La Florence University of the Arts (FUA) è lieta di annunciare l'apertura alle iscrizioni al 'corso di aggiornamento di lingua italiana e didattica per docenti' rivolti ad insegnanti di lingua italiana residenti negli Stati di Connecticut, New Jersey e New York. Il corso si terrà nelle date 23-27 marzo (17:00-19:30) presso la High School of Fashion...

Visitors flock to Tuscany’s Pisa to share a fleeting moment with the famous Leaning Tower then leave – but Pisa is not all about the Tower. Eager to explore gorgeous Tuscany over 12 days, Pisa offers cheaper accommodation than surrounding cities and also makes an excellent base for travel. A little background on Pisa Pisa’s origins date back to the...

Every September and October, wine drinkers, winemakers and all around wine nuts come together to celebrate the vendemmia or wine harvest in Tuscany.  Wine making is an old tradition in the region with some local varietals dating back to the Etruscans, a pre-Roman civilization that learnt everything they knew about vino from the Greeks.  But don’t w...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! On September 22nd I will have the pleasure of making on behalf of We the Italians a little welcoming remarks to the friends of NIABA who gather here in Rome. As you may recall, We the Italians and NIABA have signed a partnership, of which we are very happy. We will also have the opportunity to i...

The man who buys a $25,000 handmade Stefano Ricci suit doesn’t really need a suit. He doesn’t need a $26,000 crocodile leather briefcase or $1,000 custom-tailored silk shirt. He can do with one less $500 tie. He already has everything he needs and can satisfy his sartorial cravings anywhere he chooses. Except that he actually buys these luxuries at...

Andrea del Verrocchio, one of the greatest Renaissance artists and the master of Leonardo and Perugino, will star in the first-ever monographic exhibition in the United States, at the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington. The exhibit will showcase some 50 masterworks including paintings, sculptures and drawings. It will run from September 15...

Holidaymakers splash in the turquoise waters of the Rosignano Solvay beach in Tuscany and laze on its pristine white sands -- most of them fully aware that the picture-perfect swimming spot owes its allure to a nearby factory. "I discovered it on Google Maps," said Dutch tourist Lieuya, who travelled to the beach with his family to enjoy a setting...

Our 300-kilometre cycle adventure across the golden hills and green fields of Tuscany is more than just a bike trip. It’s also a test drive of my heart, which had a spot of bother last year. Nearly dying threw into jeopardy my plan to bunk off work as soon as possible in favour of goofing off in various interesting places around the world. Getting...

For the first time, Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the former residence of the Medici family, becomes the setting of a video game. A murder happens within its walls; a young art historian student must turn into detective to solve the mystery and get out of the palace. This is the plot of The Medici Game, to be released at the end of October, a game tha...

Forget wine and cheese parties. In Italy, chocolatiers and enoteche (wine shops) are holding degustazione di vino (wine tastings) with a side of chocolate. Crash courses are no longer limited to wine or olive oil. Chocolate is premiering in the “gastronomic parlor game,” wrote the New York Times in the 2003 article “Hints of Wine? Chocolate Enters...