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Italian gastronomic sagre – December 2015

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

640px-Festival_selle_sagre_astigiane3(1)Photo  CC BY-SA Andrea Marchisio

December is the season beloved for markets and street feastivals, the sagre, featuring the Italian local specialties which diversity is somewhat incredible to discover. Local Food, fun for families and children but also a fantastic opportunity to explore ancient and colourful villages, the beautiful little borghi we all fell in love with at first sight.… Read the rest

Sardinia, an Italian jewel in the Mediterranean Sea

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

In Sardinia insula multae et amoenae orae sunt” the Latins would say: the island of Sardinia there are many pleasant beaches. The beauty of Sardinia was recognized even then, when there were no bathing nor ferry. There were no discos or pubs, there was not even tourism.… Read the rest

Lanciano: the city of the Eucharistic Miracle in Abruzzo

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Now that Christmas is approaching and what better than to go to discover the many Christmas traditions that Italy can give us? In the cities moving events are held, such as cribs and many other various events. One of these places gives us a sign of peace for Christmas every year while it renews an ancient  tradition: on December 23 in Lanciano, Abruzzo there is a very special day going on for those who are born and  live there.… Read the rest

Visiting Ravenna: what to do with kids

Monday, November 9th, 2015

640px-Ravenna_collagePhoto CC BY-SA 4.0 by Petar Milošević

Ravenna can be defined with certainty a treasure unknown to the majority of Italians. Overshadowed by the most famous Italian art cities (Florence, Rome, Venice, Naples) it is actually an extraordinary town that attracts tourists  and art lovers from all around the world.… Read the rest

The coastal towers in Salento

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

640px-TorreSantaSabinaPhoto CC-BY-3.0 by Roberto sernicola

For those who had not yet figured out, the beautiful Salento is full of so many things that make it very special. We’re talking, of course, of the fantastic sea and beautiful beaches, the many churches and also the coastal towers that are located throughout the Salento.… Read the rest

Halloween in Italy

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Jack-o'-Lantern_2003-10-31Photo CC BY-SA by Toby Ord

Dark, addictive, mysterious, exciting, spooky, seductive, magical … How many more adjectives could be added to define the Halloween party? One thing is certain: the Halloween spirit is contagious. Perhaps this is why today the Halloween party is one of the most heartfelt and celebrations spread throughout the world and of course also in Italy.… Read the rest

The 10 most haunted places to visit in Italy

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Barisciano AQ - Castello 09

Photo CC-SA-BY by Pietro

Ghosts in Italy abound in its many haunted castles and old abandoned noble house, mingling gloomy stories of courtesans and old tyrants.

What are the 10 best places in Italy, where you can have direct contact with spirits and ghosts?… Read the rest

Discovering Sardinia

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Isola di Budelli. Arcipelago della Maddalena

Photo CC-BY-SA By Mattia.dipaolo

Sardinia continues to be a favourite destination of tourists: the island has an unparalleled offer, excellent sea, nature, festivals and events not to be missed, in short, everything you could want for the holidays on a different scale.… Read the rest

Parmigiana with Aubergine: an Italian classic

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Photo CC-BY by Blue Lotus
Parmigiana” with Aubergine, Parmesan and Tomato Sauce is a fantastic main dish, cooked all over Italy and can be an excellent vegetarian main course. This is one of the classic preparations of southern Italy, associated with Naples’s cousine, but it is popular in Calabria and Sicily too.… Read the rest

Parma: the city of music

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

800px-Parma_01Photo CC-BY by Herbert Ortner

Parma, the beautiful city of Emilia Romagna, is a small wonder to discover and see in a day or on a weekend, to spend a different time together. A sign at the entrance to the city welcomes us in the  “City of Music” a motto written at the entrance of Parma, but the city is more than that: just think that in it there are 330 cultural heritage sites!Read the rest

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