Tag Archives: Calabria

The last day of Pompeii, 24th August 79 AD

At around 1pm on the 24th August 79 AD Mount Vesuvius in southern Italy blew her top. For hours she spewed a cloud of deadly volcanic gas, molten lava and fine ash up into the stratosphere. Little did the people … Continue reading

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Italian 101 – How to say Happy Easter

Easter, or Pasqua, is a big deal for Italians, a very big deal. As big, if not bigger than Christmas. So as Lent, or La Quaresima, has drawn to a close, Good Friday is over and the bakeries and patisseries … Continue reading

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Anime Nere premieres at Venice Film Festival 2014 to rapturous applause

Once you’ve seen one mafia film, you’ve seen them all, right? Based on the best-selling novel by Gioacchino Criaco, Anime Nere (Black Souls) premiered last night at the 71st Venice Film Festival as the first Italian film of the competition … Continue reading

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