REGGIO CALABRIA REOPENS NATIONAL MUSEUM

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The National Museum of Magna Graecia in Reggio Calabria, considered to be one of Italy's most important museum of ancient classical art, re-opens its doors on the 30th April 2016 with a splendid new look. The luminous new atrium, designed by architect Alfredo Pirri,  adds a whole new dimension onto the monumental Palazzo Piacentini, built 1932-1941 to house the antiquites from the Italian colonies of ancient Greece, such as Sibari, Crotone, Caulonia and Locri.


28 Apr 2016 More

ITALY'S SOLAR REVOLUTION

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According to a recent report issued by the International Energy Agency (IEA) to mark World Earth Day 2016, Italy leads the world in use of solar power, with 8% of its entire energy production coming from the sun. With solar panels becoming progressively cheaper over the last 10 years, more and more households have installed panels on their roofs and unused grazing land has been converted into sun farms that feed the national grid.


25 Apr 2016 More

LEONARDO DA VINCI DESCENDENTS DISCOVERED

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How many of us have dreamed of having some illustrious ancestor? Some thirty-five Italians were astonished to get the news that they may be descendents of Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci. Historians Alessandro Vezzosi and Agnese Sabato revealed the results of their genealogy studies recently in Florence, where they had traced the maestro's bloodline through the centuries to the present day.


22 Apr 2016 More

VINITALY ENDS IN TRIUMPH

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Italy's prestigious annual wine fair VINITALY 2016 chalked up record figures on its 50th birthday confirming Italy's position as the leading country of wine production and wine exportation in the world. A packed four days of events and tastings drew record crowds to the Verona Fair, which hosted a record number of exhibitors (4,100, including 147 from abroad).


19 Apr 2016 More

MILAN CINEMA CENTRALE SOSPESO TICKET

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The Cinema Centrale of Milan has taken up a charming old Neapolitan custom and given it a new twist. In Naples, people often leave a caffè sospeso when they have their morning coffee: that is, they leave the price of an extra coffee at the cash desk for anyone who is too poor to be able to buy a coffee of his own.


16 Apr 2016 More

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