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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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ABOUT THIS SITE This site’s goal is to inform you about Italy with our original content. We cover current affairs (news, reports, backgrounds) in a journalistic way....

Top 10 Rome Movies

TOP 10 ROME MOVIES Roman Holiday (1953). The iconic film with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck whimsically takes the viewer on a ride (quite...

Prosecco is the new Champagne

Sparkling wine becomes more popular every year. The biggest climber is Prosecco, that you don't necessarily have to drink with New Year's Eve or...

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:...

Venice Film Festival Must See Movies

Joker The joker of the Venice Film Festival went to… Joker. That was not much of a surprise since the movie had the longest applause...

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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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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...

Monza: Royal city in the shadow of Milan

Ten minutes. That is the travel time by local train between Milan and Monza. Then it is a good five minutes' walk to the...

Lazio is not a football club

"Is this book about the football club?" For many people, Lazio is equivalent to the footballing sister of AS Roma. Società Sportiva Lazio is the...

Visiting the Biennale Artist-Friar

Sidival Fila has two passions, or rather, vocations. The first he got 30 years ago. He was called to God, as it is called....

Puccini “Tosca” Tour

PUCCINI TOSCA TOUR This winding walk through Rome’s center will transport you into the dramatic opera “Tosca”. Giacomo Puccini’s masterpiece is set in Rome. The tour...

Borgia Tour

THE BORGIA TOUR Get a tantalizing taste of the power of the conniving Borgia family who ruled the Vatican and Rome during the Renaissance. See...