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Christmas markets are always fun and good places to pick up unusual gifts. Some of Italy's most characteristic Xmas markets are : the historic Piazza Navona market in Rome, with stalls arrayed around Bernini's spectacular River Fountains, the Christmas crib market in Naples Via San Gregorio Armeno, lined with the shops of craftsmen who have been making traditional Presepi (Nativity scenes) for generations and the Alto Adige market at Trento, full of handcrafts, biscuits and bakes.

 

Posted on 21 Dec 2013 by Editor

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The Centro Storico Fiat (Historic Fiat Museum) of Turin is making the proud claim that it has scored more I like facebook hits in the last six months than the Uffizi Galleries and the Vatican Museums put together. Inaugurated in 1963, the museum can now say it is the most popular museum on Facebook, with 100,000 fans and 35,000 śtalking about it.

 

Posted on 18 Dec 2013 by Editor

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Strolling around the medieval castle in the heart of Fondi, a lively market town near Terracina (Lazio), you can catch the strains of music wafting from the door of Amleto Parisi's barber's shop.  Amleto himself sits at the back playing the drum kit. His friends, Aldo Narlo, Fernando Nunziata, Domenica Paparello and Marco Sutzu, take turns with the mike, singing Italian, Latin american and American old favourites.

 

 

 

Posted on 15 Dec 2013 by Editor

 

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The city of Salerno (Campania) will once more draw an expected 500.000 visitors during the festive season to admire its mouth-dropping display of Luci d'Artista (decorative street lighting designed by Italian and foreign artists.

Posted on 12 Dec 2013 by Editor

 

Winter rings in the season for opera lovers in Italy, and this is a special year with tributes to Verdi, one of the most popular opera composers, on the occasion of his Bicentenary. Rome came first, with a triumphal start-off featuring one of the composer's earliest works, Ernani, conducted by Riccardo Muti. The premiere was attended by the President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, and his wife, Clio.

 

Posted on 09 Dec 2013 by Editor

 

Gubbio - Wikipedia 

The town of Gubbio (Umbria), famed for its legendary wolf tamed by St. Francis of Assisi as well as its annual procession of enormous ceri, switches on the 750 coloured lights that illuminate the outline of a giant Christmas Tree stretching up the slopes of  neighbouring Mount Ingino on the 7 December 2013.

 

Posted on 06 Dec 2013 by Editor

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An unusual tribute to Giuseppe Verdi on his Bicentenary has been set up in the Museo WOW Spazio Fumetti (WOW Cartoon Museum) of Milan, with a faithful reconstruction of La Scala theatre in lego blocks.

 

Posted on 03 Dec 2013 by Editor

Ecologists are rejoicing at the news that Budelli Island, considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world, may, in fact, remain in the hands of the Italian state. The little island, 1.6 sq kms, with a coastline of 9 kms, was put up for auction in October 2013.

Posted on 30 Nov 2013 by Editor

Addio a Piero Tosi - AgrPress

Italian costumist, Piero Tosi, was awarded an Oscar for the Career at the recent annual Los Angeles ceremony. Tosi worked for many of Italys leading film directors, such as Zeffirelli, Visconti, De Sica, Fellini, Pasolini and Bolognini, creating spectacular costumes, such as Angelicas ball-gown in the waltz scene of The Leopard, worn by Claudia Cardinali.

 

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 by Editor

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The Gragnano City of Pasta will receive official EU recognition as an IGP (Indicazione Geografica Protetta) product on the 2nd December 2013. The ceremony will take place at the Altiero Spinelli building of the European Parliament in the presence of the Italian Minister of Agriculture, the President of the Gragnano Consortium and other authorities.

 

Posted on 24 Nov 2013 by Editor

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