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Manarola, the biggest nativity scene in the world

posted by Home In Italy on December 10th, 2015

Genoa – Every evening, following the tradition, the largest nativity scene in the world is represented in Manarola, in the Cinque Terre: 15 thousand lights and 250 statues covering the entire hill of Tre Croci, with the guiding star carried by one of the trains used to rack during the harverst.

This year, before the starting, they played both the French and the Italian national anthems: “the nativity scene is a symbol of peace” says Mr Mario Anderoli, the man who created this incredible nativity scene 54 years ago.

Rome. A permanent exhibition illustrating 70 years of film history

posted by Home In Italy on December 2nd, 2015

The magic of the Seventh Art in one of the places that have seen the birth of masterpieces known worldwide: Cinecittà, the temple of Italian cinema, opens with an exhibition that describes 70 years of cinema.

Girando a Cinecittà - Shooting in Cinecittà is the name of the exhibition that will drive you in the enchanting atmosphere of the “Hollywood on the Tiber”. From the great films of the origins to the war movies, from the Renaissance though the neorealism and the golden age of the the 60s to the foreign productions, Shooting in Cinecittà shows photographs, costumes, set design, objects of films shot in the Roman soundstages, such as “Quo Vadis?” directed by Mervyn LeRoy, “Senso” by Luchino Visconti, “Fistful of Dollars” and “Once upon a time in America” by Sergio Leone, or Bertolucci’s “The Last Emperor”.

Visiting the exhibition is a time-and-space travel in one of the least known area of the Italian capital which contains the secrets of one of the largest film industries of Europe. Not to mention that Italy is one of the favourite sets of the most famous film directors around the world.

Gubbio: a Guinnes World’s Record!

posted by Home In Italy on December 1st, 2015

Gubbio and Christmas have been strictly linked together since 1981, when it was decided to built a Christmas tree in honor of the Patron of the city, Saint Ubaldo, on the slopes of the Mount Ingino, outside the city. The result is a tree 650 meters high and 350 meters wide at its base, with more than 3000 multicolored lights, a guiding star of 1.000 sqm on the top and 8.5 Kms of electrical cable. The illumination can be seen up to 50 kms away. A creation that could not go unnoticed and in 1991 the tree entered the Guinness Book of the World Records as “the “The World’s Largest Christmas Tree”.

On December the 7th, for the 35th time, Gubbio will turn on its Christmas tree: this year the special guest will be the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Nobel Prize for peace in 1999.

Let’s cook!

posted by Home In Italy on November 30th, 2015

Cooking is culture, conviviality and creativity, and a cooking class is the funniest way to learn about the traditions of the county you are visiting. It is possible to have a private teacher to come to your villa or it is possible to attend a cooking class in a resort in the South of Umbria, near Todi, the Fattoria di Vibio.

At the Fattoria di Vibio, qualified experts will lead you to discover the typical food of Umbria and the cooking classes can be held in a single day or can last up to 3 days, for an unforgettable experience, where fantasy is the best dressing for creating a successful recipe!

Fattoria di Vibio