Monthly Archives: September 2014

It’s official! George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are husband and wife.

After all the mayhem of the hen party, stag do, wedding ceremony and reception in the 7 star Aman Palazzo Papadopoli Hotel, it apparently took just a 10 minute €600 off-the-peg civil ceremony to register the wedding of one of … Continue reading

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George Clooney cruises up the Grand Canal to wed Amal Alamuddin in Venice

Since their arrival yesterday afternoon Venice has been buzzing with journalists, TV crews, fans and paparazzi trying, mostly in vain, to catch a glimpse of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin ahead of their wedding today. And this evening after a … Continue reading

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Venice welcomes George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin for their wedding

“Will you George Timothy Clooney take Amal Ramzi Alamuddin to be your lawful wedded wife?” With those words, or something like them, (and assuming they both say yes!) the silver haired Hollywood heart-throb will marry the highly-respected human rights lawyer … Continue reading

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Italian 101 – How to say hello in Italian

September 26th is the European Day of Languages celebrating the rich diversity across Europe and promoting learning. And few countries have more dialects to celebrate than Italy where each town and village has its own particular language. So, as the … Continue reading

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Freaky summer weather in Italy

First came the summer rain that washed out countless family holidays, outdoor concerts and cost the tourism industry millions of Euros of lost business. Then came the thunderstorms that sank a dozen boats in the Venetian lagoon. And drenched over 5,000 … Continue reading

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Italian Art 101 – Lacoon and His Sons, Vatican Museum

The Vatican Museum is one of the must-see spots in Rome and one of the most popular museums in the world. And rightly so. Over 70,000 priceless works of art are on display and countless more are tucked away in … Continue reading

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And the winner is…….highlights from my Venice Film Festival

After 12 days of stars and starlettes, paparazzi and premieres Venice finally rolled up the red carpet and bid farewell to this year’s 71st Film Festival. Here are my highlights along with some of the winners and losers. Events kicked off … Continue reading

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