July 3 2014 / Local Interest

Rome Watching Rome

Rome, Italy

One of those infinitely recursive loops that occur in buggy computer programs has been taking place in Rome. Take the


March 6 2014 / Events

VideoNote: La Ruzzola del Formaggio

Pontelandolfo, Campania

(THIS IS A NEW VIDEONOTE! – SEE BELOW) Every year starting late January in the province of Benevento in Campania


March 15 2010 / Local Interest

Scopa!

Scopa (meaning “to sweep” or “broom”) is a 400-year-old Italian card game, played in most regions of the country using


September 23 2009 / Events

Tocatí

Verona, Veneto

Tocatì (“It’s your turn!” in local dialect), the annual Festival Internazionale dei Giochi in Strada (International Festival of Street Games),


July 21 2009 / Events

The English Theatre of Rome

Rome, Lazio

Since 1996, The English Theatre of Rome has been an important hub for Italian and non-Italian directors, playwrights, and actors


May 8 2009 / Art & Archaeology

A Puzzle at Pozzuoli

Pozzuoli

For enthusiasts of construction games and puzzles, the Flavian Amphitheatre at Pozzuoli is intriguing. In the ruins of the third


May 6 2009 / Local Interest

The Man Behind the Mask

Rione Sanita', Napoli

Brunello Leone was an architect who gave up his career in 1978. He did not win the lottery, nor did


March 30 2009 / Events

High-Level Interntional Event!

Bevagna

Teams from 30 countries participating! Elimination rounds begin today! Plenty of excitement all week! Finals of this international competition on


March 25 2009 / Local Interest

Ballooning in Tuscany

Val d'Orcia

Dawn. Who gets up at this ungodly hour? Well, if you are visiting the Val d’Orcia in Tuscany, there are


March 10 2009 / Places

Teatro della Concordia

Monte Castello di Vibio

In 1568 Cipriano Piccolopasso, an architect and a painter, said that he had discovered an ideal place to live for


November 17 2008 / Local Interest

Mimes: Silent Voices in Piazza

Rome

Yes, it’s true that the magnificent fountains, beautiful architecture and beckoning cafés are what draw visitors to Piazza Navona. However,


June 16 2008 / Local Interest

The Miracle Players

Rome

Of course you’ve seen the Forum, but have you seen the sun set over the ruins while a toga clad


May 5 2008 / Local Interest

Bocce: The Game of Kings

S. Agata dei Goti

In the tiny town of S. Agata dei Goti, bocce (pronounced BOH-chay) is my preferred spectator sport. Every afternoon, as