Tag archive for ‘Italian Culture’
Vespa in Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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Drive Italia: The Vespa – Piaggio’s Wasp

Defining every retro Italian holiday snap in ultimate style – let us present the Vespa: trendy, practical and iconic… Photo by Amanda Robinson Before the FIAT 500 appeared on the scene, Italy got about almost More...

Lights in Turin Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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Luci d’Artista in Turin

Every winter the streets of Turin come alight with sophisticated electric installations by renowned artists – Joe Gartman investigates… Photos by Patricia Gartman Thomas Edison started it all, of course. Not More...

Krampus festival in a snowy field just outside Castelrotto, South Tyrol, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
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A Wild Christmas

Each December, the terrifying costumed figures of Krampus paint South Tyrol red with their extravaganza. Marina Spironetti attends a traditional parade of the monsters in Castelrotto Photos by Marina Spironetti Men More...

antique picture Italy: Naples, Pasta Factory
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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Past Italia: Pasta in Italy

This image of a 19th-century factory in Naples illustrates just how fundamental pasta is to Italian cuisine Where or when pasta originated is something we will never know. A lot of the problem lies in what we mean More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Giotto: the Arena Chapel

Giotto shows the representation of human emotion, injects individuality once again in the people depicted and is interested in conveying a sense of realism. Back in the very early 1300s Padua was a very wealthy More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Six ways to beat the January blues – the Italian way

It’s been cold, a bit gloomy and maybe the distant memories of Christmas are getting you down – here are six ways to wake up your week.. We know the feeling, the days are still short and the New Year buzz More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, October 28th, 2016
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The Piaggio Ape – Italia! Icons

What the Vespa was to private transport in Italy in the lean years following the Second World War, the Ape would be to commercial transport… Small Italian Pick-Up in Tuscany When the Second World War ended, Italy More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, July 7th, 2016
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Square Coliseum

Called the “Square Coliseum”, the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana was intended by Benito Mussolini as the centrepiece of the 1942 Esposizione Universale Roma When I first saw it, in the distance at the far More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
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Top 5 – Italian Castles

Hundreds of fascinating, historic castles decorate the Italian landscape from the tip to the top of the peninsula. We’ve chosen five of our favourites… Castel del Monte Bari, Puglia Emperor Frederick More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
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Grotesque Style

The term Grotesque derives from the caves, or grotte, where Renaissance builders unearthed this ancient form The Grotesque style was all the rage during the 1500s for both interiors and exteriors all over Italy. More...