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Rebuilding Rome’s Colosseum – Minister tweets approval

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Plans to rebuild part of Rome’s Colosseum – perhaps Italy’s single most famous monument – seemed to get approval from Italy’s Minister for Culture and Tourism, Dario Franceschini on Sunday when he tweeted an image along with the message “I like the idea of archaelogist Mancarda to give back to the Colosseum its arena, is […]

Meteo-Terrorism – Italian Hoteliers set to sue Weather Forecasters

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

What happens when weather forecasters predict Noah’s flood, but the end result is a couple of drops of rain? Inconvenience for some, but for the hoteliers along the Adriatic Riviera a forecast for bad weather during the summer season translates straight into loss of earnings as Italians (who still make up the largest part of […]

Our Top Five Suarez biting memes

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Sure, we’re bitter and twisted, but after Italy crashed out of the World Cup yesterday evening, at the hands of Uruguay, we need a little bit of time to come to terms with it – and what better way than with a combination of humour, bitching, and scapegoating! Obviously the main moment that is causing […]

2020 Olympic bid for Romagna?

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

The talk elsewhere in the last week has been about the awarding of the 2016 Olympic Games to Rio de Janeiro, and the embarassing failure of the Obama backed Chicago campaign. Elsewhere, because here in Romagna Olympics fans are thinking further down the track – four years further, to be exact, and the competition to […]

European Heritage Days events – Rimini

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

All across Europe there are events planned as part of the European Union initiative ‘European Heritage Days’, and Emilia-Romagna is no exception – in fact, as Emilia-Romagna Tourism reports, there are over 200 different events taking place across the region this weekend under the banner of ‘Italy, Treasure of Europe’ Rimini, in particular, has a […]

The Giro d’Italia set to return to Pantani’s Cesenatico in 2010

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Reports appeared in local papers this week that the annual Giro d’Italia, one of the most prestigious cycling competitions in the world, is set to include, for the first time since 1999, a stop in Cesenatico,  near Rimini – hometown to arguably Italy’s most famous cyclist, the late Marco Pantani (nicknamed il pirata – the […]

From High Fashion to Tourism – Matteo Marzotto interviewed by Rimini Fiera

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

There’s an interesting interview, over at the Rimini Fiera magazine, with the new President of the Italian Tourism Authority (ENIT)  Matteo Marzotto, who was in Rimini recently to talk at the World Convention of Italian Chambers of Commerce. Marzotto comes from the world of fashion, from the Marzotto group (A world leader in textiles, founded in […]

Rimini screens world broadcast of ‘The Age of Stupid’

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Rimini is just one of the many cities worldwide that will be linking up with New York this evening to show a special Global Premier screening of the new film The Age of Stupid, directed by Franny Armstrong – whose documentaries include McLibel (credited with helping effect a sea-change of opinion about the American fast-food […]

Sydney Lummet to be awarded the 2009 Fellini Prize

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Sydney Lumet becomes the fourth director to receive the Fellini Prize, an annual award presented in Rimini by the Fellini Foundation to both honour the world’s most important film directors, and at the same time comemorate the late great Federico Fellini. Lumet, who started his career as film director back in 1957 (with the classic […]

Rimini dominates the Italian headlines

Monday, August 24th, 2009

It’s that time of year again – August, and the traditional ‘Rimini Meeting’ which sees some of the highest-profile politicians/leaders/thinkers on both the national Italian and International stage come to the Adriatic Riviera capital to speak to large audiences on a wide range of themes. It’s a media bonanza, and so it’s no wonder that […]