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The Villa Farnesina in Trastevere, Rome

Feb 18, 2017

Photo by Rebecca Price Butler from A Love Letter to Rome Trastevere is a lovely residential neighborhood of Rome just across the Tiber from the centrale storico (historic ... Read More

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Coffee: Caffè Umbria educates and builds for the future

Feb 18, 2017

Poised for growth in 2017, Seattle based coffee roastery Caffè Umbria opens its first Training Lab, to share three generations of coffee knowledge with new employees and wholesale customers. The Training Lab, located ... Read More

Rome: La Città Eterna

Feb 11, 2017

Wrapped up in a city residing in Byronic myth and a palapable feast of the senses, art sensations and sunlight captured in glass as vino and amore… Rome ... Read More

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Recycling: The Italian Rainbow of Waste Collection (Italyfro...

Feb 10, 2017

Italians recycle their garbage by throwing it into special bins designated for non-recyclable trash, paper, plastic, food waste and glass/cans. {This is an excerpt from the chapter 15 “Miscellaneous information” of ... Read More

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Travel tips: Fast and Furious in Italy (ItalyfromtheInside)

Jan 31, 2017

In Italy, speed limits  are: 130 km/h (80 mph) on the freeway; but 110 km/h (68 mph) with bad weather 90 km/h (55 mph) on suburban roads 50 ... Read More

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Travel Tips: If you shop like crazy in Italy

Jan 28, 2017

If you purchase or plan to purchase a lot of things in Italy, I suggest to bring an extra suitcase or to buy one there (you can find ... Read More

Selinunte: The Glory that was Greece…in Sicily

Jan 27, 2017

Selinunte is located in southwestern Sicily, in the province of Trapani. Once one of Greece’s most important colonies, as it has for centuries, Selinunte holds vigil as it looks ... Read More

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La Polenta – staple of northern Italy

Jan 21, 2017

Ciao a tutti! Pasta, bread and traditional risottos are not the only staples you will find in Italy! Especially northern Italy, where polenta, a corn based dish, is ... Read More

Botticelli, Inferno: A New Film Unveils the Missing Link

Jan 21, 2017

Even though Dante Alighieri lived more than a century and a half before the Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli, the two of them seem to be linked by some ... Read More


BURRI PROMETHEIA event at UCLA Sculpture Garden

Jan 07, 2017

BURRI PROMETHEIA – XL ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRANDE NERO CRETTO UCLA SCULPTURE GARDEN 1977/2017 In 2016, concluding its most extensive retrospective ever dedicate to a single artist, the ... Read More

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Retrospective of 2016 – ‘virtual piazza’ ...

Dec 31, 2016

First and foremost we want to thank the readers of the blog who keep it alive.   Hand in hand with that we wish to thank the many ... Read More

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Taking a Holiday Break – scenes of Natale

Dec 05, 2016

We are taking a little Italian-style break for the holidays this year. We’ll be back before New Year’s eve rolls around… Buon Natale from the Madeinitalymall team! ... Read More

Finding the Christmas spirit in markets around Italy

Dec 02, 2016

Christmas time. Children love it: as the days go by and the 25th approaches they can hardly wait to see what Santa is going to leave underneath the ... Read More


Fashion: Bencivenga made to measure event in Dubai

Nov 25, 2016

Discover Bencivenga Alta Sartoria – Tailors Experience By Appointment from November 20th to the 25th in Dubai More information on Bencivenga: Contact,,  or ... Read More

Italy and Being Italian Through Cuisine: A National Essence

Nov 25, 2016

  Italian cuisine is… first and foremost, quality. The best. Beauty. Richness and good-ness. Breeders, farmers, prod-ucers. Social responsibility. Our culture. History. Tradition. Art. Being together. Hospitality and ... Read More

Traditional Italian Herbs you can use in your Italian dishes! Article by VegItalyGuide

Traditional Italian Herbs you can use in your Italian dishes...

Nov 19, 2016

Ciao a tutti! What are some traditional Italian herbs you can use in your dishes? In Italy, there are certain herbs that are traditionally “Italian” meaning that they ... Read More


Cinema Italian Style 2016 kicks off this week

Nov 15, 2016

CINEMA ITALIAN STYLE 2016 November 17 – 22, 2016, at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres Join us for the 12th edition of Cinema Italian Style! Our annual series ... Read More

Mandatory Vegan / Vegetarian options in Italy!!

Nov 12, 2016

Ciao a tutti! Finally, vegans and vegetarians may be able to eat out once more and have a night off from washing dishes! A new law in Italy ... Read More

Discover the smallest theatre in the world in Vetriano, clos...

Nov 08, 2016

The small town of Vetriano, in the province of Lucca, is now part of the Guinness World Records for its historial theatre, recognised as the smallest world. The ... Read More


Ciao from California – day at the beach

Nov 04, 2016

If you can’t be in Italy,  the next best thing is a cloudy beach day in Southern California!  Ciao!   ... Read More

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Mantua : Italian Capital of Culture 2016

Nov 03, 2016

Before this year is over, we must talk about Mantua. Every year the Italian government chooses a city to be the Italian Capital of Culture, during which the ... Read More

Ópera Madama Butterfly, de Giacomo Puccini © Teatro del Bicentenario - Fotografía Arturo Lavín

Opera: Federico Santi to conduct Madama Butterfly at Teatro ...

Nov 03, 2016

This November the Teatro del Bicentenario in León, México will conclude its 2016 season with a newly updated production with contemporary staging of Puccini’s classic opera Madama Butterfly, ... Read More


Check out the latest designs: Bencivenga Couture

Nov 01, 2016

Check out the latest designs for our Bencivenga Couture collection Polka dots, bows and red flowers: quality that makes you beautiful! Originality and creativity starting with the smallest ... Read More

The Best Italian Food in the US

Oct 26, 2016

  Eating genuine, authentic Italian food can be a struggle when you are not in Italy. Italian cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines in the world, ... Read More

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