Coffee is a key part of the Italian culture, but instead of simply spending your trip sipping cappuccini on terraces, why not get a taste for life on the other side of the bar? Florence's Espresso Academyoffers a range of courses including basic, intensive and café latte art, while the Terzi Coffee School in Emilia Romagna offers intimate workshops...

by Marco Carminati   Miniatures are marvels of Medieval and Renaissance art that are only accessible to a happy few.   Except for the large illuminated books made for church choirs, which could be consulted on the book rests by dozens of monks at the same time, or the liturgical books that were read by multiple people (Bibles, Missals...

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...

  WTI Magazine #61    2015 May, 29Author : I borghi più belli d'Italia      Translation by:   Someone would be surprised to find that Volpedo is considered among the most beautiful towns in Italy. In fact, the country at first sight seems disordered, not very compact in its urban structure of the medieval imprint(still clearly visible) due to so...

Baglioni Pressure Solutions, which is based in San Pietro Mosezzo (Novara) and has factories in France, China and the US, works in the compressed air tank sector. The company sold a 40% stake to a private equity fund for €10 million, and plans to use the money to accelerate its move into new markets.   The company, founded in 1968 by Alfredo...

Esce oggi "La meglio Italia. Le mobilità italiane nel XXI secolo", volume di Maddalena Tirabassi e Alvise del Pra' (Torino, aAccademia University Press, 2014).   Il libro scrive l'ultimo capitolo della storia migratoria italiana che è ripresa con cifre a cinque zeri: 106.000 nel 2012, con un incremento del 115% rispetto al 2002 e un aumento...

  WTI Magazine #45    2014 October, 15Author : buonenotizie.it      Translation by:   It is not a museum , but a big music studio: a "factory" to all intents and purposes, where the sound is the main charachter and children and guys coming from different schools are the "workers". "Fabbrica dei Suoni" (Sounds Factory) of Venasca is an idea born...

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...

Used, as we are, to study the impact that the American consumer society had on we Italians here in Italy, it is interesting to understand how it influenced our compatriots who had emigrated there in America, and whether and how they have in turn played a role in it. To do so, we are meeting Prof. Simone Cinotto, author of a very interesting book t...

Italy's top cities for sustainable living are Verbania, Trento and Belluno, said Italian environmental organization Legambiente in its report 'Urban Ecosystem', ranking 104 Italian cities on their environmental sustainability. The report gave an overall picture of static cities that are having difficulty establishing themselves in terms of sus...