The Top Ten Tips for Talking Italian

After our recent post on Italian dining etiquette, we thought we would give you some tips on speaking in Italian too. So whether you are getting ready for a trip to Italy, or you’d just like to impress your local Italian restaurant staff, here a few key Italian words and phrases to help you. Don’t […]

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Artviva serenaded by Italy’s Armed Forces

It’s one of the many (really, many!) wonderful things about Italy that when there is need for fanfare, it is done in style*. Today, as the Artviva staff were working hard as usual (and nibbling on some Terra Kiros-recipe banana bread made by one of the office staff!), we were delighted by the big-band sound […]

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Q: What do Audrey Hepburn and Australian writer Tim Winton have to do with Florence and Artviva?

A: Lisa Clifford, Artviva Festival presenter and Australian-turned-Tuscan-local author. Lisa recently interviewed Audrey Hepburn’s son in relation to his current work with Australian author Tim Winton. Below we have enclosed a copy of the article. Special thanks must be given to both Lisa Clifford and to Perth’s Sunday Times newspaper for this article:

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Where to find Michelangelo in Florence

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) was born into an historical Florentine family, and lived for some years near Piazza Santa Croce. Some of his greatest works were made here in this city of art. The great result is that the city is still peppered with magnificent artworks. Here are some places where you can find Michelangelo’s home […]

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