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Raphael in Rome is once in a lifetime

Raphael in Rome is once in a lifetime He was the most beloved artist of his time. He died young, at the age of 37, and...

Favino and Germano in the race for Italian Golden Globes 

Favino and Germano in the race for Italian Golden Globes    The film committee of the Italian Golden Globes (Globo d'Oro) has announced the nominations in 11...

No more bike thieves in Rome

No more bike thieves in Rome Bicycle Thieves ('Ladri di biciclette') is about a desperate hero that eventually becomes himself a bicycle thief. It is...

Raphael in Rome is once in a lifetime

Raphael in Rome is once in a lifetime He was the most beloved artist of his time. He died young, at the age of 37, and...

Float through Fellini’s Subconscious with 8½

Float through Fellini’s Subconscious with 8½ A Film Review   8½ is one of Federico Fellini’s most famous films, released two years after La Dolce Vita, in...

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Raphael in Rome is once in a lifetime

Raphael in Rome is once in a lifetime He was the most beloved artist of his time. He died young, at the age of 37, and...

Float through Fellini’s Subconscious with 8½

Float through Fellini’s Subconscious with 8½ A Film Review   8½ is one of Federico Fellini’s most famous films, released two years after La Dolce Vita, in...

Favino and Germano in the race for Italian Golden Globes 

Favino and Germano in the race for Italian Golden Globes    The film committee of the Italian Golden Globes (Globo d'Oro) has announced the nominations in 11...

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English Cinemas/ Movie Theaters in Rome

ENGLISH CINEMAS / MOVIE THEATERS IN ROME In my search to see one of the biggest films of the year, Joker, I realized that not...

Showman from Lajatico

SHOWMAN FROM LAJATICO A man is found unconscious on the floor of the Edinburgh Cathedral, so I read in the newspaper. A month later the...

Bond is back in Italy

BOND IS BACK IN ITALY Daniel Craig was done with Bond, but Italy has won him over yet again. The supposed 25 million dollar payment...

Corona restrictions put an end to selfie tourism

Corona restrictions put an end to selfie tourism The corona crisis helps the Florentine Museum of the Uffizi to choose quality. The museum director expects...

Venice regulates influx of visitors with smart information system

Venice is undoubtedly the capital of extreme mass tourism. In order to be able to manage the multitudes, the city is designing an information...

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Calabrese dochter

Ik heb een (nogal drukke) Calabrese dochter. Ze is kind van Cosenza, een stad in het noorden van Calabria. Het was tijd om op...

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Best Italian TV series 2020

BEST ITALIAN TV SERIES 2020 If you cannot come to Italy, Italy will come to you. Pick your favorite Italian TV series as you wait...

Waiting for the release of the lockdown – Italian films

The Italian film season came to a sudden end in early March 2020. As the world's first country, public life in Italy came to...

No more coins into the Trevi Fountain

Italy has been sealed off for five weeks now. Without tourists, no single coin is going to come in the Trevi Fountain. This has...

Virus won’t be eradicated

"Why didn't you go into self-isolation." This, almost accusing, question came from a colleague of mine in Rome. For my newspaper, I had been...

Sanremo Festival never bores

(2003) Following an annual song contest, National or European, on TV is one thing, but five nights in a row the Sanremo Music Festival (officially:...

New Italian film museum is true experience

The new Italian film museum couldn't find a better place than in Cinecittà in Rome, the mecca of Italian film. The musuem that opened...