Category: Italy

June 2, 2009

Festa della Repubblica | Rome travel

Filed under: Rome - Italy - 02 Jun 2009

June 2nd is Festa della Repubblica, when Italians the world over commemorate the 1946 proclamation of the Italian Republic. It’s a national holiday in Italy and we wish all our Italians friends a happy holiday.

If you’re lucky enough …

May 6, 2009

Venice travel – online booking

Filed under: Venice - 06 May 2009

The City of Venice has recently introduced Venice Connected, an on-line facility where you can buy your airport transfer, transport, museum, car parking and even toilet services tickets on-line.  The Venice Connected ticket prices are based …

February 9, 2009

Venice Carnevale 2009

Filed under: Italy,Venice - 09 Feb 2009

Venice swings into Carnevale mode from this weekend.  In predominantly Roman Catholic countries, such as Italy, Portugal and Brazil, carnevale marks the final celebration before the commencement of fasting and the austerity of Lent.

The …

June 19, 2008

Sassi District's cave dwellers – Matera, Italy

Filed under: Italy,Things to See - Italy - 19 Jun 2008

Whereas in the northern part of Italy, we have Milano, one of the main centers of high fashion in the world, far away, towards the southern spur of the country can be found the town of …

June 15, 2008

Designer Outlet Shopping – Castel Romano, Rome

Filed under: Italy,Rome - Italy,Shopping in Rome - 15 Jun 2008

Like a viral epidemic, the much anticipated SATC inflicted excitement on women around the world last week, many of whom clamoured to be at the first night’s viewing. The receptionist at our gym hurried …

June 10, 2008

Designer Fashion Shopping – Rome, Italy

Filed under: Rome - Italy,Shopping in Rome,Travel Tips - 10 Jun 2008

We’re on the train from Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport, or Fiumicino as it used to be called, to Roma

May 11, 2008

Pigeons in St. Mark's Square, Venice – Ruffled Feathers

Filed under: Italy,Venice - 11 May 2008

On your next visit to St. Mark’s Square, if you see a sign that reads something like “È vietato per alimentare i pigeons”, or if you get tapped on the …

April 20, 2008

Italian Cheese – Mozzarella di bufala

Filed under: Italy,Rome - Italy - 20 Apr 2008

As I’m presently on a cheese obsession, my attention was drawn to the current scandal about the potential contamination of mozzarella cheese with cancer-causing dioxin.  Italian authorities have recalled mozzarella sales from 25 producers in the Campania region near …

April 13, 2008

Porcini and Truffles – Italian Delicacies

Filed under: Italy,Rome - Italy - 13 Apr 2008

We enjoyed a very nice penne arrabiata and pizza pescatore at our local trattoria last night.  Towards the end of the evening, Franco, one of the owners came over, his face glowing from spending a night in front …

April 10, 2008

Cooking classes in Tuscany, Florence

Filed under: Italy,Things to See & Do - Florence - 10 Apr 2008

Food Glorious Food, that’s the motto of David Jones’ Food Court.  The Food Court is my second home, so I am able to vouch for the glorious food that’s available there.  However, in spite …

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