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January 2016

Bucatini alla Milanese

Want a delicious Italian recipe to warm up the cold January nights? Popular in Sicily, where it’s known as c’anciova e muddica, this pasta dish combines savoury and sweet flavours with the crunch of toasted muddica—Sicilian for mollica, or bread crumbs. According to some, Sicilians working in the north of Italy would prepare this pasta dish using salt-packed anchovies and [...]

December 2015

What do Italians eat on New Years Eve

Many Italians love to celebrate New Year’s Eve with firework displays, festivals, bonfires, concerts, and parties. Dinners may include meals such as Cotechino (Italian sausage) and Lenticchie (lentils). Italian sparkling wines such as prosecco or spumante are toasted to farewell the old year and celebrate the New Year. COTECHINO WITH LENTILS Time 2 hours and 10 minutes Difficulty Easy Course: Second Courses Served across Italy [...]

Chanel exhibition ‘Metiers d’Art’ at Cinecittà

Cinecittà, the hub of the Italian film industry, hosted the Chanel fashion show ‘Metiers d’Art’, at Studio 5, on a set that took six weeks to build, and nine days to dismantle. The theme of the set was a romantic Paris neighbourhood, was complete with a Metro stop, oyster bar, ice cream parlour, florist, wine merchant and cheese shop. The Chanel [...]

Rome via Babuino fountain restored by Brioni

The Fontana del Babuino on the central Via del Babuino, by the  Spanish steps, is undergoing a €25,000 restoration, sponsored by Rome-based clothing company Brioni and overseen by the city. The renovation works on the fountain, currently in poor repair, will take 50 days. Located beside the Chiesa di S. Atanasio dei Greci, the statue depicts a reclining Silenus, the half-man, [...]

Panettone or Pandoro

Panettone or Pandoro What’s the difference? Panettone is a Milanese delicacy and Pandoro is Veronese.  Both taste great and both cities are great Christmas destinations. Originally from Milan, Panettone has a domed shape, with a soft and airy interior beneath a dark exterior. The cake dough requires several hours to make because it must be cured in a way similar to sourdough, [...]

November 2015

Rome in 24 hours

Want to see Rome in a day? Do it the Italy’s Best way. Meet for breakfast and try the best Italian coffee in town, before moving on to the Borghese Gallery, which boasts Bernini, Caravaggio and Raphael Baroque delights.By 11am, head out of the galleries and enjoy a gelato before moving on to the Roman Forum.After wandering around the Colosseum, we will check out [...]

Bulgari’s domvs exhibit Rome

Bulgari’s designs are much about the magical city of Rome. Which is why the designer has debuted an exhibition about it’s main muse, ‘Bulgari & Rome: Eternal Inspiration’, on display at their New York store until November 25th, with 40 timeless pieces that directly reference Italian monuments. In fact, it was behind the Spanish steps, in Via Sistina, that the founder [...]


ROMAEUROPA FESTIVAL celebrates its 30th anniversary!The RomaEuropa Festival (30th edition) shall host 300 artists, 50 dates, 14 spaces, 13 meetings, 12 operas and 4 performances in total, throughout the entire festival, which began in and runs til the 8th of December. The events cover various fields, such as theatre, dance, contemporary circus, art and technology, and music. The events [...]

Rome in the winter

It’s no secret that we love Italy, but we especially love Rome in the autumn and winter. Why? There are many delicious food festivals to devour, be it the wine, truffles or chesnut festival. It’s a food-lovers dream. During the first and second weekends of October head to Soriano nel Cimino, just a few kilometers north of Rome, for the Sagra della Castagna, or [...]