iDotto, an audio guide that is like a little travel buddy to accompany you through the city in your pocket and make your life or visit to Rome a lot easier. A useful app for tourists visiting Rome.
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"Amaro," the word for "bitter" in Italian, is also a broad and loosely defined category of bittersweet Italian-born herbal spirits flavored through maceration. While consistently enjoyed in Western Europe for hundreds of years, only recently has American interest and excitement in amaro renewed. [...]
Here is a list of the places you will find in the movie:
Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro
Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano
Scala dei turchi
San Vito Lo Capo
Roads of Tuscany
In Italy, after the great experience of Spain, it is time to find a way to valorize and reward the travel storytelling produced by the same travelers (video, photo reportages or blog posts) specially after the unproductive projects of the gouvernment
When American lawyer Michael Cioffi happened upon the all-but-vacated medieval hilltop town of Castiglioncello del Trinoro, he gave it a new life as a hotel and cultural enclave — without steamrolling its soul. [...]
[Visiting Italy]...don't forget the south. [Calabria] It is truly spectacular, largely unspoilt with rugged countryside and long sandy beaches and a climate to die for.
After a long run and the poll with forty borgos, the winner has been announced: Montalbano Elica, in the Messina area, has been chosen as the most beautiful Italian borgo. [...]
If you want to learn more about the competition and the other borgos, visit the page www.borghitalia.it
Venice is the setting for Nicky Pellegrino’s new novel. On a fact-finding visit she strayed into richly rewarding back streets [...]
Nicky Pellegrino's new novel, One Summer In Venice, (Hachette) is about escaping to the most beautiful city in the world to find the joy in everyday life.
Villa la Massa is as classy a hotel as you could expect to find anywhere. Situated on the river Arno, a short drive upstream from Florence in classic Tuscan countryside, it offers the sort of discreet, understated excellence that many expensive hotels strive for but fail to achieve.
Whether you’re an Italian veteran on the search for something a little different or a first time visitor wanting an utterly unique experience, an Italian holiday doesn’t have to be limited to old time favourites such as Rome, Venice and Florence. On the contrary, Italy’s 301,338 km² footprint is brimming with ‘off the beaten track’ …
Do Italians have certain habits you just can't work out? Here, Anna Pujol-Mazzini lists a number of typical traits or customs that leave her Anglo friends bemused. [...] click on the photo for more (as usual)
1. We are overly superstitious
2. We like cleaning our plate with bread
3. Wearing coats and scarves in the summer is the norm
4. There’s a thermometer in almost every house...and plenty of umbrellas
5. We're not into queuing
6. We enjoy an argument
7. We use a bidet regularly.
8. We have very strict coffee rules, especially after lunchtime
9. We eat three-course meals all the time, with pasta being the first course
10. Lo squillo
At Skype, we want to make it easier for you to connect with people around the world, no matter where you are and what language you speak. In December, we announced the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program and today we’re excited to announce Skype Translator’s next milestone, the addition of two spoken languages: Italian and Chinese (Mandarin), to the current offering of Spanish and English. [...]
Sicilian olive oil, Acquerello rice, Ligurian pesto, Lombardian gorgonzola, San Marzano tomatoes, Sardinian honey and pistachios from Bronte: these, among other enticing Italian ingredients, are not just limited to Italy. Swide shares ten of the best gourmet shops for authentic Italian in NYC.
Thanks to much better vineyard and cellar work, many of the wines carry a liveliness, brisk acidity and restraint. The winegrowing renaissance in Sicily has proceeded faster than the DOC laws, so this is one region where you shouldn’t hesitate to buy IGT labeled wines. [...]
Easter is coming and what’s better way to celebrate this festivity than enjoying not only chocolate eggs, but also Italy’s Colomba (Easter dove)? But do you know the real story behind the tradition of having Easter dove cake during this period? If not, let’s discover with Swide its origins.
A new Ferrari store has opened on Via Berchet 2, in the very centre of Milan. With four F1 simulators, interactive video walls and numerous multisensory positions The new space treats visitors to a completely immersive experience of the Ferrari legend. [...]
The Guardian’s correspondent chooses books from Goethe to Michael Dibdin which reveal an ‘eternally deceptive’ country.
The books chosen are ones that scratch at the reassuring surface of Italian life to get at the infinitely more fascinating reality below. None more purposefully than …