Tag archive for ‘Culture’
Matilda of Canossa
By Helen Greaves On Wednesday, April 12th, 2023

Italia! Women: Matilda of Canossa

Matilda of Canossa, Countess of Tuscany, left a legacy of church-building that has lasted a thousand years… Italia! Women #1: Matilda of Canossa (1046-1115) Revered as La Gran Contessa, Matilda of Canossa More...

Shuffling a deck of cards for Burraco
By Helen Greaves On Wednesday, April 12th, 2023

Speak Italia! The boom of Burraco in Italy

In this edition of our bilingual feature, Tom Alberto Bull invites you to a hand of Burraco, the card game that’s become all the rage in Italy KEY WORDS Useful Italian words and phrases to add to your vocabulary Fare More...

A-Z of Florence Landscape
By Helen Greaves On Friday, January 20th, 2023

The A-Z of Florence

The capital of Italy’s Tuscany region is home to many interesting secrets… Florence has so much history and culture to offer. Here’s our A-Z of all things Florence. ARNO The river that flows through More...

Italian citizenship, passports on Italian flag
By Helen Greaves On Thursday, January 12th, 2023

How to apply for Italian citizenship by descent

Get insights into the process of applying for Italian citizenship by descent, and the differences between applying at a consulate and applying in Italy. Applications for Italian citizenship have risen sharply in More...

By Sarah Williamson On Monday, November 7th, 2022

An Italian Christmas with Mario Matassa

We go behind the scenes of an Italian Christmas with Mario Matassa as he explores the rich and austere festive food and traditions of Italy… Emilia-Romagna©GettyImages To describe a celebration of food as More...

By Cara Waudby Tolley On Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Il Furioso and the Brothers of San Rocco

Learn how Jacopo Robusti made a name (or two) for himself in Venice in Joe Gartman’s feature. Images by Patricia Gartman A narrow alley, the Salizada San Rocco, squeezes between a gelateria and the apse of More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, December 6th, 2021

Sicily? A holiday you can’t refuse

Are you tempted to visit Sicily? Michelle Jackson, The Novel Traveller and friend of Travel Department, shares her highlights of this wonderful part of Italy. Before we start… Now that Covid vaccinations More...

villa adriana
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, October 18th, 2021

Discover Villa Adriana

How does a Roman Emperor create the ultimate symbol of power? By building an ‘ideal city’ that still stands to this day. Image © iStock Unenthused by existing villas yet keen to follow in the tradition of Roman More...

caffe corretto
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, October 4th, 2021

Caffè Corretto

Joe Gartman discovers that his morning coffee may require a little lift. Discover more about the history and process of making grappa today! Images by Patricia Gartman The swift Brenta River flows through Bassano More...

san marco
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

San Marco travel guide

Find some of the best places to stay, eat and visit while staying around San Marco, Venice with Adrian Mourby’s guide to the highlights of the area… Images by Kate Tadman-Mourby unless otherwise stated What More...