As summer turns into fall, Italy’s harvest season begins. Experiencing it in first person, be it olive picking, grape picking or apple picking, is a wonderful opportunity to go hyperlocal and to immerse yourself in longstanding rituals that are still a way of life in some parts of the country. The olive harvest and the vendemmia are the most popula...

This small region in central Italy once again proves that it’s small only in size. The high number of Tre Bicchieri awarded (this year 15, a record) are a perfect reflection of an industry that’s in great form, demonstrating the quality of the region’s reds, but its white side as well. The most prestigious appellations delivered in spades: in Monte...

If you cross eggplant Parmigiana with baked ziti, you'd wind up with pasta ’ncasciata, a Sicilian baked maccheroni preparation comprises fried eggplant, ragù, and caciocavallo cheese. This particular version hails from the city of Messina, which sits on the northeast part of the island and has the closest proximity to mainland Italy.  A single laye...

During the prestigious Construction Innovation Awards in the United Arab Emirates, the Italian Pavilion was awarded the prize for the best business project of the year. The Italian Pavilion, an architectural project signed by Carlo Ratti, Italo Rota, Matteo Gatto and F&M Ingegneria, presents an architecture designed to stage with creativity and inn...

An Italian firm is beefing up efforts to sell its ham products in the U.S. market. Rovagnati has opened a 45,000-square-foot facility in Vineland to produce and distribute prosciutto imported from its homeland. The facility, currently with 18 workers, is expected to employ 50 people by the end of 2022, Rovagnati said in a statement. The new buildin...

Last May, the remains of a beautiful Roman mosaic floor were found under a northern Italian vineyard. This caused great excitement and was a fresh reminder of ancient Romans’ huge influence on our wine culture. Roman soldiers who marched north to conquer Gaul, as France was called then, and other parts of Europe carried great amphorae of wine along...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce (IACC), institutional partner Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) and IACC member Pomì are pleased to announce the launch of a new strategic partnership aimed at helping Italian food and beverage companies to develop new marketing and branding strategies for the American market. Using newly launched product lines f...

The olive harvest has just started in Italy. The estimated production is increasing by +15% compared to last year, and the forecasts speak of an excellent level of quality. This is what emerges from an analysis of the Italian farmers association Coldiretti, research firm Ismea, and Unaprol (an association of Italian olive oil producers) made public...

Angela Missoni, president of Missoni and its creative director from 1997 until last May, did not see the Italian label’s Spring 2022 collection until she went backstage before the runway show last week. In 2018, the Missoni family sold a 41 per cent stake to private equity investors — and this year the non-family management asked her to step aside...

In the first half of 2021, the value of sales in the U.S. of gold, silver and jewelry made in Italy increased by 118.9% compared to the first half of 2020, exceeding 500 million euros and reaching an incidence of 15.7% of the total. The United States leads the export recovery, confirming itself as the first destination market. However, it is all It...