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Articles by: Letizia Airos

  • Lidia in her teenage years. (Courtesy of Lidia Bastianich)
    To commemorate the National Memorial Day of the Exiles and Foibe (Giorno del ricordo), the Italian celebration for the memory of the victims of the Foibe and the Istrian-Dalmatian exodus. World-famous Italian chef Lidia Bastianich has a story as a refugee that transcends the culinary industry. Lidia was born following the conclusion of World War II, a time when European countries were still settling border disputes. As a young girl, she grew up among three different cultures, each with a profound influence on her. Today, as a professional, Lidia’s childhood experiences and her family ties continue to prove monumental in her continued success.
  • Giornata della Memoria. Riflessioni nel corso della lettura dei nomi dei 9700 ebrei italiani deportati. Che il ricordo della Shoah apra gli occhi sul presente
  • Intervista a New York con il Prof. Michele Geraci, Sottosegretario allo sviluppo economico del Governo attuale. Il lavoro da portare avanti nel processi di internazionalizzazione e comunicazione del Sistema Paese. La necessità di strutture e strumenti di 'nation branding' con una strategia condivisa di comunicazione e promozione
  • Life & People
    Letizia Airos(October 10, 2018)
    THE REGION ACCORDING TO ONE OF ITS MAJOR ENTREPRENEURS: Enrico Colavita. A life devoted to entrepreneur-ship and internationalization. His is an exemplary story. From a family business in a small village in Molise he embarked on a great adventure that would bring olive oil to the world, the United States in particular. Today, Colavita is not only in the olive oil business; it has put its international practice to the service of both region and country.
  • Last summer, doing our annual browsing at the packed Italian Pavilion at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, we met Maria Teresa Sassano, a businesswoman from Puglia and National Vice President of the Small Industry Committee of Confindustria, the largest industrial organization in Italy (see box to the right). We hung back to talk with her about women’s roles in Italian industry and her personal efforts to promote the internationalization of small and medium-sized Italian companies.