Italian Olive Oil Production Down By More Than A Quarter: Study

Italian Olive Oil Production Down By More Than A Quarter: Study -  StaInPuglia

Italian olive oil production is set to drop by 26% this year compared to 2019, according to Confagricultura, a group that represents Italy’s agriculture sector. However, Italy is not the only country to register a negative performance, with other olive oil producers such as Portugal (-35%) and Greece (-25%) also seeing production fall. In contrast to […]

Tu parli Griko? – online seminar looks at the Greek spoken in Italy

Tu parli Griko? – online seminar looks at the Greek spoken in Italy -  StaInPuglia

In 1999, Italy passed Law 482 which recognised the two languages of Greek origin, Griko (spoken in Apulia) and Greko (Calabria), as being among the 12 minority languages that are spoken in the country. The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) will be presenting a free online seminar on the use of Griko in Southern Italy […]

Rocco Forte Hotels launches Rocco Forte Friends

Rocco Forte Hotels launches Rocco Forte Friends -  StaInPuglia

Rocco Forte Hotels, the prestigious family-owned hotel group led by Sir Rocco Forte has launched Rocco Forte Friends, a recognition programme unlike any other aimed at inviting its most loyal guests as well as new guests to sign up and take part in bespoke activities that will create lifelong memories. Implemented at a time when […]

On the trail of tribidrag

On the trail of tribidrag -  StaInPuglia

Mentioning the Croatian red grape tribidrag will likely result in blank looks. Its claim to fame, however, is that it was the end point of a great deal of research and DNA profiling centred around zinfandel, most commonly (and extensively) found in California. There had been suspicions that zinfandel might be connected or related to […]

Space agency backs hospital train demonstrator | News

Space agency backs hospital train demonstrator | News -  StaInPuglia

ITALY: A hospital train proof-of-concept demonstrator is to be developed and tested under a project funded by the European Space Agency. The Intensive Care Unit Train project brings together national train operator Trenitalia, the Puglia region and the Angel Group of technology companies, which includes space specialist SITAEL, railway supplier MerMec and other group companies […]

Fresh attack on social-care facilities in Foggia – English

Fresh attack on social-care facilities in Foggia - English -  StaInPuglia

(ANSA) – FOGGIA, OCT 20 – A fresh arson attack was made Monday night on social-care facilities belonging to the Vigilante brothers in the Puglia city of Foggia.    It was the fourth since the start of the year.    The last came during lockdown in April with a bomb outside the ‘Sorriso di Stefano’ ((Stefano’s Smile) […]

How traditional homemade tomato sauce is made in Italy

How traditional homemade tomato sauce is made in Italy -  StaInPuglia

Every summer, Isabella, her mother, Dina, and her daughter, Federica, honor the family tradition and make tomato sauce in their garden. The process is a laborious one that takes several hours, from hand picking each tomato to adding basil leaves into jars one by one. This year, the family has turned more than 200 kilos […]

Pope Francis names new prefect of congregation for saints’ causes

Pope Francis names new prefect of congregation for saints' causes -  StaInPuglia

Pope Francis named a new prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints Thursday following Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s dramatic resignation from the post last month. The pope appointed Bishop Marcello Semeraro, who has acted as secretary of the Council of Cardinal Advisers since it was established in 2013, to the position Oct. 15. The 72-year-old […]

High demand for organic vegetables from Apulia

High demand for organic vegetables from Apulia -  StaInPuglia

“We are at the beginning of the 2020 season for our autumn and winter vegetables, but the available volumes for broccoli, artichokes and fennel are limited due to drought and other unfavorable weather conditions occurred during the flowering period, which delayed the harvest by about 10 days. There are a lot of requests for these […]

Italy launches EUR 400 mln schools fibre tender

Italy launches EUR 400 mln schools fibre tender -  StaInPuglia

Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) has announced the launch of tender to be run by state-owned infrastructure agency Infratel to bring high-speed broadband connections to schools all over the country. The tender has been split up into 7 lots covering 15 regions with a view to equipping over 80 percent of Italy’s schools, equivalent […]

High demand for organic vegetables from Puglia

High demand for organic vegetables from Puglia -  StaInPuglia

“We are at the beginning of the 2020 season for our autumn and winter vegetables, but the available volumes for broccoli, artichokes and fennel are limited due to drought and other unfavorable weather conditions occurred during the flowering period, which delayed the harvest by about 10 days. There are a lot of requests for these […]