Monthly Archives: April 2012

UNESCO International Jazz Day event in Rome, Italy

On April 27th, the UNESCO First Annual International Jazz Day kicks off its series of events being held around the world. The official launch is being held at the UNESCO Headquaters in Paris and will feature jazz legend and UNESCO … Continue reading

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25th April in Italy: Festa della Liberazione Italiana

25th April is la Festa della Liberazione Italiana – Liberation Day in Italy. It commemorates the anniversary of the 1945 end of the Italian Social Republic led by Mussolini, who was captured a few days later as he attempted to … Continue reading

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Vatican Museum on Time Magazine’s list of The Most Influential Places in History

  And we have no argument with that!* Time magazine states, ‘The museums house Raphael’s The School of Athens, Leonardo da Vinci’s St. Jerome in the Wilderness and the Belvedere Torso as well as Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel. More … Continue reading

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Happy 2765th Birthday to Rome, Italy

Although she doesn’t look a day over 2000, today is in fact the 2765th birthday of Rome, Italy. Rome’s birthday was calculated by Roman mathematician and astrologer Lucius Taruntius Firmanus who, in the 1st century BC worked out that the … Continue reading

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Artisans & Art in Florence, Tuscany – Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato

Florence, the majestic capital of Tuscany, is known for being the capital of the Renaissance. Some of the history’s greatest artists produced some of the world’s best artworks here. This artistic flair has also been applied to artisan crafts the … Continue reading

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Dining in Florence: SUD

One way to detect a good restaurant in Tuscany, and its capital of Florence, is by the size of the menu. If there are only a few simple starters, a handful of entrees and a minimum number of main meals, … Continue reading

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Stracciatella – The Streaky, Easy & Tasty Rome Recipe

‘Stracciatella’, when referring to gelato, means choc-chip. It is also a type of creamy cheese from the south of Italy. But when referring to a delicious traditional starter, it is a typical Roman recipe of home-made broth into which an … Continue reading

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Awesome Artichokes & the Sacred Sagra

From the word ‘sacred’ comes the ‘sagra’ – a weekend food festival dedicated to showcasing the best of local cuisine in a casual setting. Going to a sagra is a great thing to do in Italy. It allows you to … Continue reading

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Wild About Asparagus in Tuscany (including recipe!)

Food in Tuscany is dictated by the seasons, constantly changing according to what the landscape presents. In Tuscany right now, for those in the know, it is possible to find wild asparagus growing in the stunning surrounds. There is nothing … Continue reading

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Italian Easter Food Traditions – Long lunches & lamb recipes

Most festivals and special occasions in Italy are marked by the preparation of specialty dishes enjoyed at wonderfully set tables around which all the family gather. Preparations can take days, and in the lead up to special feast days walking … Continue reading

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