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Italian cooking: traditional regional vs national dishes – who wins?

23 April, 2020
Italian cooking will also celebrate 150 years of Italian unification this year, but the regionalism associated with traditional Italian recipes and dishes nearly always outweighs a nationalist interpretation of Italian cuisine. Over recent weeks, as Italy celebrated the date of…

Parking in Rome pics: Italian minivan drivers

22 April, 2020
Italian drivers might have a bad reputation overseas, but I’m going to say they are the world’s greatest parkers of cars I’ve ever seen. I have seen vehicles get into spaces you never thought even a motorcycle would fit. But…

Vincent Cassel's Italian holiday

21 April, 2020
While waiting to walk the Venice red carpet with his wife Italian actress Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel enjoyed a short holiday with his daughter Deva at Sabaudia, a sea-side resort near Rome. Judging from the pics the two had a…

Happy Hour in Italy: bars, buffets and cocktails

18 April, 2020
All you can eat buffet and Happy Hour in Italy is the best! You can try Italian cocktails or a nice prosecco, paying a bit more for the drink and enjoying the Italian snacks available for free at the bar.…

Italian gestures in pictures: learn Italian expressions

17 April, 2020
We’ve seen world famous Italian gestures in this hilarious Italian video, and here we bring you a post on Italian gestures - in pictures! Ever wanted to know exactly what the guy was telling you when you hired your car…

Rome by night photo gallery

15 April, 2020
Living in Rome often means negotiating traffic problems, transport strikes, and the daily drudge of routine and chaos. If you know Italians, you will find they often lament their own lack of appreciation for the beauty of their country, saying…

Luxury loft apartments on sale in Milan

11 April, 2020
Upmarket real estate agency Engel&Völkers is selling luxury Milan loft apartments through its historic town centre branch. One of the Milan apartments in New York style is being sold in the Corso Sempione district. The modern apartment is in an…

Barbara Berlusconi graduates with top honours amidst controversy

28 March, 2020
Silvio Berlusconi’s daughter, Barbara Berlusconi, has graduated in philosophy at Milan’s San Raffaele university with top honours but not without controversy. Clearly being the prime minister’s daughter (and just any prime minister, we should add), there were whisperings that she…

Pictures from Italy: parking in Rome

19 March, 2020
Driving in Italy wouldn’t be complete without experiencing Rome’s traffic and laissez faire parking rules. In the following gallery of pictures from Italy you will see everything from a police car occupying the pedestrian crossing, to multiple large and expensive…