WTI Magazine #15    2014 Jan, 31Author : Francesca Papasergi      Translation by:   Piedmont has always been considered one of the most industrious and well-off regions in Italy. This north-western territory used to be productive and rich in small and medium enterprises, but nowadays it is enduring hard times...

Foreign investors might be wary of doing business with Italy, given the lacklustre growth and complex politics. But David Olson, a businessman from Michigan in the US, is undeterred, and is determined to help Italian firms spread their wings. This is your first foray into Italy. Why Italy, and why now?   One word: climate. Not the weath...

di Raoul de Forcade   Con vendite di beni in crescita sui mercati esteri, Friuli Venezia Giulia (+31,8%), Veneto (+5,9%), Piemonte (+5,5%) ed Emilia-Romagna (+3,7%) sono le regioni che hanno contribuito di più a sostenere l'export in Italia nel primo trimestre 2015.   A queste si aggiunge la performance particolarmente dinamica – da c...

Tuber magnatum Pico, more commonly known as white truffle, the gourmet treasure from Alba, is a rare treat for connoisseurs all over the world. And an expensive one: the international auction to be held on November 8 will see bids from a minimum base of €300-€400 per one hundred grams – as expensive as exquisite works of art. White truffle aficion...

by Marianne Binetti   Northern Italy reminds me of Washington state — the snowcapped peaks of the Alps surround crystal-clear lakes and the mild climate allows for beautiful and diverse gardens. So I declare the lakes district of Italy the most beautiful place in the world for visiting show gardens.   We recently returned from explori...

WTI Magazine #52    2015 January, 23Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   Historical backgroundThe phases involved in the creation of "pots and accessories for the home" can be divided into three parts, according to the raw materials invented or used in the production of these objects. The first homeware company in Cusio was Calderoni Frate...

"Truffles & Treasures of Italy" is an exclusive culinary tour, which will focus on Italy's celebrated white truffles, exquisite regional cuisine, and artistic treasures in Umbria, Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany. Mirepoix USA, a leading online purveyor of specialty gourmet foods, has announced that the company's tour is confirmed for October 20 – No...

by Melissa Anders   Davide Canavesio was looking into Detroit and Chicago as potential locations for a new North American office for his Italian manufacturing firm. That is, until Virg Bernero came along. The Lansing mayor met Canavesio at a business conference in Turin, Italy. "He said, 'You should consider Lansing,'" Canavesio sa...

Continua la grande tradizione dei moduli pressurizzati "made in Italy", realizzati nello stabilimento torinese di Thales Alenia Space. Dopo l'Mplm, le componenti dei moduli della Stazione Spaziale Internazionale, i cargo europei Atv, adesso tocca ai moduli del cargo spaziale "privato" statunitense Cygnus.   Il 17 settembre, infatti, dalla ba...

by Nick Antonaccio   As I recently reported, I attended a wine tasting event in New York City. A consortium of the top winemakers across Italy presented their world-famous wines. The group, Grande Marche, is an amalgam of 19 family-owned wineries perennially considered the most prestigious in the land.   Winemakers poured one rep...