All posts tagged "italy"

  • Italy’s slow Internet set for reboot

    IMM Hydraulics, a small exporter of hoses for industries such as agriculture and mining, is the kind of firm that should be at the center...

  • Italy Men’s Fashion: Fall Tips

    Italy is known as much for its fashion as it is for its food. Each year in Milan, the hottest Italian designers, from Prada to...

  • The Italian Riviera

    The Italian Riviera Travel Guide Like the family jewels that bedeck its habitual visitors, the Italian Riviera is glamorous, but in the old-fashioned way. The...

  • Southern Europeans, Diet of

    Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and southern France make up the region known as southern Europe. Southern France is included because it is culturally similar to...

  • HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    The diplomatic drift towards war: AD 1890-1914 In the years leading to World War I there are five major powers within Europe – Austria-Hungary, Germany,...

  • HISTORY OF VENICE

    Founding refugees: AD 568 When the Lombards invade Italy, in 568, one of the first cities in their path is Aquileia – a Christian town...

  • HISTORY OF SICILY

    Hub of the Mediterranean: 8th c. BC – 8th c. AD Sicily, a large fertile island at a pivotal point in the Mediterranean, is one...

  • HISTORY OF ROME

    Rome before the republic: from the 8th century BC The Tiber is a natural barrier across the land route which runs up and down the...

  • HISTORY OF THE RENAISSANCE

    The word Renaissance The Renaissance may be vivid in the mind’s eye – in images of human figures sculpted in the round, or in scenes...

  • HISTORY OF PAINTING

    The art of our species If Neanderthal man created any form of art, no traces of it have yet been found. But with the arrival...

  • Sicily

    Sicily Travel Guide Sicily has beckoned seafaring wanderers since the trials of Odysseus were first sung in Homer’s Odyssey—perhaps the world’s first travel guide. Strategically...

  • Venice

    Venice Travel Guide It’s called La Serenissima, “the most serene,” a reference to the majesty, wisdom, and monstrous power of this city that was for...