Tag Archives: Italy

Ghostly & Ghoulish Halloween Traditions from Around the Globe

Halloween is one of the oldest holidays in the world and also one of the most globally celebrated. You’ll have a hard time finding a place that hasn’t experienced Halloween fever to some extent, and countries all around the world have personalised the holiday to fit in with local traditions and cultural norms. With Halloween(…)


Venice Going Independent and Language Referendums

In a world where it seems increasingly important for us all to get closer there are various countries around the world with states intent on driving those countries apart. We are talking of course of independence referendums, and one that has currently got our attention is that of Venice. Venice, should it succeed in gaining(…)


5 of the Tastiest Places to Eat in Rome

When you think of Rome you think: Culture, beauty, and food. Italy is world renown for its delicious dishes and its amazing menus, so why wouldn’t we expect the best from its capital city? Price ranges in Rome start high and continue on up, so if you’re on a budget be a bit careful where(…)


Matrimonio Cucina – What To Expect From An Italian Wedding Feast

Anyone who knows anything about Italy will know that they love their food, so it’s not surprising that come the big wedding day, the menu is almost as important as the nuptials! Obviously there are no strict guidelines as to everything that is served at a wedding in Italy, but there are some common traditions,(…)


Italian Food Gone Wild: Italy’s Strangest Cuisines

Ahhhh, when we think of Italian cuisine we thing of some of the most popular dishes in the world: pizza; pasta; risotto; gnocci; maggoty rotten cheese… ! Yes, the last one threw you, and us, but there are quite a number of unusual dishes which have stood the test of time in Italy, and are(…)


6 Packing Secrets for a Great Italian Adventure

Italy is one of the world’s most popular destinations, and rightly so. With a dramatic history of art, music, architecture, and religion, and its very popular cuisine, fashion, climate, and scenery, it’s not surprising 2.5 million Brits visit it every year. Of course, knowing the language, or at least having a good grasp of it,(…)


La Dolce Vita: The Best Italian Films and Directors

Italian film directors Sergio Leone and Frederico Fellini are household names all around the globe, and are considered gods of celluloid in film circles, but they’re not the only Italians that have made an impact in the film world. Since the Best Foreign Language category was introduced to the Academy Awards programme in 1956, Italians(…)


How to Have a Lucky New Year Around the World

Fact: In Italy, people will wear red underwear on New Year’s Day as a symbol of good luck for the upcoming year.    Red: the color of blood, the Devil, and witchcraft. Red was a color banned from being used in clothing until the Middle Ages, when people in Europe (and in particular in Italy)(…)


8 Things Every Tourist Should See in Italy

The hardest part of coming up with a limited list of what and where to visit in Italy, is what do you leave out? So, with this in mind, these are our most-must-see-or-do-no-matter-what when you’re next in Italy – the ones omitted are just must-see-or-dos-at-some-stage-in-your-life! Travelling in Italy is easy (there’s even some method to(…)