Terre di Pisa is one of Italy’s newest and most exciting DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) wine appellations, and it is waiting to be discovered. This geographical area is ideal for wine tourism, especially in spring or fall. Sadly, most visitors to the region limit their visits to the over-touristed city of Pisa (which has the same name a...

There’s far more to do in Pisa than its leaning tower, and with cheaper prices than alternative Italian cities, it’s a good destination for your pocket too, writes Kate Wickers Most visitors don’t stick around in Pisa but rather tick off its famous Torre Pendente (leaning tower) then move swiftly on to elsewhere in Tuscany. However, this historical...

In this article, we delve into the 20 best places to retire in Italy for US citizens. Navigating retirement planning involves strategic decision-making, and for numerous US citizens, Italy has emerged as an enchanting destination to retire to. These American retirees are attracted to the richness of the Mediterranean lifestyle, the beauty of stunni...

As everyone knows, Pisa has the famous tilted tower you can climb, but lesser-known Lucca is encircled by an unspoiled Renaissance wall you can bike. These two Tuscan towns, near Florence and each other, make for an easy day trip from Florence. But if you have time for more than a touristy quickie, each offers great Italian city scenes — offering v...

Optical wireless may no longer have any obstacles. A study by Politecnico di Milano, conducted together with Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa, the University of Glasgow and Stanford University, has made it possible to create photonic chips that mathematically calculate the optimal shape of light to best pass through any environment, even one that...

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on November 6, at the FermiLab in Batavia, near Chicago, for the "Quantum Garage," the new and innovative Laboratory of the Super Conducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center (SQMS) directed by Italian Anna Grassellino. The ceremony, which was attended by more than 300 scientists from the FermiLab's partner cou...

Today's Google Doodle commemorates Giovanna Boccalini Barcellona, an Italian educator and advocate for women's rights during the early 20th century, on her 122nd birthday. As per the description, she was instrumental in promoting women's emancipation and gender equality. Additionally, Boccalini Barcellona played a pivotal role in founding Italy's i...

To develop a technology that can connect two quantum computers through optical fiber and thus lay the foundation for the 'Quantum Internet'. This is the goal of the pioneering research project that has earned Silvia Zorzetti of Chicago's FermiLab, and University of Pisa alumna, the U.S. government's Early Career Award, which will enable her to rece...

Stop if you’ve heard this before, but a tourist has been caught red-handed carving letters into an historic Italian landmark. After a scourge of scrawlers at Rome’s Colosseum, this week’s misbehaviour moves north to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. A French 19-year-old has been detained by police after she was caught by an employee carving a love heart w...

Planckian, the world's first company engaged in the development of the quantum battery technology concept, today announced the closing of a pre-seed investment round of more than 2.7 million euros. Planckian is the first joint spin-off of the University of Pisa and Scuola Normale Superiore. Development activities are led by Marco Polini and Vittori...