ORVIETO PALACE OF WINE AND TASTE

 

Italy abounds in imaginative and tasteful conversions of historic buildings and the Palazzo del Gusto (Palace of Taste) of Orvieto (Umbria) is an outstanding example of a renaissance convent transformed into a modern temple of wine, food and culture. The building has a long history. Formerly the Monastery of St. John, it was a Roman sanctuary dedicated to Jove prior to that and also a Roman theatre.

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14 Dec 2014 More

ANCIENT ROMAN SECRETS UNDER NEW METRO

 

Work to connect Rome's third Metro “C” line to the Basilica of St. John Lateran has uncovered a vast ancient Roman reservoir 21 metres below the modern city. Archaeologists claim that this is the biggest water deposit from the Imperial Roman period ever found, with a capacity of four million litres of water. The basin measures 70 m long by 35 m wide and covers a quarter of a hectare.


11 Dec 2014 More

MODENA BALSAMIC VINEGAR AT MOTORSHOW

 

Up till the 14th December 2014, the Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Consortium offers tastings and samples at the 39th edition of the Modena Motorshow. With an expected influx of some 500,000 visitors, including over a thousand international members of the press, the consortium showcases its celebrated gastronomic IGP product, exported to 120 countries worldwide.


08 Dec 2014 More

CANALETTO: ITALIAN WINE GOES GLOBAL

 

The La-Vis Trentino Wine Producers' Cooperative, in collaboration with the SIMEST organization has launched the Canaletto project to promote quality Italian wines in North America, the Far East and Russia. SIMEST is controlled by the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti banking organization that assists and sustains Italian companies in the global market,


05 Dec 2014 More

CELTICA WINTER NIGHTS

 


 The Celtica Winter Nights on the 7th December 2014 concludes the 18th edition of the lively Celtica Valle D'Aosta Festival, offering participants an evening of typical events with a Celtic flavour, including Celtic harp music, Irish dancing, a documentary entitled: “Celtica Valle d'Aosta:

02 Dec 2014 More

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