Ecologists are rejoicing at the news that Budelli Island, considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world, may, in fact, remain in the hands of the Italian state. The little island, 1.6 sq kms, with a coastline of 9 kms, was put up for auction in October 2013.

Posted on 30 Nov 2013 by Editor

Addio a Piero Tosi - AgrPress

Italian costumist, Piero Tosi, was awarded an Oscar for the Career at the recent annual Los Angeles ceremony. Tosi worked for many of Italys leading film directors, such as Zeffirelli, Visconti, De Sica, Fellini, Pasolini and Bolognini, creating spectacular costumes, such as Angelicas ball-gown in the waltz scene of The Leopard, worn by Claudia Cardinali.

 

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 by Editor

Logo Pasta di Gragnano

 

The Gragnano City of Pasta will receive official EU recognition as an IGP (Indicazione Geografica Protetta) product on the 2nd December 2013. The ceremony will take place at the Altiero Spinelli building of the European Parliament in the presence of the Italian Minister of Agriculture, the President of the Gragnano Consortium and other authorities.

 

Posted on 24 Nov 2013 by Editor

 

The plans and scale model of the Italian Pavilion designed for the Milan Expo of 2015 are on public view in the Room of the Guard of Honour at the Presidential Quirinale Palace in Rome until 15th January 2014.

Posted on 21 Nov 2013 by Editor

Tour di 3 ore a Napoli di notte con cena a base di pizza ...

 

Many of Naples' most famous monuments will stay open till midnight on Saturday 30th November and Saturday 28th December 2013. The sites include the National Archaeological Museum, Castel Sant'Elmo, the Royal Palace and the Capodimonte Museum, as well as nearby treasures like the Royal Palace of Caserta and the open-air Temples of Paestum.

 

Posted on 18 Nov 2013 by Editor

 

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The great grape stock Vernaccia Nera is celebrated again this year in its home territory, the town of Serrapetrona (Marche). The Appassimenti Aperti appointment is now into its eight edition.  

Sunday 17th November 2013 is the perfect opportunity to taste the Vernaccia di Serrapetrona docg and the Serrapetrona doc in a jolly street party atmosphere.

Posted on 15 Nov 2013 by Editor

Il Gran Ballo delle debuttanti della Nunziatella sabato a Castel ... 

Italy has its own version of the celebrated butantes Balls of Vienna, with young girls in white being whirled round the floor by partners in tails. The balls are nostalgic re-enactments of the gracious age of 19th century Austria, which dominated Middle European culture for much of the century following the defeat of Napoleon and are held in Italy's most prestigious palaces.

 

 

 

 

Posted on 12 Nov 2013 by Editor

Cantine aperte: visite, pranzi e cene in tutto il Lazio - Roma

 

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Twelve major wine cellars of Rome, Frosinone and Latina throw open their doors on Sunday, 10th November 2013 for the San Martino Cantine Aperte event. Anyone is welcome to come, taste and admire the results of the recent grape harvest.

 

Posted on 09 Nov 2013 by Editor

Meteo a Torino, in città arriva la pioggia: precipitazioni ...

This weekend (8-10 November 2013) Turin again hosts Artissima, its annual fair of contemporary art, considered the world's fifth most important appointment in its field. The exposition area, set out in the seat of the Oval Lingotto skating rink, will present the best of 190 galleries, 130 of which from abroad, including countries such as Albania, Azerbaigian, the Arab Emirates and the Philipines, which are participating for the first time.

Posted on 07 Nov 2013 by Editor

CLEOPATRA | romanoimpero.com

 By a coincidence, two major exhibitions on at present in Rome highlight two of the most important figures who dominated the scene of late republican Rome at the end of the first century BC. The Scuderie del Quirinale are hosting Augustus, the first Roman emperor, hile the Chiostro del Bramante reveals Cleopatra, Rome and the Enchantment of Egypt, the Egyptian queen who committed suicide in 30 BC to avoid the humiliation of being paraded through Rome in Octavian Augustus' Triumph after she and her lover Mark Anthony were defeated by the Roman army.

 

Posted on 05 Nov 2013 by Editor

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