jntolva + italy   27

Rome’s Colosseum Was Once a Wild, Tangled Garden
"Like laurels on the bald first Caesar’s head.”
italy  history  botany 
7 days ago by jntolva
The world's latest gold rush is an Italian affair
The crazy short-term upsides of climate change. Also: Italians panning for gold!
italy  gold  climate 
july 2017 by jntolva
When America Barred Italians
The story of the Tolva line in America.
italy  basilicata  emigration  ban  racism 
june 2017 by jntolva
House in Basilicata / OSA architettura e paesaggio
If anyone is looking to purchase a second home for me ...
architecture  home  basilicata  italy 
september 2015 by jntolva
Parkour Paris - We Parkour Matéra
If ever a city were made to be jumped around on by lunatics, it is Matera.
parkour  basilicata  italy  matera 
august 2014 by jntolva
39 Reasons Studying Abroad In Italy Ruins You For Life
Feel dirty even linking to Buzzfeed, but they got this one right.
italy  study  abroad 
june 2014 by jntolva
Reason #27 why I love Italy
A cartographic guide to Starbucks’ global domination
coffee  italy  starbucks 
may 2014 by jntolva
Blue Island church marks 100th year with festival
Definitely going to attend this. Ripacandida is a sister city to the town from which my ancestors hail in southern Italy.
italy  chicago  ripacandida  barile  festival 
august 2009 by jntolva
Italy's aglianico wines are too often neglected
Looking for a heavy-weight wine to keep you warm this winter? Stop looking.
wine  aglianico  southern  italy  basilicata 
october 2008 by jntolva
Le Baladin, Italy’s top microbrewer
Had a truly unique beer from Le Baladin Brewery on Saturday evening. Who knew Italy could produce beer that's not nasty?
beer  italy 
february 2008 by jntolva
Spanish Steps covered in balls by Italian artist
Bravo, bravo! This would have been so cool to see in person.
italy  piazzadispagna  spanishsteps  balls  prank 
january 2008 by jntolva
"The Italian army was today called in to start clearing festering piles of rubbish from the streets of Naples."
Pissed off populace, flaming heaps of crap, the military-as-garbagemen, and the mafia controlling it all behind the scenes. This better be made into a movie.
italy  trash  mafia  garbage  naples 
january 2008 by jntolva
Rivista di storia e storie dell'emigrazione
If you can read Italian this issue of the official publication of Basilicata contains a story on my recent trip to Italy. Possibly worth it just to see what they yanked out of my Flickrstream.
italy  basilicata  magazine  barile 
august 2007 by jntolva
Venice charges rude tourists extra
I don't disagree with this, though it might be nice to have the rudeness quotient work both ways, i.e. a rude shopkeeper discount as well.
italy  tourism  money 
august 2007 by jntolva
Puglia: Italy's heel has it all -- except hordes of tourists
You heard it here first, folks! And now that CNN has gotten wind of the desirability of the instep of the boot it won't be long until it is another overrun Tuscany.
italy  puglia  apulia  travel  tourism 
april 2007 by jntolva
Audio blog of a trip through Italy
Not podcasts but ambient sounds, recorded binaurally no less (you'll need headphones). What a sense of place this creates.
italy  audio 
october 2006 by jntolva
Select Italy
An Italy travel guide uber-site. Up for a Webby!
italy  tourism 
april 2006 by jntolva
Chicagoan seeks Italy Senate seat
Bringing the best of machine politics to the Old World. Italian citizens living abroad can now run for one of 18 seats in the Italian Parliament's "Overseas Constituency".
italy  parliament 
january 2006 by jntolva
CowParade Florence
Worked in rough-hewn, butchertown Chicago, but in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance? This is just wrong.
cows  art  italy 
november 2005 by jntolva
A16 Restaurant, San Francisco
The best southern Italian restaurant in America. According to me.
italy  restaurants  sanfrancisco 
november 2004 by jntolva

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