Thanksgiving in Italy

Many cultures have been celebrating harvests for centuries. Thesmophria is an ancient Greek harvest festival. Southwest American Indians perform a Corn Dance, the Jewish people celebrate Sukkot, which marks the end of the agricultural year and coincides with the final harvest before the onset of winter, and many Asian cultures have celebrations in gratitude for their rich rice harvest. The … Read more…

Touring FICO Eataly World, a Magical Kingdom of Pasta

Bologna, nicknamed la grassa—“the fat one”—for its wealth and edible delicacies, is located in Italy’s Emilia Romagna region, thebirthplace of tortellini, Parmesan, prosciutto, and balsamic vinegar. Foodies have long hopped on the two-hour train from Rome to hunt down the flavors nestled in the picturesque city and nearby hillside villages.  But now, you no longer need … Read more…

Abortion in Italy, a Right Wronged

Late last month, Cosimo Borraccino, a left-wing member of the regional council for Apulia, in southern Italy, proposed passing a local law to require the enforcement of national legislation granting women access to abortion. His opponents on the council, mostly from center-right parties, said the bill was unnecessary and that Mr. Borraccino was “slamming into … Read more…

Is this the world’s most international business school?

ESCP Europe isn’t just one of the world’s leading business schools. It’s also a chance for students to have a truly international undergraduate experience. “It’s rare to find a programme where there is no dominant nationality,” says ESCP Europe programme director Hélène Louit. “This year we have students from nearly fifty nationalities, and they are … Read more…

Old world charm: Here’s why you should head to Palermo, Italy’s cultural capital

For many travelers, Italy is seen as romantic, mysterious and a bit chaotic, with torpid heat, gorgeously rich colors and irresistible food. In reality, of course, every region has a distinct culture and identity. But Palermo, the ancient capital of Sicily and jewel of the Mediterranean, lives up to the Italy of popular imagination. It’s joyful and colorful, … Read more…