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Hugos classiques, photo de http://www.ristoramagazine.ch/2014/07/quali-cocktail-beviamo-destate-eccone-5-da-non-perdere/ (en italien)

The Hugo : a trendy cocktail from the Alps

Fed up with the eternal mojitos or caïpirinhas? Good news: Latin America is not the only place where people know how to make sunny cocktails. Goodbye Cuba or Brazil: welcome to the South Tyrol! It was there, in the Trentino-Alto Adige, that the Hugo was born in 2005; a summer cocktail that quenches your Central Europe thirst, from Austria to Bavaria,…

La Dolce Vita, Fellini, 1960

10 movies to discover Rome

The wealth and diversity of Italian cinema is well-known and has earned it a prominent place in the 7th art Pantheon. Funny, moving or outraged, Italian cinema gave the era its biggest icons. But Sofia Loren, Claudia Cardinale, Anna Magnani, Valeria Golino or Jasmine Trinca all have a serious rival: Rome. A little tour of the Italian capital on the…

Sassi di Matera, Basilicate, Italie, 2006 © Eurofluence.

An express to: Matera, Italy

It is also called “the second Bethlehem“: a little bit away from the main touristic roads, Matera is nonetheless listed as a World Heritage site, because of its “Sassi“, hollowed out in the tuff by the water of the Galvina river, by time and by men. This 60.000-people town is located in the Basilicata, previously known as Lucania, a quiet…

Emblème de la République italienne

Sixty eight years ago, Italy made the choice of the Republic

The 2nd of June is certainly the most important civic celebration in Italy. This public holiday celebrates this year the 68th anniversary of the Italian Republic. On June 2nd and 3rd 1946, Italians (especially, for the first time, Italian women) voted by referendum to decide upon the future of their country at a time it was devastated by the Second World War and two decades of fascism. Out of 22 millions…

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Top 10 of the finest squares in the world

A few months ago, LonelyPlanet published a list of the ten finest squares in the world.  Seven of them are in Europe and LonelyPlanet has ranked Krakow’s Main Market Square as the most beautiful in the world ! I already know the St. Mark’s square in Venice (n° 2, Italy). And the Plaza Mayor in Salamanca (n° 5, Spain). Most of all, I live proudly just a ten-minutes walk from the only French square ranked by LonelyPlanet : the Stanislas’ square in…

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A Turinese delicacy : the bicerìn

« Amongst the good things I experienced in Turin, I will never forget the bicerin, an excellent drink made with coffee, milk and chocolate, which is served in all cafes. » It’s the tasting memories that the famous French writer Alexandre Dumas kept after his Turinese stay in August 1852… Memories of the bicerìn, a small, hot beverage, very fashionable in the nineteenth century…

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