NAPOLEON THE ITALIAN

 

 

Napoleon Bonaparte was actually Nabulione, or perhaps Nicola, Buonaparte and his family was not Corsican in origin, but Tuscan, according to the town of San Miniato, near Pisa.

09 Jan 2008 More

TURIN'S GOURMET TOURS

 

 

Made in Turin, Tour the Excellen”, a series of gastronomic itineraries promoted by Turin Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the local tourism industry, continue through January. The idea behind the initiative is to highlight one of Turin’s most important, but lesser known, industries: the creation of  exclusive food products.

08 Jan 2008 More

OFFICIAL HOME FOR ITALIAN RUGBY

 

Rome’s Flaminio Stadium has now become the Italian capital’s official rugby field, on par with Twickenham in England and Scotland’s Murrayfield

 

07 Jan 2008 More

ROME'S CHRISTMAS TREES

 

 

Rome’s Christmas trees went up this week in time for the festive season. A 22-metre fir tree, duly decorated with fairy lights, now stands in front of the Colosseum. Other strategic points in the city , such as the Campidoglio hill (site of Rome’s city hall) and the Pincio terrace overlooking Piazza del Popolo also have their trees., which will be pulped when the festivities are over and used as fertilizer.

 

 

11 Dec 2007 More

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