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

Aug 19, 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

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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

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Hiking the Italian Riviera (Le Cinque Terre)

Aug 16, 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

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

Press release and graphic courtesy of Slow Food International

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

Article and photo by Rebecca Price Butler https://alovelettertorome.com/

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<http://www.allclassical.org/> continues… The group accompanying All Classical Portland Program Director and On-Air Host Suzanne Nance went to Pesaro, Modena, and ... Read More

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Assisi and Gubbio: Audio Postcard from Suzanne – All C...

Jul 17, 2016

The music 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 Assisi and ... Read More

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Spoleto: Audio Postcard from Suzanne – All Classical P...

Jul 16, 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 Spoleto on the ... Read More

Podere Case Lovara a Punta Mesco SP, panoramica, foto di Davide Marcesini  2016  © Archivio FAI

FAI: Podere Case Lovara at Punta Mesco in Cinque Terre park ...

Jul 14, 2016

New FAI property just opened to the public: Podere Case Lovara at Punta Mesco, Levanto (SP), a farm located within the Cinque Terre National Park Having completed the ... Read More

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Rome: Audio Postcard from Suzanne – All Classical Port...

Jul 10, 2016

This summer there is the “La Musica Paradiso” music tour of Italy and Summer Music Festivals with All Classical Portland from July 8 to July 20, 2016.  A ... Read More

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Hit the beach in Italy!

Jun 29, 2016

We are taking a short summer break again this year… While we travel around Italy, we thought we would share some photos of the lovely beaches in Italy ... Read More

Venetian Murano glass: Murrina and Millefiori

Jun 28, 2016

Murrina Murrina is an Italian term for colored patterns or images made in a glass cane (long rods of glass) that are revealed when cut in cross-sections. Murrine ... Read More

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Italy advances in UEFA Euro 2016 soccer championship

Jun 26, 2016

The group stage of the UEFA Euro tournament has been very exciting to watch and has produced several surprises, including the strong results by the team from Iceland, ... Read More

Article and photo Food in the Streets: Milan by OneDayinItaly

Food in the Streets: Milan

Jun 21, 2016

Milan is all about food this year with the World Expo taking place from May 1 – October 31, 2015.  Its theme is “Feeding the planet, Energy for ... Read More

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Spotlight on: Grotto Zinzulusa, “The Raggedy Cave”

Jun 21, 2016

Heading south along the Salento coast of Puglia, the views of the sparkling, crystal blue waters of the Adriatic are dazzling. How do you describe these hues and ... Read More

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UEFA Euro 2016 Soccer – Italy in the Group Stage

Jun 14, 2016

The UEFA Euro 2016 Soccer Tournament Group Stage kicked off on June 10th.  Italy is one of 24 teams that start the tournament in the Group Stage:  http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/index.html#md/1 ... Read More

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016: Osteria Francescana ...

Jun 14, 2016

Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana in Modena became the first Italian restaurant to be named No. 1 on the World’s 50 Best list. Read the article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlaalindahao/2016/06/13/worlds-50-best-restaurants-2016-osteria-francescana-wins-top-spot/#2600eace64ff ... Read More

FAI I Luoghi del Cuore

FAI Survey “I Luoghi del Cuore” (“Italian Plac...

Jun 10, 2016

What places in Italy have touched your emotions?  You can vote for your favorite one!  That is the proposition that  FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano – the National ... Read More

Panettone Siciliano Nero Sublime Won the 2016 Superior Taste...

Jun 06, 2016

The Panettone Siciliano Nero Sublime produced by the Fiasconaro Family won the 2016 Superior Taste Award, an annual non-competitive prize open to any food or drink product available ... Read More

Esino Lario Village To Host Wikipedia World Congress in June

May 31, 2016

The small village of Esino Lario, a small village in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region of Lombardy, will host – starting June 21 through June 28, ... Read More

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Photography: Irene Kung Trees

May 30, 2016

Irene Kung is currently exhibiting her photography in Milan through the month of July and she featuring her new book Trees with 40 photographs of trees.  The book ... Read More

Photo and PR courtesy of FAI  - ROSE DI MAGGIO, Villa Della Porta Bozzolo VA,  Foto © Paolo Barcucci

FAI Roses of May (Rose di Maggio) festival in Varese

May 25, 2016

On Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th, 2016 at the Villa Della Porta Bozzolo the FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano)  – Italian Environment Fund in Casalzuigno (VA) will ... Read More

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Travel tips: Italian Highways

May 25, 2016

This is an excerpt from the eBook “Italy from the Inside: the definitive survival guide for travelers” “So you’ve read all the guidebooks. You know where to go, what ... Read More