Viewpoint: Miracle of Summer Snow

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People gather outside the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore on Rome’s Esquiline Hill to witness a soap foam re-creation of the Miracle of Summer Snow… Photo by Getty Images Legend has it… that on the night of 4th August, a long, long time ago, it snowed in Rome. Not everywhere, and not a lot, but it did snow. On the Esquiline Hill to be precise. More...

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Piazza del Campo, Siena
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, August 19th, 2019
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Five best Italian piazzas

The piazza is at the heart of Italian life and each one boasts its own unique history and atmosphere – here we pay homage to a few of our favourites Photos by iStock 1 Dubbed by Napoleon “Europe’s finest More...

Paolo Arrigo
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Meet Paolo Arrigo

Christine Smallwood meets up with Paolo Arrigo and finds out about his deep-rooted connection with the soil Photos courtesy of Paolo Arrigo Paolo runs Seeds of Italy, the company that imports Franchi Seeds from More...

ferrari dino
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Drive Italia! Ferrari Dino

Ferrari didn’t want to sully the name of its exclusive brand with a cheaper Ferrari, so the ‘Dino’ was created… Photo by iStock Dino was Ferrari’s marque for mid-engined sports cars produced from More...

passport
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, July 14th, 2019
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Are You Eligible for Italian Citizenship?

With a possible Brexit looming overhead many Brits and US citizens living in the UK are considering what their options are and looking into how they can continue life as a citizen of the European Union. Many people, More...

Antica Ostaria Ruga Rialto, Venice
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, July 1st, 2019
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Giro d’ombre: a cicchetti and wine tour of Venice

The Giro d’ombre is the Venetian equivalent of a pub crawl. Needless to say, this being Italy, there is plenty of food to enjoy along the way. Venice native Sara Scarpa is your guide… Photos by Iain Reid A warm More...

Mosaic of Neptune and Amphitrite in Herculaneum
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, June 21st, 2019
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The Villa of the Papyri, Herculaneum

We are still making discoveries at Herculaneum, and computer technology may be about to reveal something very special, says Joe Gartman… Photos by Patricia Gartman Mosaic of Neptune and Amphitrite in Herculaneum   It’s More...

Fernando Falcone at his wheel, Puglia, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
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Meet the makers

Penny Wainwright explores the villages at the southern tip of Puglia, in search of traditional artisan crafts, underground tunnels and ancient local festivals… Photos by Penny Wainwright Fernando Falcone at his More...

Palazzo Donn'Anna, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 29th, 2019
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Past Italia: La Villa Donn’Anna

This historic but dilapidated residence sits on the Posillipo coast in Naples, west of the Mergellina harbour, some way beyond the Castel dell’Ovo… Photo by Getty Images The Villa Donn’Anna takes its name More...

Shabby Sheep Design gelato T-shirt
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, April 26th, 2019
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Italy on a T-shirt

The innovative clothes and accessories from Shabby Sheep Design are just perfect for anyone who loves Italy… Originally from the UK, Shabby Sheep Design owners Eva and Chris Lock arrived in Lunigiana, northern More...