FICO Eataly World renews itself in view of the reopening scheduled for next spring. It does so with a three-year strategic plan, based on a strong pact between investors, management companies and operators, endowed with fresh capital of 5 million euros. All this will be accompanied by new governance, starting with Stefano Cigarini as the Italian fo...

An 81-year-old former Alpine veteran who won plaudits for serenading his COVID-affected wife outside her hospital window in November is now entertaining his fellow COVID patients in another nearby clinic near the northern Italian town of Piacenza. The former member of the crack 'Black Plumes' regiment, Stefano Bozzini, is playing his accordion for...

Twenty-one legs and a 395 kilometer-long route, from Dante Alighieri’s birthplace in Florence to his tomb in Ravenna, crossing the Apennine Mountains and immersing in silent woods and historic villages, waterfalls and Middle-Ages castles: on occasion of Dante’s 700th death anniversary, we recommend Le Vie di Dante (Roads of Dante), an exciting tour...

The year is 1969. The Cold War has moved into space and the United States has decided to write history with Neil Amstrong's first lunar step. Proud advertisements and posters of that event spread throughout the nation in the form of blow-ups, newspapers and flyers. Giancarlo Zanatta is in New York. Nine years earlier, he and his brother Ambrosiano...

THE CITY OF COMACCHIO IS located on a branch of the Po river. Inhabited since ancient times, this town has always been one of the major cultural centers in the region. Contested by many local powers for centuries, Comacchio was governed by the Papal States in the 16th-century. During this time, an urban renovation project managed by architect Luca...

When COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown hit Italy this year, the leadership at San Patrignano—a recovery community in the nation’s Emilia-Romagna region that teaches residents the decorative arts—was concerned. The community relied on brick-and-mortar retail. “During the lockdown in April, we were really worried,” says Luca Giunta of San Patrigna...

To learn about a country, simply open a history book. To understand a nation, begin by closing the book and looking to the streets—because the ultimate expression of a place and its people lies in anything with an engine and a steering wheel. In America, for example, look no further than that most American of automotive creations, the Muscle Car. T...

Many stories have been told about Buffalo Bill. In Italy, his popularity has always been very strong. He was an icon of that America of the Frontier, now at the end of its historical phase and ready to enter the dimension of literary and cinematographic myth that has nourished generations of Italians. It is no coincidence that, during the performan...

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...

Riccione, the city of Emilia-Romagna in the province of Rimini, has always been a symbol of the collective imagination of the Riviera Romagnola. Very lively in the summer months Riccione is considered the ideal half both for families looking for a quiet beach holiday for both young people looking for parties and nightlife. Hotels, equipped beaches,...