Italy

Piedmonte Wine Tour With Passione Vino

Danny McCubbin | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

Piedmont is one of the most famous wine regions in Italy. It has gained this reputation because it is the birthplace of Barolo, (by far the most aristocratic wine of Italy) and Barbaresco, often referred to as Barolo's younger brother.

Truffle Breaks in Piedmont, Italy

Zahra Razavi | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Autumn is an important time in the Italian region of Piedmont. Unlike the neighbouring region of Liguria with its plethora of coastal towns, Piedmont comes alive with activity in the colder months. There's one delicious thing at the centre of this energy: truffles. In particular, the White Alba truffle, which is available nowhere else in the world.

WhatsApp At The Centre Of HALF All Italian Affairs

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Tech

Italian marriages are suffering from the digital age according to new data from the Italian Association of Matrimonial Lawyers. The organisation re...

This Italian Police Motorbike Display Is Incredible

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Comedy

We can't be certain when this video was filmed (the YouTube description says 1953, but it appears to feature Italian Prime Minister Giovanni Leone, wh...

Confidence and Coordination: The Key to Italy's Young Business Leaders

Andrew Devenport | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK
Andrew Devenport

In a country where regional identities are so important, building networks that bring cross sector supporters of entrepreneurship closer together is particularly vital. Businesses are not built over night and they need a range of support to get them going in the right direction.

Salon del Gusto - Good, Clean, Fair Food

Danny McCubbin | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

Carlo Petrini's message was clear in his opening speech He said that indigenous races and the delegates at Salone del Gusto are the true intellectuals of the world. His request to all of us and to many more people around the world who were listening in was to protect Bio Diversity.

Player Focus: Could Di Natale Still Succeed on the International Stage?

Ben McAleer | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

With Mario Balotelli misfiring and Giuseppe Rossi out for the foreseeable future with yet another knee problem, Conte's top quality options up front are somewhat limited. Di Natele's goalscoring exploits are unrivaled in Serie A and there would be little doubt that he could transfer this form onto the international stage.

Five Reasons to Date an Italian Now

Lee Tobin | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Tobin

Italy, in my humble opinion, is one of the most glorious countries in the world. Florence and its rich artistic history. The winding streets and hidden underground wonders of Naples. Cinque Terre and all its coloured, seaside glory. The iconic rolling hills and olive groves of Tuscany. Venice, a mystic floating playground. Stepping back in time in Sicily. Rome, just Rome.

Europe's Emerging Quality Hostels: Part Two - Italy

Peter Yeung | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Yeung

In part two of this series looking at Europe's new paradigm of hostelling, we take a look at the brilliant and feisty young newcomers to be found in the cities of Italy.

'The Voice of Stray Dogs' Subjected to Harassment

Rita Pal | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Tech
Rita Pal

He operates a system that has rescued more than 3000 dogs in 2 years with 400+ permanent dogs under his care. VoSD offers the highest standard of service and is equipped with the latest technology so that stray dogs get the best possible care.

Italian Retreats: Borgo Egnazia, Puglia

The Spa Spy | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Stepping into Borgo is like stepping into an episode of Game of Thrones...It boasts oodles of cloisters, bountiful high ceilings and sweeping staircases. A noble house in itself, it may be large, but there is a sense of regality and exclusivity here. The biggest dilemma you will face here is whether you are want to be a member of the Baratheon, Lannister, or Stark family.

Defiant Italy - Pasta, Priests and Partigiani: The Politics of Italian Gastronomy

Nick Fouche | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Fouche

Fortuitously, it was mostly thanks to my geographical location that my whimsical flirtation became transformed into a more solid 'marriage' and I was finally restored to terra firma, even if it meant descending from Botticelli and Caravaggio to that less glamorous level of my fellow mortals where gunfire has raged and soldiers once fell for the highest stakes.

The Wider Impact of Scotland's Referendum

Alexander Leivesley | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics
Alexander Leivesley

In the early hours of Friday morning, after a long, hard-fought, bitter campaign, it was confirmed that Scotland wanted to stay in the comfort zone of the Union.

This Week I Ate...Rimini

William Sitwell | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

The cork pings up to the ceiling like a bullet and those of us around the table cheer. This bottle - cuvee brut - is the Italian version of champagne, a light and fruity sparkling wine that's a few notches up from prosecco. In the two days that I've been eating in and around Rimini every meal apart from breakfast starts like this.

The World's Deepest Pool Looks Really Scary

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Tech

This is the world's deepest pool. It's called Y-40 and from the top it looks like a hole into the underworld. Located at the Hotel Terme Millepini ...

Planet Appetite: Green Adventures in Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Rupert Parker | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Parma Ham, Parmesan Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar, from Modena, are the traditional reasons for visiting Emilia-Romagna but, lesser known, are the forests, hills and valleys which are perfect for outdoor adventure.

Efforts To Rescue Huge Number Of Immigrants From Death May Stop

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK

Italy has hinted it could give up or cut the desperate search-and-rescue operation it runs to save the lives of thousands of immigrants who try to cro...

Was Amanda Knox Innocent, or Did She Just Have Good PR?

Selene Nelson | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Considerable time, effort and money has gone into portraying Knox as a wholesome girl-next-door and Sollecito, a shy, well-behaved doctor's son. Stories that threaten to shatter these carefully constructed PR images are just brushed under the carpet.

Tour Della Toscana

Andrew B Neville | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew B Neville

The food was excellent, as expected. The wine was even better, again as expected. It was however the cities, the intricacies of their designs, the details of their architectures alongside the views witnessed from the hilltops in Chianti that really stole the show. I thoroughly recommend you all take a Tour of Tuscany.

Forget an Indian Summer, I've Been Searching for an Italian Summer

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

I've always loved Italy. I love the sunshine, the people, the food... What's not to adore about the sun-soaked cities and rural landscapes?

Ring-Ring, RING-RING... It's Jamie Oliver!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Have you ever wanted a phone call from Mr Oliver? Yes. You heard correctly. We're nearly at 1 million subscribers and Jamie will be making some personal thank yous when we cross the line! Plus one lucky winner, wherever you are in the world, will receive a great big bag'o'goodies!

Politics of More Importance Than Economics for the Eurozone

Jeremy Cook | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

Mario Draghi reminded everyone gathered in Frankfurt and listening in around the world that it is not the ECB's decision as to whether to go ahead with asset purchases. Firstly, Eurogroup leaders would have to vote on it.

Notes From A Housesit: Florence

Roberta Verdant | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

I'm currently kitty-sitting in Florence (or "Firenze," if you prefer.) I'm caring for a cat-trio: Ben, Katie and Nellie, in their art-filled apartment...

How to Tour the Amalfi Coast on a Budget

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

You really can experience this stunning section of Southern Italian coastline without being a Hollywood star or heir to an olive oil fortune. It's a simple question of planning ahead and considering a few sensible, euro-saving tips...

Amanda Byram: Italian Retreats, Masseria San Domenico, Puglia

The Spa Spy | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Dipped, dunked and steeped in history, like a crispy biscuit in a cup of tea that survived the test of the heat, Masseria San Domenico remains solid and magnificent. The whitewashed fifteenth-century building is nestled deep amongst 60 hectares of ancient olive groves.