Showing Off Italy’s Piazzas by Video

Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy

Someone drew my attention to a video showing off Italy’s lovely piazzas via Twitter. I watched it and I liked it a lot and the music which accompanies it is great too, well I think so. Long ago I was a trumpet player, so I’ll admit to a bit of bias. Trumpet? Piazza? Watch the […]

Italian Music – Motel Connection

Italian band Motel Connection has been around since 2000 and is still going strong and is still producing some of the best Italian music you are likely to hear. From the tracks I’ve heard so far, the band tends to sing in English. This does not appear to have done any harm to the bad, and […]

Dreaming Italy – A Prize Winning Video

Matthew ‘Matty’ Brown, despite his taste for loopy hats, happens to be very good at creating videos.  His, by his own admission, somewhat rushed video of the beautiful and virtually unknown Basilicata area of south Italy which he entered as part of a digital diary contest won the grand prize.  Hearty congratulations to him for […]

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.

Floating Self-Catering in Venice

If you have not been to Venice, then you really should. If you like the idea, but are put off by the expense, then how about seeing Venice by hiring your very own floating self-catering appartment?

Amalfi by Alfa Romeo

I dug this up on Youtube, and quite liked it. It’s a video documentary with a presenter who finds chaotic Naples, dirty, grimy and vibrant. She promptly flees the city in her red Alfa Romeo convertible and heads off towards Vesuvius, and then along the winding coastal roads of the Amalfi coastline towards Positano, the emerald grotto, and ends up the town of Amalfi itself.

Italy Map plus YouTube Videos

If you are looking to while away a few minutes, perhaps while waiting for an important phone call or suchlike, and you are thinking about coming to Italy for a summer holiday, then this Italy map link might prove fun.

Diesel Reactions

I wrote about Italian fashion wear company Diesel’s 30th anniversary promotional video recently, and I’ve been showing the video to a range of people to gauge reactions.