by Hugo Mc Cafferty   If you want to spend All Souls' Day among the dead, there is nowhere better to do so than Italy. With such a complex and rich spiritual history, it is no wonder that Italy is home to some of the world's most hauntingly beautiful cemeteries. Here are 10 to visit on All Souls' Day.   English Cemetery, Florence...

  WTI Magazine #15    2014 Jan, 31Author : Vino OK      Translation by: Alessandra Bitetti   This is one of the most successful wine in the whole winery production of the Tuscan region. This red wine has a specific peculiarity: it exploits several important grapes for the "uvaggio" (a mixture of different varie...

La grande bellezza non è solo perduta e grottesca, sguaiata e svilita. La grande bellezza d'Italia sopravvive anche nei piccoli gesti inattesi e sorprendenti, che l'America magari nemmeno sospetta più, pensando all'Italia dei film. Ma la realtà può essere molto più edificante e consolatoria dei film, almeno in alcuni momenti e in alcuni luoghi.&nb...

This awesome skyline is known throughout the world for its towers, and legacy of a past in which power was demonstrated by an impressive architecture. During the struggle for supremacy between rival families, the loser's tower-house would be demolished and the winner's one elevated for even more height.   There were over seventy towers,...

by Elena Pinceti   Sandra Lotti, chef-owner of Toscana Saporita, embodies the essence of the Italian spirit in her warmth, her zest for life, and her passion for great food. These qualities, combined with her outstanding skill as an enthusiastic teacher, make Toscana Saporita the perfect place to learn the art of Tuscan cooking.   Cel...

Inaugurata ieri al Museo Storico della Resistenza la collocazione di una coperta rinvenuta nello zaino di un soldato americano della Buffalo caduto in Lucchesia. Il Sindaco Verona: "Ricostruire la storia per insegnarla ai giovani'   Si è svolta presso il Museo Storico della Resistenza di Sant'Anna di Stazzema la cerimonia di esposizione di u...

by Carlo Marroni   One enters by passing under an ancient, frescoed 15th-century loggia. The streets of the city centre are left behind and, through the large glass door looms an unrivalled view of the Campo. This is the piazza where the Palio is raced twice a year. This is Siena.   And over the centuries in these ancient rooms - over...

On a crisp autumn morning, the dew drips from bunches of grapes on the hillside vineyards in Chianti Classico. It is here where some of the world's best wine begins, and where Lia Banville, founder and president of Banville & Jones Wine Merchants, spends time when she is not at her import office in New York City or her home in the Canadian prov...

by John Hooper   The last casualty of the devastating Florence flood of 1966 has been reassembled, raising hopes of a full restoration before the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest cultural disasters of modern times.   Giorgio Vasari's Last Supper, painted on five wooden panels and measuring about 2.5 metres by 6.5 metres (8ft by...

Work to expand the Uffizi Gallery's exhibit space has unearthed an ancient cemetery with dozens of skeletons archaeologists say might have been victims of the plague or some other epidemic that swept through Florence during the 4th or 5th century.   Archaeologists and art officials showed reporters Wednesday the excavation at the renowned mu...