by Anna Momigliano   Cheese lovers of the Jewish world, rejoice: the original Parmesan cheese from Italy is now available in a kosher version. The first cheese wheel, adorned with a large Star of David and the word "kosher" written on it in Hebrew, was cut open last week at the Israeli pavilion in the Milan world's fair.   Althou...

Italy's alpine huts, or 'rifugi', provide the perfect - and inexpensive - place to get some peace and quiet and escape the heat of the Italian summer. And the good news is that they are not as inaccessible as you might think. But what can you expect from a rifugio? Those in super-remote, high-altitude areas might not offer flushing i...

È stata convocata per sabato prossimo, 7 settembre, alle ore 11, presso l'Auditorium dell'antica ex -Chiesa dell'UPA - Unione Provinciale Artigiani a Mantova la riunione del Direttivo Nazionale della fondazione Filitalia International di Filadelfia negli Stati Uniti, aperta ai presidenti dei Chapter e agli iscritti.   L'indomani, domenica 8...

by Marco Carminati   An exhibition devoted to a path-breaking change in the history of Ancient Italy opened at the Santa Giulia Museums in Brescia: Rome's gradual occupation of the Po valley, where the ancient Italic peoples dwelt. The exhibition "Rome and the people of the Po. Meeting of cultures III-I century BC" tells a story that began...

Continuano ad aumentare i consumi di Parmigiano Reggiano nel mercato del Nord America. Nei primi tre mesi dell'anno si è registrato un +2,7% delle esportazioni negli Usa e un +12,7% nel Canada, in un quadro decisamente positivo delle esportazioni totali, che nello stesso periodo hanno fatto segnare un +4,8%.   Lo rende noto l'Osservatorio Ag...

The world of Franciacorta is narrated by its producers all along the seasons: winter pruning, spring blossoming, summer harvest and autumn ploughing.   That's how the historical roots, the production method and the magic of Franciacorta's effervescence merge with the beauty of the land of origin, where the evolution of vine, the grapes growt...

  WTI Magazine #30    2014 May, 15Author : Francesca Papasergi      Translation by:   Twenty-two years after the scandal that killed the "First Republic" and subverted the old political order, the Italian situation looks worse. The issues that brought businessmen, politicians and wheeler-dealers to conviction seems to be just the peak of the inv...

Chicago Sister Cities InternationalFriday, June 21, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)Chicago, IL Join the Milan Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International for the opening reception of the exhibition Wings of Italy: Italian Aeropainting from 1910–1935.One of the earliest and most effective means of mass communication, the poster was the perf...

One reason Sicilians tend to identify with Sicily first and Italy (a distant) second? Sicilian food. The same goes for Veneto in the north or Puglia in the south. Italy is a young country -- it only celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2011. Despite the successful export of the "Italian restaurant," the idea of a unified Italian cuis...

  WTI Magazine #56    2015 March, 20Author : Expo 2015      Translation by:   Exhibition site: Cardo and DecumanoIn many modern cities, the cross, typical of the roman camp – or castrum – is still evident as the form of the town. It was a distinctive perpendicular shape and the two street crossings were known as the Cardo and the Decumano. This...