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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 – MrPorter.com

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

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