In honor of the annual "Settimana della Lingua Italiana" (Italian Language Week), I am sharing my favorite ways of acquiring l’italiano.
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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.
K’Rd establishment Coco’s Cantina closed its doors for two weeks so the whole “family” could go on a staff trip to Italy to learn more about their culture and way of eating. Here, co-owner Damaris Coulter shares what they learned during their travels. [...]
Italian Eating Culture to New Zealanders in 9 Tips:
1. Avoid tourist spots when choosing a restaurant
2. Pane e coperto
3. Cafe etiquette
4. Take advantage of the non-existent liquor bans
6. Booking meals
7. Meal structure
8. Buy dinner from the deli or supermarket
9. Finally, water!
Wherever you go in Italy you will mostly always find a piazza in every town, village or city. In fact, in the cities you will usually find more than one. A piazza is an open public square, usually surrounded by buildings. They are the meeting and gathering place for locals however you will often find visitors there…
Highlight: "The Italian piazza is the centre of public life. You’ll often find a bar or cafe and a church or town hall on the main piazza. Many of Italy’s piazze have decorative statues or fountains. Piazze is the plural of piazza."
Vietri sul Mare is the perfect place to start a drive on the picturesque Amalfi coast. Here lives a centuries long tradition of handcrafted floor tiles and ceramic arts [...]
Vietri has been famous for its majolica for centuries, and these splendid materials even cover the altars, cupola and the cusp of the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist, dating to 1732
Lakes in Italy, a photo itinerary. Guide to the most enchanting Italian lakes, from North to South. Enjoy a vacation in contact with nature. [...]
The Italian Lakes are famous for their stunning landscapes of pastel-painted waterside towns and villages, world-class gardens, luxurious mansions and historic islands to explore. Little wonder this northern corner of Italy is a favourite haunt of celebrities, alongside romantic couples and families. [Simon Heptinstall, TravelMail]
From the rolling hillsides in Benevento to the steeply terraced vineyards of the Amalfi Coast, the ancient region of Campania offers homegrown wines that are as varied as the landscapes. Here, Momofuku's beverage director, Jordan Salcito—who produces her own private label in Campania—explains why southern Italy should be on every wine lover's map. [...]
The wines of southern Italy are bold, full-bodied, and satisfying. Read more on [source]
Foo Fighters lovers in Italy who banded together to perform an impressive rendition of the song "Learn to Fly" featuring 1,000 musicians will finally get their wish. Lead singer Dave Grohl announce...
If you like the "Foo Fighters" surely you know about this event. If you didn't know, you will be incredibly amazed
List of the upcoming chocolate festivals in Italy for 2015 and 2016. Italy has a long tradition of chocolate making, with famous and historic chocolatiers [...]
Read more about these 9 sweet Italian Chocolate Festivals in an article from 2013 updated in 2015, shared more than 3000 times online
Walking 550 kilometers along one of the world's greatest pilgrimages - Interview with Sandy Brown, Author of “The Way of St. Francis” [...]
When a minister of God publishes the guide book of “one of the world’s greatest pilgrimages” must be trusted, especially if this priest likes to walk long distances.
Italian archaeologists are to start excavations in search of a fabled cache of ancient Roman treasure which, according to legend, was buried alongside the Gothic king who sacked the city in the 5th century. [...]
A great news for all lovers of Indiana Jones and the lost treasures comes from Italy.
The Cosenza's town council and the provincial administration have initiated, for the first time, a plan to systematically search for the treasure buried alongside the Gothic king Alaric, using the latest technical and scientific innovations. We are talking about tonnes of silver and gold, even the priceless Menorah from the Second Temple in Jerusalem, loot of the sacking of Rome.
We danced at midnight in Venice, motored through Tuscany and made memories. Just as newlyweds should.
A very long article, a real tale of a great time spent in Italy. If you love Italy, you will find great travel tips. The New York Times.
A version of this article appears in print on July 12, 2015, on page TR1 of the New York edition with the headline: The Best Days of Our Lives