“The pleasure of cooking, of taking care of oneself and others at the table is a social act.” This is the manifesto sentence structuring the exhibition itinerary of the new exhibition “GUSTO! Italians at the table. 1970-2050” at the M9 museum in Mestre. Curated by Massimo Montanari – professor of Food History at the University of Bologna and founde...

Artistic ferment bubbled in Italy in the late 1400s and early 1500s, but despite the later idealization of that period as the Renaissance, it was also a time of extreme violence. As the armies of Spain, France, and the Holy Roman Empire battled to control the peninsula, Machiavelli was devising his brutal ideas about political science, and Leonardo...

A group of companies in the Italian textile industry, headed by RadiciGroup, has created the first spacesuit for analogue simulation fully designed and engineered in Italy for the Space Medicine Operations (SMOPS) Mars mission. This endeavour was promoted and organized by Mars Planet — the Italian chapter of the Mars Society headquartered in the pr...

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents “Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure,” a new exhibit open now until June 12, 2022 in The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall.  Co-organized by the Fondation Giacometti in Paris and the Cleveland Museum of Art, “Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure” illuminates Alberto Giacome...

Named after the first son of Enzo Ferrari, the Dino engine family started out with 2.0- and 2.4-liter V6 mills for street-legal applications. The V8 followed in the ‘70s. As opposed to 2.9 liters in the 308, the 360 is rated at 3,586 cubic centimeters. Similar to the amazing-sounding 355 before it, this fellow rocks double overhead cams that actuat...

Whether born of the necessity to persuade crowds in Ancient Rome, or to be able to understand one another during times of foreign occupation–or even to compete for attention in a densely populated city– the bottom line is indisputable: Italians have been using gestures to communicate for centuries. And as far as I know, they have no plans to stop;...

Selling old homes for one euro is not an easy task. Even though many villages across Italy have successfully launched the scheme, there are others which have not fared so well. This is mainly because the owners of abandoned houses were impossible to track down and the bureaucratic obstacles to dispose of the buildings proved huge. So, instead, they...

On the 29th March 1946, a new invention that would revolutionise the lives of Italians was unveiled in Rome for the first time in history: the Piaggio Vespa. The innovative moped was designed by Corradino D'Ascanio, an engineer from Popoli in Abruzzo, and was launched on the market by Piaggio, a company founded in 1884 in Sestri Ponente (Genoa) by...

Formula E returns to Rome on 9-10 April, with 22 drivers battling it out in battery-powered cars on the streets of the city's southern EUR district. This will be the fourth time for Rome to welcome the world’s fastest electric cars, after the inaugural FIA Formula E World Championship was held in 2018. The 2022 edition will see a return of the publ...

We believe that only very few gearheads haven't heard about Pininfarina yet. This Italian car design firm and coach builder has built a global reputation for itself across its 90 years of operation. Although primarily known for its collaboration with Ferrari, Pininfarina is famous for many other design achievements conducted with big names such as...