Tag Archives: The Weekly Postcard

Hand carved cameo jewellery in Venice : a classic art

People have been carving cameos into glass, gems, shells and stones for centuries, millennia even. The art goes back at least to the ancient Romans and Greeks with stone cameos surviving from as far back as the 3rd century BC … Continue reading

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Siena Palio – which contradas are racing on 2nd July 2016?

The Siena Palio horserace in Tuscany is world famous. Let’s have a look at which contradas are racing on 2nd July 2016? Continue reading

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Banksy street art : a new exhibition in Rome

If you like street art, you’re probably familiar with the enigmatic, anonymous artist known as Banksy. His wonderfully satirical, sardonic, subversive and increasingly political images including “Girl with a Balloon”, “Naked Man” “Love is in the air” have been gracing … Continue reading

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What to see and do in Roman Chester

Despite what you might think, you don’t have to be in Italy to discover Italian history, culture and cuisine. Italian pasta is cooked and eaten around the world. Italian wine is easily available in supermarkets. Italian masterpieces fill our art … Continue reading

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Learn how to cook Italian Romagnolo-style with Nonna Violante

Italy is pure heaven for foodies as each city and region has its own traditional specialities. From the delicious seafood cicchetti bar snacks in Venice, to the wood-fired pizzas of Naples and the mouthwatering cannoli cream cakes of Sicily, you’ll … Continue reading

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Top 6 reasons to visit Forlì, Emilia-Romagna

Forlì, pronounced For-LEE, may not be a name that you’re immediately familiar with, but if you’re visiting central Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region its one to add to your list, especially if you’re an art or architecture lover. Known in Italy for … Continue reading

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“A Venetian Affair” – an impossible love story of mistresses, mystery and music from the Venice Music Project

The first time you hear soprano Liesl Odenweller effortlessly hit a high note it sends tingles down your spine. The exquisite baroque musicians she accompanies further whip up your emotions with their sweeping strings, fervent flutes and lively lute player. … Continue reading

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