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Chianti festival in Italy

And although Chianti festival is held in spring in almost all localities in the region, the most colorful and entertaining celebration take place from 15 to 18 April in the small town of Cerreto Guidi.

Italy: pizza is included into UNESCO heritage list

Apart from pizza Italy offered to add to the list of intangible heritage a number of other equally significant events and crafts, among which are famous horse races in Siena or the violin crafts in the city of Cremona.

Italy is temporarily without nuclear power plants

In Italy the government announced a moratorium on building nuclear power plants. According to the Minister of Industry of Italy Paolo Romani, moratorium on the building will operate at least year. It was caused by the impact of tsunami and earthquake in J

Rogo de la Vecia in Pordenone

On March 31, 2011 in the Italian town of Pordenone in Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in northern Italy will be held a unique and colorful event. Rogo de la Vecia is an ancient folklore festival, which is celebrated exactly in the middle of the Lent.

Turin: exhibitions devoted to the 150th anniversary of Italy

From March 17 in Turin will officially begin celebrations dedicated to the memorable date - the 150th anniversary of the establishment of unified Italy.

Tourists think Venice is "stinky"

Venice, the jewel of Italy and world travel cult, is among the most stinky tourist centers. British airline reservation portal conducted a survey among its users in order to identify directions, which atmosphere is full not only of antiques

Shrovetide is celebrated in Italy

This year in Italy is held the Year of Russia. One of the central events is celebration of Shrovetide in Rome. Coliseum and Forum area will be filled with the smell of pancakes, funny clowns, folk ensembles and numerous Shrovetide attractions.

7-star hotel in Italy will be built in Val Gardena

In the heart of the Dolomites, at a popular ski resort of Val Gardena in half a year will be built ultra comfortable 7-star hotel. In Italy it will be the first hotel of this level, there are only few 7-star hotels worldwide, among them are: Burj al Arab

In Milan will be held the largest tourist exhibition in Italy

held Borsa Internazionale del Turismo "BIT" - the largest tourism fair in Italy. It will feature the best offers from the leading travel companies from around the world.

Holidays in Italy are the best in the world

Holidays in Italy are the best in the world. U.S. travel companies called Italy the best tourist destination in the world. Rating of the leading holiday and tourism destinations is composed by the leading tour operators in the U.S. for several years.

Coliseum in Italy will be restored

Italy finally found someone who will take up a multimillion-dollar project to reconstruct the main attraction of Rome - the Coliseum. Diego Della Vella, the owner of one of the largest Italian footwear companies, announced his intention to sponsor a proje

The first solar power plant was launched in Italy

In Italy is to be opened the country's first solar power plant. It is located in Calabria in the south of the country. It was created by Japanese corporation Sharp and Italian energy giant Enel department - Enel Green Power company. Power Plant is located

Mafia threatens the Italian integrity

Mafia may threaten the integrity of Italy. The loss of state control in some southern regions of Italy was discovered from one of the materials of the American diplomatic correspondence, published on Wikileaks on Thursday.

Sales in Italy 2011: Shopping without plastic

Sales season in Italy usually lasts 1.5-2 months and ends on the eve of the Lent. Thus, sales in Rome this season will end on February 16. Next shopping season in Italy opens in mid-summer - July 7, 2011.

Tourist taxes in Rome: who, how and how much

Rome has decided not to miss an opportunity to boost the treasury at the expense of tourists. Authorities of the capital of Italy from 1 January 2011 introduced a special tax on tourists. One of the most visited cities in Europe, Rome, will now receive ad

St Stephen's Day in Putignano

In December 1394 the relics of St. Stephen's were moved from nearby Monopoli, where it was kept in the church of St. Maria of the Greca, in Putignano. According to the legend, peasants and poor people gathered around a procession of priests and accompanie

New Pirelli Calendar by Karl Lagerfeld

In Italy is ready for publishing the famous Pirelli Calendar. This year the famous Pirelli Calendar has received a number of unusual solutions. One of them is men as models, what happened for the first time in 30-year history of the calendar.

Christmas tree was delivered in the Vatican

In Vatican, on St. Marco Square, on December 10 has been installed the main Christmas tree in Italy. Christmas beauty was brought to Rome from the province of Trentino. Its height is almost 40 meters, the age of fir is 94 years.

Milan will host the Festival of Light

The beginning of the winter season in Italy promises a lot of light. From December 4, 2010 to January 10, 2011 in Milan will be held LED international festival of light (Light Exhibition Design 2010) (It. Festival Internazionale della Luce 2010).

34 Italian restaurants received Michelin stars

In Italy there are now more restaurants that have received recognition of one of the most respected global restaurant guides Michelin. The world-famous restaurant guide awarded with stars in total 34 Italian restaurants.

In Italy a concert by Elton John was paid for by EU subsidies

On Friday, November 19, 2010 the European Union sent a letter to the Ministry of Finance of Italy and the administration of the Campania region, demanding to pay 720.000 euros from 2.25 million euros, which were sent to the Campania region for regional de

Floods in Italy can put paid to mozzarella?

Only in Salerno province under water are 5000 hectares of pastures. Today in Italy is considered seeking of funds in the budget for partial compensation to farmers for damages due to natural disasters. However, it is not yet known whether budgetary subsid

In the Rome Coliseum are opened gladiator pits

The famous Rome Coliseum opens its dungeons for the tourists. Guests of one of the main attractions of Italy will now are able to explore not only the surface of the arena, but also step down into the cellars of the Coliseum and see the pits where awaited

Slow food festival in Italy

Turin welcomes all guests from October 26 to October 30, 2010 on one of the most exciting culinary events in Italy - Slow Food Festival, which takes place every two years and gathers hundreds of thousands of visitors.

In Italy were named the most environmentally friendly cities in 2010

Italian environmental association Legambiente presented its annual ranking of ecological cities in Italy. This year the largest mega-cities of Italy, as expected, proved to be the outsiders. First places went to old towns predominantly in northern Italy,

In Italy has been opened the museum of tomato

In northern Italy in the Po river valley is located amazing in its beauty city of Parma. Parma is mainly known worldwide for its delicacies, which are produced or have been invented here. It is famous cheese parmesan - "King of cheeses" (in Italy it is ca

Italian wine: Wine Festival in Bardolino

True connoisseurs of wine must visit a small Italian town of Bardolino located on the Verona side of Lake Garda, the purest and largest in lake Italy. Here from September 29 to October 3, 2010 is held the traditional wine festival Festa dell'Uva.

Italian authorities are struggling with "black dentists"

According to the representative of the Association, this figure by the end of 2010 is to be corrected. According to the Dental Association, the number of fined illegal dentists can increase before the end of 2010 to 1200.

Italy is looking for money for the restoration of the Coliseum

The main attraction of Italy - Coliseum in Rome – is now looking for investors. To allow the symbol of Italy to exist it needs restoration.

Pink Night 2010 in Rimini

Rimini, perhaps the most popular beach resort of Italy, is preparing for the start of one of the most notorious events of the clubbing summer on the Apennines - Pink Night. Pink Night starts in Rimini on July 2, 2010, and will last for two days. "Nota Ros
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"The king of mozzarella" was arrested in Naples
Italian police have arrested the head of one of the largest mozzarella producers on suspicion of having links with the mafia.
The most philosophical Italian city was found
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A village in Italy was put up for sale on eBay
Financial crisis in Italy is the catalyst of unusual initiatives of small settlements that need funds. One of these places is Pratariccia village in Tuscany. It was put up for auction on the eBay site for 2.5 million Euros.