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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…

Fiat to the US: bringing the dolce vita style to America

13 April, 2020
One of Italy’s most significant brands, Fiat, is preparing for its return to the US car market after 30 years of absence. Whether the Italian company purchased Chrysler motors or not, the relaunch is a big thing for Italy and…

Italian national identity: author Beppe Severgnini

11 April, 2020
Beppe Severgnini once said about Italians:We think it’s an insult to our intelligence to comply with a regulation. Obedience is boring. We want to think about it. We want to decide whether a particular law applies to our specific case.…

Federico Fellini's Dolce Vita turns 50

10 April, 2020
Federico Fellini’s masterpiece La Dolce Vita turns fifty (the movie premiered on 3rd February 1960) and we want to celebrate the event by showing you one of its most famous scenes: Anita Ekberg bathing in the Trevi Fountain!

The real Italy: interview with taxi driver in Rome

8 April, 2020
Who better than a cab driver to tell the story of a city? In Rome and Milan, we start a series of interviews with Italian taxi drivers, to glean the character of these complex and fascinating Italian cities.Two different cities,…

Weddings in Venice: Salma Hajek and Francois Henry Pinault

6 April, 2020
Salma Hayek and Francois Henry Pinault met at Palazzo Grassi in Venice, and after getting married in Paris, decided to renew their wedding vows in Venice.The actress from films such as Traffic and Frida fell in love with Pinault (not…

125 years of Bulgari jewellery on display in Rome

30 March, 2020
The historic Italian brand of Bulgari will be on display from May 22nd to September 13th for a 125-year anniversary celebrated in the event “Between eternity and history: 1884-2009″ at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. About 500 jewelled objects…

Celebrating "La Dolce Vita": events dedicated to Fellini's genius

29 March, 2020
Federico Fellini’s “La dolce vita” (the sweet life) is celebrating its 50th birthday with celebrations stretching around the world and across the months for this famous, historic Italian film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be holding…

The sweet life: an Italian reality or a British practise?

28 March, 2020
In honour of our blog’s name, we decided to take a look at an “exhibition” that took place recently in London called “La dolce vita”. Less an exhibition and more a trade fair, the “dolce vita” event lists tourist operators,…

Rome hosts photografic exhibition on " La Dolce Vita"

27 March, 2020
50 years have passed since Federico Fellini’s movie La Dolce Vita was released in 1960. The word paparazzo became instantaneously popular with audiences and readers all around the world and in order to celebrate that world - now vanished for…

Rome to host exhibition dedicated to movie producer Marina Cicogna

16 March, 2020
Italy is celebrating Marina Cicogna, one of its most important movie producers with an interesting exhibition at the beautiful Medicean Villa in Rome. In her long and successful career, Ms Cicogna has produced a really awe-inspiring string of films including…