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New Year's Eve in Rome

26 April, 2020
If your are in Rome and haven’t decide yet what to do on New Year’s Eve, don’t worry the Eternal city has plenty to offer; from the classical music concert in piazza del Quirinale to the concert which Italian singer…

2010 Venice Film Festival to start with the best in Italian cinema

25 April, 2020
The 2010 Venice Film Festival starts tomorrow and we will be seeing a number of wonderful Italian films, Italian celebrities and hopefully a few international stars as well. Whether or not Italy’s favourite adopted celebrity George Clooney makes an appearance…

Italian craft fair: Sant'Orso fair in Aosta

24 April, 2020
The town of Aosta will host an Italian craft fair on January 30th and 31st, which should have an alpine flavour. The Fiera di Sant’Orso has more than 1000 exhibitors displaying the creations of the Val d’Aosta’s artists and artisans.…

Bologna hosts exhibition on Federico Fellini

23 April, 2020
A spectacular exhibition dedicated to Italian film director Federico Fellini has been unveiled in Bologna, Emilia Romagna’s key city (Federico Fellini was born just a few miles way). Dall’ Italia alla Luna or From Italy to the Moon, is the…

65th Venice International Film Festival: Orfeo9

22 April, 2020
Orfeo composed by Tito Schipa Jr was the first Italian rock opera and was staged for the first time at the Sistina in Rome in 1970; In 1973 the opera became a tv movie and the original soundtrack was released…

Italian food festivals: polenta 'sagra' in Lazio

21 April, 2020
An unusual Italian food festival celebrating polenta will take place at Castel di Tora, Rieti in the region of Lazio. The ‘sagra‘ will take place on February 21st at the gates to the historic town centre where an enormous copper…

Brad Pitt in Venice with daughter and son

21 April, 2020
Isn’t he sweet ? Of course I’m talking of Brad Pitt just arrived in Venice with daughter and son in tow!At 44 Mr Pitt still looks great and during a press conference held after his arrival in Italy, the actor…

Eurochocolate 2008: Ceramica & Cioccolato at Deruta, Umbria

20 April, 2020
While the Eurochocolate festival has commenced, with Perugia as the protagonist of the chocolate festival, other towns in Umbria are celebrating the event with their own programs. Umbria is famous for its ceramics, and at Deruta you will find the…

Postcards from the Venice Film Festival: Anne Hathaway

20 April, 2020
Anne Hathaway, one of the most charming and graceful actresses of American Cinema, has just arrived in Venice with costar Jonathan Demme to present her new movie Rachel Getting Married. Miss Hathaway, after some setbacks in the initial stage of…

Flower festival in Parma to celebrate autumn in Italy

19 April, 2020
Autumn in Italy will be celebrated by a flower exhibition and festival in Parma, to celebrate harvest time and the fruits of fall. The stunning location for the “Nel segno del Giglio Autunno” is Parma’s royal palace of Colorno.The exhibition…

Arena Opera festival opens for summer Verona opera season

19 April, 2020
In 1913 the famous tenor from Verona, Giovanni Zenatello, visited the Arena in Verona with some friends, and for some improvised fun, sang an operatic aria. Zenatello and the group were surprised by the incredible acoustics in the 2,000 year-old…

Venice Film Festival: Valentino, The Last Emperor

18 April, 2020
Valentino, the great Italian fashion designer, has just been celebrated at the Venice Film Festival with a movie called Valentino: The Last Emperor; directed by Vanity Fair journalist Matt Tyrnauer, the film tries to unveil the man behind Valentino’s mask.…

65th Venice Film Festival: Yuppi Du's comeback

17 April, 2020
There have been rumours that the re-screening of Yuppi Du might be cancelled due to some problem with the English subtitles. Apparently this was not true or maybe it was just quickly fixed; in fact we now know for sure…

Italy returns to 2011 Eurovision Song Contest

17 April, 2020
Italy will be back at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest after a 13-year absence from the competition. Given that RAI television has gained the rights to screen the contest, Italy has the opportunity to enter a team in Europe’s famous…

Italian festivals: Ferragosto

16 April, 2020
Given that today is August 15 and is one of the biggest holidays of the year in Italy, we thought we’d give you a run-down as to what it’s all about. While most Italians will say they don’t know why…

67th Venice film festival, the programme

16 April, 2020
The 67th Venice International film festival organized by La Biennale di Venezia, will run 1st to 11th September 2010 at Venice Lido. This year the programme includes the following:Concorso Venezia 67-Black Swan by Darren Aronofsky (the festival’s opening movie)-La pecora…
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