Ducati Streetfighter a Hit with MCN

A Ducati Streetfighter

I don’t think I’ve written about Italian motorbikes before. This is a little strange as I was a huge fan of motorbikes and I may not have ever made it to Italy if I’d actually gone and bought the Triumph Speed Triple I’d been eyeing up. I didn’t, so here I am in Milan. Italy […]

Arcimboldo in Milan

If you’ve never seen the amazing work of the Italian artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593), now is your chance. At Milan’s Palazzo Reale right smack in the centre of Milan, Italy, an Arcimboldo exhibition is now on, and will be on until 22 May 2011. I would thoroughly recommend giving this exhibition a visit as Arcimboldo‘s […]

Preview of Milan’s Salone Del Mobile in April 2011


In this look into the world of Italian design, I will take a look at some of the more interesting items at the forthcoming Salone del Mobile, Furniture and Design fair in Milan, Italy. This year’s Salone calendar is jam packed with exhibits and events which will be held all over Milan. While some of […]

Happy 150th Birthday Italy!

Google says Happy Birthday Italy

Thanks for the food, wine, coffee, prosecco, art, culture, music, wonderful landscapes, monuments, Italian design, gorgeous cars and motorbikes, boats, good people, grappa, pasta, pizza, lasagne, Gorgonzola, Nutella, Falcone, Borsellino, Roberto Begnini, Roberto Saviano, Beppe Grillo, Mario Draghi, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, Sophia Loren, Tods, Armani, Dolce and Gabana, Lamborghini, Maserati, Bimota, Moto Guzzi, Ducati, […]

Italy Celebrates 150 Years of Unity this Week

New Year Cake

After some moments of doubt caused by Italy’s ever argumentative politicians, this Thursday March 17th has been declared a national holiday in celebration of 150 years of Italian unity. In terms of celebrating Italy’s 150th birthday, Venice is being something of a party pooper, and Naples does not seem to want to celebrate its Italianess […]

Milano Jazzin’ Festival

From the 7 July (today) until the 7 August 2008, in Milan’s Arena Civica, the Milano Jazzin Festival is to be held. Some big names are going to be there.  Here is a list of some, along with the dates on which they can be seen in action: July 14 – Lenny Kravitz July 16 […]

Oh, Go On – Send Me Press Releases

Well, why not? If you have anything to do with something Italian, or related to Italy, an event for example, then do let me know, and I’ll write a post about it. I’m especially interested in events that are a little different and original, but I’ll consider anything anyone is kind enough to send me. […]

Marvellous Milan

The weekend before last, while I was home alone dog sitting, a friend of mine came up from Genova. He stayed for a couple of days, and while he was here we went for a bit of a wander down towards Milan’s impressive castle. I surprise awaited us.