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The best of Italy for summer 2014

The best of Italy for summer 2014 | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
From Grand Tours to glamping and opera, Robert Ryan offers plenty of new options for 2014
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Carolyn Kyprios at Villa Miramonti, Le Marche's curator insight, March 15, 2014 7:35 PM
Discover another reason to holiday in Le Marche - the summer opera season in Macerata at the Sferisterio. It's really not so expensive if you stay at Villa Miramonti!
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Italy Delicious maps made out of food

Italy Delicious maps made out of food | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

What is the food most commonly associated with France? And what about Italy? Consult these maps and find out. 
Countries are often identified by the food eaten when visiting them- its more than a consideration made by foodie travellers, its almost become a positive (or negative) stereotype. Artists Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves have taken these stereotypes and turned them into stunning maps featuring the main produce or food associated with the country. What does this mean? Italy is made of tomatoes, Britain of biscuits, France or cheese and Australia of shrimp. Cringe at the stereotype if you will or just marvel at the elegance of the maps, nevertheless in Japan they eat seaweed and in Latin America citrus fruit is a staple. 


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Meet the Italian Farm Growing Some of the Best Radicchio in the World

Meet the Italian Farm Growing Some of the Best Radicchio in the World | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Radicchio, an Italian relative of chicory that's available from late fall through the winter, is rapidly becoming commonplace in the kitchens of chefs and home cooks who have fallen for its bitter, pungent taste. Radicchio Rosso di Treviso, one of five varieties of radicchio native to Italy that is of protected geographical indication (Indicazione Geografica Protetta or IGP). To obtain this certification the product must originate from a specific region, and its quality, reputation, and characteristics must be able to be traced back to its geographical origin. This vegetable is so highly celebrated by the Italian people that it also has its own consortium of 140 members whose aim is to protect and promote the product while educating consumers. [...]

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Best Italian wines by Jamie Goode

Best Italian wines by Jamie Goode | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
FROM fresh and fruity whites to bold and complex reds, let our expert Jamie Goode be your guide on a grand tour of Italy’s finest wines
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Spectacular views over Florence - Fiesole

Spectacular views over Florence - Fiesole | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Fiesole is a great change from the big city of Florence. It is peaceful, quiet, and beautiful.  It’s nice to head up there for a cup of coffee or stay for lunch. Wander the streets and enjoy the view of Florence in the distance. [...]

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10 reasons to love Italian women

10 reasons to love Italian women | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Italian women, must be among the world's most beautiful. Full of life, love and knowledge of Italy, an Italian woman is your best guide to la bella vita. For International Women's Day, here are ten reasons to love Italian women.
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  1. They look great, have style and they know it
  2. Passion
  3. They love food
  4. They like chivalry
  5. They’re smart
  6. They’re funny
  7. They love kids
  8. Sense of family
  9. They just know shit about art and opera
  10. They like foreign guys
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Lardo di Colonnata - Tuscany's food of the gods!

Lardo di Colonnata - Tuscany's food of the gods! | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Detract the 'o' and you'll figure out that lardo is lard. But before you click off in disgust, hear me out. Lardo di Colonnata is one of the best products in Tuscany.
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Be yourself here in Liguria

Be colorful, be fascinating, be friendly, be water, be air, be foolish, be young, be hungry, but above all .... be yourself in Liguria 

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5 Italian Legends You Should Probably Pay Attention To

5 Italian Legends You Should Probably Pay Attention To | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

There's something hallowed about visiting a place of legend. To think that thousands of people over dozens of centuries have kissed the same stone, or climbed the same bell tower, or petted the same bronze boar-turned-pig as you, hoping for their own wishes to come true, brings a deeper meaning to travel.
Invite a little luck -- and a lot of superstition -- into your trip at these places where myth meets mystery.

  1. Thousands of tourists throw coins (with their right hands, over their left shoulders) into the Trevi Fountain every day with the hope of returning to Rome. Their tosses totaled over $3,000 per day in 2012... 
  2. Il Porcellino -- aka "the piglet" -- is a bronze boar that lives in Florence's open-air market. Feed him a coin for good luck, and then rub his snout to ensure a return to Florence. 
  3. Casa di Giulietta is supposedly the Shakespeare-inspired courtyard home to Romeo's Juliet. If you write a letter to the star-crossed lover and post it on the wall beneath her balcony, she'll help you in love (an official response, though, might come from a club of secretaries who read and personally respond to as many letters as they can).
  4. The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin, a little church in Rome, is home to the Mouth of Truth. If you tell a lie with your hand in his mouth, this stone creature will bite your hand off...
  5. Want love that lasts forever? Secure a lock to Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence and throw the key into the river below.
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The Great Beauty wins best foreign language film Oscar - TheGuardian

The Great Beauty wins best foreign language film Oscar - TheGuardian | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The Great Beauty has won the best foreign language film Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards, defeating a field that included The Hunt, from Denmark, Cambodia's The Missing Picture and Belgium's The Broken Circle Breakdown. In doing so, it becomes the first Italian film since Life Is Beautiful in 1998 to take the award.[...]


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Journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo, Il divo and Gomorrah) has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.


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Italian lake trout fishing

Italian lake trout fishing | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Italian lake trout is a very rare and difficult fish to catch. To fish for them are used multiple lines in water (8 to 12) to try to have more success and cover more water.
This video was made in North Italy on lake Orta using Salmo Fanatic and Salmo Whacky as lures.

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Nathan Triffett's curator insight, July 28, 2016 3:34 AM
One of my favourite hobbies is trout fishing and fishing for the ''Salmo Trutta'' or brown trout as it is commonly referred is certainly what I want to be doing more of in 5 years time! This activity gets one outdoors and into the wilderness to explore some amazing scenery in different locations whilst trying to catch lunch. While it is possible to catch the elusive trout from the banks of the many lakes and waterways, it is better to get out in a boat to do your fishing, it is imperative for safety that a life vest is worn (unlike this picture) especially if you are out on the water.
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Let's Meet Umbria

Let's Meet Umbria in video. In this video you can see four different cities: Todi, Perugia, Assisi (Do you know San Francesco?) and Spoleto.

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Exploring Parco San Rossore, Tuscany

The Natural Park of Migliarino, San Rossore, and Massaciuccoli, a green oasis within Italy, extends between the Province of Pisa and Lucca (in the gorgeous Region of Tuscany, no less).
The topography of the park, rich and complex as it is, comprises lacustrine zones, dunes, the sea and an expansive strip of coastal pines that are the determinants of the area's exceptional biodiversity.
A preferred destination for leisure and relaxation by noble Tuscan families - and later the Savoys - San Rossore is ideal for nature walks, bicycling and horesback riding.

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Grand Tour of Italy | Piazze d'Italia - YouTube

'Piazze d'Italia' - the first collective video project to promote Italy. 
We commissioned a team of ten professional and amateur video makers and asked them to record the action going on in different squares around Italy - forty five in all. 
They spend six weeks in the summer of 2013, traveling in order to get a slice of authentic Italy on film. 
No extras, or props, no costumes or make-up, and very little planning. Just authentic Italy. 

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Abruzzo - Made in Nature, Made in Italy

Abruzzo - Made in Nature, Made in Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

"Abruzzo is just to the right of Lazio, just under Le Marche, quite a lot bigger than Molise which you whizz through on the way down to Puglia! The pride of region is shining through in Abruzzo. [...]

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Triumph Group International supports “Panorama d’Italia”

Triumph Group International supports “Panorama d’Italia” | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

“Panorama d’Italia” brings around the Country a wide and varied range of events: workshops, conventions, book presentations, face-to-face meetings with with top players of Italian politics and business community, seminars between universities, start-ups and business arena, organized in collaboration with Invitalia. Many scheduled events will also be hosted by Italian celebrities such as: Panorama director Giorgio Mulè, who will be hosting several talk-shows, to name one for all the 2 April talk show with Public Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin; and yet, Ciak magazine’s Piera Detassis who will supervise cinema festivals. [...]

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Framing Palladio: Villa La Rotonda

Framing Palladio: Villa La Rotonda | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Of all the iconic buildings, churches, residences and monuments across the Veneto region of northeastern Italy that bear the imprint of Renaissance master builder Andrea Palladio, there is but one that fully encapsulates his vision of an architectural design and associated lifestyle: Villa Almerico Capra, better known as La Rotonda (The Rotunda).

Considered Palladio’s capolavoro (masterpiece), La Rotonda, a UNESCO World Heritage site, stands proudly atop Collina San Sebastiano, a small, terraced hill on the outskirts of Vicenza along the Riviera Berica. [...]

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Peace and war around the Abbey of Monte Cassino

Peace and war around the Abbey of Monte Cassino | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

How the Abbey of Monte Cassino, one of the most important western monasteries, became the site for one of the most controversial battles of World War II. [...]

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The Battle of Monte Cassino (also known as the Battle for Rome and the Battle for Cassino) was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies against the Winter Line in Italy held by the Germans and Italians during the Italian Campaign of World War II. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome. [...]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Monte_Cassino 

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"Little Pompeii" Discovered Near Venice

"Little Pompeii" Discovered Near Venice | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
A well-preserved ancient Roman funerary complex was discovered at an archeological dig 70 km northeast of Venice
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Top 10 great Italian women in literature

Top 10 great Italian women in literature | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

We’ve looked at Italian women that have left their mark in history, and ones that have made outstanding discoveries in the world of science, but what about the arts? Today we uncover 10 great Italian literary females.[...]

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Christine de Pizan (1364-1431) 

Tullia d‘Aragona (c. 1510-1556) 

Gaspara Stampa (1523-1544)

Grazia Deledda (1871-1936)

Elsa Morante (1912-1985)

Natalia Ginzburg (1914-1991)

Oriana Fallaci (1929 –2006)

Alda Merini (1931-2009) 

Dacia Maraini (1936) 

Elena Ferrante ?

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Eataly Dares to Dream of Building a Foodie Theme Park in Italy

Eataly Dares to Dream of Building a Foodie Theme Park in Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The Disneyland of food might be arriving in Bologna. The folks behind the foodie supermarket wonderland known as Eataly are getting ready with their next big idea, and it sounds like Fico Eataly World will be arriving sooner than later. Details are somewhat limited at this stage in the process, but we do know that the park will take over around 20-acres of real estate. Restaurants, grocery stores, and something they’re calling food labs will all be part of the place. They’re even going to bring in some fish—to eat?!—as there are also plans for an aquarium. If you want to postpone your vacation so that you can check things out opening day is going to be November 1, 2015—at least as of now before any delays or other issues. All in all the place is going to set back investors around €40 million [...]

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Astonishing views of the Mediterranean - Ravello

Astonishing views of the Mediterranean  -  Ravello | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
On my first visit to the Amalfi coast visiting Ravello was very special for me so we chose to spend many hours in this tiny, cliff top town dominating the Amalfi Coast and the sea. Ravello is situa...
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Castelvetrano Church, Jewel of the 16th Century, Reopens

Castelvetrano Church, Jewel of the 16th Century, Reopens | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
After more than 40 years of closure, the Church of San Domenico in Castelvetrano (Trapani), has reopened
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Castelbuono, Sicily, the town of the good air and excellent food

Castelbuono, Sicily, the town of the good air and excellent food | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Castelbuono is a small town in the mountains near Palermo, Sicily.
The unexpected things you see when you look up – like Arabic-inspired towers with shimmering blue fish-scale tiling …
Latin inscription over the gate to the 14th century Sicilian castle which gives the town its name. The castle was originally called Castello del Buon Aere – the good air castle – owing to its breezy position at the top of a hill. [...]

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March in Florence

March in Florence | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

But if you want to take advantage of March in Florence and treat yourself to a weekend of spring, it may be very pleasant to visit the spectacular flower gardens of the city to see the first blooms.

Among these, one of the most admired both by tourists and by the Florentines themselves, is undoubtedly the Bardini’s Garden.[...]

Mariano Pallottini's insight:

The gardens of Florence, from the Boboli gardens to rose garden, are stunning. Here are our four favorite gardens in Florence!

  • Boboli Gardens
  • Giardino Bardini
  • Rose Garden
  • Stibbert Museum
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Jeanne Munoz's curator insight, February 26, 2014 8:21 PM

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Kaelyn Pack's curator insight, October 24, 2014 9:33 AM

This article suggests to readers that visiting the flower gardens in Florence would be well worth your time while in Florence in March. They are full and beautiful and are very well taken care of, they truly are breathtaking .