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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

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, [...]

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 [...]

St. Peter’s Basilica transformed into work of art

A picture of a lion is projected onto the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica, as part of an art installation entitled ‘Fiat Lux: Illuminating our Common Home’ as a gift to Pope Francis on the opening day of the Extraordinary Jubilee, at the Vatican, on December 8th, 2015. The St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican was transformed [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]