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Lake Reschen’s underwater town

I’m highly impressionable: particular images, colors, sounds or music pieces have almost a transcendental effect on me and on my imagination. I …

Language versus dialect, or why we're obsessed with Elena Ferrante

When Ann Goldstein set about translating the work of the little-known Neapolitan novelist Elena Ferrante into English, she never imagined that her translations would be thrust into the international spotlight.<p>Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels — four books chronicling the lives of two women from Naples, …

Books

9 gorgeous under-the-radar things to do in Venice for travel snobs

Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea is a perennial favourite …

Are Italians food-nazis who don’t conceive culinary experimentation and fusion cuisine?

But, most importantly, do you really want to embark on a discussion about food with Italians?! Good Lord, you don’t know what you have put yourself …

Gallicianò: Experiencing Greek Culture in Calabria, South Italy

<i>“Kalimera.”</i> A spry, older woman dressed in black warmly greeted us as we stepped out of the car and began to walk up the street to the main square of …

Urbex: Abandoned House

The Supper of St Gregory the Great

Not many people living in Vicenza know that “The Supper of St Gregory the Great” (1572), masterpiece of Paolo Caliari known as Paolo Veronese, is …

Ex-cat-ibur

For me, the Abbey of San Galgano is easily the most impressive monument of Italy so far. The pull is strong and it takes me back to certain paintings …

The Real Italy - What It Takes to Make Italy's Heritage Part of the Present

One of the very first things you come to realise when you move to live in Italy is how deeply intertwined the past and the present are here.<p>This is, …

The Hypnotic Genius of Elena Ferrante

An epic from Italy about female friendship and fate<p>The Story of the Lost Child<p>By Elena Ferrante<p>Europa Editions<p>Like the final installment in any work of serial fiction, <i>The Story of the Lost Child</i>, the fourth of Elena Ferrante’s celebrated Neapolitan novels, has a lot to deliver on. This last volume …

Elena Ferrante on ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Moving to the Screen

I contacted the author Elena Ferrante, who chooses to remain anonymous and publish under a pseudonym, for a story I wrote for The Times about a citywide casting call for children in Naples to fill the starring roles in a mini-series based on her hit novel “My Brilliant Friend.”<p>Ms. Ferrante missed …

The Definitive Guide to Seasonal Eating in Italy

Eating in Italy is one of the great joys of visiting the country. As one of the world’s most beloved cuisines, the secret of...The post The …

10 idioms only Italians understand

1. In bocca al lupo / In culo alla balena | In the wolf’s mouth / In the whale’s ass<p>These two expressions for good luck are well-known throughout …

Italy

Vicenza: a City Walk through the World Shrine of Architecture

With this entry, I will guide you through the streets of Vicenza city centre, a marvel full of Renaissance buildings and palazzi in North-Eastern …

Noale - A Relaxing Day Trip in the Bosom of Veneto, Italy

Noale – a tiny medieval town in the plains of Veneto – became the perfect setting for one of my very best Sundays here in Italy so far.<p>Everyone has a …

The Abandoned Houses of Italy

I see it every week. The beautiful house with its wooden shutters tightly shut and with its walls loosing their original pink colour by the force of …

An Excursion to Monreale: The Sicily You Don’t Know

Five days is enough to get a “feel” of a city, so when I was in <b>Palermo</b> I felt the need to take a short break and see a new town. I packed a small …

21 photos that could only be taken in Italy

The sight of laundry hung out over Venice's canals is quintessential Italy.<p>A post shared by Samantha Shaula (@sshaula) on Feb 21, 2017 at 9:11am …

Support: Monumental Hands Rise from the Water in Venice to Highlight Climate Change | Colossal

<p>Artist Lorenzo Quinn (previously) just finished the installation of a monumental sculpture for the 2017 Venice Biennale. Titled <i>Support</i>, the piece …

Art