by Lavinia Pisani   The first time I fell for the work of Francesco Camillo Giorgino, a.k.a. "Millo," was the second I laid my eyes on one of his murals: a red-painted heart, amidst a surrounding black-and-white surface, that was being firmly hugged by a larger-than-life child-like figure.    After seeing Millo's name featured on...

È italiana la prima bicicletta senza raggi che si ripiega in uno zaino. È realizzata in alluminio e, quando sarà in commercio, entro fine 2015, peserà sotto i dieci chili. L'invenzione è di Gianluca Sada, ingegnere trentunenne che ha realizzato il primo prototipo di bicicletta che passa dalle dimensioni di un comune ombrello a quelle di una normale...

In Turin, the chocolate is at home. Piedmont chocolatiers got their first license to sell chocolate in 1678, almost 200 years before the first gianduia bar entered the chocolate scene in Turin.   But when "CioccolaTò Festival" takes place, as during the last days, Turin becomes the international temple of chocolate and a very greedy chance t...

Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic announced Friday morning that Ravizza Packaging, a third-generation, family owned manufacturing company based in Turin, Italy, will open its U.S. headquarters in Akron as part of plans to sell its patented Simplicita Bag Smart throughout America.   Ravizza Packaging, founded in 1982 by Roberto Ravizza and his fath...

Venaria Reale di Torino (the Royal Palace of Venaria) invites visitors to admire the extensive Este painting collection arriving from the Galleria Estense di Modena and other Italian and European museums. During The Italian Courts: The House of Este, expect works by the likes of Cosmè Tura, Dosso Dossi, Correggio, Titian, Tintoretto, Guercino, Vel...

A few days ago, ArchDaily, one of the most famous American website covering architecture and interior design trends with over 80.000.000 monthly page views, published the names of the winners of its 2015 edition of the "Building of the Year" competition.   Thousands of projects competed this year and ArchDaily readers had to go through all t...

Turin's archbishop says interest in the Shroud of Turin is so keen that many pilgrims who already saw the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus are traveling back to the northern Italian city to see it again when it goes back on display starting Sunday.   The 4.3-meter (14-foot) long cloth will be displayed from April 19 to June 24. Pope F...