Color, Size and Satire

Color, Size and Satire Preparing the floats for the Carnevale of Viareggio Based on ancient ship-building techniques and constructed with the highest degree of craftsmanship, the floats of Viareggio’s Carnevale are a pride for builders whose passion is such that it can take them up to a year to prepare one single float. But time …

Unmasking Carnevale

Unmasking Carnevale The history of a mischievous tradition Children wear masks and carry streamers, streets are lined with confetti and fried sweets are sold everywhere. In Italy, all this means that the time for Carnevale has arrived. The world Carnevale derives from carnem and levare, which in Latin mean the ‘removal of meat’, a strange-sounding …

‘One Voice’ Whispering

‘One Voice’ Whispering Brian May and Kerry Ellis live in Florence this month Following massive acclaim for their last summer’s performance at the Arena of Verona, Brian May and Kerry Ellis are returning for “One Voice – The Tour” including 6 shows in Italy of which one in Florence on February 24. Well-known as the …

Evaluating Pizza in Three Steps

Evaluating Pizza in Three Steps: Glance, Touch and Taste Pizzaiolo of No. 1 Trip-Advisor pizzeria teaches “how to distinguish sacred from profane”   Written by: Thomas Ricciotti           What are the secrets to recognize good pizza in a world where you can find one almost on every corner of each street? …

Discover Europe’s Christmas Markets

Discover Europe’s Christmas Markets   Fairy lights, handicrafts, gingerbread and snow-dusted squares transport visitors into a magical and timeless world at the Christmas markets in Vienna, Salzburg and Prague. Browse stalls selling hand-carved wooden toys, Christmas decorations, nutcrackers, Advent calendars and traditional confectionary, and enjoy outdoor concerts with a glass of glühwein in hand. This …

Eurochocolate Returns

The Sweetest Reason for a Day Trip Eurochocolate Returns in Perugia from October 16 to 25 By Emily Baqir   The 20th edition of the annual Perugia Eurochocolate Festival is returning from October 16 to 25. The festival will host the most delicious and assorted chocolate emporium with thousands of different products presented by more …

Musica da Vino Returns

Musica da Vino Returns on Sept. 13 Wine-tasting and classical music: the Musica da Vino formula hosted annually by Fattoria il Piano continues on Sept. 13 with a concert by Aldo Di Toro Tenor and Sharolyn Kimmorley. The concert, whose title is Songs of Travel,will include some Italian film music-songs from Il Postino and Nuovo …

Sun in the House

The Palazzo Davanzati Museum is hosting Sun in the House until Sept. 7. The exhibit, a testament to the craftsmen who produced domestic pottery, showcases ceramic objects used in everyday life in Italy from the 17th to 21st centuries.     Held in conjunction with Expo 2015 events in Milan, Sun in the House accounts …