What you need to know about the Venice Carnival (or Carnevale), from Venetian masks to the Carnival’s history in Venice!
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The tiny alpine town of Ostana in Italy's northern Piedmont region welcomes Pablo, its first baby in 28 years.
The alpine town of Ostana, in the Italian region of Piedmont, welcomes its first baby in 28 years
Join me for a stroll through Deruta, a charming and "cativating" hill town in Umbria...
Deruta lies in the central heart of Umbria, its sole industry is ceramics. Deruta is devoted to its artistic tradition, there are nearly two hundred workshops and stores, along with a school for Ceramic Arts and a Ceramics Museum
“It’s pretty,” one of them says, “and feminine.” “Yes,” says another, “soft, slightly sweet, a real ladies’ drink.”
We are in the tasting room at Ca’ dei Zago, a prosecco producer just outside Valdobbiadene, north of Venice and Treviso, and one of the two major towns in the prosecco-making region, an area of the Veneto that covers around 20,000 hectares. [...]
I missed visiting the Tuscan town of San Gimignano (Pronounced: San Jimi Nya No) on my very first visit to Italy. Since then it was on my mind to see the place where Tea with Mussolini was shot. A picturesque town situated on the river Elsa, San Gimignano is a favorite for anyone visiting Tuscany. [...]
Lydia Coutré, a journalism student from Cleveland, Ohio, travelled to Italy and London to capture iconic buildings that had already featured in their family album 30 years ago. [...]
Armed with of grandfather’s travel photographs, or the grandmother’s journals, the photos of the honeymoon of the parents, people spend weeks roaming the world in search of the exact locations where relatives or parents once stood, taking exact the same photos once they took.
The 2,300-year-old grave could shed light on an enigmatic civilization.
A Man discovered an An intact 2,300-year-old Etruscan tomb while working the land. The tomb was found in a field near Città della Pieve, about 30 miles southwest of Perugia
Is there anything more romantic than travelling by train in Italy? Yes, travelling by VINTAGE train! The Italian state railway foundation runs a project “Timeless railways” with excellent itineraries in Lombardy, Tuscany, Abruzzo and Sicily for those who want to travel at a slow pace in old restored steam and diesel trains. [...]
Vintage Trains, refurbished and historic, offer the most unique way to experience train travel in Italy. Representing a variety of periods during the "Golden Age of Rail," (The first Italian railroad was the Naples-Portici, in the Kingdom of the Due Sicilie, which was inaugurated on October 3, 1839 by King Ferdinand II).
We hope with the privatization of the Italian railways, this special tourism will know a big boost forward. Italy is certainly the country that can offer a varied landscaping range even within the same stage.
Vintage Rail Cars are, for the most part, refurbished train carriages brought to modern standards for convenience expected by today's travelers.
You’ve just booked a weekend getaway to Rome with your significant other in a desperate attempt to salvage the shattered remains of your relationship. Congratulations! With its breathtaking monuments and mouthwatering cuisine, Rome is the perfect place to dwell in the delusion of happiness for a few final hours. [...]
"The Breakup Travel Guide to Rome, Italy" by Matt Sachs for the New Yorker let you understand better the influence of the Eternal City on relationships with its "great Beauty" and outward grandeur which panders theirs sloth and stir up the amorous instincts also in the memories of the good times spent there
Italy. One word that is guaranteed to make me smile from ear to ear. Ever since my last holiday on the Mediterranean coastline of Amalfi, I fell deeply in love with its picturesque landscapes, humble people and traditional succulent food that it is well known for. Two years on and I was itching to get myself back there again. This time around I wanted to check out the north western coast of Cinque terre. [...]
Steph the blonde: "Another remarkable Italian vacation, feeling a few kilos heavier but never the less taking away many happy memories that this alluring country is so good at providing."
Autumn is firmly entrenched here in the hills of Umbria, the smell of wood smoke dominates all other smells, and colder weather is just around the corner. Winter in Italy, especially when you reside in the rural countryside of central to north Italy, can be mild and it also can be harsh, therefore calling for a change in one’s day-to-day living strategies. You’d best be prepared…
So you want to live in Italy, don't you? Certainly, visiting the chosen site in summer is a great idea, but in summer, every place looks fantastic. You need at least one winter and only then your idea will be accomplished, truthful. I do not say that the Italian winter is better or worse of the winter of your place of origin... Utilities, for example, can be expensive when it’s winter, gas can make your bills sky-high. So, are you willing to wear a sweater in the house in the colder months?
Just read this article to figure out if you can handle a winter in Italy.
Central Italy is full of Magical Places that inspire you and fill you with awe. This brief slideshow slideshow features in exact order: Civita di Bagnoregio, Bracciano, Anguillara, Calcata, Alatri, Nemi, Tuscany's Le Crete Senesi, Valley of Orcia's Circle of Cypress Trees, Montichiello, the famous Windy Road near Montichiello, Bagno Vignoni, Pienza, Montefioralle, Vignamaggio Villa & Vineyars in Chianti, Chiusi, and the view from Castiglione d'Orcia in Tuscany.
A video celebrates Central Italy
From picturesque Christmas markets to unmissable jazz concerts and the most traditional food festivals, Swide has rounded up 10 must go events in Italy you must add on your bucket list this December 2015. [...]
Meet Jennifer Richetto, the specialist who visited Italy for a holiday, stayed for 10 years, and is now a font of knowledge on 'la vita italiana' [...]
"My favourite thing about Italy is that, wherever you go, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome" By Amanda Angus
While the so-called Mediterranean diet tends to be relatively healthy, some of it can be as super-calorific as it is super-tasty. [...]
For the Italians, food is a passion: many maintain that they live to eat, they don’t eat to live. Italy’s culinary reputation dates back over two thousand years and food and its preparation were a very important part of the culture of the Roman Empire. CNN discovered 9 places in Italy that could be called the temples of food where you can enjoy regional speciality super tasty.
Visit the best of Italy with only one rail pass! Getting around by train is a comfortable and fun way to move across Italy, from Milano to Venice, Florence and Rome...
HOW TO TRAVEL ITALY BY TRAIN - Fares and how to buy tickets for train to travel to Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, Naples, or anywhere in Italy. Taking the train to Italy is the safe, comfortable, affordable and environmentally-friendly alternative to flying.
Arrosticini and their meaty goodness remain off many people’s radars, likely because they come from Abruzzo, one of the biggest regions of Italy that the fewest people know about. [...]
Discover what in Abruzzo, it's typically cooked over a specially-made barbecue called a fornacella, and it is considered one of the best street food of italy.
Elena Ferrante has taken the literary world by storm. The Italian novelist—who writes under a pseudonym—is a mystery to her readers, but the places where she sets her books don't need to be. Discover the backdrops to Ferrante's best-selling, four-volume Neapolitan novels series, which concluded with The Story of the Lost Child this past September.
A Literary journey in Italy on the trail of a novelist who sold millions of books without showing her face.
Anna Goren was skeptical of the appeal of pork, until she tasted the fare raised and processed at Spannocchia in Italy. [...]
Discover how a slice of pork fat in Tuscany has converted a young woman grown up as observant Jewish to the love of the pork meat letting her to say that was one of the most memorable food experiences of the life.
My Flavours Holidays cooking holiday not only introduced me to the cuisine of southern Italy, it provided a wonderful cultural tour of Puglia, Italy [...]
Puglia is a must see italian destination. Here 12 good reasons:
House hunters move in to revive the city’s sassi zone, one rugged limestone home at a time. [...]
Matera has won the title of European Capital of Culture 2019 against with 21 initial contenders narrowed down to six finalists. Matera will attract even more visitors from Europe and all over the world to discover the city, so we hope the recent phenomenal interest of property buyers described by the Wall Street Jounal it is not only a speculation, a way to rise money in less than 5 years time. In general the title brings to the towns with the title and its surrounding areas, significant long-term cultural, economic and social benefits, as we have seen with previous European Capitals of Culture.
This epic colossus, half man, half mountain, was erected in the late 1500s by renowned Italian sculptor Giambologna as a symbol of Italy's rugged Appenine mountains. This mountain god, fittingly named Appennino, stand 35 feet tall over the ground of the Villa di Pratolino in Tuscany. [...]
This gigantic, 14-meter-tall statue guarding Villa Demidoff – formerly the Medici’s Villa del Pratolino, in Vaglia, in the province of Florence – would now be considered one of the greatest masterpieces sculpture has ever offered the world, if only it had been placed in Piazza della Signoria instead of in the middle of this park’s forest. [italianways.com]
First wheel of kosher Parmigiano-Reggiano feted at Milan Expo. Producers aim to export the cheese to Israel and the United States.
Cheese lovers of the Jewish world, rejoice: the original Parmesan cheese from Italy is now available in a kosher version.
The first cheese wheel, adorned with a large Star of David and the word "kosher" written on it in Hebrew, was cut open last week at the Israeli pavilion in the Milan world's fair.