Excavacation: Uncover Italy’s Greek and Roman heritage
Date posted: 19th June 2013
Volunteering for an archaeological dig is a vacation with a difference. Why spend the afternoon queuing to get into a museum when you can go on site and help uncover Italy’s ancient Greek and Roman historical treasures with your own hands?
by Hugo Mc Cafferty
Cats are Back
by Valentina Zannoni
They say dog is man’s best friend, but it is clear that cats are fashion’s pets of choice. In recent years we have seen an alliance between high fashion and felines documented in advertisement campaigns, fashion shoots and magazine covers.
Tornatore’s latest movie The Best Offer won the top prize at the Italian “oscars”. The film is a long way from the Nuovo Cinema Paradiso we all love, so Swide reminisces about the Italian director’s most Mediterranean oeuvres.
Which do footballers love more, girls or cars? It’s a tough one, but while most big money footballers will eventually choose one girl to settle down with, they probably couldn’t choose just one car to drive for the rest of their lives. Swide brings you Mario Balotelli and his collection of super cars.
Giorgio Nava – Chef of Carne Sa from Capetown, south Africa – won on Friday in Parma the Pasta World Championship held in the Auditorium di Academia Barilla. A feast of Italian cuisine, the aim was to reinterpret and to honor pasta.
The traditional Italian barber shop is a bastion of old school men’s values and respectability and has become an institution from New York to London to Sydney. Swide uncovers the Antica Barbieria Colla a hidden gem, around the corner form Milan’s Duomo and La Scala theatre.
A native of Friuli, but naturalised Sicilian, Stefano Sciani is an eclectic athlete that has represented Italy 6 times for the national team in World and European Championships in cross country and eight times at youth level. This year saw him represent his country for the first time on the track at the 10,000m European Cup in Pravets, Bulgaria.