Books

Gemma Trevisani, the art of publishing

Since November she is the Head of Italian Fiction for Rizzoli Libri, one of the most important Italian publishing houses.  For more than a decade, Gemma Trevisani has been working as an editor, the most beautiful job in the world, according to her.  “I think that the paper book will never disappear. It is and it will remain a smart object. It is something you cannot break. It never runs out of juice”. 

Here you find my interview.

  • Sport

    Simone Barlaam, the magic of the water

    He is the rising star of the Italian para swimming team. Simone Barlaam is just 20 and he is already seven times world champion. The 2020 World Para Swimming European Open Championships have just ended. From the Complexo de Ponteada in Funchal, Portugal, Simone Barlaam took home  4 gold medals and a world record in the 100m freestyle.

    Next appointment, at the end August, in Tokyo, where the Paralympic games will be held.

    (Image credits: @Augusto Bizzi)

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    Technology

    Antonio Dini, a grower of tech awareness

    Italian journalist Antonio Dini spent most of his time flying to the US to discover the last newborn in the cradle of IT, Silicon Valley. He met small entrepreneurs and the richest men in the world, such as Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.  He writes about technology for numerous media outlets, including Il Sole 24 Ore. In his spare time, he cultivates his digital garden: a blog where he makes people aware of what he discovers by traveling through the net and through the skies.

    You can read my interview here. 

  • Television

    The 20 best ever questions of Italian quiz shows

    Ferdinando Sallustio participated to 8 different Italian quiz shows: Lascia o raddoppia? with Magalli and Gambarotta; Babilonia and Novantatre with Umberto Smaila; Giorno dopo giorno with Baudo, (super champion, with Alessandra Versienti); Quiz show with Amadeus; Passaparola with Gerry Scotti (super champion); Avanti un altro! with Bonolis and Caduta libera with Gerry Scotti. He selected for my blog the 20 most beautiful questions (according to him) in the history of Italian quiz show.

     

     

  • Music

    Francesco Filidei, the Italian composer who revived opera

    He is considered one of the most significant Italian composers of our time. His award-winning music has been performed by world-class orchestras. In 2016 he was named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.

    Here you find my interview.

  • Italy in figures

    Financial literacy in Italy

    According to a paper of the Bank of Italy, Italian adults still lag behind their international counterparts when it comes to financial literacy. The survey was conducted at the beginning of 2020 on a sample of 2,000 adults with an age ranging from 18 to 79.

  • Italy in figures

    Corporate world: who is smarterly working?

    An analysis of the Bank of Italy evidences a strong increase in the adoption of smart working in Italy. Companies which adopted it increased from  28.7 % in 2019 to 82.3% in 2020.