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01 Aug 2019

ART COMES HOME TO ITALY


 Risultati immagini per vaso di fiori jan van huysum 

Eike Schmidt, curator of the Uffizi Museums in Florence, announced his satisfaction in being able to hang up “A Vase of Flowers”, by the celebrated 17th century Flemish still life artist Jan van Huysum, in what had formerly been its original place on the wall of Palazzo Pitti. For several months, the curator had hung and black and white copy of the painting on the gallery wall in protest, with the caption “Stolen” in English, German and Italian.



30 Jul 2019 More

CALIGULA's WINE SUBMERGED IN LAKE NEMI

Risultati immagini per divers at lake Nemi e vino caligola


Little Lake Nemi, in the Alban Hills near Rome, continues to make news. A local winemaker and entrepreneur has submerged three hundred bottles of “Caligola Roma DOC”, in the deepest waters of the lake, where they will lie on the bed for a year to mature in the absense of oxygen and at a constant temperature.



27 Jul 2019 More

UNESCO ACCOLADE FOR PROSECCO-LAND

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Italy gained another nomination at the recent    session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, held in Baku, when the Prosecco wine-producing area of Treviso between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene was unanimously voted to become part of the worldwide family of World Heritage Sites.



23 Jul 2019 More

MONTELEONE di SPOLETO SAN FELICE FAIR

 

The small Umbria town of Monteleone di Spoleto, listed as one of “the most beautiful borghi d'Italia” ushers in its annual agricultural Fair in honour of St. Felix with three days of events (26-28 July 2019) highlighting local food and traditions like the transhumance of herds of sheep and other animals.



19 Jul 2019 More

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