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Naples Universiade On Par With The Olympics, Athletes Say

From July 3rd-July 14th, Naples was the world’s stage for the 30th biennial Summer Universiade sports event.

The Future of Climate, Development and Social Justice at St. John’s in Rome

Experts and academics across various fields discussed major issues relating to climate, development and social justice, with a particular focus on their relationship to education and envisaging solutions for a better future, during a symposium held at St. John’s University’s Rome Campus.

More Beloved Italian Products Coming to The US Courtesy of Colavita

On June 23rd, Colavita hosted a party at Gallow Green, a beautiful garden oasis in the heart of Chelsea for its customers and partners. The event included a private preview of the new products that the Italian food company will start distributing in the US in addition to its current offerings, which beyond the Colavita brand itself include Italian favorites such Perugina, San Benedetto, Mulino Bianco, Rio Mare, and more...

Ciro Casella: "The Golden Lion to The South, Like a Hug From The North"

New York restaurant San Matteo receives the Golden Lion in Venice as a "special recognition for professional merits.”

Longevity Gene Found to Rejuvenate Blood Vessels

Italian researchers discover link between longevity gene and cardiovascular health.

Mantuan Mostarda Conquers The World

Mantuan Mostarda, a delicious ancient product, born in the Renaissance court of the Gonzaga, is now having a revival, not only in Italy but across the globe. From the United States to Australia: living proof that the strength of the Italian food industry often lies in its prime niche products, always unique and irreplicable.

Ferrero Buys Danish Cookies From Campbell

The Italian group of Nutella fame, Ferrero, is set to buy Danish company Kelsen from the Campbell Soup Company (of Warhol fame) by the first quarter of 2020.

Italy’s Prosecco Hills Recognized By UNESCO

On Sunday July 7th 2019, Veneto’s Prosecco Hills Were Instated As Italy’s 55th Contribution To UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Innovation, Sustainability, Family, and...Buffalo Cheese

The Quattro Portoni farm and cheese factory, located in Cologno al Serio, 15 km outside of Bergamo, is a true family company in every sense of the term. In fact, representing it at the Fancy Food Show, one of the world’s most important food fairs held each year in New York’s Javits Center, is Bruno Gritti, founder and owner along with his brother Alfio, along with his wife and two young daughters. And one of them, Roberta, is the one who tells us, with great confidence and passion, about their story and of course their future. “The bufale weren’t very well-known in the North of the country, they are tendentially typical of Southern Italy”...a great bet for them, which they won.

ACCOUNTING TODAY. The Latest Trends in New York’s Construction Industry (courtesy of Crain's NY)

The construction industry in New York is never standing still; it’s dynamic and constantly in flux.Like many companies, construction firms continue to adapt to changes in technology, the workforce and the regulatory environment. To understand the biggest issues facing contractors today and the best ways to address those challenges, Crain’s Content Studio interviewed Carl Oliveri, partner, construction practice leader and New York City office market leader at Grassi & Co., a tax, accounting and business advisory firm.

David-Maria Sassoli Elected President of The European Parliament

In reply to why he wished to be elected, the Italian former journalist stated that “Europe will be stronger only with a Parliament which plays a more important role."

Andrea Bocelli Builds a New School in Muccia

The Andrea Bocelli Foundation builds a new state of the art school in the earthquake-stricken town of Muccia in the Marche region, proving that “even in Italy, when we really want to, we can get things done in a reasonable time.”

Italian National Women’s Soccer Team Received by President Mattarella

“I want to tell you that we don’t know who will win this World Cup but you’ve won here, in Italy, you conquered public opinion, you’ve brought irrevocable attention to women’s soccer.” said the Head of State, adding that “I can’t not stress how a difference in treatment between men’s and women’s soccer is completely irrational and unacceptable.”

After The World Cup, Women Players Are Still Fighting

The Italian Women’s National Football Team is out of the World Cup after losing the quarter-final match against the Netherlands but their unexpected success spurs discussion in Italy concerning the professionalization of the sport.

2019 Bellisario Awards Recognize 'High-Flying Women'

The Permanent Representative of Italy to the UN, Mariangela Zappia, is amongst the recipients of the Marisa Bellisario Foundation’s “Donne ad Alta Quota” Award, which recognizes women who have distinguished themselves in science, academia, institutions, business, or social engagement both nationally and globally. Other recipients include Nadia Murad and Sofia Corradi.

New Jersey’s 'Razza' Named Best Pizzeria in North America

Leading online pizza guide 50 Top Pizza announced its ranking of the 100 best pizzerias in North America. First place went to Dan Richer’s Razza Pizza Artigianale in Jersey City.

100per100 Italian Academy Comes to New York

I love Italian Food presented 100per100 Italian Academy, an itinerant educational project aimed at promoting authentic Italian food across the globe, in New York, where they also released a new guide for where to find real Italian cuisine in the city.

Italy Will Host The 2026 Winter Olympics

After a long and intense wait, the verdict for who will host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has finally arrived: they will be held in Milan and Cortina.

Signs of a Slump in Tourism: Curse or Blessing?

Italy risks suffering a summer slump in arrivals of those tourists who travel by car and remain a few days. But along with benefits the 44.4 million yearly international visitors still bring giant problems.

Food, Startups and Innovation: When Limits Become Strengths

We met with Maurizio Forte, the Director of the Italian Trade Agency, North America. With him we discussed the Italian presence at the Fancy Food Show - which, like every year, takes place in New York at the end of June - but, mostly, we reflected on the path that Italian food businesses follow to become international.