RAVELLO AUDITORIUM:A DREAM COME TRUE

The town of Ravello, jewel of the Amalfi Coast, has finally inaugurated its auditorium, designed by 102-year old Brasilian architect Oscar Niemeyer...

30 Jan 2010 More

GIORGIONE'S MUSIC:NEW CD

Not many people know that the famous Renaissance painter Giorgio Giorgione was also a gifted lute player. Giorgione is known to have played and sung the popular ballads of the time among groups of friends.

29 Jan 2010 More

OBAMA PRAISES ITALIAN CUISINE

Italian and, in particular, Tuscany cuisine received a much appreciated accolade from US President Barack Obama during a recent meeting of US mayors, attended by the Mayor of Florence Matteo Renzi, where Obama praised the quality and excellence of Italian and Florentine restaurants.

Both Lino Enrico Stoppani, president of the Italian federation of restaurants and caf´¿½s (FIPI) and Aldo Cursano, President of the Tuscan branch of FIPI, expressed their pleasure at Obama’s comments. “Food has always been one of the main attractions for tourists to our country,” said Cursano. “And to hear someone like Obama say that Florence has among the best restaurants in the world is a great boost for all those who work in this sector.”

25 Jan 2010

MILANO ILLUMINATIONS TO STAY

Milan’s city council has decided that some of the magnificent lighting effects introduced during the festive season should be kept on a permanent basis.

21 Jan 2010 More

ITALIAN CARTOON CHALLENGES DISNEY

“Cuccioli. Il Codice di Marco Polo!” (“Babies. The Marco Polo Code”) is the title of a new Italian cartoon film about to arrive in Italian cinemas. ...

18 Jan 2010 More

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