Many towns in Sicily have a strong tradition of religious rites and ceremonies that date from the Spanish Domination of the 15th-17th centuries. These rites are demonstrated during mystic Holy Week celebrations.
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Everyone expects to eat well in Italy—after all, it’s where the Slow Food Movement started. Most restaurants and other food venues have been providing “fresh and local” for generations. However, there are a few tips to avoid those who cut corners and may disappoint.
Don’t settle for the restaurants that are close to a major tourist attraction. If you see a choice of menus in several different languages (English, German, etc), move on. Just a few blocks away you might discover where the locals go. Search for a chalkboard menu or something similar that lists the daily specials. If it’s all in Italian, don’t worry. Most waiters know enough English to explain their fabulous local dishes. [...]
L’Italia è talmente bella che si dovrebbe viaggiarle attraverso senza fretta, concedendosi anche il lusso di allontanarsi dai grandi poli turistici e godersi il romanticismo dei piccoli borghi, dei boschi silenziosi e delle grandi spiagge placide.
Nelle Marche è possibile gustarsi il territorio a bordo di un'auto d'epoca...
Italy is so beautiful that you should travel through it slowly, possibly getting away from the big tourist cities and enjoying the romance of the small villages, the quiet woods and the flat beaches.
In the Marche region, for example, you can enjoy the Adriatic coastline driving a classic car that
Allied bombs and rough seas have reduced the once mighty turn of the century giant into an armless ruin. Il Gigante continues to shoulder the weight of the terrace for the one time famous Villa Pastine. Arriving in Monterosso after hiking the trail from Vernazza on the Cinque Terre, we walked out to the beach. Il Gigante…
In order to give other nations a chance to catch up, the country has not submitted a candidate for the 29-country shortlist for the first time in 16 years. [...]
The country is home to an impressive 51 Unesco World Heritage sites, more than its nearest rivals China (48), Spain (44) and France (41).
The provocative idea is to show that these virtual functions, considered by the vast majority of the population as necessary and essential to everyday life, also exist in the country, where the connection is hard to reach: this is a sort of Internet “in real life” able to demonstrate that in traditions and popular culture these instruments, in other ways, have always existed and have allowed people and families to have cultural exchanges, meeting at the bar and living the town’s streets. [...]
Under the Tuscan Sun captures the allure of this region, this is what we had to observe about this popular, romantic american comedy… Under the Tuscan Sun (2003, Florence, Cortona & Positano. Directed by Audrey Wells. Starring Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan) Under the Tuscan Sun is the film adaptation of Frances Mayer’s popular autobiographical novel set …
“Eating in Abruzzo today reminds me of the Italy I knew when I first came here, in the 1950s, ”Nancy Harmon Jenkins told me recently. “There is no informing flavor, no take-away taste—like wild fennel pollen in Tuscany, or pesto in Liguria, or volcanic tomatoes in Naples. But there is in Abruzzo the aura of agriculture about it all, local agriculture determining what the people eat. This gives the Abruzzese food a unique purity.” [...]
David Rosengarten makes you discover the incredible gastronomic culture of Abruzzo. Ever heard about Arrosticini? Pasta alla Chitarra? Better you pack on your luggage and flight over because it is so rare to find an Abruzzo's Restaurant just round the corner.