Category: Italy

July 30, 2010

Dress Code for your Vatican City Visit

Filed under: Italy - 30 Jul 2010

Tourists have known for a long time now that when visiting St. Peter’s Basilica, they have to dress appropriately: men should not turn up dressed in shorts and tank tops and for the women, short skirts and bare …

July 6, 2010

Summer Sales are on at Castel Romano

Filed under: Shopping in Rome - 06 Jul 2010

To the many designer fashion fans out there, Summer sales are on at the Castel Romano Designer Outlet in Rome.

According to Castel Romano, from July 3 to August 13, there are more sales, more savings, more shopping pleasure, …

June 27, 2010

Smashed – Fake Murano Glass Rings

Filed under: Shopping in Venice - 27 Jun 2010

The island of Murano in Venice is world famous for its Murano glass and most visitors to Venice come away with at least a piece or two of Murano glass products as a souvenir of their Venice holidays.

Murano …

April 5, 2010

A Rare Chance to See the Shroud of Turin

Filed under: Italy - 05 Apr 2010

All it takes is the Shroud and the city of Turin will be inundated by over a million visitors from next Saturday.  Controversial it may be, but the  Shroud still holds allure for many Christians.

The Shroud …

March 22, 2010

A Chance to be a part of Verdi's La Traviata at a Venice Palazzo

Filed under: Venice - 22 Mar 2010

If you love Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, here’s a chance to be a part of the opera at the Palazzo Barbarigo-Minotto in Venice, a splendid 15th century palace facing the Grand Canal.

At the “Musica a Palazzo: La Traviata”, …

January 27, 2010

Venice Carnevale 2010

Filed under: Venice - 27 Jan 2010

Venice Carnevale 2010 kicks off on Saturday, February 6th and goes on right through to February 16th. Under the theme ‘Sensation: 6 Senses for 6 Siesteri’, there are daily events in San Marco, Cannaregio, Castello, San Polo, …

December 7, 2009

Christmas Shopping at Castel Romano Outlet – Rome

Filed under: Shopping in Rome - 07 Dec 2009

18 shopping days to Christmas and we know that Rome’s Castel Romano outlet is still a popular shopping destination for locals and visitors who are looking for some designer clothing for their Christmas stockings.

If, like me, you’re always …

October 19, 2009

Florence Shopping Tour to Prada and the Mall

Filed under: Shopping - Florence - 19 Oct 2009

The Florence Shopping Tour to Prada and the Mall Fashion Outlets is very popular with designer outlet shopping addicts who are visiting Florence but many have asked about departure times for planning purposes.

According to the operators, tour departure …

October 10, 2009

Pedal Power in the Eternal City

Filed under: Italy - 10 Oct 2009

It may have taken two attempts to get it started, but Rome now has a bike-sharing scheme that seems to be working.

At 19 key points in the Eternal City, you’ll see bicycle stands with rows of smart-looking green …

October 7, 2009

Dar Filettaro a Santa Barbara – Eating out in Rome

Filed under: Rome - Eating Out - 07 Oct 2009

If you’re tired of pasta and pizza and want something different, head for Dar Filettaro a Santa Barbara where its filletti di baccala is famous amongst Romans and visitors alike.

Filletti di baccala or salted codfish in batter is …

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