VIA FRANCIGENA - ANCIENT PILGRIM ROUTE TO ROME

The third festival of the Via Francigena, or French Road, that took medieval pilgrims from Canterbury to Rome and thence onwards to the Holy Land, is being celebrated in many of the towns and villages in Italy along the route between the 17 th ¿½ 19 th April.

17 Apr 2009 More

WILD BOARS BESEIGE GENOA

 

The city of Genoa is having to cope with an invasion of some two hundred wild boars that trot into the outskirts in the evenings looking for food.

12 Apr 2009 More

The editor and staff of Italyupdate wish to offer all their sympathy and support to the people of the beautiful region of Abruzzo, who have been so badly hit by the earthquake around L’Aquila.

Normally, our website is dedicated to basically good news from Italy ¿½ cultural events, food and wine, new tourist attractions and exhibitions. However, an event of these tragic proportions cannot be passed over in silence. We can only bow our heads…….

 

Signed: Julie Davidson, Harry Reid, Margaret Stenhouse, Antonio Rigillo

08 Apr 2009

NEW LEONARDO FOUND IN ATTIC

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A terracotta bust, on show for the first time in an exhibition at the town of Impruneta, near Florence, is thought by experts to be a hitherto unknown work by Leonardo da Vinci.

08 Apr 2009 More

ITALY TOPS FOR GOURMET TOURISM

 

Italy has confirmed its role as leader in the field of gastronomic tourism in Europe, according to a survey carried out by the BitLab observatory of incoming tourism to Italy, commissioned by Fiera Milano (Milan Expo). The survey, based on an analysis of 3,492 articles published in 100 newspapers and magazines in 20 European, American and Asian countries, made Italy a first choice destination for food and wine-loving travellers, ahead of Greece, Spain and France.

05 Apr 2009

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