SWIMMING THE STRAITS OF MESSINA

 

One of Italy’s most spectacular amateur swimming events, the annual race across the Straits of Messina between Sicily and the Italian peninsula, is scheduled for the 10 th August....

05 Aug 2008 More

     SUMMER OPERA SEASON

The summer opera season in Italy’s two most famous and spectacular venues is in full swing.

The 86 Festival programme of the Arena of Verona features five time-honoured favourites running throughout August, including a special production of “Aida”, in addition to “Tosca”, “Nabucco”, “Carmen” and “Rigoletto”.

In Rome, the magnificent backdrop of the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla provides an unforgettable setting for the summer programme of performances of “Aida”, “Madame Butterfly”, “Lucia of Lammermoor” and the ballet “Giselle”.

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01 Aug 2008

ROBERT REDFORD AT CORTONA

 

Hollywood heart throb Robert Redford will be a star attraction at this year’s Tuscan Sun Festival in the city of Cortona in the heart of Tuscany. ---

28 Jul 2008 More

HOTEL OF THE MONTH

 La Piscina

 

The 4-star Hotel Punta Rossa, perched high on the rocks of the Lazio coast directly in front of the Pontine Islands, is the kind of place romantics fall for.

24 Jul 2008 More

ANNUAL SPA TOURISM FAIR

 

 

The 19th edition of Thermalia Italia, the annual Fair of thermal tourism is to be held in Naples between the 26 th and 28 th September 2008.

21 Jul 2008 More

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