Earthquake striking Ischia kills two

Ischia, this fancy little island of the gulf of Naples, right next to Capri, was struck by an earthquake of magnitudo 4.0 last night. The earth started shaking at 20:57 causing the death of two women and injuring at least 39 others. Rescues are still going on. Ischia is  a major tourist destination famous also…

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Postcard-perfect Tuscany: Lajatico

We all know that you can sell everything related to Tuscany and that since the success of Under the Tuscan sun every divorced woman struggles to buy the ruins of a house somewhere over here so that during the reconstruction works she can meet a sexy Italian gigolo willing to give a helping hand. If…

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Rome: off the beaten track

Everyone knows how gorgeous the Colosseum is, how nice it is to be sittting on the steps of Piazza di Spagna, that you need to throw a coin to the Trevi fountain. Now I would like to show you a bunch of things that might be familiar only to Rome professionals…or locals! Ponte Palatino There…

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My place or your place?

A question that might sound so simple for us, is so hard to ask for poor Italian youngsters. Traditionally Italians tend to move out from the family home quite late as they like enyoying mamma’s full room service with morning coffee in bed and perfectly ironed shirts whenever it is needed. After the great economic…

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The Nutella story : lick it!

Did you know that Nutella, world’s favourite hazelnut spread was born as a contingency solution to alleviate the effects of short cocoa supplies after the World War II? Pietro Ferrero, a confectioner from the city of Alba, Piedmont , who was all there, figured out that even if cocoa supplies are about to finish, there…

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