GRAND CULTURAL TOUR OF ITALY....
Expo 2015 and the opening of the Fondazione Prada art centre in Milan, along with the Biennale in Venice and British artist Antony Gormley’s mega exhibition in Florence are just some of the fine cultural events that Italy is... CESARE CRESPI
In the Brera neighbourhood, near the famous Academy of Fine Arts of Brera (Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera), Lucio Fontana's alma mater, one will find a legendary Cesare Crespi... FIORAIO BIANCHI CAFFE
There's a flower shop in the artsy neighbourhood of Brera that is also a café... FOTOGRAFIA FUTURISTA, CARLA SOZZANI GALLERY,...
Curated by Giovanni Lista, an author and art historian specializing in the art of the 1920s, this exhibition contains more than one hundred original futurist photographic... ARTS & FOODS. RITUALS SINCE 1851, TRIENNALE...
“Art is food for the soul”, says American artist and writer Catherine Jo Morgan. One often hears phrases such as “food as art”, and “the savouring of art and food”... ITALIA INSIDE OUT, PALAZZO DELLA RAGIONE,...
Whilst in Milan this summer, you can get a good look at all of Italy, and in various time periods and historical situations, to boot. The vast exhibition “Italia Inside Out” at the Palazzo della Ragione presents... TRATTORIA AL GATTO NERO (BURANO)
If you have yet to visit the colourful fairytale that is Burano, it's worth stopping by Trattoria al Gatto Nero – “the black cat”. If you're favourite food is fish... IL NUOVO GALEON
Il Nuovo Galeon is on Via Garibaldi, right between the Giardini and the Arsenale. It has a little over a dozen tables, and a decidedly idiosyncratic design scheme... IL PARADISO PERDUTO
Not far from Al Timon you can find Venice's own “Paradise Lost”, or rather, Il Paradiso Perduto – a local Venetian eatery. On Monday nights starting at 9:00 pm... AL TIMON
If you've become a bit weary of the Venetian fish diet, this place is for you: juicy steaks and meat dishes galore. Cannaregio locals are especially fond of Al Timon... AGOSTINO MAROGNA GALLERY, ALEGHRO
Also known as the Coral Riviera, Alghero is famous for its red coral, of which the most famous is pelle d'angelo or angel skin coral. All of the shops in the... INSIDER: GIOVANNA PALIMODDE
Giovanna Palimodde is an artist, designer, art collector and the owner and soul of Sardinia's most interesting and exciting hotel, Hotel Su Gologone... HOTEL SU GOLOGONE RESTAURANT, GOLOGONE,...
This restaurant has been famous throughout the area since the 1960s. It is located in one of the most eccentric Sardinian hotels... RISTORANTE AQUATICA MARINA CLUB, ALGHERO
The Aquatica restaurant and lounge can be found at the very end of the Alghero coast's promenade, next to the shoreline, with yachts bobbing about just... AL TUGURI, ALGHERO
Sardinian-Catalan chef Benito Carbonella is a local gastronomic star, having also released a cookbook devoted to traditional Sardinian recipes... IL PAVONE, ALGHERO
The Il Pavone (peacock) restaurant is one of the favourite stopping off points for Alghero gourmands and is known as a venerable institution... PETRA SEGRETA RESTAURANT, NEAR OLBIA
If you're on the Costa Smeralda and in the vicinity of Olbia, then the Hotel Petra Segreta's restaurant is a destination worth visiting for lunch... LA PINTA, PORTO ROTONDO
If you happen to end up at Porto Rotondo, so favoured by Italian yachtsmen, then a good spot, though no less expensive than others here, is La Pinta... GASTRONOMIA BELVEDERE, ABBIADON, COSTA...
Gastronomia Belvedere is a restaurant that can certainly be added to the list of unbelievable gourmet discoveries. Having dined there once, you'll want to return... SU GOLOGONE, GOLOGONE, OLIENA
There aren't too many unforgettable hotels around the world, ones that provide the feel of a journey within a journey. However, Su Gologone is one such... INSIDER: ANNA MARIA DELITALA
Almost four years ago Anna Maria Delitala and her mother, Antonella Leda d'Ittiri, who is descended from an aristocratic Sardinian family, opened a small... TENUTA PILASTRU, ARZACHENA
Tenuta Pilastru is one such spot, in a country property typical of this region (150 ha), with its main building having been constructed in 1840... PETRA SEGRETA, NEAR OLBIA
After you reach the top of a mountain along a slightly bumpy country road, which seems to wind up to nowhere, you'll probably be able to utter little more... CENTO ULIVI, GOLFO ARANCI
Small and charming bed and breakfast hotels (b&bs) are not typical of Sardinia, so in this sense Cento Ulivi is a real gem. The small five-room b&b is... CATANIA FISH MARKET
Catania fish market exudes an atmosphere of an exotic oriental marketplace with a pinch of local Sicilian flavoring - the presence of ever restless Etna...