As have many peoples and cultures around the world, Italy and Italians have exhibited an infinite passion for music for centuries. Italian music in particular boasts a reputation that is tightly bound to the names of important individuals, from singers to orchestra conductors and composers. In reality, the renown of music from the Bel Paese could n...

A ghost is said to roam the rooms and gardens of the Castle of Agazzano, in the province of Piacenza: the spirit of Pier Maria Scotti, a noble adventurer who lived between the 15th and 16th centuries, and who – according to some 18th-century chronicles, was “feared much more than Caesars’ entire army in Piacenza”, where he “provoked the scourge of...

Where Piacenza’s Basilica of Santa Maria di Campagna rises today, there used to be a small oratory. According to some, this was the small building where pope Urban II launched the first crusade in 1095, to recapture the holy land in the Near Orient from the Arab Muslim people who had taken it from the Byzantine Empire in the 7th century. Almost fiv...

Una gestione sobria del bilancio, una borsa di studio per favorire il rientro in Italia degli emigrati e un aiuto da inviare al Venezuela. Gian Luigi Molinari, presidente della Consulta degli emiliano-romagnoli nel mondo, apre con tre notizie il convegno “L’emigrazione emiliano-romagnola tra passato e presente” che si è tenuto in Assemblea legislat...

Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas director Alessia Paolicchi has just returned from Piacenza where she led a delegation of Houston business people to attend a start-up conference at Incubatore Inlab. The trip was organized by Incubatore Inlab, the Catholic University Piacenza, the Piacenza Chamber of Commerce, Confindustria Piacenza, the Asso...

L’Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas “a caccia” di innovazione in Emilia Romagna. Nella prossima settimana una delegazione sarà in visita nel nostro territorio, per incontrare alcune delle più interessanti start up della Regione, selezionate dal comitato scientifico dell’Incubatore Inlab di Piacenza. L’iniziativa è stata presentata in Camer...

Da Rimini a Piacenza, passando per Bologna e naturalmente Forlimpopoli… parte dall’Emilia- Romagna il gran tour della “Notte Bianca del Cibo italiano” che il Ministero dei Beni e delle attività Culturali in accordo con il Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali hanno proclamato per il 4 agosto nell’Anno del Cibo Italiano, al fine...

„E’ stato un iter lungo e complesso, tra burocrazia e certificazioni, ma tra pochi mesi Salsa Natura il laboratorio artigiano di via Portapuglia (titolari Paolo Granelli e Alberto Grobili), specializzato nella produzione di salse che, in questi ultimi anni, ha acquisito sempre più vasti spazi di mercato in Italia, presso catene della ristorazione,...

In the crypt of the Basilica of San Savino in Piacenza – consecrated in 1107 and later renovated many times over the centuries – has a wonderful black and white floor mosaic from the early 12th century, with medallions that represent the twelve months of the year, the signs of the zodiac and various agricultural activities. In the part of the churc...

In Europe, the tradition of eating pork meat stretches far back into antiquity, as pigs were an animal that was easy to rear in a domestic environment, they were rich in fat and delicious meats and reproduced quickly. In the second half of the nineteenth century, some pig bones excavated from archaeological sites in the Po Valley corroborated the h...