Monza in Italy is one of the world’s oldest race tracks. Located inside a walled park just outside Milan, the circuit was built in 1922. For many
More excerpts from our interviews (in English and Italian) with bass-baritone Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, soprano Carmen Giannattasio and tenor Saimir
From the financial crisis and European integration to relations with Mediterranean countires and even the Arab uprisings, we met with the head of
Stefano Bollani is a popular Italian jazz pianist who also plays classical music. In Rome he performed Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, conducted
Leoluca Orlando is back as Mayor in the Sicilian city of Palermo. As a former MP for the centrist ‘Italy of Values’ party, he won the mayoral
Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena was the best performer on the Milan stock exchange on Tuesday as investors anticipated a quick sale of 200 branches
Some children are learning very special skills, which they hope will help them build a career in the future. Glass-working in Italy, construction in
Fiat Industrial is moving to merge with its subsidiary CNH – Case New Holland – to simplify its structure in a move welcomed by investors.
Comedian Beppe Grillo has shaken up Italian politics, with his 5 Star Movement party (Movimento 5 Stelle) winning local and administrative polls in
Former Italian Prime Minister and President of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, Massimo D’Alema is considered a prominent, Italian
In this edition of U-talk, Anthony Millery, from France asks:
“I’m French but my family come from Italy. I’d like to know whether Italy entering
The glorious San Carlo opera house in Naples is staging Verdi’s ‘I Masnadieri’ (The Bandits), a story about tragic love, feuding brothers, and a gang
We look at the issue of class sizes, with reports from the UK and Italy, and talk to Matthew Chingos, an expert on education policy from the
If you want to see more excerpts from our interview (in Italian) with the Festival’s Artistic Director Alberto Batisti, please click on the following
The Requiem by Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria is a masterpiece of Renaissance vocal music.
It brought the curtain down in glorious
Mount Etna erupted for the twelfth time since 2011. (filmed in Catania/Sicily by Andrew Azzopardi)
Election day in Rovigo, in eastern Italy (filmed by Andrea)
Here are some more extracts from our discussion between lifelong friends Daniel Barenboim and Zubin Mehta.
Springtime in Florence and that means the most prestigious classical music festival in Italy — the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
It is the 74th
Demonstration in Naples in Italy
Francesco M. Cirillo
Lele Mora is one of the best-known casting agents in Italy, but this close friend of Silvio Berlusconi is also one of the central characters accused
Chris Burns hosts The Network, where a matrix of newsmakers get to the heart of an issue. And watch out – everyone has to answer in 25 seconds or
Spending a day at Summerhill was an eye opener. Of course we had doubts about a teaching method where the students are allowed maximum freedom. And
“Be beautiful and shut up” is a phrase which will probably be heard and denied during Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s trial over his relations
Student-centred education, where pupils have their say about what they learn, is gaining momentum around the world. It encourages teachers to think
The ‘Musica’ bonus includes several excerpts from our interview with conductor Omer Meir Wellber. He remembers his first time at La Scala, and talks