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Archive for May, 2009

  • Michelangelo crucifix has experts cross

    25th May, 2009

    Posted in Culture

    It’s nowhere near as well-known as the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling of Rome’s Sistine Chapel or the statue of David in the Accademia Gallery in Florence. But a miniature depiction of Christ is, for the time being at least, Michelangelo’s most...

  • The allure of Abruzzo

    23rd May, 2009

    Posted in Abruzzo andCulture

    For hundreds of years the region of Abruzzo has been one of Italy's most isolated – and the signs are there to see. The region couldn't be more different from Rome, despite being less than a couple of hour’s away by car. In Abruzzo, gone is the f...

  • Italy to house G8 leaders in cop barracks

    21st May, 2009

    Posted in Abruzzo andNews from Italy

    Leaders of the world's 20 richest nations may have thought they had it tough when they had to turn up for April's G20 summit at London's ExCeL centre, swamped by a bleak grey sea of concrete in a desolate, windswept corner of the capital's Docklands ...

  • Gaiole, Tuscany: The best place in Europe to live

    8th May, 2009

    Posted in Tuscany andCulture

    It's deep in the heart of Chianti but you would be forgiven for never having heard of it, overshadowed as it is by the likes of Siena 28km away and Arezzo and San Gimignano, both 55 km distant. But the small town of Gaiole – or Gaiole in Chianti to ...

  • Volterra: The allure of Tuscany's hidden gem

    5th May, 2009

    Posted in Tuscany andCulture

    Nearby San Gimignano may be the one to which the foreign tourists flock in their thousands every summer. But there are many astute visitors who have been to this part of Tuscany and will insist Volterra, 12 miles away, is just as appealing, if not ...

  • Heavenly homes for sale in Italy

    3rd May, 2009

    Posted in Tuscany andProperty

    If you are looking for a heavenly property in Italy, this might just be the answer to your prayers. There are around 5,000 churches, chapels and oratories in Italy ready to be converted into stunning homes, a study has found. These spacious and br...