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RelaxSing: Aussies in tuscany to... sing

RelaxSing: Aussies in tuscany to... sing | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

RelaxSing Holidays welcomes people from Australia, Europe and around the world to come together as a choir to relax and sing in spectacular locations.
We invite you to join us, meet new friends and feel the magic and exhilaration of creating beautiful harmonies as one.
RelaxSing Tuscany, Italy 2013 for one week from 14 September 2013. Relax with in a superb venue near the beautiful medieval town of San Gimignano and discover all the beauty that rural Tuscany has to offer. Sing an exciting repertoire of songs under the guidance of our gifted Musical Director and Accompanist and experience the joy of "harmonising relaxation with song".
The lovely accommodation is located within a 300 hectare authentically restored Tuscan Estate which has produced wine and olive oil for centuries. The Fattorie di Santo Pietro offers typical Tuscan style en-suite rooms in carefully restored apartments, surrounded by extensive manicured grounds. A wonderful pool with sun deck, a dedicated meeting room for singing, delicious food and wine served in the adjoining restaurant and wonderful scenic views all combine to provide the perfect setting for a most relaxing and memorable stay.
During the week enjoy singing a wide range of songs which have been carefully selected to include both classical and modern styles, some with an Italian theme. RelaxSing will provide the music to you in advance so that during the holiday we can work at perfecting our singing technique while continuing to focus on fun. The week will end with a public performance of our repertoire in the town of San Gimignano.
To complete the RelaxSing experience there are a variety of afternoon excursions to visit some of the most picturesque towns and enjoy the delightful scenery of Tuscany. There will also be an opportunity to participate in a free afternoon of wine tasting on the Estate and for a small additional charge, a Tuscan cooking lesson.
Interested? Visit our Events page and find out more about RelaxSing Tuscany 2013.

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Wilkes University Offers Study Abroad Ceramic Arts in Italy

Wilkes University Offers Study Abroad Ceramic Arts in Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

This course will be presented in Certaldo, Italy, in the province of Tuscany. The course is a cooperative effort between Wilkes University and La Meridiana, an international school of ceramics in Tuscany. It is designed for artists and teachers of art at a site that is rich in Italian culture and art history, and will stress both technical competencies and pedagogical skills. The creative process will also be explored through the use of visual journaling and other techniques to follow the artistic life. [...]

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Italy in a day

Italy in a day | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Italy in a Day is directed by oscar awarded Gabriele Salvatores. A number of people in Italy has been asked to send videos made with any device (videocamera, smartphone, photo camera) during the 24 hours of October 26, 2013. Desires, dreams, fears, remarks, anything believed of importance occurred that day or, also, simply what could be seen by looking out of the windows. Italy in a Day consists of 44,197 videos received, that is 2,200 hours of images, 632 edited videos, a team of 40 selectors organized by editors. Italy in a Day is an emotional diary, a census of the emotions and the thoughts of the Italians, a secular confession, the wish to share one’s feelings, an Italian psychodrama, some times tender, others angry or funny or desperate. It is also an involving honest remark, without intellectual filters [source]

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Made from the unique world of Italians!

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Hiking the Sentiero Azzurro: Cinque Terre, Italy

Hiking the Sentiero Azzurro: Cinque Terre, Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Along the mountain cliffs of the Italian Riviera’s Cinque Terre is a ribbon of trail aptly named the Azure Path that offers breath taking views of the coast, seaside towns, and countryside. [...]

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The Cinque Terre  is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. "The Five Lands" comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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The Best of Basilicata

The Best of Basilicata | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Traveling through the rugged, under-the-radar Basilicata region of southern Italy still provides the thrill of discovery.

Located above the “arch” of Italy’s boot, Basilicata (known locally as Lucania) may not have the glamour of the Amalfi Coast or the polish of Tuscany. But it does have a wild beauty that can seem otherworldly, even biblical: ancient buildings hewed from honey-colored limestone; black-sand beaches fringing a verdant coast; and a simple yet rich culinary tradition. In recent years, the area has undergone a renaissance thanks to an influx of talented chefs and hoteliers—including Francis Ford Coppola, who opened the nine-room Palazzo Margherita in his grandfather’s hometown of Bernalda. [...]


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How to date Italian women? A Do’s and don’ts list

How to date Italian women? A Do’s and don’ts list | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Every single man wants to date an Italian woman right? But with the cultural differences it can be a fraught business. Here together some do's and don't’s for dating Italian women.

  1. Dress to impress
  2. Impress her friends
  3. Be a gentleman
  4. Tick the boxes
  5. Compliment her
  6. Play for laughs
  7. Don’t talk politics
  8. Don’t talk religion
  9. Don’t get (very) drunk
  10. Take her some place nice
  11. Be open
  12. Wine and roses

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Stunning Aerial Video of the Amalfi Coast | Ciao Amalfi

Stunning Aerial Video of the Amalfi Coast | Ciao Amalfi | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Take a flight along the beautiful Amalfi Coast in this stunning video created by Drone Experience.
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A guided tour of Rossano

A guided tour of Rossano | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Our tour of Rossano started as a quest for liquorices and ended in friendship and dinner. In between we walked to all the places that makes this town lovable.
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Extreme Passeggiata! The Italian Town That Obsessively Walks in Circles

Extreme Passeggiata! The Italian Town That Obsessively Walks in Circles | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Even though you arrive there, it's not a destination or a location. It is a ritual, and the people of Altamura, an ancient walled town that’s set amid the olive trees and watermelon patches of Southern Italy have a name for it: il Corso, or the Course. It happens every night after the siesta hour, as the Altamurans tuck in shirts or slip on dresses and trickle through the stone streets to Via Federico II di Svevia, the main drag, and start walking up and down.

And up and down. Once a couple or a young family or a group of friends make their way down to the arched gate of the walled city, they merely turn around and walk back up towards the cathedral. Every night, hundreds of townspeople appear to engage in this people-watching merry-go-round, and it’s so populated that there are unwritten rules to keep order: [...]

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'Love Parking' offers Italian couples real lovers' lane

'Love Parking' offers Italian couples real lovers' lane | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Couples in Italy searching for a lovers' lane no longer need to park at some shady spot in the woods or drive up to some remote lookout to fool around — there's now a guarded car park for that!  Love Parking is a seductive business set up in the southern Italian city of Naples, where the streets are not known for being particularly safe for late-night spates of lovemaking, [...]

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Vloasis's curator insight, September 3, 8:46 PM

I suppose it could cover the more advanced stage, when you get kicked-out after a fight and need a place for the night!

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Don't Tell Anyone: The Last Secret Island in All of Italy

Don't Tell Anyone: The Last Secret Island in All of Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Pantelleria is a volcanic island that sits alone in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily and 35 miles east of Tunisia. One of Italy’s southernmost points, its remote location ensures it stays under the radar for most tourists — and even for most Italians.
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What are the most charming small towns in Italy? - Quora

What are the most charming small towns in Italy? - Quora | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

In the vein of What are the most charming small towns in France? I have created this answer, focusing on smaller villages and also presenting, to give it a twist, the local dishes or food/wine you need to try when in that village. The emphasis is on maybe lesser known dishes, products or places.
The villages are in no particular order, classified per region and can be found on my accompanying Google Maps here: Most Charming Villages of Italy

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6 things that create happiness in Italy

6 things that create happiness in Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

How much of what we do honestly makes us happy?

48% of our ability to feel happy comes from our parents and grandparents. 40% of our happiness comes from life events. 12% of our ability to live a happy life is all about the choices we make.

On a trip to Italy recently and I found that the things that create happiness in Italy are the same ones every motivational speaker, author and dime store guru has been talking and writing about for years. The difference is that in Italy, they actually live by them, while in the USA, most of us merely talk about them.


  • Sorridere – Smile
  • Essere con persone felici – Hang with happy people.
  • Essere generosi e grati – Be Generous and Grateful
  • Riposo e relax – Rest and Relax
  • Esercizio, dieta e sonno – Exercise, Diet and sleep
  • Fede – Faith
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Italy's Coastal Gems: four jet-set hotels

Italy's Coastal Gems: four jet-set hotels | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Reviews of four jet-set hotels from Portofino south. Il Splendido, Portofino; Il Pellicano, Porto Ercole; Il San Pietro, Positano; and Santa Caterina, Amalfi, have their charms, but most show signs of slippage.
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Italy’s Best Street Food

Italy’s Best Street Food | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Gelato and pizza are terrific, but they only scratch the surface of Italy's exciting, rich and colorful street food scene. We picked 12 essential street ...

  1. OLIVE ALL'ASCOLANA
  2. LAMPREDOTTO
  3. CREMA FRITTA
  4. PIADINA
  5. PANELLE
  6. PANINO CON PORCHETTA
  7. PANZEROTTI
  8. ARANCINI
  9. PANI CA MEUSA
  10. STIGGHIOLA
  11. ZEPPOLE
  12. PESCE FRITTO AL CONO


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4 amazing tours in Rome in October!

4 amazing tours in Rome in October! | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

I’m a firm believer in investing in quality tours. I did a lot of research to find the tours that offered what I wanted to see/do and were available on the dates I would be there. It had been a LONG time since I had been to Rome and I had never invested in tours…this time it was different and I’m so glad I did invest

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Italy's 'Little Jerusalem' Opens The Doors To Jewish History

Italy's 'Little Jerusalem' Opens The Doors To Jewish History | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Today 27 countries are marking the European Day of Jewish Culture. The Tuscan town of Pitigliano is one of the sites involved: it's home to few Jews today, but once housed a thriving Jewish community.[...]

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A Foodie’s Guide to Fall in Umbria

A Foodie’s Guide to Fall in Umbria | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Known as the “green heart of Italy,” for its fertile countryside, Umbria is at its gourmet best during the fall harvest season. With a focus on tradition, the beauty of Umbrian cuisine lies in its simplicity and quality ingredients. From truffle hunting to wine tasting, here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy the flavors of the season. [...]

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New York Magazine: Why Won’t Italians Have Cappuccino After Dinner?

New York Magazine: Why Won’t Italians Have Cappuccino After Dinner? | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

And seven other mysterious health beliefs examined.

  1. There is something called the colpo d’aria, and it can give you something called cervicale.
  2. You should never leave your house with a wet head.
  3. Having a cappuccino after dinner inhibits digestion.
  4. Sparkling water helps digestion.
  5. A digestivolike an amaro, grappa, or limoncello, really does help you digest.
  6. t’s dangerous to go in the water within three hours of eating, especially for kids.
  7. Putting urine on a sting, especially from a jellyfish, helps it heal.
  8. Air-conditioning makes you sick.
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The Italian Secret: Look Up - by globetrottingmama.com

The Italian Secret: Look Up - by globetrottingmama.com | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

It makes Italy a good place for me. From the buildings you pass on the street to the restored gems tucked behind ropes and alarms, it is a country that is living in its art. And as you walk among the incredible architecturally stunning buildings  you have no choice but to (at least) look twice. [...]

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Italy's Lake Garda Better Than Como? - WSJ

Italy's Lake Garda Better Than Como? - WSJ | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Lago di Garda, with its lack of American tourists and abundance of charming villages reachable by ferry, can be many holidays in one. 

All of which is to say, Lago di Garda is like many vacation spots in Italy: relaxed yet exquisitely indulgent. Still, it can feel like a revelation, especially for an American traveler. [...]

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How To Begin Planning Your Italian Vacation

How To Begin Planning Your Italian Vacation | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

It’s a daunting task, and you’ve been putting it off long enough, but now is the time. You're finally going to plan for that Italian vacation you've been talking and dreaming about for years. But now that you’ve decided to begin, there are so many things you want to see and places you need to book. Where do you start? 

  1. What are the must-see destinations for my first and only trip to Italy?
  2. What sights do I need to book in advance?
  3. What benefits will a traveler see when booking through an agent?
  4. How far in advance should we book?
  5. Do I need trip insurance?
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Planet Appetite: Green Adventures in Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Planet Appetite:  Green Adventures in Emilia-Romagna, Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Parma Ham, Parmesan Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar, from Modena, are the traditional reasons for visiting Emilia-Romagna but, lesser known, are the forests, hills and valleys which are perfect for outdoor adventure....
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Stelle di Stelle - a feast of Italian fine dining at Harrods in London

Stelle di Stelle - a feast of Italian fine dining at Harrods in London | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The world-famous department store is to host a pop-up collection of Italy’s most celebrated destination dining rooms. From September 2014 to January 2015, Harrods welcomes five of Italy’s best restaurants to take up residency in the Knightsbridge store. Headlining for one month each, they will provide a special edit of their signature dishes. [...]

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Singer Sting learns how to make pizzas at the cooking school in Mercato Centrale, Florence

Singer Sting learns how to make pizzas at the cooking school in Mercato Centrale, Florence | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The Message In A Bottle hitmaker, 62, headed to the class with his wife Trudie Styler and Italian former footballer Paolo Rossi. [...]

The singer recently sparked controversy when it was revealed that he is charging visitors at his Tuscan estate, Il Palagio  to help him pick grapes and olives. [...]


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In Tuscany, Working the Harvest at a Farm Owned by Sting and Trudie Styler

In Tuscany, Working the Harvest at a Farm Owned by Sting and Trudie Styler | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Travelers can participate in grape and olive harvests at a property in Tuscany owned by Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler.
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