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If you're still looking for ideas for your holidays, worry not. Just pick one of our eco-tours - there's something for everyone . . .
Paolo Briguglia, co-star of "The Hundred Steps", talks to us about the film's atmospheric setting - Palermo.
As you make the final plans for your holidays here are a few ideas for those of you who think nature needs a break, too!
In the words of one of Genoa's most famous singer-songwriters, Ivano Fossati: "To see Genoa, you have to see her from the sea."
Half of the nation adore her and the other half have stopped hating her. Raffaella Carra' is a national institution at the centre of this year's San Remo Song Festival.
Journalists the world over dream of getting a scoop, an exclusive interview, a lead article screaming 'news' from the front page. So imagine the delight of Italiaplease's roving reporter when he bumped into the legendary Raffaella Carra'.
The father of Italian advertising in a major retrospective. Castello di Rivoli in Turin hosts a retrospective of the work of Armando Testa, the father of Italian advertising.
Umberto Santino is the President of the Centro Siciliano di Documentazione .Giuseppe Impastato.. He talks to us about crime-fighting organisations in Palermo.
The TV programme Italians love to remember
An important exhibition in the heart of Genoa takes us through five centuries of travelling through Italy.
Dramatic, exhilarating, spectacular and riotous. Seeing is believing at Siena's Palio - the most famous bareback horserace in the world - but don't look away, or it could all be over...
At sea with Italy? Join us as we spend the next month cruising Italy's coast from sea to shining sea in the wake of the 13th edition of Girovela, the Round Italy Sailing Race. From Cervia to Piombino, 11 ports of call. Keep up-to-date on the GiroVela's official web site (Italian only, sorry).
The following contrade will compete in July 2nd's Palio:Aquila, Chiocciola, Drago, Leocorno, Selva, Nicchio, Torre, Giraffa, Tartuca and Civetta. Who do you think will win?
A short trip into Italy's wine-producing country hot on the heels of Vinitaly, Italy's International Wine and Spirits Exhibition. As the Italians say...salute!