Where is the Oldest Café in Italy?

You may be living near a cafe or probably you just have to slide down the stairs to enjoy a hot cup of coffee. That is because today we have abundant cafes in the cities serving millions of people and we see a new one around the corner in every few months. Well, as they say- “every road leads to Rome”, with the fact that the oldest cafe is in Venice, another proverb could be- every cafe leads to Venice. You would be surprised to know that, the oldest cafe in the world still survives and would see its 297th birthday this month... Read More

5 Places in Italy That Every Wine Lover Must Visit

The wine has been the most celebrated drink in the world. People have talked and written about wine in the most artistic context. “One should always be drunk. That's all that matters...But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.” ― Charles Baudelaire “Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.” ― Paulo Coelho “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to... Read More

Where is The Largest Christmas Tree in The World?

If you are a thinker, if you think while sitting on that bench waiting for your train to the office or during that silent morning stride or anywhere else, you might have come across thoughts pertaining to the largest, longest, widest, biggest, smallest, and tiniest in the world. Well, a thought that you might stumble upon now, is- is there a largest Christmas tree in the world? And if there is, where is it located? To everyone who thinks and to everyone who doesn’t, here is a fact- there is a largest Christmas tree in the world and... Read More

Neapolitan Pizza Making Listed as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

Many of you would come to know about two new things after reading this blog; one UNESCO has a list of intangible cultural heritage and the other, a recipe of pizza has been recently added to this list. Pizza is one of those handfuls of food items which have earned a huge popularity not only in their native but has a humongous fan following from across the globe. A global fan following of a food item comes with a widespread regional acceptance by making changes to the traditional recipe and pizza, has also seen the same. Wikipedia... Read More

Don’t Fall For These Tourist Traps in Rome

No matter wherever you go, there are always chances of getting ripped off as a tourist. The chances may be more or less, depending on how popular the spot or that place is. To save yourself from such a swindle, you should always know about the behaviour of the local people toward tourists. Rome is one such tourist place which attracts millions of people around the year and at a place like such, the chances of getting cheated get higher. We have tried to collect as much tourist traps as we could so that you do not get hustled on your most... Read More

Pisa Gets an Eye

Pisa has known for the leaning tower it has and most of the times, it is coupled with it- the leaning tower of Pisa. Probably the only monument; the leaning tower, which has made Pisa a world-renowned place. After hundreds of years of the leaning tower, Pisa is all set to get its newest attraction- a Ferris wheel. Andrea Ferrante, the culture commissioner of Pisa, apprised the Italian media that a giant wheel would be installed in Pisa. The giant wheel would be like the London eye, moving on which you could see the whole Pisa. The wheel... Read More

The Pink Beach of Italy: Whose it is anyway?

Italian Saying: Budelli è come una bella donna che tutti desiderano ma che nessuno potrebbeprendere. There are thousands of beaches in the world, and what makes them amazing is the sand on these beaches. You would be astonished to know that, the color of the sand on these beaches is not always yellow. There are different reasons for the different colors of the sand. The Budelli island of Italy has one such beach which is known for its pink sand. Situated on the southern coast of the island of Budelli, Spiaggia Rosa, which literally... Read More

Trevi Fountain Turns Red Once Again

You must have heard about the Trevi fountain of Rome, especially a couple of times in last 10 years it has been in the headlines. Trevi turned red, a second time in the last 10 years. A vandalism artist named Graziano Cecchini reddened the water of Trevi by pouring a natural red dye in the water of the fountain. Cecchini did this to bring forth the corruption in Rome. Interestingly Trevi fountain had turned red in 2007 also. It was a protest against the cost of Rome Film Festival and the red color was to symbolize the color of the red... Read More

Northern & Southern Italy: 2 Sides of a Coin

Every being in this world has always been territorial and ‘every being’ encompasses humans as well. We have had boundaries, borders, fences from ever, demarking the territories we hold. The most modern context of boundaries can be seen in the political boundaries every country of the world has today. Apart from distinguishing countries, these political borders do not limit themselves to segregate nations only, but they run deeper, separating geographic regions within the country. The interesting thing about these borders is that they are... Read More

The Must See Curated Arts of Italy

Even if someone doesn’t know much about Italy, there is one thing everyone knows about Italy and that is- ‘Art’. The epicenter of the renaissance with a great mythology and history, Italy has been and to this day is, the greatest haven for artists as well as art lovers. Since the times of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Donatello (and countless artists who contributed to the art and made Italy what it is today) to this day, Italy has curated the work of every such great artist to show the world the incredibility of art. Here are few curated... Read More