This isn’t the first time a free-flowing wine fountain has sprung up in Italy. One notable plumbing mistake in 2008 saw the wine fountain that runs during the annual Grape Festival in Marino rerouted to households.
In an attempt to tackle a declining birth rate in the country, health minister Beatrice Lorenzin announced earlier this summer that September 22nd would be a ‘fertility day’ encouraging family planning.
From seaside culinary delights to stunning harbour sceneries, Genoa has just as much to offer as the likes of Venice, Rome and Milan. With an array of sail boats and cruise ships docked by the shore, one can’t help but to be enchanted by the nautical charms of the Old Port of Genoa otherwise known as Porto Antico. With a long history of being Italy’s major seaport, the area has also been converted into a vibrant tourist hot-spot.
Summer is just around the corner and that means patio season is upon us! There’s nothing better than relaxing under the sun sipping on a summer cocktail (or two!) I’ve rounded up 5 delicious drinks to get your happy hour started. This refreshing drink is made with Canadian Ungava gin, and a homemade simple citrus syrup that is sure to impress your guests. A Moscow Mule is one of my favourite drinks out there.
Fresh ricotta cheese is used in this recipe and, I think we can all agree, is one of the best things out there. You want the pasta to be thin enough so that it cooks well, but sturdy so that it can keep its perfect shape.
The early evening air still held the day’s heat, but it was cool inside the taxi with my chatty cabbie, Gianluca. September was the time of year to pick porcini mushrooms and Gianluca waxed lyrical about chopped parsley sprinkled over rich porcini risotto. Gianluca pulled out his phone to check while occasionally glancing at the road.
Diane Kruger transforms from edgy to glam at the Venice Film Festival (Photo: Getty Images) The Venice Film Festival only kicked off on Wednesday, but I’ve already crowned Diane Kruger the beauty winner of the week. Somehow the star, who is serving on the festival’s jury, looked impossibly chic right off the plane in Italy. She also looked radiant as she changed her look and outfit three times on Thursday — each style cooler and more glamorous than the next. While I’m definitely not #teamsweatpants when it comes to airline travel, everytime I deplane I feel bloated, sweaty, and tired.