Think Tank – A conference discussing the latest on the travel industry

Tourism as we know it has come a long way from its roots. Once solely exclusive to the wealthy, academics, or those seeking health or spiritual improvement, travelling is now one of the most popular activities internationally – accessible to most, desired by almost all. With the rapid increase of popularity in the tourism industry, […]

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Italy’s Carabinieri: Men (and women) in uniform

2014 marks the 200th anniversary of Italy’s police force. Well, one of Italy’s police forces anyway – the Carabinieri. Italy has five national policing bodies: the Polizia di Stato (state police), Guardia di Finanza (financial police), Arma dei Carabinieri (military police), Polizia Penitenziaria (penitentiary police) and the Corpo Forestale dello Stato (national forestry corps). There […]

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Slick Snack: Italian Garlic Bread Recipe

Garlic bread is a traditional side dish served in many Italian restaurants… just not those actually in Italy. In Italy, you may find instead it’s leaner and lighter cousin, Bruschetta. What is commonly – albeit erroneously – called Bruschetta abroad (i.e. toasted bread with tomatoes) in Italy is actually called Bruschetta al Pomodoro (a.k.a toasted […]

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Weddings in Italy: traditions and superstitions

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Getting married in Italy is enriched by great traditions (and some superstitions), many of which are still kept alive to this day. In the past, marriages would often be arranged by the families of the potential couple or even through the use of an official matchmaker, with engagements being based more on agreements than romance. Today […]

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