Month: October 2011

Italy celebrates the Indian Summer: Wine and food festivals and special events

Everyone knows the so-called “Indian Summer”, a meteorological phenomenon that takes place in Autumn.

It refers to a period of considerably above normal temperatures, accompanied by dry and hazy conditions, usually after there has been a killing frost. Everywhere in the US, this period is more commonly known as the “dog days”.

In former times in Europe, “Indian summer” was called “Saint Martin’s Summer”, referring to St. Martin’s day, November 11th, when it was supposed to end.

The phrase ‘Saint Martin’s Summer’ comes from France where it is still widely used. In Italy, St Martin’s summer (Estate di San Martino) was expected and celebrated as a rural tradition with ancient origins, and

Ghosts, Witches and Frightful Monsters: this is Halloween Time!

Halloween night is coming!

Get ready for the most frightful night in the year in the best way. Many Italian cities are planning to give parties and masked balls for 31st October to remind macabre atmospheres of ghosts wandering on earth.

This typically American party has become popular in Italy in the last years, with a bigger success every year. Don’t lose the chance to spend this night at best. There are lots of opportunities to spend a mysterious and frightful night both for adults and children, let’s see some!

Milan gets ready for the “witches’ night”

Artissima 18, the International Fair of Contemporary Art in Turin

From 4th to 6th November 2011, get ready for a striking explosion of art in the city of Turin, Italy: Artissima 18, the International Fair of Contemporary Art will be held at Oval Lingotto Fiere.

A world-famous cultural appointment offering a full overview over the world of the new art. The ideal match point for both emerging and already famous artists, art galleries and collectors.

In the course of time, Artissima has been known in the whole world of contemporary art at national and international level; it has become a great cultural event able to draw

A Brand-New Travel Guide to the City of Belgrade is Online

About Belgrade is the new online tourist guide to the city of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.

About Belgrade allows users to find all the necessary information for visiting the main sights in the city and also many useful tips about transportation, guided tours and interesting itineraries, museums’ addresses and opening hours, phone numbers and addresses of restaurants, discos, pubs and cafes.

Once in Belgrade, visitors will be able to enjoy the best of such a lively city can offer. They only have to take a look at this

150 years of Italian Fashion on display at Reggia di Venaria Reale

From last 17th September 2011 until 8th January 2012, the royal palace Reggia di Venaria Reale (located near Turin) will host an exhibition called Moda in Italia (Fashion in Italy), an event for celebrating 150 years of elegance.

A real journey in the Italian style and fashion from 1861 until today, from the stars of cinema to the great contemporary fashion designers. This extraordinary exhibition is one of the several celebrations scheduled in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Unity of Italy and it will present