CORIANDOLINE: CHILDREN'S TOWN

 

Coriandoline, a little “town” designed entirely by children near Correggio (Reggio Emilia), has now been officially inaugurated.

13 Mar 2009 More

PROSECCO SEEKS NATIONAL RECOGNITION

 

Italy’s ever more popular bubbly, Prosecco, is to apply for official recognition as a certified product of a particular area in the Veneto Region, in order to protect it from the many imitations springing up in countries such as the USA, Brazil, Australia, Austria, Chile and Romania.

09 Mar 2009 More

ITALY HONOURS DALAI LAMA

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Terzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama, is now an honorary citizen of both Rome and Venice. The Tibetan spiritual leader was greeted with a standing ovation at Rome’s City Hall on Capitol Hill. Mayor Gianni Alemanno presented him with the symbol of Rome - a model of the ancient bronze sculpture of the wolf suckling the twins Romulus and Remus, legendary founders of the city.

Shortly afterwards, the honorary citizenship of Venice was also conferred on the Dalai Lama by Venetian mayor Massimo Cacciari in a special ceremony at Venice City Hall.   

 

07 Mar 2009

COSTA CRUISES STAY ON TOP

 

Despite the present unfavourable economic climate, the Italian cruise company, Costa Crociere, has achieved a highly successful 2008 and announces that it expects to continue on the crest of the wave during 2009.

02 Mar 2009 More

 FORGOTTEN RAILWAYS DAY

 

Forgotten Railways Day on the 1 st March will be marked by over 60 events dedicated to Italy’s historic railway tracks. Stretches of railway lines, no longer in use, will be “rediscovered” during a series of excursions on foot and by bicycle, or by trips on special trains running over many highly scenic routes.

For information: www-ferroviedimenticate.it  

25 Feb 2009

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