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  • Palazzo Pitti to Display Russian Icons Palazzo Pitti to Display Russian Ic... Published on Friday, September 20, 2019 by
    In 2020, Palazzo Pitti will highlight the link between Florentine nobility and the Russian Orthodox Church by displaying 78 Russian religious icons. The collection of icons, the largest outside of Russia, will be housed in four ground-floor rooms at Palazzo Pitti. This will be the first...
  • Gelato World Cup Comes to Italy Gelato World Cup Comes to Italy Published on Sunday, September 15, 2019 by
    When the Gelato World Cup comes to Rimini from January 19 to 21, 2020, gelato chefs from around the world will face off to see who can whip up the best desserts. France and Italy, which have both won previous competitions at different times but have never competed against each other...
  • Martina Caruso, Celebrated Chef, Earns Accolades Martina Caruso, Celebrated Chef, Ea... Published on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by
    As a young, female Italian chef, Martina Caruso has racked up accolades – including a Michelin star – that have given her a platform to talk about being a woman in the restaurant industry. Caruso has the passion and experience to back up these accolades, and the tattoos to match: an oc...
  • You Can Buy Dolce & Gabbana’s Italian Villa You Can Buy Dolce & Gabbana... Published on Thursday, September 5, 2019 by
    Fashion house founders Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s luxury Italian villa is for sale. While the price is undisclosed, it is reported to cost €6 million. If you can’t spare the change, you can live vicariously through the real estate listing’s gorgeous photos. The ocea...
  • Treasure Discovered in Pompeii Treasure Discovered in Pompeii Published on Friday, August 30, 2019 by
    The historical site of Pompeii is a treasure trove of ruins, artefacts, -- and now, archaeologists have unearthed literal treasure. A trunk found in August contained semiprecious stones, jewelry, and other objects believed to bring good luck. "There are dozens of good luck charms next t...
  • Rome to Relocate Cobblestones on Major Streets Rome to Relocate Cobblestones on Ma... Published on Sunday, August 25, 2019 by
    When you think of images of Rome, you probably think of the Coliseum, the Trevi Fountain and, of course, the cobblestone-lined streets that have been an iconic part of the city’s landscape for centuries. Unfortunately, as beautiful as the cobblestone streets are, they are also becomin...
  • Don’t Swim in the Trevi Fountain Don’t Swim in the Trevi Fount... Published on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by
    Italy is cracking down on misbehaving tourists and bad behavior. First, it's handing out fines for blasphemous cursing, hanging in a hammock and brewing coffee in unacceptable places. Now, tourists need to be aware that stepping into Rome’s 18th-century Trevi Fountain is not allowed eith...
  • Get Cultured at the Venice Film Festival Get Cultured at the Venice Film Fes... Published on Thursday, August 15, 2019 by
    If you haven’t gone to a film festival, you’re missing out. Some of the best movies aren’t seen at commercial theaters, but instead are independent films competing at film festivals around the world. If you’re in Italy, consider snagging tickets to The 76th Venice Film Festival, wh...
  • Italian Town Will Fine You for Cursing Italian Town Will Fine You for Curs... Published on Saturday, August 10, 2019 by
    If you’re planning on visiting Italy’s Saonara any time soon, you may want to practice curbing your language before you get there and take time to learn what other new laws have been passed. One slip of the tongue and you might find yourself, well...fined. Saonara is a municipality ...
  • Rome Bans Sitting on the Spanish Steps Rome Bans Sitting on the Spanish St... Published on Monday, August 5, 2019 by
    If you are a fan of the 1953 classic film Roman Holiday you probably want to walk the same Spanish steps that its stars Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn walked when you visit Rome. Walking up or down the steps is okay, but just don’t plan on sitting down on them. It could cost you hundre...