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The Lure of Italy: Where is the best place to live?

The Lure of Italy: Where is the best place to live?

The almost definitive guide to where to live in Italy. The lure of Italy is indisputable. History, culture, culinary tradition, stunning landscapes… and naturally so many beautiful people. You’re smitten, what’s not to like? A great dilemma for many considering a move to Italy is finding the right answer to “where is the best place […] Read More

Happy Thanksgiving from Canadian Ambassador Peter McGovern

Happy Thanksgiving from Canadian Ambassador Peter McGovern

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians and Friends of Canada in Italy! As summer time is fading, we are ready to get into a Fall rich in events with renewed enthusiasm. These months, Canada is in the spotlight of Italy’s cultural scene: musicians, dancers, authors and playwrights are drawing the media’s attention on Canada’s great […] Read More

Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good

Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good

Thanksgiving Day or Jour de l’action de grace is an annual Canadian holiday on the second Monday in October. It has been officially celebrated since November 6, 1879, when Parliament declared a national day of Thanksgiving. Celebrate the Canadian Thanksgiving Day with this delicious recipe. Serves 2 to 4 as a main dish. Ingredients: 1 2 half- […] Read More

Adventure Parks in Italy – great time for friends and family!

Adventure Parks in Italy – great time for friends and family!

Adventure parks (parchi avventura) are a fairly new phenomenon in Italy, but there are quite a few that are really worth visiting. On top of being great places where everybody, children and grown ups, they will give you the chance to see Italy in a different light. You can have lots of fun, feel the […] Read More

Happy Waitangi Day from the New Zealand Consulate General

Happy Waitangi Day from the New Zealand Consulate General

On February 6 each year New Zealand celebrates Waitangi Day. This national holiday marks the signing of what is regarded as New Zealand’s founding document, a treaty signed on February 6 1840 between the then Queen of England Victoria, and the chiefs of most of New Zealand’s indigenous Maori tribes. This holiday is at the […] Read More

Have you met the Befana?

Have you met the Befana?

In Italy, January means epiphany and that means the Befana! (be’fa:na) which usually marks the end of the Christmas season. The Befana is a character from local folklore who makes her appearance during the feast of Epiphany on January 6th. In fact the name Befana comes from the word epifania, the Italian name for the religious festival […] Read More

Val Tidone – a castle on every hilltop

Val Tidone – a castle on every hilltop

You know you’re in Val Tidone when you see a castle on practically every hilltop, when you find yourself surrounded by a literal sea of vineyards, and when the road winds lazily through one hamlet after another as it slowly rises, revealing breathtaking views of the hills and the valleys! When you have to slow […] Read More

Thanksgiving message from Ambassador Philip T. Reeker U.S. Consul General in Milan

Thanksgiving message from Ambassador Philip T. Reeker U.S. Consul General in Milan

Dear Friends, Our most original American holiday, Thanksgiving, is a time for all of us to count our blessings. In this spirit, I must thank this exquisite city where we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the appointment of the first United States Consul General in Milan. For a century and a half Milan has […] Read More

Independence Day message from Ambassador Philip T. Reeker Consul General in Milan

Independence Day message from Ambassador Philip T. Reeker Consul General in Milan

Dear Friends, Happy Independence Day! Although Americans will celebrate our national day across the globe, Milan is THE place to be this year. The New York Times named Milan as its top travel destination for 2015, so I am in not alone in my admiration for this magnificent city. On July 4, 2015 we will […] Read More

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