Italyupdate takes a special interest in the work of the local tourist offices of small towns and communities in Italy, so we are particularly pleased to report on the success of initiatives undertaken by the Unione Nazionale delle Pro Loco d'Italia (National Union of local Tourist Information Centres).

Posted on 20 Jul 2011 by Editor

The newly recreated Medieval Garden in the moat of Palazzo Madama, Turin, opened at the beginning of July. The historic garden was first documented in 1402 when, according to city archives, Prince Ludovico of Acaia, Lord of Piedmont and founder of the University of Turin, dedicated garden space around his castle.

Posted on 16 Jul 2011 by Editor


The 54 th edition of the world famous Festival of Spoleto in Umbria closes with the traditional concert in the main square in front of the duomo.

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 by Editor



Romes Opera House, the Teatro Costanzi, reports a successful season, with 32% more spectators than the previous year 2010. The season, that ran between November and May 2011, saw an increase of 30% in season tickets and an average of 1200 spectators for every show.

Posted on 08 Jul 2011 by Editor

Hotel Petrarca - Riapre Villa dei Vescovi e continua la nostra ...
After a series of restorations extending over four years, the Villa dei Vescovi, considered a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture, has re-opened its doors.

Posted on 04 Jul 2011 by Editor

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The ever-expanding Slow Food Movement has recently opened a new biodiversità centre in the Alberese regional park in the heart of the traditional farming area of the Maremma.

Posted on 02 Jul 2011 by Editor

Forum: The Temple of Vesta and its Vestal Virgins, Rome
Visitors to Rome now have access to a large area of the Roman Forum which had been cordoned off for  over twenty years due to safety problems. The famous House of the Vestal Virgins, home of the priestesses charged with tending the sacred fire of ancient Rome, has now been restored , along with its garden .

Posted on 29 Jun 2011 by Editor


The seaside resorts of the Adriatic Riviera kick off their summer season of non-stop holiday fun with the traditionalNotte Rosa 2011 (Pink Night) on the 1 July.

Posted on 25 Jun 2011 by Editor


An ancient Fibula, or brooch used as a clasp to hold cloaks or robes, that was discovered in a tomb at the town of Palestrina (Lazio) in 1876, has finally been declared authentic.

Posted on 24 Jun 2011 by Editor

Lamborghini, one of Italys most prestigious car producers, recently showed off its latest model, the super-lux hypercar,  Aventador LP900-4, to the city of Rome at the Casino Valadier in Romes Villa Borghese Park.

Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by Editor

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