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14-Jul-11 12:44. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (0)

The best Italian beaches according to “Bandiera blu”

It’s time to go on holiday! Thinking about the ideal vacation, most of us would think of a wonderful beach and transparent water. To help us find the best place to go on holiday and support environmental awareness, The “Bandiara blu association” has published, as every year, the chart list of the cleanest sea-side zones in Italy. The quality of 233 Italian lidos have been certified this year, two more in comparison to last year. “La Bandiera Blu” has an international recognition, established in 1987 and assigned every year in 41 nations.


14-Jul-11 12:40. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (74)

Useful Websites for Anglo-Italian Mums

Motherhood can sometimes set unexpected challenges. Most of the time it is helpful and comforting to know that other women are going through similar experiences and face the same problems. So why not share your ideas and maybe meet together with the kids in an Anglo-Italian environment? For all the Anglo-Italian mums there is a very useful website to find out information and exchange experience on Italian mums’ London life.


01-Jul-11 11:10. By Fiona Ford | Comments (1)

Region in Focus - Piacenza

Palaces,galleries,gardens,Giorgio Armani,Filippo Inzaghi,Giuseppe Merosi,Giorgia Bronzini,Ettore Tedeschi,Bar Italia - Backhill reporter Fiona Ford spotlights Piacenza


01-Jul-11 10:24. By Fiona Ford | Comments (0)

Backhill June News Round Up

Fuel prices soar in Italy, Oxford University degree for President Giorgio Napolitano, 6th century fresco of Saint Paul discovered at the Vatican, Venice's elite beaches now open to all and only in Italy - Sicilians have baffled the world by announcing their digital clocks and watches run faster than everyone else's!


13-Jun-11 11:02. By Peter Capella | Comments (1)

New London Memorial for Arandora Star victims

The proposed memorial to the London Italian Casualties of the Arandora Star is to be at St Peter's Church which will have the full list of name of the London Italians. The official list has some dubious spellings as we have indicated in the column ‘possible errors. As we do not want any spelling mistakes of names or omit someone who should be listed, we are inviting anyone whose Father / Grandfather / Great Grandfather to contact us. You may email us just to confirm that your loved one listed. We will use this list even if no one contacts us, we may use the amended name in the 2nd column.


01-Jun-11 10:28. By Fiona Ford | Comments (3)

News from Italy

News from italy you may have missed: Baby boom boosted by Immgrants, Blast kills soldier in UN attack, Real Mona Lisa discovered?, Marriage annulled after wife thought about cheating!and Benigni in line for Woody role


01-Jun-11 10:20. By Peter Ciccone | Comments (0)

Learning Italian

Want your children to learn about Italian culture and have Italian language tuition? Presidente of Coasit Francis Giacon outlines how some 3,000 young people from Arnos Grove to Bath, from Brighton to Wellingborough are supported by the Italian Government and Coasit and the challenges Coasit now faces


12-May-11 14:56. By Backhill writers | Comments (19)

Italy Beaches to become more expensive

Summer is coming, it's time to start booking for the Summer holidays, especially if one is planning to go to Italy. If you want to roast yourself on the Italian beach it may cost you more. In the next few years the Italian coasts might get almost completely privatised, therefore tourists and residents will have to pay for access to the beach. This is what emerges from the article 5 of the new “Decreto sviluppo” recently approved by the Council of Ministers.


12-May-11 14:46. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (16)

“Noi credevamo”, the movie on the Italian unification awarded with the “David di Donatello”

In the year of celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Italian unification, the academy of Italian cinema prized “Noi credevamo” by Mario Martone with the “David di Donatello”, the most prestigious Italian film award. The prize honours the best of each year’s Italian and foreign motion picture production, following the example of the Oscars. This year at the 68th edition of the “Mostra cinematografica di Venezia” Mario Martone will also receive the “Leone d'oro alla carriera”, the most prestigious overall prize for a director's career.


03-May-11 17:45. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (0)

Pope's beatification

Karol Woityla, John Paul II, has been proclaimed benedicted 6 and a half years after his death. On Sunday the first of May in piazza San Pietro, Benedetto XVI, John Paul II's successor read the latin formula which includes the Polish Pope among the blessed. It was the first time after one thousand years that the current Pope proclamed blessed his predecessor. The crowd rejoiced at the announcement of the beatification of their beloved Pope, surely one of the most admired and respected in the Church's history, even though adversed by some people for his policy reguarding abortion, femail priesthood and euthanasia.


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