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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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Italy 101 – What to pack for Italy

What’s the first thing that goes into your suitcase when preparing for a holiday in Italy? Your swimsuit? Your passport? Your phrasebook? For me it’s always my snorkel, unless I’m going to the mountains, of course! But wherever you’re off … 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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Vizio Virtù – the finest chocolatier in Venice

As you push the old, glazed door open the rich, sweet scent of chocolate envelops you, enticing you in, making your mouth water and your taste buds tingle. And as you anticipate the first bite, your mind is working overtime … 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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