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Glum Italy

Poor Italy.  Somewhat to everyone’s surprise, after pulling off an impressive victory against Germany in the European Cup semi-final, Italy made it to the final

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Food time!

Lunchtime, baby is sleeping – dozed off while we were searching for x-ray copies and doing a bit of shopping. Well, this is Italy, so

Christmas in Italy

Documentary on Italy – Shopping, Design, Luxury, and Quality

The world wide web holds many hidden gems, such as this half-hour BBC 4 documentary which examines Italy’s small business mentality as well as Italy’s expertise in design and producing quality luxury goods. Interviews with Diego Della Valle of Tods and Miuccia Prada provide plenty of insight into the ‘made in Italy’ concept.

Paolo Sarpi Pedestrianisation

The Paolo Sarpi area of central Milan has become somewhat overrun by wholesale clothing outlets run by Chinese companies and the situation has caused problems for local residents.

Bicycle Day in Milan, Italy and Making Videos

Yesterday, Sunday, the centre of Milan was closed to traffic for most of the day until six in the evening. After a sunny start, the weather was lousy, but that did not stop plenty of cyclists taking to the streets of Milan, as you will see from the short film I took with a Kodak Zi8.

Milan Design Weekend 2010

Italian Design Weekend

This weekend Milan plays host to yet another Design fest – the 2010 Milan Design Weekend, only this time there is a twist. The event is dedicated to those shopping for interior products, art and, to those interested in architecture. The even dedicated to design, and was established to support companies in the furniture sector, as well as to celebrate Milan as the Italy’s Design Capital.

Properties

A House and all that Jazz For Sale in Umbria, Italy

How would you like to have your very own a country retreat in a quiet medieval village in the heart of Italy? A place which enjoys glorious views of the surrounding countryside, and which is not far from Italy’s eternal city -Rome. If so, there is a house for sale which might be of interest.

House For Sale near Milan

Gaetano Salvo, friend and Blog from Italy researcher wants to sell his house. For those who might be interested, or may know of someone or

A House and all that Jazz For Sale in Umbria, Italy

How would you like to have your very own a country retreat in a quiet medieval village in the heart of Italy? A place which enjoys glorious views of the surrounding countryside, and which is not far from Italy’s eternal city -Rome. If so, there is a house for sale which might be of interest.

Places to stay in Italy

Expat B&Bs in Italy

This is not about every B&B in Italy, but as many B&Bs in Italy run by expats as Blog from Italy can track down.

As long as I can find enough information a new B&B will be added every Sunday from now on. Three expat B&Bs have been lined up so far.

Casa Villatalla B&B, Liguria

By far the most important members of the Casa Villatalla household are Nellie (an elderly but loveable chocolate Labrador), Bonnie, a fluffy and rather scatty American Spaniel, and Pickle, aneccentric cat who walks like John Wayne.

Medieval Tranquility at Casa Dell’Amorino, Abruzzo, Italy

This week, Blog from Italy’s new series of features on expat run apartments for rent in Italy takes a look at an attractive recently refurbished 200 year old town house, Casa Dell’Amorino, which would make an ideal base for skiiers in winter or early spring, and would also be perfect for one of those getting away from it all summer vacations.

The Castelbrando Hotel by Night

The Castelbrando Castle Hotel – For Luxurious Romantic Getaways

Situated in the foothills of the alps 50 minutes drive away from Venice lies the spectacular and luxurious 80 room Castelbrando hotel.

The romantic location of this castle hotel in Italy is straight out of a fairytale.

The Castelbrando Hotel is embodies romance and Italian style, making it an ideal hotel in Italy for romantic getaways or simply to use as a base from which to explore the beautiful area in which the Castelbrando finds itself.

Casa Villatalla B&B, Liguria

By far the most important members of the Casa Villatalla household are Nellie (an elderly but loveable chocolate Labrador), Bonnie, a fluffy and rather scatty American Spaniel, and Pickle, aneccentric cat who walks like John Wayne.