NIGHT OF STARRY WINE CUPS

On the Feast of San Lorenzo, the 10 August, which is traditionally the best night for seeing shooting stars in the Italian night sky, wine glasses will be raised all over the peninsula for the annual “Movimento Turismo del Vino” (wine tourism organization) event. Over a million wine lovers are expected to participate in some 200 Italian towns belonging to the National Association Cittī¿½ del Vino (Wine Cities) as well as in many individual cellars.

 

02 Aug 2012 More

WINE AND MUSIC IN APULIA


Lovers of the wines of the Puglie region can have a field day on the 4 August 2012 at Grottaglie, the town famed for the production of ceramics and terracotta where the Wine and Music Festival will be held. Imbibers can also enjoy local gastronomic specialities, such as orechiette (“little ears” pasta), “friselle”, salamis and cheeses.


02 Aug 2012 More

VILLA D'ESTE MAGNIFICENCE AT TABLE

Until the 4 November 2012, visitors to Villa d’Este at Tivoli can enjoy as extra treat. The exhibition: “Magnificence at Table. The Art of the Renaissance Banquet”, set out in the splendidly frescoed rooms of the palace leading down to the gardens and the fountains, gives a glimpse of high society living at the time of Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este, who built the villa.  

 

 

30 Jul 2012 More

FIUGGI INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL


The VI edition of the annual International Guitar Festival, staged in the spa resort of Fiuggi (Lazio), held between the 17-22 July 2012, featured the performances of world class musicians from France, the UK, Cuba, Hungary, Spain, Mexico and Italy in twenty-five concerts held over five evenings.


27 Jul 2012 More

CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO REFUSES TO DIE


The ancient clifftop town of Civita da Bagnoregio, situated on the Lazio-Umbria border and reached only by a stone footbridge across the valley, has long been a favourite subject for artists and writers.

24 Jul 2012 More

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