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Notes, thoughts and meditations on Italy
An affectionate look at the Italian lira and thoughts on the Euro to come . . .
Would you buy a painting from someone called Sandro Filipepi? What if you weren't even sure what it meant? If your answer is (understandably) no, then you've just turned down Botticelli's masterpiece Primavera.
A no-strings approach to education in Reggio Emilia
"What's your road, man? -holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road." (Jack Kerouac - On the Road) We talk to Nicola De Gregorio, the organiser of the first ever hitchhiking race around Italy.
A seventeenth century Tuscan villa hosts one of the world's finest sculpture parks
Get rid of your coughs and colds the natural way. Just read on for a host of herbal remedies to get you into tip-top shape this winter
Nouveau, new, contemporary - call it as you will, the circus is back in style. Take a ringside seat as we enjoy all the traditional fun of one of the oldest shows on earth . . .
East meets west in the current batch of Japanese-inspired buildings to be seen throughout Italy.
December means marathons in Italy - so put on your running shoes and get into gear . . .
Thousands of Spanish and German fans are expected in Milan for the final of the Champions League. Go to Milan on May 23rd and celebrate soccer - European style.
If you wish upon a star . . . romantic souls all over Italy will be looking up on the Feast of Saint Lawrence (August 10th) to view the magnificent meteor shower known as "the tears of Saint Lawrence"
Don't get stuck on the highway to hell, thanks to our summer driving tips.
We go to the Mantua Literature Festival for a very special circus. The Circo Bidone, Europe's last horse-drawn circus, draws us into its magical world . . .
Discover the secrets of gathering truffles on a Sunday morning in Lunano
"Man doesn't stop playing because he grows old. But he grows old when he stops playing." Oscar Wilde's words ring true to Professor Baldassar, aka Roberto Papetti, the Provost of Ravenna's Marble University