The first person in the world to treat lung cancer with robotic thoracic surgery is Italian. She is Franca Melfi, who heads the Center for Robotic Surgery at Aoup in Pisa. Franca Melfi was born in 1959 in Cosenza, Calabria: from a young age she wanted to become a doctor, but her mother opposed it, convinced it was an unattainable dream. But the you...

What’s there to do in Pisa? Well, you can run from the train station to the Piazza dei Miracoli, take a picture of your sweet honey holding up the tower (haha), then hoof it back to the train station. We’ve documented how to do it in a video. But some would argue, the author(s) included, that Pisa is worth a bit of time. But even if you only have a...

If you find yourself wandering the forests outside of Pisa, Italy, and come across a vivid red, four-legged, headless creature scurrying through the undergrowth, rest assured there is no need to be alarmed. The creature is in fact a four-legged robot carrying out an important task - helping Pisa University researchers quantify and measure the conse...

Learning how to catch a train, how to order food or pay at a restaurant is something new, when done in Italian. That’s why U.S. Army Garrison Italy offers “Benvenuti” an Army Community Service cultural integration program designed to help newcomers learn about Italy. “Benvenuti really helped us feel part of the Camp Darby, Pisa and Italy communitie...

Only last week, our Prime Minister Mario Draghi, during his intervention at the Verso Sud forum, held in Sorrento to discuss the role of our Southern regions in the future development of Italy, emphasized the importance of the Mediterranean in our economy, and how we should return to focus on it as we used to do throughout our history. Needless to...

Land of artists and poets, green valleys and soft sandy beaches, also famous for its immense food and wine heritage. A list of good reasons to visit Tuscany would be basically endless. In every corner you can breathe a centuries-old history, which took place against the backdrop of a landscape that still today  enchants and amazes. To see Tuscany i...

Pisa, the city that is home to one of the most recognizable symbols of Italy, is also the site of one of the most important works of modern art in Italy—Keith Haring’s Tuttomondo. Haring painted the 180-meter “All the World” mural on the rear exterior of the church of Sant’Antonio Abate in 1989. It was to be one of Haring’s last major works of art...

Tuscany is one most appreciated Italian regions north by international and national tourists. Do you want to find out the things  you can see in a 3-day stop? This regions offers a lot to its visitors, it is especially loved for its art towns such as the wonderful Florence. This is the crib of Renaissance and it is undoubtedly one of the most known...

Is there any country on earth that wears its history as lightly as Italy? Roman ruins sit cheek by jowl with Renaissance palazzos, while modern skycrapers cast their long shadows over neoclassical cathedrals. But there are many more reasons why this is the fifth most visited country in the world – the rolling landscapes of Tuscany, the sandy beache...

In 2021 rose to 58 the number of Italian sites that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now the ranking of the 10 most famous and visited has come out, thanks to the analysis of reviews on Google. All categories have been evaluated: cultural sites, natural sites (5) and cultural landscapes (8) that are part of the 58 UNESCO wonders. However...