MURANO GLASS FOR COLLECTORS


Anyone thinking of Murano glass as beads, miniature animals or old-fashioned chandeliers should think again. The glass masters of the Venetian island are constantly reinventing themselves and at the top end of the scale, Murano glassware is for collectors only, who are prepared to pay for something exclusive.

28 Jul 2011 More

PIAZZA ARMERINA JAZZ FESTIVAL


Jazz lovers won’t want to miss the 4-day Piazza Jazz event in the unique setting of Piazza Armerina, Enna, Sicily between the 28-31 July.

26 Jul 2011 More

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

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