VENICE GRITTI PALACE REOPENS

 

 One of Venice’s most famous and venerable hotels, the deluxe 5 star Gritti Palace, has reopened after 15 months renovation, which included the installation of a spa.

16 Feb 2013 More

SIENA ST. VALENTINE’S IN ENOTECA

The prestigious Enoteca Italia of Siena combines wine, Etruscan lore and romance for a unique St. Valentine celebration while the Wine Gallery hosts the exhibition: “Vino tra Mito e Storia” (“Wine between Myth and History”) with some 100 Etruscan antiquities displayed.

13 Feb 2013 More

VATICAN RAPHAEL FRESCOES RESTORED

Visitors can once more admire the celebrated cycles of frescoes by Raphael in the Heliodorus Room of the Vatican Museum, curator Antonio Paolucci announced recently as the last scaffolding came down to reveal the depiction of the meeting of Pope Leo the Great with Attila, restored to its original glory.

10 Feb 2013 More

ROME CARNIVAL SWINGING

The city of Rome is reviving its Carnival season 2013 to rival the famous Carnival of Venice. Sparked off on the 2 February with a lively procession of horse riders, fire-eaters, acrobats and costumed players parading down the central Via del Corso to Piazza del Popolo, the event was a revocation of the once-celebrated and magnificent Rome Carnivals of the 18-19 century. pomp by the numerous Chinese community.

06 Feb 2013 More

LIGURIA FOR LOVERS

Two towns in the province of Genoa (Liguria) will be holding special St. Valentine events. The San Valentino Innamorati (St. Valentine Lovers) festival at the painted port of Camogli offers a week of romance (9-17 February 2013)  with special hotel and B&B prices and t¿½te ¿½ t¿½te menus in the local restaurants.

03 Feb 2013 More

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