Montezemolo appointed head of Alitalia

Former Ferrari chief Luca Cordero di Montezemolo has been appointed president of the new Alitalia following its tie-up with Etihad, ANSA sources said Wednesday after a meeting of shareholders.

CGIL may fight Jobs Act in EU court

Susanna Camusso, leader of the CGIL trade union federation, said Wednesday that her group is considering an appeal to an EU-level court against the Jobs Act approved one day earlier in Italy's Lower House.

Naples crooks blamed for 90% of fake euros


Police said Wednesday they busted a gang in Naples, part of a group believed to be responsible for 90% of the world's counterfeit euros. The gang, part of the so-called "Napoli Group", is known to police throughout Europe, prosecutor Giovanni Colangelo said.


Italian doctor with Ebola 'stable'


The Italian doctor stricken with Ebola while working for an NGO in Sierra Leone was said to be in stable condition Wednesday in a Rome clinic.



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Jin Jing, China Radio International to report on world's fair

China gearing up for Milan Expo

China is gearing up to report on the Universal Exposition in Milan next year with a website in Italian - - and a Chinese-Italian bilingual mobile app to officially cover all events at the food-themed event.

Scenes of 'Joseph the Jew' on display in Rome, Milan, Florence

Medici tapestries reunited for Expo 2015

Twenty famous Medici tapestries featuring the stories of Joseph the Jew are to be brought together in an itinerant exhibition to coincide with Milan Expo 2015.

'Wealthy, educated visitors in search of luxury and quality'

Over one million Chinese tourists to attend Milan Expo

More than one million Chinese tourists are set to reach Milan in time for the 2015 Expo world's fair, sources at a tourist industry forum said Monday.

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Italian firm chosen for liability, civil insurance at world fair

Generali to insure Milan Expo 2015

Insurer Generali Italia has won the contract to provide civil liability and damage insurance for Milan Expo 2015. The coverage will be provided through its Global Corporate and Commercial business unit.

Eight Italian chefs to become event's ambassadors

Milan Expo to be a 'big success', Renzi

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi this week has expressed his confidence in the outcome of Milan Expo 2015.

One million bought by Chinese visitors to world's fair

Six million Milan Expo 2015 tickets sold

Milan Expo 2015 Commissioner Giuseppe Sala said Wednesday that more than six million tickets have already been sold for next year's world fair that begins in May. "We have already sold six and half million tickets around the world," Sala said.

Iconic drawing on exhibit for a month at Royal Palace

Leonardo's Vitruvian Man, on show during Milan Expo

Leonardo da Vinci's celebrated drawing titled Vitruvian Man will be on display in Milan for a month during the Expo world's fair to be held next year, sources said Tuesday.

Heavy rainfall, floods did not damage event, debuting May 1

Expo to help Milan after floods, Sala says

The food-themed Universal Exposition debuting in Milan on May 1 will aid Italy's financial capital recover from devastating floods and prevent them in the future, Milan Expo 2015 Chief Giuseppe Sala said Monday.

'Confidence that we will make it, leave our mark' says Sala

Milan Expo 2015 chief calls for 'confidence'

The food-themed Universal Exposition to be held in Milan next year "must be the Expo of confidence", the event's chief Giuseppe Sala has said. "Confidence that we will make it, that we will do a good job and do it on time," Sala said.

To foster kids' awareness of Expo food-related themes

Childrenshare, a new Expo/MUBA program for kids

Organisers of next year's Milan Expo world fair and the Milan Children's Museum (MUBA) on Thursday unveiled a program called Childrenshare, which is designed to sensitize the youngest generations to the Expo theme of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.

Expo Three-year deal for trade and tourism

Expo: Milan launches Moscow alliance

Three days in the Russian capital yielded numerous opportunities for the delegation led by Milan mayor Giuliano Pisapia and the Italian embassy to strengthen relations between the two cities and to promote Expo 2015.

President calls on lawmakers to 'pull together'

Expo 'must be a success' says Napolitano

President Giorgio Napolitano on Wednesday called on lawmakers and officials to make sure that the 2015 Expo world's fair to take place in Milan is a success.

2,000 producers across Italy to benefit from funds

Agriculture sector get Expo funding boost

The Interministerial Committee for Economic Planning (CIPE) on Monday approved funding worth 130 million euros to promote companies working in the agricultural sector in view of next year's Milan Expo.

Studies relevant to theme 'Feeding the planet, energy for life'

Milan university funds 10 research projects for Expo 2015

Milan's Bicocca University is funding 10 research projects pertaining to next year's Universal Exhibition on the theme 'Feeding the planet, energy for life', media reported Tuesday.

TsUM department store hosts venue

Milan, Expo 2015 info point opens in Moscow

An information point dedicated to Milan and next year's Expo 2015 opened in Moscow on Monday.

Music Iconic music event to take place at Mediolanum Forum

MTV Europe Music Awards in Milan in 2015

Expo 2015 host city Milan will be the site of the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held in the northern Italian city's Mediolanum Forum as part of the world's fair.

Promoters seeks to reduce by half estimated food waste by 2015

Milan Expo Protocol climaxes Italy's EU semester

themed Expo 2015 Milan trade fair. The Protocol, a high point of Italy's rotating chairmanship of the European Union, features an awareness campaign aimed at cutting by as much as one half the estimated 1.

Chinese parliament VP and delegation touring Italy

Ping says 1 mn Chinese tourists for Expo

A million Chinese tourists are expected to come to Milan for Expo 2015, said Zhang Ping, a vice chairman in the Chinese parliament and head of a Chinese parliamentary delegation currently touring Italy, on Friday.

China Vanke pavilion presented

Expo continues worldwide roadshow

The worldwide Road to Milan Expo 2015 roadshow to promote the food-themed Universal Exposition touched down in Dubai this week.

Veneranda Fabrica del Duomo sets rich calendar

Milan's Duomo Factory readies for Expo

Think Milan and one of the first images that is likely to come to mind is the imposing, pink marble Duomo, the main cathedral, located right in the center of the city.

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