2015 Expo Milan: What To Do Inside and Outside the City


Elisa Locci / Shutterstock.com Following the 2010 edition of Shanghai, the next Universal Exposition will take place in Milan. Open from May 1st to October 31st, the upcoming 2015 Expo Milan will be a unique occasion to take a trip around the planet throughout the pavilions of the fair while spending time in one of the most visited city in...

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The Beatification of Paul VI: a Simple Guide to a Momentous Occasion


Beatification, which could be likened in gravitas to a papal election, is a moment of joy and celebration for the Vatican and the Catholic community all around the world. Thousands of devotees make a pilgrimage to Rome to witness this memorable event. The upcoming Beatification of Paul VI will take place on October 19th – here’s what you need...

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7 Steps to Buy Genuine Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Italy, the land of saints, poets and… extra virgin olive oil. This may be just a way to paraphrase an often used (and abused) common saying to describe Italy and Italians, but let me tell you something: a real italiano is diligent about their extra virgin olive oil. Someone may call us picky or pretentious, but here's  the scoop - Italians...

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