Tag archive for ‘italia icons’
Pisa, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

The Tower of Pisa – a true Italia! Icon

One of Europe’s most remarkable buildings, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is an icon not just of a nation, but of an entire continent… Along with the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Big Ben in London and the Brandenburg More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Barolo Wine – Italia! Icons

Rich and deep and made for ageing, Barolo is Italy’s most famous wine – and the one that brings producers up and down the country the most prestige… When people talk about Italy making truly More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Cinema Paradiso – Italia Icons

In the post-war years, young Totò spends his spare time at the local cinema, where Alfredo the projectionist teaches him what he knows about film, love and life It was a flop when it first came out but now, more More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, May 23rd, 2016

This week’s #ItaliaIcon – The Trullo

They were originally constructed as temporary field shelters, and then affordable village housing – yet nowadays they can command quite a price… The trulli were first built by farmers and shepherds working in More...

vespa scooter
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, March 18th, 2016

The Piaggio & Co. Vespa Scooter

Hear one coming and you know why it’s called a Vespa – or ‘wasp’ as it translates into English. Italia! looks into the birth of a true Italian icon, the Vespa scooter… From the economic disaster in More...

Capitoline Wolf
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

The Capitoline Wolf

A symbol of the very founding of Rome, the Capitoline Wolf – a bronze sculpture – has been housed in the Palazzo dei Conservatori since 1471. The face of the she-wolf, set in bronze, is focused as she guards More...