Tag - Travel

December 2015

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

ROMA EUROPA FESTIVAL: 30TH EDITION

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 [...]

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 [...]

Marmore: the highest waterfall in Europe

“Horribly beautiful” – thus Lord Byron described the Marmore Waterfall, which he saw in 1817 during his Italian Grand Tour; he was so impressed by the falls’ grandeur and the roar of waters he wrote about it in the poem “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage”. The cascata delle Marmore has captured the imagination of writers and painters since the 16th century and was [...]