EATALY CELEBRATES

 

 

 

Eataly, the showcase of  Italian gastronomy, is celebrating the first anniversary of the opening of its food palace in Rome, with a mega 10-day party that involves, among other events, an international Street Food party and a gigantic “birthday” cake.

 

19 Jun 2013 More

BORGIAS IN PARMA & PIACENZA

 

 

 

Part of the third series of the highly successful TV Borgia saga is to be filmed in three castles of the ancient Duchy of Parma and Piacenza. Meanwhile, casting directors are looking for some 400 extras for crowd scenes, mostly men between 18 and 50, preferably with long hair and/or a beard.

 

17 Jun 2013 More

MUSIC IN CASTLES 2013

 

 

Musica in Castello 2013” is the title given to a wide spectrum of musical events staged throughout the summer in palaces, noble villas and other historic venues in 20 municipalities spread over the provinces of Piacenza, Parma, Reggio Emilia and Modena.

 

14 Jun 2013 More

MINIMETRO. PERUGIA LEADS THE WAY

 

 

Traffic congestion is one of the worst blights of Italy's art cities and local authorities have on the whole been slow to tackle the problem. There are, however, some happy exceptions. The splendidly preserved medieval town of Perugia (Umbria) began to introduce a courageous and revolutionary public transport system twenty years ago, starting with the construction of a series of underground escalators  tunelling down through the depths of the Paolina Castle rock and, in 2008, adding the MinimetrÔ¿½, a nifty monorail link between the Pian di Massiano plain and the town centre  some 160 mt. above.

11 Jun 2013 More

VITERBO CAFFEINA FESTIVAL

 

 

The somewhat oddly-named Caffeina Festival, now in its VII edition, lights up Viterbo's medieval San Pellegrino district between the 27 June-7 July 2013. The Festival attracts some 400,000 visitors each year, thanks to its rich calendar of 30 daily events that include readings by authors, open air debates, music and cinema.

 

08 Jun 2013 More

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