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San Marino to become the first wi-fi state in the world

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Innovation married to tradition is the key combination thanks to which neighbours Emilia-Romagna and San Marino have always excelled. Now the world’s oldest surviving republic is set to be the world’s first state entirely covered by wi-fi. The development, announced at the San Marino Forum, will see this small mountainous republic – which can be […]

San Leo joins the most beautiful small towns of Italy

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

San Leo has made official what many people have been saying for years: it has joined the club of ‘I Borghi più Belli d’Italia‘ (the most beautiful small towns of Italy). More appropriate than joined, is perhaps admitted, as this is a small and exclusive list of towns throughout Italy that meet some specific requirements […]

The world’s top journalists gather for Internazionale a Ferrara

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Unusually for this blog, we’re urging you to visit a different city to Rimini this weekend – albeit one that’s easily reached from Rimini and a perfect day-trip, Ferrara. Why? Because one of the best run and thought-provoking festivals in Italy (and perhaps Europe) takes place there this weekend – Internazionale a Ferrara. The festival […]

How to exit the financial crisis? Microsoft and Cisco discuss at San Patrignano

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

This week some of the movers and shakers of the Italian information technology sector gathered at the San Patrignano conference centre, just outside Rimini, for a special conference entitled ‘Etico Ecoit’, organised by the Forli based Vem Sistemi. The conference had as its theme a new way of doing business, with particular regard to the IT […]

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 […]

The ancient rite of hospitality in Bertinoro

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

For tomorrow, at least, the small but pretty town of Bertinoro – some 52 km from Rimini, up in the hills between Forli and Cesena, becomes holder of that most coveted prize – the most hospitable town in a region, Emilia-Romagna, famed for its hospitality. What gives it the right to claim such a title? […]

When Italy went to war with the esperanto micro-nation Insulo de la Rozoj

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Perhaps it’s not surprising that few people, up until recently, have heard of the small sovereign (though unrecognised internationally) state of the Isola delle Rose (Rose Island) – or to give it its official title, in esperanto, Insulo de la Rozoj. It’s foundation and eventual destruction – at the hands of Italian military engineers – […]

The treasures of the adriatic

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Theres’s a great video, produced by Emilia-Romagna turismo, which lets you see some of the wide range of fish found in the Adriatic (one of the reasons you can eat so well in Rimini!). The video, treasures of the adriatic, is – sadly – only in Italian (why, oh why don’t they go that little […]

Serie A football resumes this weekend

Friday, August 21st, 2009

It’s a tired but true observation that to understand Italy and the Italians, you have to at least take a passing look at football and its place in society. Whether you subscribe to the theory that the game was actually invented in Italy – either as calcio fiorentino or the ancient Roman game of Harpastum […]

Obscured by Clouds – the tears of San Lorenzo

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

In Romagna, and Italy in general, the night of August the 10th is known as la notte di San Lorenzo, the night where, looking up into the night sky you can see the ‘tears of st. lawrence’, or ‘shooting stars’ depending upon where you are placed on the romantic/mystic axis. The weather forecast this year, […]