Cultural Italy Blog: Art, Coffee & Love

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Splendor on the Rails

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Splendor on the Rails

IT’S THE 20S!
If stepping back into the era of Downton Abbey sounds alluring, a train adventure on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is a must-do for your next trip to Venice. This bespoke luxury train service provides a timeless journey through snow-capped mountains and postcard landscapes. Travel From Venice to London (or vice-versa) in style during this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Dream Castle for Sale

Dream Castle for Sale

REAL ESTATE
Escape the normal and live the life you’ve only dared to dream about in a glorious 12th-century castle. This incredible space features 16 medieval-styled suites, a restaurant, a cantina, a wonderful garden as well as six independent apartments, recently restored.

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Bella Napoli

Bella Napoli

DESTINATIONS
At times resembling a Moroccan souk, with its dark and narrow streets, at times disguised as Spanish, Greek, and of course Roman, Naples is a concoction of commoner soul mixed with elitist air and a somewhat regal attitude.

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Artists’ Quotes

Artists’ Quotes

QUOTES ON ITALY & TRAVEL
“The Creator made Italy from designs by Michelangelo.” –Mark Twain
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind” –Seneca

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Casa Emma Wines and Love

Casa Emma Wines and Love

WINE FROM ITALY
Casa Emma produces 150.000 bottles per year.  They export to 22 countries around the world. Casa Emma Wines, like Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Vignalparco Riserva, Chianti Classico Riserva, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, and more, are constantly rated by the most prestigious critics.

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Train Travel in Italy

Train Travel in Italy

ITALY TRAVEL TIPS
Trains in Italy reflect the personality of the Italians. They can sometimes be loud and late, or be on strike. But overall, the Italian railway system is a reliable transport system that has been taking its people around for over a century now.

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Spettacolo: Tuscan Village Tells its Story

Spettacolo: Tuscan Village Tells its Story

CINEMA TEATRO
It began with a story of heroes rising to the occasion. A story that only the villagers could tell. In the tiny Tuscan village of Monticchiello three hundred villagers sent 70 young men into the woods to stand off against the Nazis and the Fascists. It was this story that created Teatro Povero and their autodramas, a community storytelling form of theatre that has been performed each summer in this tiny village for over 50 years. Faced with an uncertain future, the documentary Spettacolo pulls back the curtain on what might be their final show.

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Lecce: History, Churches and Burrata

Lecce: History, Churches and Burrata

DESTINATIONS
Lecce: a town of history, churches and burrata
“Now that this is ending, I will travel just as much as I can!” Have you already promised yourself a beautiful escape too? Yes, the whole world did. However, while the destination is clear – it’s Italy! The world’s most romantic and beautiful country – where exactly to go is a question with many wonderful answers.

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