Tag - Rome tours

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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

Rome Jazz Festival November 2015

Feed your soul, mind and the planet at this year’s Rome Jazz Festival. Jazz feeds the Planet is the theme for the 39th edition of Rome’s renowned Jazz Festival held in the pitch-perfect Auditorium Parco della Musica. This November, the festival aims to illustrate the connection that jazz has with people around the world as it “represents the healthiest and most [...]

October 2015

Top Ten things to do in Milan

Heres our top ten things to do in MilanThe Last Supper Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper is undoubtedly Milan’s best-known attraction, but tickets are almost as hard to get hold of as front row seats for a Prada fashion show. Those lucky enough to enter the hallowed refectory (attached to the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie) get 15 [...]

What’s the Difference? DOCG, DOC, and IGT Italian Wines

What’s the Difference? DOCG, DOC, and IGT Italian WinesPick up a bottle of Italian wine and you’re likely to see one of these designations somewhere on the label. What exactly to these letters stand for and what do they mean? Read on… In the second half of the 20th century, Italy decided to establish a series of laws to safeguard [...]

Rome Film Festival 2015: the 10th edition

One of the most important film events of the year, the Rome Film Fest celebrates the great stories told on the big screen and creates an opportunity for the public to engage in a dialogue about the role of cinema in society and our lives. For those interested in expanding their knowledge of film and exploring diverse genres, styles and international directors the 10th edition of Rome Film Fest is place to be.For nine days, the building [...]