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Actress Claire Danes's summer holidays in Italy

23 April, 2020
Actress Claire Danes, one of the most graceful Juliets I’ve ever seen on the silver screen ,has been snapped on an Italian beach while coming out of the water in a flaming red bikini. Doesn‘t she look a bit too…

Sistine Chapel in danger from sweat and dust

23 April, 2020
Professor Antonio Paolucci, a Vatican museum director has revealed that Sistine Chapel frescoes by Michelangelo are facing the risk of being damaged by visitors’ sweat. Dust and hair are also potential enemies. These rather shocking news came at the end…

Art exhibition in Padua: the Venetian city by Flemish artists

23 April, 2020
A new art exhibition in Padua is opening, putting on display the artworks owned by the Banca Antonveneta, as part of the bank’s private collection acquired over years of purchases. The exhibition runs from September 12th to November 4th.The artworks…

Official Ferrari accessories: Ferrari Jumbo watch

23 April, 2020
Can’t buy the car? Get the Ferrari Jumbo watch instead. For such a luxury item, you’d think they could have chosen a better name, but this Ferrari accessory is the official company wristwatch all the same. The sports-style watch has…

Learning Italian: bruschetta takes on pizza

23 April, 2020
The Italian language is everywhere, especially in the world of cooking (where Italians believe that theirs is the best cuisine on earth), and with the new year come new dictionaries around the world. While some English words are adopted into…

Italian people: north Italy vs the south

23 April, 2020
To indulge in some stereotypes, while it pains me to say this, it’s quite possible that southern Italians are nicer than northern Italians. Or at least they have a “warmer” temperament, due possibly to the hot climate and laid back…

Sardinia: local specialities and "torrone" or nougat

22 April, 2020
Last night I went to dinner at a friend’s place who has just gotten back from a sailing trip in Sardinia (yes, life is tough, isn’t it?). He had brought back one of the many local specialities you can find…

What to see in Rome: old Roman (Jewish) Ghetto

22 April, 2020
Many tourists fall in love with Trastevere and buy a house there. In fact nowadays tourists seem to outnumber the natives. Backstreets still evocative of Belli’s and Trilussa’ s bitter-sweet poetry. A small, cosy world which still has that romantic…

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 fashion: Fendi Leather sandals

22 April, 2020
Summer has come at last and these pair of ultra-chic cruise sandals by Fendi should be on your shopping list! They will add a touch of true glamour to your appearance and will look gorgeous with white cropped pants or…

Spring in Umbria: pork festival at San Terenzano

22 April, 2020
If you have a passion for pork meat, you can’t miss the PorchettiAmo, a pork festival which will take place at San Terenziano, Umbria, from 7 to 9 May. All pork-based dishes will be accompanied by superb wine produced in…

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…

Raphael painting found in a cellar

22 April, 2020
Raffaello’s works are worth millions and even one of his smallest paintings if put on the block, could easily fetch 40 million euros! I say this because a small painting by this artist has just been found in a cellar…

Guide to ordering coffee in Italy

22 April, 2020
Here’s our guide to ordering a coffee in Italy, especially for those of you wanting to live in Italy. Much like our guide to cooking pasta, it’s an easy to use, simple outline to a great Italian tradition. So:1. Un…

Italian traditions: birthdays in Italy

22 April, 2020
Seeing as it’s my mum’s birthday tomorrow, I thought I’d give an insight into Italian birthday celebrations. Most celebrations are very European and Western, but there are a couple of twists to the traditions.One practice which I utterly disagree with…

Italian first courses: rice with peas and chickpeas

22 April, 2020
As we’ll soon be bringing you an Italian recipe of mascarpone and maraschino, we thought we’d go with healthy Italian food today and try a risotto with peas and chickpeas. This is a simple recipe but it takes some time…

Ferrari 599XX: the new pictures

22 April, 2020
No need for comments here. Just feast your eyes on the 599XX ! Maybe one day you might even be able to buy such a beauty! In the meanwhile take a look at our gallery and lick your chops!
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