Italy

Truth for Giulio Regeni

Neil Durkin | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Is the UK government doing enough over the terrible case of Giulio Regeni? By "enough" I mean: is the governent putting any real time and effort into supporting the campaign to find out what really happened to this Cambridge University student who was abducted and tortured to death during his PhD research in Egypt?

Pope Francis Has Just Done Something Amazing For 12 Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.04.2016 | UK

Pope Francis welcomed 12 Syrian refugees on board his charter plane after an emotional visit to the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday. The pontiff w...

Obsessing Over Orvieto ~ Locanda Palazzone, Umbria, Italy‏

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Parents
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Not being in any particular rush to reach Rome, a few clicks of investigating suggested Orvieto as a wonderful day trip. Orvieto was a 'why not?' destination. Travelling with three young children, I thought, "Why not stay overnight? What some recommend as a day trip, might be worth a little extra time when touristing with three under-sixes."

"Piano Piano" - How Living in Italy Taught Me to Slow Down

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

A lot has changed since January 2014. Not just that I now live in London, have a stable job and most excellent workplace, but mainly for the reason that this time two years ago I was living in Palermo, Sicily. Yeah, I'm still trying to get used to the lack of good coffee.

Great Weekend Getaways - Milan and Bergamot

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

We marvelled at the glorious Duomo in the central square, the second largest cathedral in Italy after St Peter's in Rome, galloped through as many museums as possible and admired the chic shops and their stylish Milanese clientele. Even the dogs were high fashion with brightly coloured jumpers, coats and matching backpacks.

Tuscany Then, Tuscany Now, Tuscany Again Please

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

As far back as I can remember, since my wanderlust surfaced, I've romanced of winding around hilly b-roads, stopping for some fabulously delicious lunch and returning to savour soft but stunning sundown vistas, from a large shuttered window in a large Tuscan villa.

Six of the Best Treks Around the World

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

You may have to become a seasoned hiker to really understand the addiction; but even beginners can relate to the thrill of exploring in the open air and experiencing that 'hiker's high' when you reach your final destination. If you're looking for your next trekking challenge, take a look a 6 of the best trails around the world and let them inspire you...

What's It All About? Why I Love Sardinia for Family Holidays Too

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Pregnant City Girl

Sardinia has often been labelled as a go-to destination for the rich and famous, thus putting off the likes of you and me from ever considering it as ...

Making Your Adventure a Reality

Laura Maisey | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Sport
Laura Maisey

1. Find a place you are interested in I am fascinated by Italy's history. Who doesn't love a good Roman?! I mean, apart from the sanitation, the medi...

No Babies Were Born In This Town For 28 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Parents

A small town was overjoyed by the birth of the first baby born there in 28 years. Ostana, a mountain town in the Piedmont region of Italy, has seen...

Journalist Getting Revenge On Giant, Inflatable Banana-Wielding Man Will Leave You Cheering

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Comedy

Some of the best TV gold comes from pranksters attempting to put off TV reporters. Especially when it comes to football fans. Sky Sports have had t...

Time Restaurant and Wine Bar | Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto | Rome

Chris Osburn | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Osburn

Craving to unwind, be pampered and have a taste of La Dolce Vita in grand style? When in Rome you can do so at the Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto's superb Time Restaurant & Wine Bar.

Why the Statue of David Has a Small Penis

Ashley Hames | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Hames

Why is this basic consideration for other people so lacking? For me, an Englishman abroad, it's bizarre. I'm pretty sure that door construction is fairly uniform throughout Western Europe. Even in Palermo, doors boast the technical wizardry known as 'door knobs' or 'handles.'

Four Days in Florence

Vicki Lutas | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Lutas

If you go to the Uffizi gallery (which houses ACTUAL Da Vinci), book early, book before you leave the country, book before you even know if you're going to Florence! No, but really. Do book early.

A Taste of the Sweet Life

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

Between June and October each year, thousands of sun-seekers from across the globe make their way through the infamous windy roads of Italy's iconic Southern Coastline and it's certainly no mystery as to why.

Milan: the Culture and Events Hub That Mustn't Be Ignored

Richard Dodgson | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Dodgson

Last year, Milan was ranked among the top 25 world cities with the most powerful brands, according to the first Guardian Cities global survey. Its position in the list - above the likes of Tokyo, Berlin, and Beijing, owes much to a sturdy economy, its excellent shopping and fashion offerings and its range of cultural attractions.

Welling Up Outside the Room of Tears - The Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Whilst Michelangelo's frescos on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel are divinely exceptional, it was also the manner in which I basked under their glory which magnified the spiritual response within me.

Padua - A City of Culture, Art and Architecture

Peter Morrell | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Morrell

The academic heritage of the city sets the scene for it's many cultural, artistic and architectural attractions. My exploration started at the Basilica dedicated to St Anthony of Padua.

5 Charts About Migration That You Shouldn't Forget

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

The rising number of migrants who die on their journeys across the Mediterranean is laid bare in five charts, which reveal that deaths in the region m...

Igor Prokop: One of the Top Artists at the Chianciano Biennale in Tuscany

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Within such a cornucopia of talent, Igor Prokop, an artist born in Budapest, stands out with a presentation of highly-elaborate and colourful paintings strongly influenced by nature and corals.

Art Review: Marco Lusini and the Post-War Italian Artists

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Due to the overwhelming interest in Italian art from the 50s to the 80s, we are rediscovering less-known artists from such Golden Era that played a pi...

Five Reasons to Visit Rome in 2015

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Rome will always be an enigmatic and culturally treasured European city, but there are a number of reasons why 2015 is the year you should visit for the first time, and if you've already been, why it's time to go back...

Holiday With The Italians: The Tuscan Riviera

Jo Carrigan | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Carrigan

There's something to be said for the Italians - they do it bloody well. And by "it", I mean everything; food, wine, football, and as I found out recently on a trip to Tuscany, incredible beach resorts.

A Short Walk Home

Edward Lloyd Owen | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK
Edward Lloyd Owen

It's been an extraordinary experience; difficult, hot, cold, lonely, funny, emotional and mentally and physically exhausting in a way I couldn't have imagined. But crucially also hugely rewarding, not just for myself, but also in the raising of the money for Walking With The Wounded, which I hope will only increase (£18k to date). And, thankfully, only truly scary once or twice...

Hunting the World's Most Wanted People Smuggler

Alex Crawford | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK
Alex Crawford

There is no rule of law and much of the state infrastructure is crumbling with government employees complaining about not being paid. And it's here in Tripoli where the Italian investigators traced Ghermay to, where they believe he's living and from where he manages his multi-national human trafficking business. And it's here he will carry on operating, safe in the knowledge he can't and won't be caught - no matter the protestations and political pledges to crack down on the gangs and the networks. Because Libya is anarchic and that means the smugglers can operate with impunity.