Italy is proposing to build one of the world's most modern telescopes in an unused mineral mine. Officials hope that the uncommon stillness of the place in Sardinia will win European Union approval and financing. The Sos Enathos lead and zinc mine extends 300 meters underground. The Italian government chose the mine as its candidate place for the E...

A research team at the University of Cordoba has identified, for the first time, the composition of a Roman perfume more than 2,000 years old thanks to the discovery of a small vessel of ointment in Carmona. Two thousand years ago, in the Roman city of Carmo (today's Carmona), in the province of Seville, someone placed a vessel of ointment in a fun...

ISSNAF, the Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation, annually awards the Young Investigator Awards in various disciplines to outstanding, early-career Italian researchers working in the United States or Canada, in recognition of their significant and innovative contributions to their field of research.ISSNAF is very pleased to a...

Florida State University is celebrating 50 years of discoveries at the archaeological treasure of Cetamura del Chianti with the inauguration of a new museum in the Tuscany region of Italy. Perched on a hilltop in the Chianti Mountains, the Cetamura del Chianti site was once settled by the Etruscans, Romans, and Italians of the Middle Ages.   Fifty...

La Marmotta, an ancient lakeshore settlement submerged in Lake Bracciano near Rome, Italy, has captivated underwater archaeologists since its discovery in 1989. Now, archaeologists have located some well-preserved artifacts that shed light and insight into Neolithic and Bronze Age societies, including a settlement from the Early Neolithic Period! T...

In my endless email about COVID-19 popped up a new paper analyzing the health of two Italian sisters who lived to remarkably old ages. “The Phenotypic Characterization of the Cammalleri Sisters, an Example of Exceptional Longevity,” from Calogero Caruso M.D. of the University of Palermo, Italy, and colleagues, is published in Rejuvenation Research....

Famed for its architecture, cuisine, art and fashion, Italy’s export-oriented economy is hugely reliant on the agricultural sector which accounts for about 2% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). A major player in the pharmaceutical industry, Italy also has a steady biotech industry, with a constantly growing number of companies. As more...

This week, the Italian government indicated the territory of Lula (province of Nuoro) on the Tyrrhenian island as the ideal place to host the Einstein Telescope – a third-generation gravitational wave detector, capable of “observing” signals from the cosmos to shed light on the unresolved questions of cosmology, such as black holes to dark matter,...

Thousands of artifacts of historical and financial value, including items taken from graves and archaeological digs, have been recovered in Italy following a huge operation, authorities have said. Italian police have arrested 21 out of 51 suspects in an operation which included hundreds of officers, authorities said at a press conference in the sou...

The Italy Report, reaching its 35th edition this year, revolves around 6 chapters, each of which offers a dichotomous reading of the reality examined. Each chapter is illustrated through 6 essays and 60 phenomenological factsheets. Thus, through a dual reading of reality, themes that the Institute considers representative of current political, econ...