Background information At 6:00am on January 13, 2009, the first flight of Alitalia – Compagnia Aerea S.p.A. left Rome for Palermo. The new Alitalia is still in existence today; known as the “good company,” it was created in 2008 by extracting the financially “healthy” parts of the old Alitalia. The old Alitalia was founded in…


Background information In 1872 Giovanni Battista Pirelli, a 24 year old engineer, created in Milan after his name the Italian rubber maker which would have become a global tire brand: Pirelli & C, the first ever Italian company to

Ferrovie dello Stato

The history of Ferrovie dello Stato (State Railways) is intertwined with the history of Italy’s development and with policies that profoundly influenced the country’s economy, social relations, and even geography.