Venice Tintoretto Exhibition

Venice Italy 7th September 2018 to 6th January 2019. To Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the birth of Jacopo Tintoretto (one of the most important Venetian Painters! 1519-1594) the city of Venice in collaboration with Musei civici, Washington’s National Art Gallery, Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and Curia of Venice will organise a major […]

Pozzuoli International Jazz Day

Pozzuoli International Jazz Day 2018. April 30 and 1 May 2018. Piazza della Repubblica, Pozzuoli, Campania

Association of Jazz and Conversation of Campi Flegrei is organising two days dedicated to music, meeting and sharing music in the historical center of Pozzuoli.

Musicians are welcome to play, Show your musical talents to the world.

Come and meet the […]

My Passion, Italy

Part of moving to a new city and getting to know people is telling them what you do, and in some cases why you do it.  When asked that question, I say simply because it’s My Passion, Italy.

But, it’s bigger than that.  When I was four years old my mom began taking me to […]

The Senses in Italy: Sites to See

Sites in Italy:

Italy has a strange affect on its visitors. Among millennia of history, life, and beauty there, the senses in Italy become heightened.

In Italy, you begin to experience sights, scents, tastes, touches, sounds, as if you’ve never felt them before. This month, we’ll focus on all of them, starting of course with beauty […]

Florence – City of Culture

When I  work in Florence to make contact with the wonderful staff of the Passion for Italy Florentine hotels, I just love simply to stroll around the center and look up at the magnificent architecture.  I must say I think that Florence is taking over number one stance rivalling Roma as my favourite city in Italy.!!

I […]

Cuma Archaeological Park Campi Flegrei

Cuma Archaeological Park at Cuma, north west of Naples in the province of Bacoli, is a huge archaeological park the site of the first Greek colony on mainland Italy (Sicily is older) thought to be around 800-1200 BC. Below is a video filmed by Pozzuoli Jazz Festival where you can see the enormity and […]

Caravaggio at the Uffizi, Florence

Florence: New Arrangement Of The Rooms Devoted To Caravaggio And Seventeenth-Century Painting At The Uffizi Gallery.

The eight rooms on the first floor of the eastern wing of the Uffizi opened with a new layout devoted to Caravaggio and the painting of the 17th century on February 19, 2018.

The names of the eight rooms are […]

Frecce Train Categories Italy

Trenitalia is Italy’s national train company and PFI books the high speed Frecce trains that travel between the major capital cities of each region.

The Frecce has the following categories going up in price accordingly.

Standard, Premium, Business ,Business Salottino (little rooms), Business Area Silenzio, Executive.

The price of trains change every day like flights so we […]

Piazza Navona

Walking down a golden Roman alley in the evening, the sound of water, of music, of laughter fills your ears.  Then, turning a corner, emerges the beautifully Baroque, Piazza Navona the main piazza in Rome.

A guide could go on at length about the history here.  Built on an ancient Roman stadium site, the piazza […]

Snowing in Rome

The eternal city is covered in snow. See these amazing drone shots.

Valentine’s Day Concert 2018, Andrea Bocelli

We had the incredible pleasure of going to see Andrea Bocelli in concert in Tampa this Valentine’s Day!  He was incredible, as always.  It was a special concert consisting of opera arias and beloved favorites.

I immediately recognized the happy Libiamo i lieti calici, the Brindisi from Traviata.  Every time I hear it I have […]

Verdi Opera Festival Parma

Verdi Opera Festival, Parma, Emilia Romagna
27 Sept-21 Oct 2018

For lovers of Verdi’s operas this festival in Parma and Busseto, Emilia Romagna is a classical music delight. There are many concerts to choose from see below. Contact Passion for Italy Travel for accommodation bookings.

FESTIVAL VERDI 2018 OFFICIAL PROGRAMME

MACBETH
27 September, 5, 11, 18 October 2018
Teatro Regio […]