Il Gattopardo (1963)


This year's edition of the Globo d'Oro (Golden Globe) awarded to Italian cinema by the Foreign Press association in Italy had famous actress Claudia Cardinale as the star of the evening. Cardinale was assigned the prestigious prize for her career. The prize-giving ceremony was held in the seat of the French Ambassador to Rome, Palazzo Farnese, and was attended by a great number of Italian film producers, directors, scenographers and music composers, as well as actors and actresses and journalists.


Posted on 13 Jun 2014 by Editor


A secret bomb shelter built by Mussolini in the heart of Mt. Soratte, 45 kms north of Rome, is now open for guided tours. The labyrinth of tunnels, which extends over four kms, was created as a complete underground city, with independent water supply, drains, electric generator, heating and supplies storage to allow two months survival for some hundred top government officials in the event of devastating bomb attacks on the capital.


Posted on 10 Jun 2014 by Editor


Lungomare Caracciolo, Naples' elegant sea front promenade, will be the venue for the Caputo Napoli Pizza Village during the first week of September 2014, when 45 historic Neapolitan pizzerias will set up shop to serve an estimated 450,000 visitors over six action-packed days.





Posted on 06 Jun 2014 by Editor


170 wine cellars with a total 386 wines of Italy's South gather at the Resort Masseria Caselli of Carovigno (Brindisi) between the 4-9th June for the 9th edition of Radici del Sud, the foremost southern Italy showcase of the wines of Puglia, Basilicata, Campania and Calabria, made from autochthonous vines.


Posted on 31 May 2014 by Editor

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Nutella chocolate spread, one of Italy's most successful exports, celebrates its 50th birthday this year with a special commemorative stamp issued by the Italian post office, featuring the classic Nutella jar that is expected to be a hit with stamp collectors.


Posted on 28 May 2014 by Editor



The Lazio Region plans to coax foreign tourists to venture beyond Rome and discover the multiple beauties and treasures of the territory with the help of a new website.

Posted on 25 May 2014 by Editor


British art has never been well known or appreciated in Italy. Two splendid exhibitions, running contemporarily in Rome and covering the works of major artists of the '700 - '800 should help to fill the lacuna.

“Hogarth, Reynolds, Turner, Pittura Inglese verso la Modernit�” gives a fascinating insight into the classical period of landscape and portraiture, dominated by a series of artists who took much of their inspiration from travel in Italy, but who re-interpreted the underlying pictorial principles of Italian art to create their own vision of society.

Posted on 22 May 2014 by Editor


The wines of Lazio region, virtually ignored by wine connoisseurs only twenty years ago, are making an increasing impact on the Made in Italy market. 28 Lazio wines scooped awards at the 48th edition of the international Vinitaly 2014 Wine Fair at Verona.

Posted on 19 May 2014 by Editor

ADSL (the Association of Historic Italian Dwellings) promotes the art and history of the Alta Tuscia area in Northern Lazio throughout May and June by opening the doors of historic aristocratic residences and other monuments in the towns of Bolsena, Acquapendente, Castell'Azzara, Proceno, Onano and Gradoli which rise along the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrims' route to Rome from Canterbury, England.

Posted on 16 May 2014 by Editor


The Giragola Festival of Ostuni (Puglia) will showcase the region's gastronomic best every Friday during the month of May 2014. Organized as an itinerant tour with taste stops at five local restaurants and wine bars, where visitors can sample the wines and traditional dishes of the Salento and southern Murgia area, Giragola also includes sightseeing as well as performances by local musicians, theatrical events and art and photography exhibitions.


Posted on 13 May 2014 by Editor

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