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Chioggia’s fish market

"A red spot behind the ancient city barn: it's the fishmarket. The colour of the city is red: red is the sunset on the lagoon and the dawn on the sea. Red stand the houses, between ochre traditional sails. Red hot is the temperament of its crabby inhabitants. Red are the barboni (mullets) and the freshly captured fish. Red...

Harry’s Bar in Via Veneto

The Legendary Harry's Bar the only place that evokes the "Dolce Vita" as if it were an image from the film, creating a flashback in the era of Via Veneto, when Frank Sinatra was playing the piano and the stars made their appearance in this American Bar full of glamor and style. Harry's Bar Rome was founded in 1959, will...

La Festa dei Ceri in Gubbio medieval town

Gubbio is home to the Corsa dei Ceri, a run held every year always on the 15th day of May, in which three teams, devoted to St. Ubaldo (the patron saint of Gubbio), S. Giorgio, and S. Antonio, run through throngs of cheering supporters (clad in the distinctive colours of yellow, blue and black, with white trousers and red belts and neckbands),...

Zara in Rome

Zara is a Spanish clothing and accessories. The company was founded in 1975 by Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera. It is the main brand of the Inditex group, the world's largest apparel retailer. The fashion group also owns brands such as Massimo Dutti, Pull and Bear, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home, and Uterqüe. Amancio Ortega opened the first Zara store...

Lindt shop in the center of Rome

In via della Maddalena a few steps from Pantheon in Rome, you can find, in a Lindt shop, a wide variety of light chocolates and all varieties of dark chocolate. In addition to the regular specialities, the Lindt store also has a station with The Maitre Chocolatier Lindt that produces original chocolate creations. You can even have a go at personalising these with your...

Feltrinelli & IBS book stores in Rome

Feltrinelli International A big Daddy of books in languages other than Italian. If you’re looking to stock up on the latest titles from around the world or browse a great range of dictionaries or grammar books for studying Italian, this is the place to get the job done. The Feltrinelli Group is one of the main Italian cultural industries, with a...

Caffè Greco in Rome

Some of the most charming, antique cafes here include Antico Caffè Greco, located in elegant Via dei Condotti, and considered to be Italy’s oldest after Caffè Florian in Venice. Founded in 1760, Caffè Greco owes its name to its Greek founder, Nicola della Maddalena. A stomping-ground for both foreign and Italian artists and intellectuals since the 19th Century, and a...

Railway station Termini in Rome

Total surface area 225.000 m2, frequented by approximately 480,000 persons per day, over 150 million per year. Even beyond these figures, Roma Termini has come to play a primary role in the urban, regional, national and international transport system. Taking as its starting point the consideration that stations are privileged places of passage, fundamentally important resources for cities in constant...

Street Artists in Rome

In this gallery: painters in square Piazza Navona street musicians Spanish Steps street painters street artists perform during the Carnival celebrations in Piazza Navona in Rome Date: November 18, 2014, Rome. street painters protest against the decision of the Mayor of Rome to prohibit their activities in some historical street painters in the historic center of Rome

Superfast ferry

"The Superfast vision began to materialize in 1995 with the deployment of the first pair of pioneering German-built car passenger ferries on the Patras-Ancona route reducing travelling time from 36 to 20 hours and setting new standards in maritime transport between Greece and Italy." (official website) Superfast Ferries is the ferry company in the Italy – Greece routes with 4...

Settembrini Café and Library in Rome

Settembrini is a figure of the Italian Risorgimento. A character in The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann. Settembrini is Café, bistro, deli, wine cellar. The barman prepares classic cocktails and contemporary inventions. The space is a clever mix of warmth and simplicity. “You eat surrounded by black and white photographs and you drink wines selected with particular care.” Lying on couches, between...

I Primi d’Italia (The First Courses of Italy)

I Primi d'Italia (The First Courses of Italy) is the first and only National Festival of First Courses. Pasta, rice, soups, gnocchi, polenta are the protagonists of the more appetizing culinary marathon of Italy. An event that dresses up the entire historical center of Foligno, promoting all-round culture of the first dish on the table. I Primi d'Italia takes place the last week of...

Bicycle in Rome

The Campagnolo Cycling Race in Rome ROME - 14. October 2012: Bike Show and Expo. International exhibitors presenting their new products. ROME - 14. October 2012 (ecological day, against air pollution): cyclists in road Fori Imperiali during the prohibition of the movement of cars in the city center.

Bar del Fico in Rome

"Named after the ancient fig tree outside, this hipster hangout near the beautiful Santa Maria della Pace church is very popular with chess players of all ages, together with those filling their boots at the free pizza Aperitivo, which is accompanied by DJs. Decorated like an old Parisian cafe and split over two rooms, with the chess tables outside, the atmosphere...

Vino cotto in Loro Piceno

Vino cotto (literally 'cooked wine’), is a type of wine from the Marche and Abruzzo in Central Italy, made primarily in the hills of the Province of Ascoli Piceno and the Province of Macerata. It is a strong ruby-colored wine, usually semi-sweet, and traditionally drunk in small glasses with puddings and cheese. t is produced from the must of any of the local varieties of grapes, heated in a copper vessel until reduced to a...

Settembrini Café and bistrot in Rome

“Settembrini is not only a meeting place and a social space but also your home. A place best experienced and discovered little by little, an engaging, laid back, carefree world and a place full of history and events, of food and kitchens, of wines and cellars, of pantries and living rooms. We love to believe that walking into one...

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