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From Prosecco to Chianti, Italy's wine sales sour from virus

Apr 29, 2020 - 4:05 PM

Winegrowers in Italy, the world's top wine producer, are reeling from the country's two-month lockdown

Stefano Cagliero, owner of Cagliero's Winery, smells a glass of red wine in his cellars on April 23, 2020 in Barolo, Langhe Region, near Cuneo, northwestern Italy, during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP)

Ronaldo scores 1st Serie A hat-trick as Ibrahimovic returns to Italy

Jan 07, 2020 - 10:56 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo achieves a breakthrough milestone in Serie A with a hat-trick over Cagliari

ON A ROLL. Cristiano Ronaldo lifts Juventus to the top of the table. File photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Italian journalist wins Mackler prize for mafia coverage

Sep 26, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Paolo Borrometi dedicates the prize to 3 journalists killed while working: Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, and Italy's Antonio Megalizzi and Giulio Regeni

WINNING THE MACKLER PRIZE. Italian journalist Paolo Borrometi receives the 2019 Peter Mackler Award from Catherine Antoine, Peter Mackler's widow, at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in New York on September 25, 2019. Photo by Thomas Urbain/AFP

Talks revived as clock ticks on new Italy government deal

Aug 28, 2019 - 12:02 PM

Italy's President Sergio Mattarella had on Monday allowed an extra day for negotiations, interpreted by some as a hopeful sign that a deal may be in the works

NEW GOVERNMENT. File photo of Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. By Alexandros Michailidis/

Italy recalls Senate as government crisis intensifies

Aug 13, 2019 - 8:53 PM

While the government is still in place, the Senate must decide whether to initiate a no-confidence vote in the 14-month-old administration of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte

RECALL. Policemen stand in front of Palazzo Madama, the Italian Senate, on August 12, 2019 in Rome. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Italian hydroponics farm bets on 'red gold'

Aug 10, 2019 - 10:22 PM

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil, using water fortified with mineral nutrients and oxygen instead.


Italian island Stromboli clears up ash after deadly volcano eruption

Jul 05, 2019 - 9:25 AM

A veil of ash lay atop restaurant terrace tables, boats and parts of the coastline of the tiny island. The dramatic volcanic eruption killer a hiker.

This handout photo obtained from the twitter account of @mariocalabresi shows the eruption of the Stromboli volcano on July 3, 2019 on the Stromboli island, north of Sicily. A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted dramatically on July 3, reportedly killing a hiker and sending tourists fleeing, but firefighters could not immediately confirm any casualties.  Mario CALABRESI / Twitter account of @mariocalabresi / AFP

What's prosciutto and why you need to try this Italian specialty

Jun 26, 2019 - 3:43 PM

And how you can get a taste of Italy with this premium ham

Djokovic to meet Nadal for 54th time with Italian Open title at stake

May 19, 2019 - 2:26 PM

The Serbian world No. 1 says 'it's the ultimate challenge' of playing the Spanish great

SETTLE THE SCORE. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are 2-2 in their previous 4 meetings. File Photo by Nic Bothma/AFP

All aboard Italy's 'Trans-Siberian' railway

Mar 23, 2019 - 5:23 PM

Italy's very own 'Trans-Siberian' railway, with its almost 100-year-old carriages, is lovingly restored by amateur train addicts who refer to themselves as 'trainsexuals'

'Last Tango In Paris' director Bernardo Bertolucci dies

Nov 27, 2018 - 8:53 AM

Bertolucci is also known for directing the Oscar winning film 'The Last Emperor'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 15, 2016 Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci attends the 11th Rome Film Festival. - Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci, whose films include 'Last Tango In Paris' and 'The Last Emperor', has died in Rome aged 77, Italian media said on November 26, 2018. Bertolucci, considered one of the giants of Italian and world cinema, won an honorary Palme d'Or for his life's work at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. (Photo by TIZIANA FABI / AFP)

Michael Kors bags Versace for $2.1 billion

Sep 25, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Donatella Versace says the takeover is 'essential to Versace's long-term success'

MICHAEL KORS X VERSACE. A window display in a mall advertises the fall collection of Michael Kors on September 24, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Miss Earth Philippines 2018 Celeste Cortesi teaches you basic Italian

Sep 02, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Heading to or daydreaming of Italy? Celeste teaches you some simple Italian phrases

Svitolina lays down French Open marker in Rome

May 20, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Just a week before the French Open, Ukrainian Elina Svitolina stuns top-ranked Simona Halep to repeat as Italian Open champion

WINNING STREAK. Ukraine's Elina Svitolina, who won her last 8 finals, now stands as favorite in Roland Garros. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Halep downs Sharapova, sets Rome final rematch vs Svitolina

May 20, 2018 - 9:32 AM

The Romanian world number one fights back from a set down to win only her second match against the Russian tennis star

STILL ON TOP. After booking a title berth, Simona Halep gets to keep the top spot in the world rankings. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

How can Rafa Nadal wrest top ranking from Roger Federer?

May 19, 2018 - 10:13 AM

The second-seeded Spaniard needs to get past old rival Novak Djokovic first in bid to rule the Italian Open

MUST WIN. Anything less than a championship for Rafael Nadal would keep Roger Federer on top of the rankings. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Sharapova has good 'inner feeling' ahead of French Open return

May 18, 2018 - 12:14 PM

The Russian tennis star looks forward to her Paris comeback after getting denied a wild-card entry last year

SEEDED. Maria Sharapova secured a French Open seeding after booking a quarters berth at the Italian Open. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Sharapova delight at popping the question to Nadal

May 16, 2018 - 8:57 AM

The Russian tennis star finds thrill in practicing with the 16-time Grand Slam champion

FAN GIRL. Maria Sharapova gets to tick one item off her bucket list. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Parents of terminally ill UK toddler launch new legal bid

Apr 25, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Doctors have removed the ventilator support of British boy Alfie Evans, who suffers from a rare neurological disease, but he has continued breathing independently for more than a day

TERMINALLY ILL. Supporters of seriously ill British toddler Alfie Evans demonstrate outside Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, northwest England.  Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Migrant weary northerners put faith in Italy's League

Mar 10, 2018 - 3:42 PM

Though the country was plunged into uncertainty on election night, with no party or coalition obtaining the votes to form a government, the far-right League surged in the polls.

CELEBRATION. A man hangs a flag of far-right party Lega at a balcony on March 7, 2018 in Varese where Lega's supporters celebrate the national election results. Photo by Marco Bertorello / AFP

Tod's goes logo loco in their S/S 2018 collection

Feb 27, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Get ready to see these pieces in insta-worthy OOTDs

LOOK: Washable paper bags for the eco-conscious fashionista

Jan 06, 2018 - 7:29 PM

Uashmama's washable paper bags look and feel like leather

A taste of authentic Italian steak in Manila

Dec 18, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Finestra, the first Italian steakhouse in Manila, is determined to show what Italian cooking and dining is all about

Mamma Mia: When down-home cuisine goes Uptown

Dec 11, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Kick back and feel at home at this new Italian restaurant in BGC

Get the softest leather daybed in this Makati store

Oct 18, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Flexform has officially launched in Manila with an incredibly elegant showroom

UNDERSTATED. Flexform's style is all about subtle sophistication. Photo by Tedrick Yau

Lewis Hamilton takes record 69th pole

Sep 03, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Lewis Hamilton is the new world record holder of 69 pole positions

1 dead as Italy heatwave breaks in Alps

Aug 05, 2017 - 4:39 PM

The tragedy follows the deaths of two senior citizens who were caught up in wild fires in Abruzzo and Matera

HEATWAVE. A man refreshes himself with the waters of a fountain at Piazza Castello in Turin on August 2 as they seek relief during a heatwave that continues to grip southern Europe. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Around the world in 1 dining strip: An Uptown Parade food guide

Mar 30, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Eat your way around the globe at Uptown Bonifacio’s newest dining destination

Populist surge hits Renzi as Italy puts women in charge

Jun 20, 2016 - 8:32 AM

UPDATED I will be a mayor for all Romans I will restore legality and transparency to the city s institutions after 20 years of poor governance says Virginia Raggi

MADAM MAYOR. Newly elected mayor of Rome, Five Star Movement's candidate Virginia Raggi, gives a press conference after winning the mayoral election on June 19, 2016 at her campaign headquarters in Rome. Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Authentic Neapolitan cuisine: Salvatore Cuomo opens in the PH

Jun 10, 2016 - 10:50 AM

The home of the “world champion DOC pizza is now in Uptown Parade Bonifacio Global City

Rome the top prize as Italians vote in test for Renzi

Jun 05, 2016 - 9:36 AM

3rd UPDATE More than 1 300 municipal councils will be elected in a two round ballot to be completed on June 19

epa05346651 Forza Italia (FI) party leader Silvio Berlusconi casts his ballot for the municipal elections at a polling station in Rome, Italy, 05 June 2016. Local elections are underway across Italy including mayoral votes in Rome, Milan, Turin and Naples. EPA/ANGELO CARCONI

Hasil MotoGP Italia: Lorenzo terdepan, Rossi gagal selesaikan balapan

May 22, 2016 - 8:47 PM

Insiden buruk bagi Valentino Rossi di hadapan pendukungnya

Motor Valentino Rossi yang mengalami masalah mekanik dalam MotoGP Italia, pada 22 Mei 2016. Foto dari Twitter/@MotoGP

Murray celebrates birthday with upset win over Djokovic in Rome

May 16, 2016 - 2:36 AM

Andy Murray shocks Novak Djokovic to win the Rome Masters title and the blows out birthday candles afterwards

UPSET IN ROME. Andy Murray blows the candles out of his birthday cake after beating Serbian Novak Djokovic to win his first Rome Masters title. Photo by Claudio Onorati/EPA

Djokovic shakes off ankle injury, sets up Murray final in Rome

May 15, 2016 - 8:41 AM

World number one Novak Djokovic overcomes a self inflicted ankle injury to defeat Kei Nishikori to set up a second final against Andy Murray in as many weeks

ROME FINAL. Novak Djokovic learned a hard lesson about not cleaning his shoes with his tennis racket, but lived to hold off Kei Nishikori. Photo by Claudio Onorati/EPA

'Extra gear' eases Djokovic past Nadal into Rome semis

May 14, 2016 - 4:08 AM

Novak Djokovic awaits the winner between Kei Nishikori and Dominic Thiem before a possible second final against Andy Murray in successive weeks

ON TO THE SEMIS. Novak Djokovic ran his winning streak over Rafael Nadal to 7 matches with a win in the Rome Masters quarterfinals. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Serena Williams admits tasting dog food, didn't like it

May 13, 2016 - 8:29 AM

Serena Williams takes a break from her Italian Open campaign to try a spoonful of her Yorkshire terrier s salmon and rice dish

FOOD TASTING. Serena Williams said the gourmet dog food tasted "a little bit like a house-cleaner thing." Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Italy, Japan urge G7 to spend for growth

May 03, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Prime ministers Matteo Renzi and Shinzo Abe call for greater flexibility on budgetary policies ahead of the G7 Summit

epa05286890 Italian Premier Matteo Renzi (R) welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) for a bilateral meeting in Florence, Italy, 02 May 2016. Shinzo Abe is in Italy on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the bilateral relations between Japan and Italy. EPA/MAURIZIO DEGL' INNOCENTI

Salute! Italy toasts booming wine trade

Apr 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The VinItaly wine trade fair in Verona is already on its 50th year and the future looks bright for Italian wines

A man open a bottle of wine on April 10, 2016 during the 50th edition of the Vinitaly wine exhibition in Verona.  Vinitaly is the world’s largest wine event, hosting more than 4164 exhibitors, looking to promote a vast range of rich and exotic varieties of wines, spirits and other alcoholic beverages.  / AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO

Freed Italian hostage leaves PH hospital

Apr 09, 2016 - 12:57 PM

The victim is emaciated He has lost a lot of weight compared to what we saw in his old pictures says regional military spokesman Major Filemon Tan

IN GOOD HEALTH. Officials say Rolando Del Torchio, who was held hostage for 6 months, is in good health. Photo sourced by Rappler

Ex-Italian missionary released in Sulu

Apr 08, 2016 - 8:19 PM

3rd UPDATE Suspected Abu Sayyaf members release a former missionary who runs a restaurant in Dipolog City

Italian nurse accused of killing 13 patients

Mar 31, 2016 - 8:05 PM

UPDATED Fausta Bonino allegedly killed the patients in 2014 and 2015 by giving them a blood thinning drug

epa05237414 Carabinieri captain Gennaro Riccardi shows a phial containing heparin during a press conference in Livorno, Italy, 31 March 2016. A female nurse was arrested by Carabinieri police on 31 March for allegedly killing 13 patients at a hospital in the Tuscan town of Piombino, near Livorno, in 2014 and 2015. The dead patients were in hospital's intensive care unit with a range of different pathologies. She allegedly used medicines that were not part of the patients' therapies to kill them, sources said. EPA/FRANCO SILVI

Del Piero dan Cannavaro akan berkunjung ke Jakarta

Mar 29, 2016 - 9:04 AM

Italian Legend akan menghadapi Primavera Baretti di Stadion Gelora Bung Karno pada 21 Mei 2016

Alessandro Del Piero bersama Italian Legend akan berkunjung ke Jakarta pada 17-22 Mei 2016. Foto dari

Italy global wine market king – study

Mar 03, 2016 - 3:16 PM

Italy exported 5 4B worth of wine in 2015 while the top consumer of Italian wine is the US

epa05162335 A general view of the event 'Chianti Classic Collection', a preview of new vintages and productions that will go on the market, whose theme this year is 'The 300th anniversary of the first wine-making region', Florence, Italy, 15 February 2016. In 2016 the most famous Italian red wine in the world celebrates 300 years. EPA/MAURIZIO DEGL' INNOCENTI

Kidnapping of Italian priest raises Philippine militant alarm

Oct 09, 2015 - 12:52 AM

The kidnappings show the Abu Sayyaf is regaining strength in the south a desperately poor region home to most of the nation s Muslim minority

TAKEN. Italian restaurateur Rolando del Torchio is kidnapped from his restaurant in Dipolog City. Photo by Gualberto Laput

Kidnappers take owner of Dipolog Italian restaurant

Oct 07, 2015 - 9:11 PM

Rolando del Torchio a former Italian missionary liked Dipolog so much he decided to stay here where he opened his own pizza house

Air Force chief flies brand new attack chopper

Aug 17, 2015 - 9:30 PM

The Air Force commanding general is a veteran combat pilot

TEST FLIGHT. Philippine Air Force commanding general Jeffrey Delgado flies the brand new attack helicopter from Italy. PAF photo

Bomb hits Italian consulate in Egypt, killing 1

Jul 11, 2015 - 6:58 PM

This is the first assault on a foreign mission in Egypt since jihadists launched a campaign against security forces two years ago

Italy not 'intimidated' by Cairo consulate attack – minister

Jul 11, 2015 - 3:35 PM

Italy will not let itself be intimidated tweets Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni

THE MINISTER. Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni looks on during an official meeting with his Romanian counterpart, Bogdan Aurescu (not pictured), at Foreign Ministry Headquarters in Bucharest, Romania on July 9. Photo by Robert Ghement/EPA

One dead in blast at Italy consulate in Cairo – ministry

Jul 11, 2015 - 2:23 PM

It is still unclear if the victim is a member of the security forces or the public

Blast hits Italian consulate in Cairo – AFP journalist

Jul 11, 2015 - 1:27 PM

UPDATED The explosion injures two policemen and 3 passers by