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Herbaria exhibition

Event: Herbaria, exhibition of organic products in Fiastra Abbey. Marche region, Italy. Date: 24 - 27 May 2012. The name Herbaria stands for top quality and competence when it comes to teas, herbs and spices from controlled organic farms. read more

The Central Food Market in Livorno

A beautiful, imposing building, Livorno’s covered market, inaugurated in 1894, was designed by the architect Angelo Badaloni, then chief architect for the Livorno City Council. It is interesting both for its majestic structure, lightened by the large, elegant windows, and for its iron and glass roof, the work of the Gambaro brothers. It consists of a spacious hall (95 metres...

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

Wine cellar Buccone in Rome

“Once it was Marquesses Cavalcabò’s coach-house, then a tavern and since 1969 it has been changed into a wine cellar. It was the first in Rome that poured out high quality wines, among which the famous Picolit, since 1980, after Mr. Domenico Buccone’s death, Maddalena, Domenico’s wife, enriched the service by adding specialized food, pasta, honey, jam.” Most of the store’s...

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...

Giolitti, old ice cream shop and bar in Rome

"Since 1900 has nutrured a taste for perfection. Harmonies of flavors and great tradition for one of the oldest and most renowned locations in Rome, famous and appreciated in Italy and around..." It all began back in 1890 when Giuseppe and Bernadina Giolitti opened a creamery on the Salita del Grillo, where they sold milk from their own pastures in the Roman countryside....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Porta Portese flea market in Rome

This is the main flea market in Rome held at the back of Trastevere quarter. Here you'lll find a bit of everything (including the occasional stolen item), though you wont't find a real bargain. You can find almost everything in it: dresses, new and old, furnishings, bikes, old cameras, posters, books, stamps. It is so big that it can be...

Everyday scenes and people in Rome, snapshots… (Part one)

Walking around Rome. Some snapshots of everyday life in Rome. People and viewpoints of the city's places.

CAMPO DE’ FIORI IN ROME

A celebrated and picturesque market by day, Camp dè Fiori quickly turns into a hub for nightlifers in the evening. The piazza, in the morning heaving with people bustling among the fruit and vegetable stands, at night sees its restaurants and bars open for business. For centuries Camp dè Fiori was the stage for public executions. Here in 1600 the...

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...

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...

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...

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