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May 2023 Edition
In this edition of What's New In Italy, we take you to the very centre of Italy and visit the Umbilicus Italiae, before taking in the spectacle that is the hilltop town of Gerace in Calabria. We pause to peek through a special keyhole for a unique view of St Peter's Basilica, learn about the history of silk in Italy, and then tease your taste buds with a look at truffles, and that Italian staple: great coffee. And much more.
April 2023 Edition
In this edition of What's New In Italy we explore the breathtaking mountain scenery of The Dolomites, before returning closer to sea level to explore the history and architecture of Venice's lesser-known neighbour, Vicenza. We then visit the Abruzzo region to test Scanno's claim to being one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Unsuprisingly given all this beauty, wedding tourism is on the rise in Italy. We examine this latest marital trend. We also look at the history of Murano glass beads, the Capuchin Crypt of Rome, famous for its elaborate arrangement of skulls and bones before visiting the Victoria and Albert Museum in London for the exhibition: Donatello: Sculpting the renaissance, celebrating the Italian artist who is perhaps the greatest sculptor of all time. All this before rounding off our month with a taste of Friuli-Venezia Giulia's culinary history and a loook at the state of the EU's economy. Happy reading!
March 2023 Edition
In this edition of What's New In Italy we take a stroll along the ancient Appian Way, look for Picasso's Italian connections on the 50th anniversary of his death, and then marvel at marble, that most Italian of building materials. We also taste Sicilian oranges, repatriate some artworks and bid farewell to visas in the EU, and more!
February 2023 Edition
In this edition of What's New In Italy we take you to Verona in search of star-crossed lovers, acknowledge the early Roman artisans that pioneered nontechnology as we examine the mystery of the Lycurgus of Thrace, and then take a look at the modern problems facing the historic and beautiful city of Venice.We then try to tempt you with a delicious Tortello alla lastra from Casentino and invite you to wash it down with a crisp and fruity glass of Pecorino wine. And much more....
December 2022 Edition
In this edition of What's New In Italy we of course share with you the wonder that is Christmas in the Eternal City, before venturing a bit deeper to Discover Rome Underground. We then visit the The Tuscan Wonder that is the mediaeval town of San Gimignano, before heading down south for some Greek city times in Grecia Salentina.We then delve into the current drink craze driving Spritz fever, quench our thirst further with a look at the fine wines from the bountiful land that is the Le Marche region, before we look at the harsh economic realities of Eurozone record inflation. And much more!
November 2022 Edition
In this edition of What's New In Italy We ponder what impact the election of Giorgia Meloni as Italy's new prime minister will have, and then take a look at the state of the EU economy. In our travels we visit the San Casciano Roman baths in Tuscany, marvel at an exhibition of the painters of Pompeii, before basking in the wonders that autumn brings to Northern Italy. And, of course, no visit to Italy would be complete without indulging in the cuisine! In this edition we explore the history of salami before diving into the special culinary delights that Autumn brings.
October 2022 Edition
In this edition of What's New In Italy we ponder the state of Italian politics in light of the recent election, pay a visit to the hidden gem that is Lake Orta, delve into some history with a visit to the Markets of Trajan and a mediaeval aqueduct, before exploring the regions of Puglia and Tuscany.