Category: Italy

October 5, 2009

What's new on the Rome restaurant scene

Filed under: Italy - 05 Oct 2009

Larger than the print size of their specialty dishes and in bold print are the words “No Coperto and No Service Charge”.  The pricey restaurants around Piazza Navona and elsewhere want us to know that if we dine …

October 3, 2009

How to Claim your Tax Refund at Rome Fiumicino Airport

Filed under: Shopping in Rome - 03 Oct 2009

If you’re planning on doing some real shopping in Rome and intend claiming the VAT refund, the Customs process has changed a little as we found out this week.

Non-EU residents who purchase goods to the value of Euro …

October 2, 2009

Sagra dell’uva – Marino’s Grape Festival, Rome

Filed under: Things to See - Italy - 02 Oct 2009

It’s all happening in Marino this weekend – wine literally flows freely from the town’s main fountain.  If you didn’t know about the annual Sagra dell’uva, you may be forgiven for thinking that a miracle is happening before …

Getting to Castel Romano Designer Outlet – Rome Update

Filed under: Shopping in Rome - 02 Oct 2009

Getting to Castel Romano Designer Outlet is now so much easier and more affordable with the new Castel Romano daily shuttle service.

We’ve checked it out and here is our latest update on Getting to Castel Romano.

August 17, 2009

It's Porcini season in Italy….

Filed under: Food in Italy - 17 Aug 2009

September and October are great months to be travelling around Italy as there are many food related festivals on during this period.

While we may miss the anchovy banquet at the Sagra dell’Acciuga in Monterosso, we certainly will not …

August 16, 2009

Sagra dell'Acciuga – Anchovy Festival in Monterosso

Filed under: Cinque Terre - 16 Aug 2009

We’ll arrive in Cinque Terre in the afternoon of September 19, so I don’t know if we’ll make it to Monterosso for the Sagra dell’Acciuga. 

Anchovies, which we love, are a specialty of Monterosso, one of the five Cinque Terre villages, and …

July 28, 2009

There's more to Verona than Romeo and Juliet

Filed under: Things to See - Italy - 28 Jul 2009

Through the immortal love story of Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare has given Verona perennial fame. Many travellers in the Veneto region flock to Verona to see the famous Balcony of Juliet.

However, there’s very much more to Verona than …

July 17, 2009

The Dinosaurs have arrived Castel Romano…

Filed under: Shopping in Rome - 17 Jul 2009

Bargain hunters go to Castel Romano to hunt for designer fashion labels that are dinosaurs in the international world of fashion.  Now, a different type of dinosaur has arrived at Castel Romano!

Visitors to this very popular Rome designer …

July 7, 2009

Designer Outlet Sales Alert

Filed under: Italy - 07 Jul 2009

Designer outlet fans will be pleased to know that the following McArthurGlen outlets in Italy are having their summer sales with reductions of up to 70% on outlet prices.

Barberino Designer Outlet – Barberino di Mugello
Sale from …

June 13, 2009

Hotel reservation in Venice | Venice Biennale

Filed under: Italy,Venice - 13 Jun 2009

Venice Biennale is here again and anyone who’s been to Venice will know that hotels in Venice are quite expensive, especially if we want one that is close to San Marco.  So, whether you’re looking for a 5 …

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