Cultural Italy Blog: Art, Coffee & Love

Which travel credit cards should I consider?

Which travel credit cards should I consider?

TRAVEL TIPS
Reward credit cards have been around for years. When it comes to traveling, travel perks are nice, but you really want to make sure you earn a lucrative sign-up bonus and generous rewards for each dollar you spend on your card as well. To help with your search,

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La Befana

La Befana

ITALY TRADITIONS
On January 6 we celebrate the Epiphany, a Christian celebration that symbolizes the three Kings’ arrival to the Baby Jesus’ manger, and that only recently has been officially recognized as a national holiday. But also and above all, this day has a folkloristic and typically Italian aspect as we celebrate the arrival of the Befana, an extra opportunity for children to receive more presents and an extra day off for the adults.

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The Donizetti Theater in Bergamo is reopening

The Donizetti Theater in Bergamo is reopening

RESTORING ITALY
After a three-year-long restoration, the Donizetti Theater in Bergamo is reopening. This space has become a temple of multi-disciplinarity. The work involved the entire structure and was mainly aimed at creating new spaces. For example, now there is a mobile orchestra pit, a new dressing room, and a new ticket office. There is also a new area with a public bar, new rehearsal rooms, and catering rooms.

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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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