RURAL TOURISM FAVOURS WEB

A recent analysis of the rural tourism phenomenon demonstrates that internet is the most popular means used to book country breaks and holidays.....

24 Nov 2009 More

MADE IN ITALY ???

 

The famous Made in Italy label is universally recognized as a guarantee of excellence. But with many manufacturers moving their operations to countries where labour is cheaper, how reliable is this Made in Italy logo?

21 Nov 2009 More

SUPER TRUFFLE GOES TO HONG KONG 

No sign of crisis in the truffle market! At the recent annual truffle auction at the Castle of Grinzane Cavour (Cuneo), this year’s super white truffle from Alba (Piedmont) was purchased by a buyer from Hong Kong. The monster tuber, weighing 750 grams, was knocked down for €100,000.

Another truffle, weighing 385 grams, was purchased by a local Italian buyer for €7,700 who donated it to charity.

 

17 Nov 2009

GRAGNANO, CITY OF PASTA

 

The Consortium of Pastai (pasta manufacturers) of Gragnano (Campania region), carried off one of the four prestigious nominations for food excellence awarded in this year’s edition of the Foreign Press Association of Rome’s gourmet group (Gruppo del Gusto).

14 Nov 2009 More

ROME'S TOURIST ANGELS ON WHEELS

Rome’s city council has introduced, on an experimental basis, a team of 16 young people who are to ride round the city centre to assist tourists.

10 Nov 2009 More

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