"The most beautiful chamber in the world". These words were used by Zaccaria Saggi, a Renaissance courtier, to describe the chamber frescoed by Andrea Mantegna in the Mantua Castle, known today as "The Bridal Chamber", or, in Italian, "Camera degli Sposi".
The months without an R in their name (from May to August) are the best to enjoy a good gelato: when the days get longer and the climate turns hotter, the "Gelato Season" is officially on. First of all, let’s make things clear: although the word "Gelato" is quite often used as the Italian translation for "Ice Cream", the two are not the same thing.
Working as a tour guide, I’ve noticed that there’s a word very difficult to be pronounced by the American clients: “grazie”, the Italian word for "thanks". The most of the time they pronounce it “grazi”, and sometimes, if they can speak Spanish, they try to go with “gracias”, or - in some rare occasions - I've even heard people gratefully saying "greasy", meaning "thanks". [...]
As the world is getting excited for a new upcoming Royal Wedding, VISITMANTUA is going to launch a new royal promotion. In May 2018, VISITMANTUA will mark the occasion of the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle by offering a 50% discount to every couple of clients that includes a person named as the Prince or his fiancée (Harry/Henry or Meghan). [...]
Dozens of stories go around about that couple of foreign visitors lost in Firenze, desperately looking for “Florence”. It’s an old joke, known in many different variants: sometimes they are in Venezia, looking for “Venice” or in Napoli, searching “Naples”. [...]
On the hills of the northern province of Mantua, at a stone's throw from Lake Garda, there is a little village named Cavriana (literally "Goat-ville"). And, as in Italy every place has its own traditional recipe, also this little village has its own special cake, named after the local patron Saint: the "Torta di San Biagio" (Cake of Saint Blaise). [...]
Every tourist visiting Italy loves to experiment the Italian lifestyle at its fullest. And a not-to-be missed experience is, for sure, the “Aperitivo”: an enjoyable couple of hours (usually around 7pm) when the Italians relax over drinks and little snacks before their dinner. [...]