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Ferrari Store opens new flagship in Milan

Ferrari Store opens new flagship in Milan | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

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. [...]

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Italy Off The Beaten Path

Italy Off The Beaten Path | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Milan, Florence, Rome: It's no surprise that Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. But rather than hitting only the hot spots, carve out some time to visit the less-traveled regions, too....

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Jack Waggle's curator insight, April 1, 2015 6:08 PM

#THIStm #Fashion wear swell in pretty Italy too!

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Dolomites in South Tyrol by bike

Italy’s most Northerly region, South Tyrol, boasts 300 days of sunshine a year and an incredible fusion of Mediterranean and Alpine cultures. Add to this the awe-inspiring jagged peaks of the Dolomites and winding mountain passes and you get one of the world’s best cycling destinations.

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Ancient aromas of Italy's Santa Maria Novella - CNN.com

Ancient aromas of Italy's Santa Maria Novella - CNN.com | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

From monkish plague disinfectants to royal aromas, this Florence institution reeks of history.

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What Every Woman Should Know About Travel to Italy

What Every Woman Should Know About Travel to Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Who hasn't dreamed of throwing a few coins into the Trevi Fountain in Rome or gazing at Michelangelo’s David in Florence? Italy is one of the world’s quintessential romantic destinations but if you happen to be on your own you’ll still have just as much fun.

Women on the Road's Mini-Travel Guides for Women are all about female travel. In this case, travel to Italy - what you should know, what you can ignore, and the truth in-between. [...]

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The Amalfi Coast for Dummies

The Amalfi Coast for Dummies | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The Amalfi Coast is  one of the most stunning places in Italy. I could describe this stretch of coastline in so many ways: beautiful, magnificent, captivating, appealing, alluring, gorgeous, and wonderful... here are a few travel tips, based on my personal  experience along the Amalfi Coast. [...]

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Italian food's popularity booms in North Korea, waitress says

Italian food's popularity booms in North Korea, waitress says | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Spaghetti and pizza are so popular in North Korea that even street vendors serve Italian food, a worker in the first Italian restaurant in North Korea said in an interview.

Ri Bong Nyo, a server at an Italian restaurant in Kwangbok Street, Pyongyang, went on to praise Italian food’s nutritional value while talking with North Korea’s weekly Tongil Sinbo, published last Saturday. [...]

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Hidden world: Italy's secret attractions open their doors - CNN.com

Hidden world: Italy's secret attractions open their doors - CNN.com | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Italy is crammed with locked away secret treasures.

As rich in history and charm as the country's more famous attractions, these places are normally off-limits to the public because they're in private hands or are too precious.

But on March 21-22 there's the chance to visit hundreds of these hidden gems as part of an annual "Spring Days" open weekend organized by Italian heritage group Fondo Ambiente Italiano.

Entrance is free and there are guided tours by experts, students and volunteers.

Here's a roundup of the most quirky, spooky and stunning places.

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Over 70 Years of Silence from Italy's Vesuvius | WIRED

Over 70 Years of Silence from Italy's Vesuvius | WIRED | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
It has been 70 years since the last eruption of Vesuvius in Italy, but even in silence it is still one of the most dangerous volcanoes on Earth.
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Wired dedicated a beautiful article to the Vesuvius and it is a wonderful article

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All the places where to see Caravaggio's art in Rome

All the places where to see Caravaggio's art in Rome | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Caravaggio is one of the masters of painting in the art's history, and Rome is filled with dozens of his masterpieces! Discover where to see them with this post [...]

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  • Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo
  • Basilica of Sant'Agostino
  • Church of Saint Louis of the French
  • Borghese Gallery
  • Vatican Museums
  • Capitoline Museums
  • Doria Pamphilj Gallery
  • Barberini Palace: National Gallery of Ancient Art
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Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, March 19, 2015 1:51 PM

TODOS LOS LUGARES DONDE VER EL ARTE DE CARAVAGGIO EN ROMA

CARAVAGGIO ES UNO DE LOS MAESTROS DE LA PINTURA EN LA HISTORIA DEL ARTE Y EN ROMA SE ENCUENTRAN DOCENAS DE SUS OBRAS MAESTRAS ...

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Exorcising A Possessed Statue of The Virgin Mary and Child

Exorcising A Possessed Statue of The Virgin Mary and Child | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Four scenes from the life of St. Peter of Verona, also known as Peter Martyr, are depicted in frescoes at the Portinari Chapel, at the Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio, Milan. One of these shows an incident from his life in which he exorcised a possessed statue of the infant Jesus and the Blessed Mother, complete with devil horns! [...]

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Be more Italian

Be more Italian | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Whether it’s a rustic medieval town, colourful beach resort or vibrant city there is an undeniable energy to Italy, and its people are at the core.  Quiet afternoons in sleepy towns can explode into vivacious nights as the tanned locals take to the streets, cafes and bars to revel each other’s company, and busy cities swell with the cacophony and chaos of gesticulating inhabitants conversing at decibel levels usually reserved for car horns. [...]

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A woman on a mission to save Italy's pigs - bbc.com

A woman on a mission to save Italy's pigs - bbc.com | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

At a small farm in northern Italy one woman is on an impossible mission - to save the nation's pigs from becoming salami.

As Federica Trivelli enters one of her four pig sties, the animals rush about her, honking with pleasure. She says that even if someone were to blindfold her she would know which pigs in La Piccola Fattoria degli Animali or the Little Animal Farm - were talking to her. [...]

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The top 10 books about Italy

The top 10 books about Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

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 …

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Italy With Kids: Hiking Cinque Terre

Italy With Kids: Hiking Cinque Terre | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Hiking Italy's Cinque Terre is a delightful way to introduce kids to the region's history while staying active and viewing beautiful scenery.
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10 tips for the nature train in Tuscany

10 tips for the nature train in Tuscany | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

10 tips about the nature train in Tuscany to better enjoy a journey in the Terre di Siena.

Every year in Tuscany there’s a special date marked on the calendar for all those who love to travel slowly: it’s the nature train in and around Siena. From spring to autumn, these journeys involve an old steam train (or a vintage locomotive engine) that leaves Siena and chugs as far as the lovely little villages in the Tuscan countryside, where fairs and markets bring the narrow streets to life. [...]

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Trentino’s attractions in the video for Expo Milano 2015

Trentino’s attractions in the video for Expo Milano 2015 | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

A video will show to millions of Expo Milano 2015 visitors Trentino’s most beautiful attractions

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"It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone": 150 homeless in Rome will visit the Sistine Chapel in a private Tour

"It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone": 150 homeless in Rome will visit the Sistine Chapel in a private Tour | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
First they got sleeping bags from Pope Francis. Then a shower and shave. Now Rome's homeless are getting a private, guided tour of the Sistine Chapel.
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Trajan's Column - Reading an Ancient Comic Strip

Trajan's Column - Reading an Ancient Comic Strip | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
The victory of the Roman emperor Trajan over the Dacians in back-to-back wars is carved in numerous scenes that spiral up around a 126-foot marble pillar in Rome known as Trajan's Column. It's a tale that reads like an ancient comic strip.
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Exploring Traditions in Milan’s Café Scene

Exploring Traditions in Milan’s Café Scene | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

World travelers in pursuit of rich coffee experiences could theoretically journey to any corner of the globe and soak up the local café culture. But if there’s one destination that every caffeine-fueled itinerary should include, it has to be Italy. But to us coffee lovers, Italy is best known as the birthplace of espresso, and few cities are as linked to its history as Milan. [...]

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Umbria, exploring the home of the International Journalism Festival

Umbria, exploring the home of the International Journalism Festival | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Nature, history, art and big events: a multimedia journey through Umbria and the venues of the International Journalism Festival.
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Visit Umbria for the International Journalism Festival

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landscape architecture &sustainability's curator insight, March 22, 2015 5:50 AM

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italian excursion's curator insight, March 22, 2015 1:08 PM

Umbria, a treasure trove of wonderful treats!  We spend a week there, May 16-23 in a  villa by a lake, near Orvieto.  www.italianexcursion.com.  Only two spaces left on this small group tour.  Wine, food, daily adventures in art, culture, history, dining, tasting.  Live like an Italian!

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11 Reasons Why Italians Are The Best Friends Ever - Chase Williams

11 Reasons Why Italians Are The Best Friends Ever - Chase Williams | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
I am so lucky to having two good friends which are actually my besties. Here are my reasons why Italian friends are the best friends you can possibly have.
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Why You Should Travel to Italy During Summer?

Why You Should Travel to Italy During Summer? | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Ahh! The Italian Summer! There is something absolutely exquisite about this magnificent paradise. From the vast expanses of the pristine blue waters to the sun bathed beaches that adorn the coast – Italy is everything that a person would want in a relaxing retreat from the hustles and bustles of the world. [...]

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Adam Smith's curator insight, March 19, 2015 9:46 PM

While I've been to Italy before, I'd love to back again sometime, but there's also a lot of other places I'd love to go and visit. America, Russia, Chernobyl and maybe even the North Pole. But on a more domestic scene, I'd also like to go and check out Western Australia. 

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This Italian Apartment Building Uses 150 Trees To Protect Residents From Noise And Pollution

This Italian Apartment Building Uses 150 Trees To Protect Residents From Noise And Pollution | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Luciano Pia, an Italian architect, has a beautiful vision for green urban living. He designed and developed 25 Verde, an apartment complex in Turin, Italy. It’s a 5-story mix of lush trees, steel girders, and quaint apartments that allow its dwellers to feel like they live inside of a treehouse. [...]

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150 years of sweetness: Happy birthday Gianduiotto!

150 years of sweetness: Happy birthday Gianduiotto! | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Gianduiotto, the popular (and irresistibly delicious) Piedmontese upturned boat shaped chocolate turns 150 this year. Made with a blend of dark and milk chocolate added to a hazelnut dough it has become famous thanks to the special Tonda Gentile hazelnut (a round-shaped kind of nut), cultivated in Piedmont in the locality of Langhe, which represents its peculiarity. The gandiuiotto is not only instantly recognizable thanks to its shape and taste, but also for it’s wrapping: it was the very first chocolate singularly wrapped in the popular gold paper. [...]

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