Italy

Shakespeare's Cities: The Best of Shakespeare's Story Settings

Adam Bown | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

Start at Rialto Bridge to re-live heated conversations from The Merchant of Venice and experience the views this tourist trap offers over the city's canals. Take a trip to the area known as the 'Jewish Ghetto' and see one of the city's stunning synagogues, like the Levantine Synagogue, where Al Pacino prayed in the role of Shylock in the 2004 film.

Visiting Verona - Are You a Sucker For Love or Just a Sucker?

Madame Allsorts | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Madame Allsorts

There is a humorous sense of irony surrounding the amount of visitors that Casa Di Giulietta attracts each year, especially considering that Shakespeare's famous play was a fictional concept, and the balcony in Verona wasn't an original feature of "Juliet's house".

Far-Right Activists Almost Drown Attempting To Prove How 'Easy' Illegal Immigration Is

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Doubts have now been cast about the veracity of the story, with the secretary of the Modena Lega Nord saying he had not heard of the men invol...

Never Mind Scotland, Where Is London's Independence Referendum?

Matt Lacey | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

But I hear you cry "Scotland was an independent nation for centuries between around 843 and 1707, and Venice was an independent state from around the seventh century right up 1797, whereas London has pretty much been at the heart of England since its foundation!"

How to Experience the True Venice

Andrea Magrath | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Stow your map. See that long, narrow, foreboding passageway off the main thoroughfare? Walk down there. Venice is a remarkably safe city, and you'll only get so far before you hit the sea, so be brave and wander without direction.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 69 - Milan to Coombe Bissett

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I am collected in Milan by my host who greets me eagerly and enthusiastically even though we have never met before. I have a sudden rush of English reserve and withdraw mildly.

Where Are the World's Best Hotels?

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Destinations are ranked according to the reputation of their hotels, based on over 82 million hotel reviews and ratings aggregated from over 200 online booking sites. Included in the list are destinations with at least 130 hotels and 60 reviews.

Why Spring Sunshine Means Slump in Holiday Prices

Mark Hodson | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

The warm spring sunshine that has arrived across most of Britain is dividing opinion amongst the travel industry. Companies selling holidays in the UK are breathing a huge sigh of relief. Some were wondering if coverage of the floods in the West Country would kill off bookings for the season. How quickly we forget.

'Renzie', Italy's New Premier, Grabs the Reins - Can a Young Man Run a Country Dominated By the Old?

Marco Morosini | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics
Marco Morosini

With a new and disruptive coalescence of young voters on the rise, who fully oppose the iron grip of the elderly, the fragile and illusive reins of power may well slip from Renzi's grasp...

WATCH: Costa Concordia Captain Returns To Shipwreck

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK

The Italian captain of the Costa Concordia has stepped aboard the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia for the first time since it capsized two years ago,...

Kick Back With Food Tube

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

We've been enjoying a stress free week at Food Tube HQ and our latest batch of videos certainly reflects this. With February's lashing rain and icy winds dominating our days, our thoughts have turned to warmer climates and chilling out with some fabulous food and drink.

Five Chocolate Hotels for Valentine's Day

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

From our very own Bournemouth to Paris and Mexico, guests can enjoy chocolate breakfasts, cocktails and even chocolate body treatments at these carefully selected establishments.

Cupcakes, Cheesecakes and More: Eating American Baked Goods in the Land of Tiramisu

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Dr Mark Esposito

Since the opening of the first documented American-style bakery in 1998, local consumer demand for American-style cupcakes, cheesecake, brownies, chocolate chip cookies and donuts, have been rising rapidly.

Sollecito Caught By Police On Italian Border

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

Raffaele Sollecito, the Italian found guilty alongside Amanda Knox of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, has been stopped by police on th...

Eating in Venice

Philip Dundas | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Dundas

I find it hard to put my finger on the city or its people. Not quite Italian or Slavic, there is rude mixture of genetic throwback which makes the Venetians fiery and hot-blooded and saturnine and big faced. These resourceful, mercantile amphibians rule their intriguing and mysterious city with contempt and indifference to outsiders.

Animal Protection Group Urges Pope Francis To Stop Releasing Doves Of Peace

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

An animal welfare group has called upon the Pope to refrain from releasing his doves of peace after two were attacked in mid-air after a service on Su...

Working Abroad: Don't Let Your Degree Get in the Way of Your Education

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

In my Graduation ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor of Durham University urged myself and my fellow gown-clothed peers 'Don't let your degree get in the way of your education' and he is right. Having a degree here isn't a requirement, but it gives me encouragement.

WATCH: Italian MP 'Blacks Up' In Rant About Immigrants

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Right-wing Italian politicians have plumbed to new depths in their treatment of the country's first black minister. A right-wing Italian politicia...

Taste the Genoese Lifestyle

Peter Morrell | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Morrell

Via Garibaldi in the Italian port city of Genoa was designed as part of Le Strade Nuove or New Streets project in the late 16th century and is lined with sumptuous palaces or palazzi built by noblemen and rich merchants.

What's Behind the Wave of Acid Attacks in Italy

Maria Caspani | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK
Maria Caspani

Last month, yet another acid attack - more than half a dozen were reported by the media in 2013 - made the newspaper headlines in Italy.

Paedophile Has Conviction Overturned Because Girl, 11, Was 'In Love', Court Rules

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A 60-year-old man caught having sex with an 11-year-old girl has had his conviction overturned by an Italian high court because the pair were in a lov...

A Journey Through the Great Gardens of Europe

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Pounding the streets of Europe can take its toll on tourists, so if you're looking for a tranquil place to relax, take some time out in green spaces where nature can invigorate the body and the soul. The beautiful parks and gardens of Europe are a great way to mix history and leisure...

The Eight Things Everyone Should Know Before They are Allowed to Eat Italian Food

Maria Chiorando | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

They lied. There are actually three certainties in life: death, taxes, and the innate superiority of Italian food.

Dear Santa, Please Make the EU More Competitive

Terence Tse | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK
Terence Tse

2014 will be a crucial year for the EU. The European elections are going to take place in May and we certainly hope that they will attract more attention and interest than in the past.

Taking The Kiss?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK

It was a photo hailed as a symbol of peaceful protest. But the picture of a young Italian woman kissing the helmet visor of a riot officer might ha...