CERVETERI RECORD NUMBER OF VISITORS

Cerveteri, the town north of Rome that was once an important Etruscan settlement, is enjoying a boom in visitors. The crowds have been drawn in thousands over the Christmas holidays to see the famous Crater of Euphonios, a 5th century BC Greek masterpiece, returned to its rightful home.

12 Jan 2015 More

PROSECCO OUTDOES CHAMPAGNE

 

The glasses raised to salute the New Year were very likely filled with prosecco, which has now overtaken champagne in popularity, according to the latest wine export figures. During the past year, 307 million bottles of prosecco were sold, compared with the 304 million bottles of French champagne.

09 Jan 2015 More

HAPPY 2015

 

Despite the recession, 2015 came in with its usual bang. Strangers hugged and embraced in the piazzas, restaurants and homes. Tables groaned once more with food, with little time to recover from the Christmas binge.

06 Jan 2015 More

                 

                    WITH EVERY GOOD WISH FOR

                           A SERENE CHRISTMAS

                            AND HAPPY NEW YEAR


From Italyupdate    

                 

24 Dec 2014

ARICCIA'S RECYCLED XMAS TREES

 

The town of Ariccia, in the Castelli hills near Rome, has produced some of this season's most unusual Christmas trees. The three “trees”, erected in the main piazza, are entirely composed of recycled materials, such as plastic bottles, old tyres, tin cans and even an old propeller that serves as a cross on the top and whirls around in the wind, catching the rays of the sun.


23 Dec 2014 More

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