Italian Life: Drinking Culture

Sebastian Cresswell-Turner looks British drinking habits compared to the Italians, and why the Brit pub culture can never quite translate across the water…   Alcohol As a general rule, the Italians disapprove of British drinking habits. “I just couldn’t believe how much they all drank,” said an Italian friend of mine who was at Cambridge More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
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Euro Woes: Supporting the Italian lira

When the countries of Europe embraced the euro they sacrificed part of their identities – Mario Matassa ponders the much-loved lira, and the growing number of Italians who are beginning to support its return… Dolore More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 29th, 2013
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Family-owned Businesses: A Restaurant Venture

Italy?s independent businesses are at the heart of its culture, and the lack of chain stores is part of its charm. Mario Matassa embarks on a restaurant venture of his own and joins the ranks of family-owned businesses? Diversit? L?Italia More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, August 18th, 2013
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Opening a Restaurant in Italy

Mario Matassa tells us about his hectic few weeks opening his very own restaurant, and how he decided to embark on this rather ambitious project at the same time as moving house with his family? Stress Si dice che More...