Month: January 2011

Florence February Fever: Trend and Chocolate

The city of Florence in winter time, the city of Florence waiting to be visited, the city of Florence dedicating space to suiting everyone’s fancy. Events, despite their young age, that entered Florence winter tradition and that kids and adults await all year long.

On February, 4th two not so similar appointments get under way: in Fortezza Da Basso comes back Immagine Italia & Co. while Piazza Santa Croce will be invaded by expositors rushed in town for Hand-crafted Chocolate Fair.

The 4th edition of Immagine Italia & Co., from February, 4th to 6th , represents

Venice, the Carnival take a run up ready to spread its wings

The 150th anniversary of Italian Unity worths special appointments: so, while all the main Italian cities prepare their own contribution to this event to make March an unforgettable month, Venice Carnival second-guess everyone for a week.

On the occasion of 150th, indeed, the city decided to extend its main festival making it two weeks longer and to regain themed Carnival tradition: this edition is entitled “Ottocento – da Senso a Sissi, la città delle donne” (Nineteenth century – from Senso to Sissi, women’s city), which is going to combine dresses and hairdos of 19th century with women’s celebrations.

Beyond national holiday, the inspiration came from the concurrence

Outlets in Italy, the brand-new Website about all the Outlets in Italy. Find your favorite Italian Brands Here!

The new and original website “Outlets in Italy is now online. As the name already indicates, the website offers many useful information and tips about all the outlets in Italy.

This website gives users the opportunity to search for their favorite Italian brands in Italy and discover where to find it in one of the thousands shopping centers and fashion malls placed throughout the country. It is also possible – and very easy indeed – to search by location, region, city, or category of products (accessories, clothing, home, sport, underwear, perfumery, shoes, kids).

In this way, it is possible to find the best outlet shopping centers in Italy in a very simple and quick way: at home, with your pc and with

Sanremo, Ariston’s lights get ready to shine: 61st Italian Song Festival

Preparatives for the next edition of Sanremo Festival dedicated to Italian songs are already twitching for months.

The much-talked-about hosts’ cast will be leaded by the singer Gianni Morandi (one of the most famous voices in Italy since 1964) joined by Elisabetta Canalis, and Belen Rodriguez with special appearance by Luca Bizzarri and Paolo Kessisoglu, the TV comic team coming from “Le Iene” (one of the most followed programs in Italy).

Many guests will alternate on Teatro Ariston stage in Sanremo and most of them will be last-minute announced.

This edition will take place in five consecutive nights, from February, 15th to 19th,

Vincent Van Gogh comes back in Rome: out-of-time Countryside – Modern City

After 22 years, the art genius Vincent Van Gogh comes back in Rome with an exhibition at Complesso Vittoriano with more than 60 artworks, besides the ones made by the masters who inspired and guided the Dutch painter to the development of his technique and the predilection for certain subjects.

Van Gogh often painted rural and urban subjects bringing out values coming from tradition, countryside, warm hardness you could find in faces, humbles and peasants’ daily gestures.

By painting modern cities, the painter always chose to create alleys pictures of suburbs in full expansion in that period, while in his countryside representations Van Gogh inserted his personal idea of happiness in simple farmer life.