Monthly Archives: July 2014

Ludovico Einaudi mesmerises in concert, Verona Arena

The dark skies over Verona Arena foretell a dramatic evening to come as Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi calmly follows his orchestra onto the stage. And even though the stormy heavens open halfway through the first ethereal track nothing could possibly … Continue reading

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Italian 101 – How to say Happy Birthday!

Need to know how to say happy birthday in Italian? You’ve come to the right place! Continue reading

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Acqua Alta – Paddling in Venice!

The sea is a fickle mistress. Built on marshland within a salt-water lagoon off the Adriatic, Venice owes her fortune to the sea. At her birth, at 12pm on 25th March 421 AD (according to legend), the lagoon protected Venice … Continue reading

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A-list action in Piazza San Marco, Venezia

There is always something going on in Venice. Always! This week has been a bit more A-list than usual as Oscar winning director Paolo Sorrentino has been in town to film scenes for his new film “La Giovinezza” (Youth). I … Continue reading

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