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Ferragosto in Italy: Traditions and Celebrations

What is Ferragosto? Ferragosto is a holiday celebrated every year on 15th August. For Catholics, it’s the day to celebrate the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. It’s also a public holiday for the whole country, and the real start of … Read More

Italian books we recommend – literature in Italy

While planning your trip to Italy, why don’t find some inspiration from Italian literature? Dante may be daunting, but whatever your literary tastes, we’ve got some recommendations for you – everything from contemporary Italian books to where to find Italian … Read More

A guide to traditional Roman recipes to have a bite of Rome at home. How to make the perfect carbonara.

Craving a taste of Rome? If you can’t wait till your next trip to Italy, read on to find out more about traditional Italian dishes like carbonara. They’re surprisingly easy to prepare at home! Traditional Roman dishes The cuisine in … Read More

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Top 10 Virtual Italian Museum Tours – Art is everywhere

You may not be able to visit Italy in person at the moment, but you can visit Italy online, thanks to the virtual offerings of some of the best museums and art galleries in the country. Wherever you are in … Read More

How Italy’s dealing with the lockdown: Updates from your favourite country

The Italian lockdown began eight weeks ago. It hasn’t been easy, but with the current phase two, we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. In the meantime, Italians have been keeping busy at home. So, … Read More

Easter traditions, food and more – Easter in Italy

Italian Easter will be an unusual one this year, with the country in lockdown. It will be characterised not by church visits or big family lunches, but by quiet meals at home. On Easter Sunday, Andrea Bocelli is set to … Read More

10 positive facts: How Italy has changed during the lockdown

Because of the Coronavirus outbreak and the consequential lockdown, the last few weeks have been some of the toughest in recent history for Italy, but there are some silver linings. Take a look beyond the grim headlines and you’ll find … Read More

Italy will rise again: everything you want to know about Italy right now

The coronavirus has temporarily transformed Italy. Images of a deserted Rome have dominated newspapers and websites across the world, along with the hashtag #iorestoacasa (#iwillstayhome) and the message of hope displayed on balconies: “Andrà tutto bene” (“Everything will be okay.”) … Read More

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Battle of the Artists – Bernini vs Borromini

Over the centuries Rome has been defined not just by popes and emperors, but also by artists and architects. Go for a walk in the Eternal City and you’ll find works by the Baroque. Geniuses Bernini and Borromini are just … Read More

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Valentine’s Day Rome – Top 5 most romantic spots

Rome is romantic all year round, but Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for a trip. Read on for some tips on finding the most beautiful and atmospheric places in the Eternal City, with or without a Valentine… Romantic Rome– how … Read More