VERDI CELEBRATES WITH LEGO

Giuseppe Verdi davanti alla Scala

 

An unusual tribute to Giuseppe Verdi on his Bicentenary has been set up in the Museo WOW Spazio Fumetti (WOW Cartoon Museum) of Milan, with a faithful reconstruction of La Scala theatre in lego blocks.

 

03 Dec 2013 More

BUDELLI ISLAND MAY STAY ITALIAN

Ecologists are rejoicing at the news that Budelli Island, considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world, may, in fact, remain in the hands of the Italian state. The little island, 1.6 sq kms, with a coastline of 9 kms, was put up for auction in October 2013.

30 Nov 2013 More

PIERO TOSI AWARDED OSCAR

Italian costumist, Piero Tosi, was awarded an Oscar for the Career at the recent annual Los Angeles ceremony. Tosi worked for many of Italy’s leading film directors, such as Zeffirelli, Visconti, De Sica, Fellini, Pasolini and Bolognini, creating spectacular costumes, such as Angelica’s ball-gown in the waltz scene of “The Leopard”, worn by Claudia Cardinali.


27 Nov 2013 More

GRAGNANO PASTA GETS IGP STATUS

Logo Pasta di Gragnano

 

The Gragnano City of Pasta will receive official EU recognition as an IGP (Indicazione Geografica Protetta) product on the 2nd December 2013. The ceremony will take place at the Altiero Spinelli building of the European Parliament in the presence of the Italian Minister of Agriculture, the President of the Gragnano Consortium and other authorities.


24 Nov 2013 More

EXPO MILANO 2015: ITALY PAVILION

 

The plans and scale model of the Italian Pavilion designed for the Milan Expo of 2015 are on public view in the Room of the Guard of Honour at the Presidential Quirinale Palace in Rome until 15th January 2014.

21 Nov 2013 More

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