In 1948 Fausto Coppi was at the peak of his cycling powers, however that was the year when he met the ‘Woman in White’ Giulia Occhini, and it would prove his undoing both in sport and his personal life.
by Hugo Mc Cafferty
Night at the Museum
by Valentina Zannoni
On International Museum Day, 18th May, a range of programmes, backed by Unesco, will unfold across more than 30 countries across Europe to bring awareness to the plight of museums and entertain.
Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world
- Marilyn Monroe
Salvo - A Sicilian
tale of love
by Ben Taylor
An unexpected highlight of Cannes Film Festival 2013 has been served up in the form of the debut film by Italian directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, whose visually arresting tale of modern love is told through actions rather than words. Here's more.
David Beckham announces his retirement from football and while his legacy is about the brand he created he will too be remembered as a talented footballer and natural leader who continuously confounded expectations and won the hearts of the supporters no matter where.
Many of you may remember amino acids from our biology lessons, while more nutritionally mined readers will immediately think of a protein centred diet, but amino acids have been proven as powerful allies in terms of beauty.
British Carey Mulligan is taking the Cannes Film Festival 2013 (and movie theatres) by storm as the female protagonist in The Great Gatsby along side Leonardo DiCaprio. If her pretty face in 3D is not enough, here are more reasons why we love her.
We all know that carbs are a source of sugar, and that in many ways, unless one runs a marathon on a daily basis, excess carbs do noting but make us gain weight. Disturbingly, Dr William Davis has put forward the thesis that carbs are addictive, like heroin.
Next year’s FIFA World Cup will be the first to use goal-line technology to determine whether the ball has crossed the line or not. The ‘ghost goal’ may be a thing of the past. Swide has the top 5 ghost goals.
Madonna’s infamous fitness centre franchise Hardy Candy is about to open in Rome. The Material Girl is looking to punish those Amatriciana and Maritozzi chomping Romans and turn them into super lean kabbalah machines.
It’s ceremony season meaning its time for those dreaded last minute shopping emergencies. The Dolce&Gabbana Fall Winter 2014 pre collection has plenty of conundrum resolving outfits. Over the next three weeks, Swide will be presenting you with three themed options, white, pastel and floral.
Breaking the bank:
The world’s most
by Elisa della Barba
If I say expensive food, you immediately think caviar and lobsters. But it gets better than that. Here are the most expensive dishes ever created, where the chef’s unlimited imagination combines luxury ingredients for those with unlimited budgets.
The world is running. Everywhere we go the streets are filled with people pounding the pavements. For manufacturers of the serious runners’ running shoe business has never been so good. Swide has the top 10 running shoes on the market.
‘Born To Run’, Christopher McDougall’s 2009 best-selling book about the Tarahumara Indians in Mexico and their culture of running as a way of life is a must-read. It’s not only the best book about running you will read, but one of the best books, period. It’s a book that will continue to inspire for decades.
Vesak Day, otherwise known as Siddhartha Gautam’s (Buddha) birthday is celebrated differently in different Asian countries. Here are how some of the most prominent Buddhist countries celebrate this day.
Don’t even try to talk about British or American breakfasts; here at Swide we only love the Italian one. But is an Italian breakfast? The gastronomic diversity is adamant even in our breakfasts and they differ from one region to another.
Scenes of domestic bliss between a mother and daughter, but take a closer look at these images are anything but ordinary. This is a glimpse of everyday life of the most beautiful woman in the world, Bianca Balti and her adorable daughter Matilde.
The bra is inexorably linked to the social history of women as much as its contents are linked to female anatomy. The brassieres’ development is a benchmark of the social relevance of women throughout history.
The Italians’ love of their mother is well known and manifest in the thousands of different Madonnas that are adored up and down the Italian peninsula. However, the she-wolf of Rome evinces mother idolatry that predates the Christian era.
The trials that mother’s go through, raising their children, is the labour of love. But while we are celebrating our loved ones, let’s take a moment to think about the mothers who like to do things on the wild side.