Siena’s Palio: the Thrill of the Race

Siena Palio, Tuscany Siena

Having failed on previous occasions to see the actual races, Jane Keightley finally experiences all the pride and pageantry of Palio week in Siena… Photos by Jane Keightley This was far from the first time I had visited Siena, but never before had I actually been there to experience the Palio. On one occasion I had arrived in town the day after, More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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Gazetta Italia! Donald Trump and Silvio Berlusconi

Donald Trump’s election to the US presidency took many by surprise, writes Tom Alberto Bull. But of course the Italians have seen this sort of thing before, in the form of Silvio Berlusconi… Back to the future Here More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, February 6th, 2017
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Q+A: Teaching English as a foreign Language

Our experts are here to help with all your questions about Italy. Today, we look at teaching English in Italy… Q: I will be teaching English as a foreign language at a language school in Italy for six months More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
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Learning in style: Speaking Italian in Le Marche

Speaking Italian isn’t all about cramming verbs and vocabulary as Amanda Robinson discovers when she takes a language course with a difference in the heart of Le Marche. The fragrant aroma of our morning caffè More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 19th, 2016
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Top 3 Language Apps

Forget dull classroom lessons, it’s never been easier to get by in Italian – for instant translation and fun language lessons, just download one of these free apps to your smartphone and away you go… No limits Next More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Saturday, August 6th, 2016
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Italian Word for the Week: Vespa

A Vespa is, of course, a motorcycle – but it’s also a wasp.  Vespa – Wasp It’s obvious, when you think about it, why they called the scooter the ‘wasp’. It sounds like one – More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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Christmas Gift Guide… Home & Leisure

Bring a dash of Italian style to the festive season with our gift guide, full of ideas for the whole family. MURANO GLASS WINE STOPPERS Hand-made in Murano, Venice. The decorative round tops are Murano glass aventurine More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, September 24th, 2015
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Language Learning Holidays in Italy

The ability to speak the language will get you so much further in Italy, and where better to learn it? Why not try one of these Language Learning Holidays? CENTRO STUDI ITALIANI Founded in 1986, Centro Studi Italiani More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Perché amo l’Italia?

Flavia Cresswell-Turner is overwhelmed by the warmth and generosity of the Italians   Il mio amore per l’Italia è cresciuto nel corso degli anni, e specialmente dopo la mia visita a Roma quest’ultima Pasqua. More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, July 7th, 2014
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Italian word for the week: Pesto

Pesto (n.m.) Pesto. The word pesto comes from the Italian ‘pestare’, meaning ‘to pound, or crush’, or indeed to ‘pestle’, and is of course also cognate to our noun ‘pestle’ More...