Tag - Italy

January 2016

Toulouse Lautrec exhibit @ the Ara Pacis Museum in Rome

About 170 works of art coming from Budapest Arts Museum, are on display in Rome for a major exhibition on Toulouse Lautrec; the bohémien painter of the second half of the 19th century Paris, that aims to show the life of the artist from 1891 to 1900, just before his death, at only 36 years. The works being exhibited include [...]

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 [...]

What to do in Rome this Christmas?

Rome is a top Italian city to visit during the Christmas holiday season and the place where the celebration of Christmas originated. The first Christmas mass was said at the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore and the earliest known permanent nativity was created for the Rome Jubilee in 1300. Here are the top Rome Christmas sights during the Christmas holiday [...]

Pope Francis opens St Peter’s Holy Door to launch jubilee

Pope Francis opens St Peter’s Holy Door to launch jubilee. What’s what, and what you need to know: Pope Francis pushed opened the huge bronze Holy Door of St Peter’s Basilica on the 8th of December, in Rome to launch the Catholic Church’s “Year of Mercy”. Tens of thousands attended a Mass in St Peter’s Square for the start of the Pope’s “revolution [...]

Louis Vuitton A tale of costume

STORYTALE: Louis Vuitton has opened a new exhibition, called “A Tale of Costumes,” in Venice and Rome, which will run through March 31. The Espace Louis Vuitton in Venice aims to tell the stories of different times through three outfits, such as “Andrienne,” a feminine dress from the end of the 18th century, whose restoration was supported by the brand. Also on [...]

November 2015

modena: balsamic vinegar

Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy are the only two cities in the world that make a special kind of balsamic vinegar known as “tradizionale,” which dates back to the 11th century. Regulations exists to safeguard the process of making tradizionale. For example, the thick syrup must be made with local sweet white grapes, the vinegar must be aged in traditional [...]

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 [...]

October 2015

Amazon launches Made In Italy shop

The Made In Italy concept has come to the internet’s biggest reseller, Amazon, in a very special artisan marketplace that has launched earlier this week in Amazon.it, with the UK And US sites soon to follow. Soon hundreds of millions of people all over the world will have access to these artisan-made goods, that undergo a rigorous application process [...]

September 2015

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva (Mary above Minerva)

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva One block behind the Pantheon, Piazza della Minerva, there is a church above an ancient Roman temple, with a Michelangelo statue in it. The church dedicated to Saint Mary is built directly over  the ruins or foundations of a temple dedicated to Roman goddess Minerva. While many other medieval churches in Rome have been given Baroque makeovers that cover [...]