Fabrizio Caprioli

1,161 Flips | 3 Magazines | 3 Likes | 318 Followers | @fabrizen | sindaco per 10 anni, lavoro in una multinazionale e mi occupo di numeri e persone. Curioso per natura.

Book Review: Calabria. The Other Italy by Karen Haid

When Karen Haid asked me to review her new book “Calabria, The Other Italy” I was – right at that very moment – in the middle of moving from the …

Italy

7 Things to See and Do in Brisighella

Brisig where?<p>My well-traveled friend questioned and gave me skeptical stare, thinking I was pulling her leg. She has never heard of Brisighella, a …

Italy

Milan to get biggest Lego store in Italy

(ANSA) - Milan, October 24 - The largest Lego Certified Store in Italy is set to open in Milan on November 11 in collaboration with the Percassi …

Puglia: When the Wind Blows

The car is ready to roll, packed with deckchairs, towels, hats, sun cream, books and a large cool-box. The summer sun is climbing high into the …

Italy

Cardinals see red over Vatican McDonald's

Opponents of what would be the first McDonald’srestaurant to open in a Vatican building within sight of St Peter’s Square has been boosted by a group of cardinals living above the proposed site.<p>While local residents have been aghast at the thought of a Golden Arches near the home of the Catholic …

McDonald's

The Genius of the Renaissance: 10 Italian places not to be missed

Where is it possible to revel in the splendor of the Renaissance period, beyond Florence, Rome and Venice? Find out about alternative destinations, …

Italy

For the Italy state dinner, Mario Batali and team work their magic with pasta

Celebrity chef Mario Batali hand-cut and stuffed (count ’em!) 2,960 pieces of pasta for Tuesday night’s state dinner on the White House’s South Lawn. Diners who have eaten at his esteemed Babbo in New York may have already sampled the first course, sweet potato agnolotti in a wash of sage butter. …

The White House

World view: Lost in words, Rome, by Steve McCurry

Renowned travel photographer Steve McCurry’s latest book features this image taken in Rome in 1984. The book, On Reading, celebrates the absorbing power of the written word

Photography

Nero returns to Domus Aurea in musical

(ANSA) - Rome, October 18 - A rock musical on Nero, ancient Rome's most controversial and passionate emperor, will be held the place where his …

Five Places to Go in Milan

Blue-collar workers and mobsters used to live side by side in Isola, or Island, the Milanese neighborhood that once felt removed from the city, separated by rail tracks and river boundaries. Just north of Milan’s historical center, the area today is seen by locals as radical chic and is home to …

Italy

Dario Fo obituary

The dramatist, director, actor, painter and political provocateur Dario Fo has died aged 90. When Fo was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1997, the Swedish committee praised his achievement in reviving the traditions of the <i>giullari</i> – the jester-cum-minstrels of the middle ages who …

Italy

Silicon Valley comes to Naples: Apple prepares to open Italian academy

San Giovanni a Teduccio, a downtrodden suburb of Naples, is a far cry from Silicon Valley.<p>The crumbling apartment buildings, the walls covered in either graffiti or church death notices, and the ubiquitous clotheslines hung outside people’s windows do not leave the impression that the neighbourhood …

Silicon Valley

The making of Inferno: Dan Brown and Tom Hanks take you to the gates of hell

Join Tom Hanks and Ron Howard as they do battle with tourists, a Dante-obsessed terrorist and Dan Brown's prose on the set of the apocalyptic thriller Inferno<p>A decade or so ago, the Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris became one of the first beneficiaries of the so-called “Dan Brown effect”. Shortly …

Tom Hanks

The Alba White Truffle Fair: Celebrating One of the World’s Most Prized Culinary Treasures

Italy

Vatican museums curiosities revealed

A new book out this week gives a rare insight into the Vatican Museums, which house the world-famous Sistine Chapel among their countless artistic …

Campaign launched in Italy to preserve forests that produce world's most expensive truffle

A campaign has been launched in Italy to save the forests that produce one of the world’s most prized culinary treasures – the white truffle.<p>The aromatic fungi grow in woods in the northern region of Piedmont and in particular in an area of rolling countryside known as the Langhe, around the town …

Italy

Discovering Valtiberina, a charming place in the Arezzo area of Tuscany

TweetTHIS ITINERARY CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE (pdf)“The appearance of the region is pleasant: imagine a huge amphitheatre, such as only nature can …

Italy

Don’t look now, Venice tourists – the locals are sick of you

This week, Venetians have taken to the water to protest against the cruise ships that swamp their city. It’s just the latest fightback against the endless waves of visitors<p>Imagine a packed Emirates Stadium emptying its stands on a town the size of Margate every day and you begin to get a sense of …

Cruise Ships

Things to Do and See this October in Italy

Italy

15 Top Food & Wine Experiences in Friuli

Gela convent closes after 577 years due to lack of friars

(ANSA) - Gela, September 26 - The Augustinian friars convent in the Sicilian town of Gela is closing after 577 years due to a lack of people taking …

Offering to San Gennaro stolen from Naples cathedral

(ANSA) - Naples, September 27 - Thieves have carried off approximately 13,000 euros offered by worshippers in Naples to local patron saint San …

Looking for love in Tuscany | Visit Tuscany

<b>Looking for love</b> in Tuscany? Then here’s just a few <b>top Tuscan spots</b> where you can be swept away by romance.<p><b>LUCIGNANO</b><p>Few know this fact, but the</b> …

Italy

Making the perfect limoncello on the shores of Italy’s Lake Garda

‘You need a lot of lemons and they need to be the very best,’ says the owner of one of the few remaining groves on the Italian lakes<p>‘You don’t need a secret recipe to make great limoncello,” says Fabio Gandossi, whose family tends Limonaia la Malora, a centuries-old citrus grove in Gargnano, on the …

Italy

World's oldest snowshoe found on a glacier in Italy's Dolomites

Scientists in Italy’s Dolomite mountains have unveiled what they believe to be the world’s oldest snowshoe.<p>Carbon-dating has shown that the rudimentary snow shoe, made of birch wood and twine, was made in the late Neolithic age, between 3,800 and 3,700 BC.<p>“It is the oldest snowshoe in the world so …