Siena is the Panforte Capital of Italy

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Enjoying Panforte in Siena – the Panforte Capital of Italy: For our visit of Siena, one of the things on my to-do list was to buy some Panforte from the city where this cake originated. Siena panforte is a dense fruit cake with candied fruits and nuts. But what makes it different from other fruit […]

Limoncello – A Popular Italian Liqueur


Limoncello is the Second Most Popular Liqueur in Italy: On any travel to the south of Italy, a common sight is attractive yellow bottles of limoncello, many with eye-catching labels and gift packaging.  Limoncello is a traditional Italian lemon liqueur that is produced anywhere from Naples to Sorrento, Capri, the Amalfi Coast and even in […]

Festa della Repubblica 2013 – Republic Day in Italy

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Festa della Repubblica – The Celebration of Republic Day in Italy: Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day) is the celebration of the founding of the Republic of Italy. On June 2nd each year, Italians around the world commemorate the 1946 referendum in which the citizens voted for Italy to become a republic. June 2nd is a […]

Fidenza Village Designer Outlet – Parma

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A designer outlet inspired by the operas of Verdi: Chic Designer Shopping’s Fidenza Village is set close to Parma, the charming, artistic and gastronomic centre of Italy. There are 90 luxury outlet boutiques and you’ll find Valentino, Dolce & Gabana, Missoni, Versace, Bikkembergs and many other labels here, with year round discounts of up to […]

Festa della Liberazione – Liberation Day in Italy – April 25th

Liberation Day in Italy

April 25th: Festa Della Liberazione – Liberation Day in Italy: Festa della Liberazione or Liberation Day is celebrated in Italy on April 25th. On this day, the whole country remembers its liberation by Allied troops during World War II. April 25th is also a day to remember the victims of the war and especially the men […]

The Innkeeper, The Voyeur and The Tortellini Pasta

Tortellini Festival - Castelfranco Emilia

Sagra di San Nicola – A Tortellino Festival Held in Castelfranco Emilia: In Castelfranco Emilia, a town in the province of Modena, the Feast of St Nicholas is celebrated on the second week of September. The Sagra di San Nicola is actually a Tortellino Festival where the creation of tortellini is re-enacted every year. Legend […]

Italo – Italy’s New ‘Ferrari’ High-Speed Train

Italian High speed train

Italo – The New Italian High-Speed Train Looks Like the Train Equivalent of Ferrari Cars: From April 2012, the sleek-looking red ‘Italo’  high-speed trains has started criss-crossing the landscape of Italy and no doubt turning heads. The wow factor – they look like the rail equivalent of Ferrari cars, with speed to match. Nuovo Trasporto […]

Wine Tasting in Tuscany

Wine Tours in Tuscany

Wine Tasting in Tuscany is One of the Pleasurable Pursuits of the Region: Tuscany is universally famous for its good food, classic wines and natural beauty so naturally food and wine tasting in Tuscany are part of the reasons why many visitors come to this region of Italy. Some may be the interested in the […]

Sant’Agnese in Agone – A Part of Bernini’s Rome

Sant Agnese in Agone - Piazza Navona

At Sant’Agnese in Agone You Can Visit the Church and Enjoy Music in Bernini’s Rome: In the heart of historic Rome is Piazza Navona, one of the city’s most beautiful Baroque piazzas. One of the impressive buildings that make up Piazza Navona’s Baroque architecture is Sant’Agnese in Agone. Sant’Agnese in Agone is a church dedicated […]