PERUGIA AIMING FOR DOUBLE TITLE

 

Perugia (Umbria) is hoping to bring home a double win this year with its two applications to become the 2017 European Youth Capital and the 2019 European Capital of Culture. A jewel of medieval architecture, famed for its Universitī¿½ degli Stranieri (University for Foreigners),

10 Oct 2014 More

TOLENTINOEXPO ON DISPLAY

 

Tolentino (Marche), one of  most productive “Made in Italy” areas, is on show between the 16th -19th October 2014, where visitors can admire prestigious goods made by world-famous local brands names, such as Poltrona Frau divans, Nazareno Gabrielli leather goods,

07 Oct 2014 More

ITALIAN VILLAGES OFFER BARGAIN HOUSES

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If you dream of a country retreat in one of Italy's tiny villages, the chance has now come up. The town councils of three minute hamlets are offering property for the nominal price of €1 (one euro) on condition that the new owners undertake to restructure the houses they purchase.


04 Oct 2014 More

METROPOLITAN VINEYARDS CATCHING ON

 

You don't necessarily have to go miles out into the country to take part in the grape harvest in Italy. Some towns have flourishing vineyards right on their doorsteps. The vineyard Villa della Regina rises on an ex summer palace of the Savoy family overlooking the city of Turin.

 

01 Oct 2014 More

UMBRIA:ANCIENT TREE SANCTUARY

     


    Ancient varieties of fruit trees that risk extinction have found salvation in the tree sanctuary at San Lorenzo di Lerchi near Cittī¿½ di Castello (Umbria), where agriculturists Livio and Isabella Dalla Ragione have carefully gathered a collection of over 400 rare or vanishing trees.

After over thirty years of dedicated research, the orchard contains

28 Sep 2014 More

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