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From Venice into the mountains: fizzing around on the prosecco trail

Prosecco is more popular than ever and from the bacaros of La Serenissima into the Veneto its qualities are being celebrated – and visiting its producers makes for a great wine holiday, too<p>Few cities are more intimately acquainted with a drink than Venice is with prosecco. Produced mainly in the …

Italy

Creating Your Own Alexa Skills Is Now Super Easy. Here's How to Do it.

Good news for people who live among the machines: You can now create your own Alexa skills with Amazon's new Alexa Skills Blueprints program, and you …

Amazon Echo

Lake Como Welcomes a New Rental Villa to Its Exclusive Shores

The sleek seven-bedroom Boat House is calling us back to the ever-glamorous Italian hideaway.<p>One of the reasons why we love Lake Como is that little …

Italy

The world of work is changing. We need more adult education, not less

The Open University crisis exemplifies the UK’s failure to support adult learning. It’s time to seek inspiration elsewhere<p>The current crisis at the Open University illustrates how public support for adult learning has gone so badly wrong in the UK. For nearly half a century, the OU has served a …

Higher Education

Touring Tuscany's Vineyards in an Alfa Romeo

<b>Zipping and Sipping Through Tuscany</b><p>By Tab Hauser<p><i>The disclosure: I am in no way advocating that anyone wine and drive at the same time or under the</i> …

Italy

Luxury travel guide Tuscany, Italy | CN Traveller

Places To Stay<p>Tuscany's ultimate party mansion<p>Boutique Hotels<p>Fabulous hotels for under £150 a night<p>Places To Stay<p>The most insanely romantic hotels in …

Italy

7 exquisite Amalfi coastal towns you need to explore

Summertime on the Amalfi Coast conjures memories of sunny seaside lunches of spaghetti allo scoglio by the plateful, sipping floral Falanghina al …

Italy

Italian Culture Guide | 5 Secrets to Living La Dolce Vita

Wisps of mist float above a patchwork of vineyards while the early morning sun paints the sky a soft pink. From the medieval village on the ridge …

Italy

Homemade chicken stock separates great home cooks from the good

I traditionally go for any shortcut I can find in the kitchen. But lately, I’ve found that the quickest route may not necessarily be the best. I have …

Cooking

Venice, 'slowly dying of tourism', considers charges for day-trippers

Overtourism<p>Every year, the acqua alta floods the streets of Venice – a phenomenon caused by high tides and a warm scirocco wind blowing across the …

Italy

Top of the lago: a saunter around the Italian lakes

Hiking high above Lake Maggiore, through forests and hills alive with Grand Tour romance, is a great way to build an appetite for Piedmont’s epic cuisine<p>Close to the summit of Monte Mottarone, we sit in silence soaking up the 360-degree views. To the east, far below, sparkles Lake Maggiore. A …

Italy

An idiot-proof method for making perfect rice

I am prone to using as many shortcuts as I can in the kitchen. Not to Sandra Lee <i>Semi-Homemade-</i>level extremes, but if I can spy an easy out, I’ll take …

Redbox

There is one major difference between people who move abroad and those who don't, according to a recent study

Living abroad has plenty of incredible benefits including getting to travel to new places, meet new people, and try new things. But, perhaps the greatest benefit of all is the brand-new sense of self you'll discover along the way.<p>And this isn't us just waxing poetic about living overseas. There's …

Columbia University

The toast of Tuscany

Escape those uninspiring and sour trattoria chiantis. This trio of Tuscan heros shows why the area produces some of the world’s most popular wines<p><b>Poggiotondo Cerro del Masso Chianti, Italy 2015 (£7.99, Waitrose)</b> Like Bordeaux, Tuscany’s chianti lends its name both to some of the finest and some of …

Italy

When you're a billionaire, spending $174,349 on an Airbnb-style vacation rental is no big deal — and these pictures prove it's probably worth it

Airbnb has changed the way many people travel, including billionaires.<p>Just ask Anthony Lassman, cofounder of London-based, luxury travel- and lifestyle-management company Nota Bene Global. Lassman and his wife Elaine have been offering tailor-made, travel-planning services to the ultra-high net …

Dining Rooms

The Top Things To Do And See In Brera, Milan

Just get lost<p>The best way to enjoy the area as a whole is to take a walk and randomly discover the beauty hidden in plain sight in the little …

Italy

Audio Streaming | Testing on Amazon Echo | Alexa

I'm working on Amazon Echo (<b>Alexa</b>) now days, and quite new to it. I'm using AWS-Lambda function as endpoint, and testing my custom skill on <b>simulator</b> …

Smart Homes

Florence to Cinque Terre Hiking Day Trip with Boat Ride in Florence, Italy

Join the only tour that takes you to the Cinque Terre on a one-day hiking trip from Florence. Hiking is the only way to truly experience the magic of the Cinque Terre. Take a break from the bustle of the city and hike this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. It's a unique and memorable experience, …

Italy

The 10 Hottest New Restaurants in Florence

Today Eater heads to Florence, Italy, to focus on 10 of the city’s buzziest new restaurants and bars. Food-tour curator, food writer, and sommelier Coral Siskdivulges the latest trends in the Florentine food scene.<p>“Florence lags behind most European capitals in terms of a progressive dining scene, …

Italy

Volterra (Tuscany) – Italian authenticity and Etruscan heritage

Volterra is a <b>beautiful hilltop town in Tuscany</b> (Italy) that remains a bit off the main tourist trail, which actually is kind of good. Tourists aren’t …

Italy

America Takes the Next Step Toward Tyranny

Every now and again, when I find myself buried in the latest blizzard of invariably disturbing news emanating from the Trump White House, I go back …

Kim Jong-un

50 Shades of Blue and 15 Shades of White at Casa Angelina on the Amalfi Coast

<i>Our love for the Amalfi Coast continues at Casa Angelina, a beautiful and modern hotel that hugs the cliffs in quiet Praiano, the next down south</i> …

12 Ways to Master Your Calendar and Manage Your Time for Maximum Results

Getting more done is all about assigning sufficient time to work without distraction on what is most important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Some people, and …

Time Management

Christina Lynch on Her First Solo Novel ‘The Italian Party’

Based in 1956 in Siena, Tuscany, this spy story rooted in Cold War politics is on sale starting March 20.<p><b>MILAN</b> — The Cold War, national and sexual …

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

29 Motivational Quotes to Get Yourself Charged

Albert Einstein was a slow learner at school. He was expelled for his poor learning ability. Today we know him as the father of modern physics.<p>J. K. …

Motivation

Ski in Style at This Italian Mountain Chalet Run by a Famous Fashion House

From the window I could see for more than a hundred miles. Below me, in the near distance, were tiny villages following a winding road, little rivers …

2 days in Matera – one of the most picturesque towns of Italy

Situated on the Basilicata Region in Southern Italy is Matera, known for its charming town of cave dwellings carved out of the mountain that look …

Gorgeous Genova, Italia: An Undiscovered Region

I am in love with the Liguria region of Italy, squeezed in between Monaco and Tuscany, it is the thinnest and the smallest of all the regions of …

Italy

The Wild Pizzas of Southern Italy Have to Be Seen to Be Believed

A restaurant critic and two chefs go on a pie-in-the-sky adventure to find exactly how far you can stretch the idea of pizza.<p>When do dough, tomato …

Italy