MOST BEAUTIFUL GARDEN NINTH EDITION


This year’s contest for Italy’s Most Beautiful Garden lists ten finalists calculated to give judges a hard time choosing a winner. The contestants range from Ventimiglia on the French border of Italy to Sicily in the south and all have outstanding features and character.

24 Jul 2011 More

GETTING TO KNOW LITTLE-KNOWN ITALY


Italyupdate takes a special interest in the work of the local tourist offices of small towns and communities in Italy, so we are particularly pleased to report on the success of initiatives undertaken by the Unione Nazionale delle Pro Loco d’Italia (National Union of local Tourist Information Centres).

20 Jul 2011 More

TURIN: MEDIEVAL GARDEN

The newly recreated Medieval Garden in the moat of Palazzo Madama, Turin, opened at the beginning of July. The historic garden was first documented in 1402 when, according to city archives, Prince Ludovico of Acaia, Lord of Piedmont and founder of the University of Turin, dedicated garden space around his castle.

16 Jul 2011 More

54 FESTIVAL OF SPOLETO


The 54 th edition of the world famous Festival of Spoleto in Umbria closes with the traditional concert in the main square in front of the duomo.

12 Jul 2011 More

ROME OPERA SUCCESS



Rome’s Opera House, the Teatro Costanzi, reports a successful season, with 32% more spectators than the previous year 2010. The season, that ran between November and May 2011, saw an increase of 30% in season tickets and an average of 1200 spectators for every show.

08 Jul 2011 More

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