’s just not Christmas i...

It is only fitting that the Pasta Museum would open in Collecchio, in the province of Parma: this is where leading pasta brand Barilla was born in the 1800s. And it is even more fitting that the museum is located in the Corte di Giarola, where agricultural crops were processed since the Middle Ages. The museum tells the story of how Italy’s most fa...

If you’ve only thought of Rimini as a seaside resort on the Adriatic that swells with summer tourists — think again. This northern Italian city in the Emilia Romagna region is being reborn as an inviting, four-season epicenter of art and culture.  The coming year, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the city’s most famous citiz...