Venice’s Grand Carnival officially starts at noon on the 7 th February with the traditional Flight of the Angel from the Bell Tower of Piazza San Marco. This year’s “Angel” is the 22 year-old model Bianca Brandolini D’Adda, a niece of the late Fiat magnate, Gianni Agnelli,

For information: www.carnevale.venezia.it  

06 Feb 2010

VIAREGGIO. CARNIVAL KICKS OFF

The annual Viareggio Carnival, famous for its gigantic satirical floats carrying 20 meter-high papier-mach´¿½ figures of leading politicians and personalities in the news, was launched with a spectacular firework display and a grand parade on Sunday 31 st January.

03 Feb 2010 More

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

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