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New Alta Velocità Trains in Italy Make Milan-Rome a 3.5-hour Trip

Traveling by train in Italy has long been one of the easiest and cheapest ways of getting around the country (so long as you’re not sidelined by an unexpected transportation strike, that is), but Trenitalia, the national train system, has just introduced a long-awaited addition to the already efficient rail […]


In Italy, it’s All Beckham All the Time

Italians know drama. They do drama so well, you’d think it’s genetic. So given the hubbub surrounding the arrival of English soccer superstar David Beckham (and his equally famous wife, Posh Spice Girl Victoria) to the city of Milan, you’d almost wonder if the Beckhams aren’t actually Italian instead of […]

Italy News: 12.21.08

Some news from Italy for your Sunday reading pleasure: My friend Sara over at Ms. Adventures in Italy is this year’s host for the Euro-centric prizes for the fifth annual Menu for Hope – and you Italophiles out there should go take a look at some of the Italy prizes […]

Italy News: 12.14.08

Some news from Italy for your Sunday reading pleasure: For the first time in ten years, Italy is poised to surpass France and become the world’s largest producer of wine. If that’s not an excuse to drink more Italian wine, I don’t know what is. In a less-coveted competition, Italy […]