Tag archive for ‘Culture’
Arezzo Cathedral, Tuscany, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, May 18th, 2018
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Past Italia: Arezzo Cathedral

The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Donatus in Arezzo, Tuscany, boasts a long history and some eye-catching architecture Arezzo Cathedral (iStock) La Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Donato is the city cathedral of More...

Constantine Capitoline Museums Rome Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, May 18th, 2018
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Insider’s Rome: The Capitoline Museums

If it’s ancient statues you want, this is the place to be, but don’t ignore the works on the piazza outside the museum either… Words & image by Jon Palmer Recognised as the world’s first public museum More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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A good read: 7 great Italian book fairs and festivals

For lovers of Italian language, literature and culture, Lorenza Bacino offers a round-up of some of the nation’s lesser-known book fairs and literary festivals 1. CaLibro Festival, Città di Castello “We More...

Venice Redentore Festival
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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Light up the Sky: Il Redentore Festival

Despite its origins in a terrible period of Venetian history, Il Redentore is a spectacular celebration that takes place in the city each July Words by Sara Scarpa. Images by Iain Reid  Most years, on the afternoon More...

Santi Luca e Martina, Arch of Septimius Severus and the Temple of Saturn at the Roman Forum, Rome, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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Insider’s Rome: The Forum

The Forum is where Roman history begins, but when it begins is a question that has recently had to be asked again… The Forum, Rome by iStock According to the story, Rome was founded on 21 April 753 BC, which means More...

antique picture Italy: Naples, Pasta Factory
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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Past Italia: Pasta in Italy

This image of a 19th-century factory in Naples illustrates just how fundamental pasta is to Italian cuisine Where or when pasta originated is something we will never know. A lot of the problem lies in what we mean More...

view to genoa, liguria, italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, March 15th, 2018
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The Regeneration of Genoa

Genoa, in the northern region of Liguria, is a city with a long and proud history, but now its eyes are set firmly on the future. Jon Palmer reports from a city embracing its heritage in a thoroughly modern way Photos More...

Alassio beachfront, Liguria
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
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The Lost Ligurians

The scenic village of Alassio on the Ligurian Riviera was once a magnet for Britons. They left when war broke out, and never came back. Mary Novakovich wonders why… (Photos by Adam Batterbee) Wintering on the More...

venice wedding
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
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A Venetian Wedding

One year on from her own wedding in Venice, Sara Scarpa offers some advice on the do’s and dont’s of tying the knot in the City of Love. Photos by Iain Reid  For me there is no better place to take your vows More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, January 12th, 2018
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48 hours in: Ravenna

If you ever find yourself in Emilia-Romagna, Ravenna is an absolute must. It really is a treasure trove of art and culture, writes Sara Scarpa. Above me is depicted a dark blue sky full of golden stars.The many More...