Il 12 ottobre ricorre la data della scoperta del "Nuovo Mondo" da parte di Cristoforo Colombo. In America tale ricorrenza è occasione per celebrare l'unione storica e culturale tra Stati Uniti e Italia. Quest'anno è stata scelta la città di Torino per ospitare il "Columbus Day". Mai come in questi anni infatti il capoluogo piemontese è diventato i...

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...

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...

A 15th-century Italian manuscript illustrated with gold leaf that was stolen from Italy 25 years ago will be returned to that country after it was found in Florida.   The manuscript is a framed, single page taken from a prayer book in Turin, Italy. The calligraphic script is in Latin, and there's a small, colorful portrait of Saint Lawrence,...

by Colleen Barry   For the earliest Egyptologists, a trip to the Egyptian Museum in Turin was considered indispensable. The museum's new director is seeking to return the almost 200-year-old museum to its one-time prominence, boosted by an overhaul of the collection and exhibit space of near-pharaonic proportions.   Museum director Ch...

When traveling to Italy, there are many great cities to choose from. Everyone knows about Rome, and many have seen its splendors through the eyes of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. Fashion lovers will find the catwalks and shops of Milan to be inspiring. Those who love romance often head for Venice.   The architecture lovers head for Floren...

  WTI Magazine #23    2014 Mar, 28Author : Christoph Dressler      Translation by:   This fall, discover the birthplace of today's Italy with our charming trip leader Giuliana Marple. Learn about the Risorgimento of Italy and then dive into the Slow Food movement of the Piedmont region. Giuliana, who is president of the Italian Club in Salt Lake...

Jeep will begin later this month its foray into the market for subcompact SUVs -- the industry's fastest-growing segment -- when it puts on sale the Renegade, the first model born from the coupling of U.S. and Italian engineering at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).   "It's the first example of cross-country collaboration," CEO Sergio Marchio...

This rural hilltop village, where a 17th-century fortress is a reminder of how residents warded off invaders for hundreds of years, might seem the last place in Italy to find a wireless Internet connection.   After all, roughly a third of Italians have never used the Internet, giving the country one of the lowest rates of usage in Europe. Re...

Quando si associa un Paese con il software, in Silicon Valley si pensa a Israele, all'India, all'Irlanda, sempre più spesso anche al Cile e ai Paesi scandinavi. L'Italia è nota – oltre che per l'arte e il cibo – per la meccanica, la moda e il design.   I nostri giovani imprenditori IT che bussano alle porte di San Francisco sanno di andare i...