La Civetta is a dual language magazine all about Italy, run by students from Italy and the UK and published by the Italian department at the University of Bristol (England). The magazine was born from the desire of students of the university to reconcile their talents in writing, translating, design and editing in a project about a topic of mutual interest to them all: Italy and all things Italian.
Have a read here of our issues here: www.joomag.com/en/newsstand/la-civetta-march-2014/0602893001392819558
La Civetta covers all sorts of Italian-related topics, ranging from news and sport to light-hearted travel advice and cooking pages sharing recipes.
English translation of an excerpt from the article published in IlSole24Ore on July 2, 2014 by Marta Casadei:
It’s called Melià Villa Capri Hotel & Spa and it is the first branded hotel that the Spanish group Meliá has opened on the famous island off the coast of Naples. It is luxurious and at the same time understated; a boutique hotel geared in all respects to relaxation and well-being.
Given that Capri is hugely popular from June to September, the Villa Capri has been carefully placed in the lesser exposed area of Anacapri, a welcoming town of seemingly less apparent glamor than the nearby Capri, but perfect for those who want to spend a few hours in complete relaxation, lying by the pool (where, to the delight of the network-dependent, there is free wi-fi ) or, better yet, in the spa Suite22 after spending a relaxing day in the area: on the boat between il Faro, le grotte and i faraglioni (the Lighthouse, the caves and rocks - a Capri icon par excellence), and then a drink in the square perhaps topped off with a trip to the boutiques - increasingly flagship brand labeled, except for a few historical locations – shopping for local favorites such as sandals and handmade jewelry. For those who want to spend a different kind of day, far from the more famous spots, they might prefer to spend an afternoon visiting Villa San Michele and its gardens: the former residence of Axel Munthe, the Swedish physicist who later turned to writing, is just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel and deserves a visit.
Read full article in Italian: http://www.luxury24.ilsole24ore.com/GustoMete/2014/07/melia-anacapri_1.php
Translation by Lina de la Torre
Italian Summer Festival - Perugia celebrates the American music tradition: Umbria Jazz 2014 (Italo Americano)
Read full article published by L’Italo Americano on July 2, 2014 by Silvia Simonetti: http://www.italoamericano.com/story/2014-7-2/Palio
Every summer the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI) features a number of great opportunities to get out and experience the cultural richness of Italy first-hand. FAI helps foster the preservation of many of Italy’s cultural gems and this summer is no exception.
The Antica Barberia Giacalone barber shop in Genoa has recently been restored and is open from July 9th to 18th.
We are publishing the Q&A from the interview in a series of articles…stay tuned for the next article…Lina
Q: What do you consider to be the most important “take away” for someone who reads your book?
A: To inform people that the inflation scenario that has been highly publicized for quite some time by the mass media is actually being replaced by a deflation scenario. One conclusion we came to is that it makes sense to invest at home in Italy, but people need practical advice on how to invest in this type of disruptive situation…
Editor’s note: you will not find these foods in the Mediterranean diet….
Article originally appeared on AlterNet. Five unhealthy foods engineered to be addictive published on June 7, 2014 by
"Food scientists use dangerous chemicals to make you eat — and buy — more junk food. There are three reasons Americans’ love affair with snacks is growing– along with their waistlines: the ubiquity of junk food, the ubiquity of junk food advertising, and stealth food technology. People who polish…"
Photography: Brunico Bruneck - Alto Adige Südtirol - Italy by Visionitaliane
I read an article recently about tourist assaults at the Santa Maria Novella train station. Florence, as per any other Italian city with high traffic of tourists, is always crowded by people asking for charity or, worse, trying to get some money from you. Moreover, with so many people around trying to get something from you then you may react with a little temper. This wouldn’t help.
I have found a behavior that has worked for me to effectively deal with this issue. But please use your own judgment before using my suggestions:
Answer in Italian always No Grazie. If they insist, which they typically do, stare them in the eyes and show them that you do not fear them and, always very calm, say firmly: Ho detto No Grazie. If they still insist, then your last call is: Chiamo la polizia se non mi lascia in pace. With these 3 sentences, you’ll be able to go through with a lot less stress.
Never fear these people: they have absolutely no intention of having problems with the Italian Police.
English translation of excerpt from the article in Corriere della Sera:
The Castello e Parco di Masino (Castle and Park of Masino) presents itself in a new guise with many surprises for all tastes and all ages:
Among the many surprises that the restyled Castello e Parco di Masino (in the province of Turin) offers the public 25 years after its opening: the Treasure Hunt and Playground for the little ones, the new panoramic Cafe Terrazza degli Oleandri on the rooftop, and new itineraries added to the Castle route with scenic lookout points in the park. - See more (in Italian): http://www.fondoambiente.it/Attivita-FAI/Index.aspx?q=grande-festa-al-castello-e-parco-di-masino#sthash.oBOfUJdp.dpuf .
More information about the Castello e Parco di Masino is available on the FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) site in Italian http://www.visitfai.it/dimore/castellodimasino/?lang=ita or in English: http://eng.fondoambiente.it/beni/il-castello-di-masino-fai-properties.asp