FREE HOUSES OFFERED IN SICILY

Vittorio Sgarbi, mayor of the little town of Salemi in eastern Sicily, has announced that he will offer dilapidated historic properties at the symbolic price of 1 euro to anyone prepared to restore them.

04 Sep 2008 More

ITALY'SMALL TOWNS DETERMINED TO SURVIVE

One of the best known peculiarities of Italian life is the spirit of “campanilismo” ¿½ a lifetime sense of strong attachment to one’s place of birth, symbolized by the local church bell-tower or “campanile”. 

 

01 Sep 2008 More

AGLIANICA "WINE FESTIVAL"

 

 

One of Italy’s historic noble wines, the Aglianico dei Vulture of the Basilicata region, will be at the centre of the Wine Festival to be held in Melfi between the 5 th ¿½ 7 th September. ...

27 Aug 2008 More

ANDREA PALLADIO

 To honour the 500 th Centenary of the birth of the great Italian architect Andrea Palladio, the city of Vicenza is organizing a series of tours of the Veneto villas, palaces and public buildings constructed by him.

23 Aug 2008 More

FERRARA BUSKERS FESTIVAL

 

 

Thousands of street performers (commonly known as “buskers”) will be thronging the historic piazzas around the castle and the cathedral of Ferrara for the annual Buskers Festival, running from the 22 nd ¿½ 31 st August....

16 Aug 2008 More

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