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Genoa ‘s magical Aquarium

Oct 19, 2016

The Acquario di Genova is the largest aquarium in Italy, the second largest in Europe after the one in Valencia, Spain, and the 9th in the entire world! ... Read More

The Sicilian puppet theatre

Oct 19, 2016

The Sicilian puppet theatre known as the Opera dei Pupi emerged in Sicily at the beginning of the nineteenth century and enjoyed great success among the island’s working ... Read More


Italian firm Xnext visiting the Borsa Istanbul

Oct 19, 2016

Italian Trade Agency and #Unicredit invited #Xnext, as a winner of the special mention at the #UniCreditStartLab, to meet Turkish investors and financial stakeholders. This is an important ... Read More


FAImarathon: FAI Autumn Day

Oct 11, 2016

Once again it is time for the annual Fall events of FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano (the National Trust for Italy). There will be 600 special openings in ... Read More

Macbeth (Placido Domingo, right) battles it out with Macduff (Arturo Chacon-Cruz, left) in the final scene of "Macbeth." (Photo: Karen Almond / LA Opera)

LA Opera Macbeth with Plácido Domingo

Oct 11, 2016

Guest post by Robert Leeburg Though I have been privileged to enjoy a number of great opera performances over the years, I must admit to having been particularly ... Read More

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The weird and wonderful collection of La Specola, Florence ...

Oct 05, 2016

In the 17th century, a hippo once roamed the Boboli Gardens. It was apparently the pet of Cosimo III, a member of the Medici who had a penchant ... Read More

Why is the exposure of Elena Ferrante causing such outrage? ...

Oct 05, 2016

The unmasking of the true identify of Italian novelist Elena Ferrante has caused anger among her fans – why are they so upset asks Lucy Alexander. Read full ... Read More

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UEFA Champions Soccer – Italian teams in Group Stage

Oct 02, 2016

The UEFA Champions 2016/17 championship Group Stage is in progress. This past week was matchday 2 of the Group Stage.  There are two Italian teams that are participating:  ... Read More


L’Eroica vintage cycling event in Tuscany

Sep 29, 2016

An Italian friend of mine that is a cycling enthusiast like myself mentioned that he hopes to participate in the L’Eroica biking event in Italy this year.  After ... Read More

‘Fuocoammare’ is Italy’s Contender for Bes...

Sep 29, 2016

Italy has selected Gianfranco Rosi’s ‘Fuocoammare’ as its submission for the 2017 best foreign-language Oscar race. The movie was selected on Monday from a field of seven by ... Read More


Umbria Jazz Concert Musica e(È) Solidarietà in Assisi

Sep 21, 2016

A series of concerts called Musica e (È) Solidarietà ( a clever play on words “Music is solidarity” and “Music and Solidarity”) will be presented in Assisi by ... Read More

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The Six Key Issues for Slow Food The themed spaces at Terra...

Sep 21, 2016

The Six Key Issues for Slow Food: The themed spaces at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto explore problems and solutions Through touch and smell we’ll learn about the ... Read More

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Travel tips: Seven Commandments for Staying Healthy In-Fligh...

Sep 17, 2016

Fly AND Stay Healthy? You’re Kidding!?! Seven Commandments for Staying Healthy In-Flight Really? Do you know anyone who has flown lately and hasn’t gotten sick? Rare! And it ... Read More

Spanish Steps in Rome To Reopen Sept. 21

Sep 17, 2016

After a €1.5M restoration, Rome’s Spanish Steps are set to reopen on Wednesday. La Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti, as it is known in Italian, was closed for ... Read More

TTIP: EU-US trade deal faces major challenges – BBC.CO...

Sep 03, 2016

The EU and the US agree the outline of a trade deal following a week of intensive TTIP negotiations – but there is still a lot of work ... Read More

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Hiking the Italian Riviera (Le Cinque Terre)

Aug 31, 2016

­ Three years ago I was online looking for places to go in Europe on my second (second EVER) vacation, having just returned from my first (EVER) vacation ... Read More

The Italian Coat Brand You Need To Know –

Aug 31, 2016

When you think of Italy, scenes of glorious weather usually come to mind. But it’s not all sunshine – in fact, around Lake Maggiore, near the Swiss border, the ... Read More

Mediterranean diet better for the heart than taking statins,...

Aug 29, 2016

Mediterranean diet could be better than statins at reducing the risk of an early death for millions of Britons, research suggests. Read article by Laura Donnelly, Health Editor, in ... Read More

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Slow Food: Carlo Petrini launches an appeal for the populati...

Aug 27, 2016

Carlo Petrini launches an appeal for the population of Amatrice, a town in central Italy affected by the earthquake  The town gave its name to the salsa all’amatriciana, a ... Read More

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Opera: Chat with Giacomo Sagripanti in Seattle

Aug 19, 2016

The talented and engaging Giacomo Sagripanti was in Seattle, Washington to conduct the Seattle Opera production of Count Ory.  He made his first appearance as conductor for Seattle ... Read More

Rollicking good fun with Count Ory by Seattle Opera

Aug 16, 2016

You may not have heard of Le comte Ory (Count Ory) by Gioacchino Rossini.  Don’t feel too badly if you are unfamiliar with this work; many seasoned opera-goers ... Read More

Is The Mediterranean Diet As Healthy As It Used to Be?

Aug 13, 2016

According to a research published on Clinical Nutrition ESPEN – one of the official publications of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) – the Mediterranean ... Read More

Italy proposal to jail vegans who impose diet on children &#...

Aug 13, 2016

A controversial Italian bill proposes jail time for vegan parents who impose the “reckless and dangerous” diet on their children. Read the article published on BBC.COM on August ... Read More

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Earth Overshoot Day 2016 Terra Madre Salone del Gusto: comm...

Aug 11, 2016

Today, humanity has reached the Overshoot Day for 2016: that means we have run out of renewable resources that nature provides us with in a year, and that from ... Read More

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Free opera in the park! Il Trovatore at Washington Park in ...

Aug 02, 2016

What could be better than a free opera in the park for helping ensure that the rich tradition of opera endures? That is the proposition of the Portland ... Read More

The Long History of Gelato

Jul 31, 2016

Always a favorite during the Summer, gelato has come a long way since its beginning in the – or so historians think – exotic lands of the Chinese ... Read More

Opera Trio in Historic Arena di Verona

Jul 31, 2016

  What better way to experience the many layers of the history of Italy than to see Italian operas in a 1st century arena located in the city ... Read More

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Opera in Verona: Audio Postcard from Suzanne – All Cla...

Jul 28, 2016

The tour “La Musica Paradiso” by All Classical Portland  has come to an end.  This trip was so great, that there are already discussions about a future trip! ... Read More

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the renaissance Boboli Gardens of Florence Italy

Jul 23, 2016

The Palazzo Pitti is a large villa museum built in 1458 for a Florentine banker near the river Arno, in the heart of Florence, Tuscany, Italy, and is ... Read More

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Verona: Audio Postcard from Suzanne – All Classical Po...

Jul 20, 2016

The tour “La Musica Paradiso” by All Classical Portland<> continues… The group accompanying All Classical Portland Program Director and On-Air Host Suzanne Nance went to Pesaro, Modena, and ... Read More