Italy and Greece are two countries deeply connected with each other. An Italian travelling or working in Greece will have probably heard the same sentence over and over. “Una faccia, una razza”: μια φατσα μια ρατσα, in Greek. The saying alludes to a significant similarity between Italian and Greek people, both physically and mentality-wise. The […]
This week we bring to you a very special and important episode: revolutions. Last Saturday, on the 25th of April, we celebrated two historical events. In Italy, on the 25th of April 1945, the National Liberation Committeedeclared insurgency against all fascists regimes. This date was chosen as Italy’s Liberation Day, commemorating the end of the […]
After its appearance in Berlin and Sundance Film Festivals, Shooting the Mafia has been presented in 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Battaglia’s story is one of a fierce woman in a dangerous world of men.
Together with special guest Pierpaolo Sicuro from the Thessaloniki-based folk band Grikanta, volunteers Filip and Arianna explore the Italian music genre Tarantella in this episode of Music Odyssey. Enjoy!
Let’s go back in time a little! This episode is about Italo disco, a music genre from the 1970s and 1980s, that was mainly produced in Italy and successful in Europe during the 1980s.
While I was planning my trip to Southern Italy, I read tons of negative comments about Naples. Everyone wrote about how dirty and dangerous the city it is. I had heard lots of tragic stories from my friends whose things were stolen, and most the people advised me not to go there. For the first time in my life, I was about to back down from a planned trip because of someone else’s feedback.
But I didn’t.
As a major crossroad between Bologna and Rome, Florence shines out as a conspicuous spot for Italy addicts. At the end of the medieval period, the city succeeded in several fields such as finance, commerce and arts. Considering that it is still one of the most touristic places, due especially to the fine art environment, it definitely deserves to be considered as the birthplace of the Renaissance. To be there and see all those unique masterpieces of the medieval ages was the determinant reason for me to spend three days in that ravishing city.
Did you know that some time ago the G20 in Hamburg happened? Well, if you didn’t, here’s a good way to catch up with what happened during the meeting between the 20 biggest economic powers of the world.