Italians may not follow road rules, and let’s not even get into discussing Italian politics, but when it comes to coffee, there are many hard-and-fast traditions not to be messed with. For instance, cappuccino is a breakfast coffee, which should never be ordered after a meal. In fact, in some restaurants the owners will […]
Tonight, Italy is celebrating the night of San Lorenzo, when ‘stelle cadenti’ – falling stars – are set to streak across the night skies. Whilst falling stars are much more common towards the end of July and the beginning of August, the evening of San Lorenzo is the night in which the falling stars are […]
Think Venice and you imagine gliding along misty canals guided by muscled gondoliers plying Venice’s iridescent waterways. You imagine the golden façade of St Mark’s Basilica glinting in the morning sunshine, illuminating the impressive piazza of San Marco that it overlooks, pinnacled by St Mark’s Campanile. Perhaps you recall passing over one of Venice’s myriad […]
For the last decade or so, Roberto Benigni, the Italian Oscar-winning actor, comedian, screenwriter, director, singer and all-round nice guy has undertaken the enormous challenge of bringing Dante to the masses. And, as possibly only a guy with such a smile could do, by gosh, he has succeeded.