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Why we must all have our own Italian love story

Italy is a gem like no other. If you’ve visited, go again, and if you haven’t, then what the hell have you been doing? Nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean, this country’s got it all: from the whizz of slick scooters to the snap of fresh Focaccia.  In between these wet lockdown days and […]

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Geoghegan Hart claims suprise Giro win

Tao Geoghegan Hart claimed an unexpected victory in the Giro d’Italia, making him the most successful Scottish cyclist since Pippa York. Geoghegan Hart, riding for Ineos Grenadiers, came to Italy to ride in support of Geraint Thomas, and was not considered among the favourites when the race began. But after his team leader suffered a […]

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Another month on lockdown in Milan

On Wednesday the 11th of March 2020, the Italian government announced that the country was going into lockdown in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. 11 days later, on the 22nd of March, further regional restrictive measures were introduced here in Lombardia which prohibited citizens from being outdoors for any “non-essential” reason, including solitary exercise. As I […]

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Arrivederci, Aperol and Arancini – my reading week in Italy.

The recent reading week saw my course mates and I depart on our annual design study trip. Following last year’s slightly grimy, industrial destination of Stuttgart, Milan and Venice seemed an enticing prospect. A week marvelling at the architectural genius of Carlo Scarpa and enjoying the delights of Italian culture was in store for us. […]

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The Italian Connection at City Art Centre

Consider visiting Edinburgh’s City Art Centre this week where The Italian Connection is being hosted to celebrate the creative link between Scotland and Italy. The exhibition has an impressive array of artwork ranging all the way from 1736 up to 2009, a panoply of mediums and various artists including Eduardo Paolozzi, Elizabeth Blackadder, Stanley Cursiter […]

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Sophie’s tips for a successful year abroad experience: from Florence, Italy

A year abroad can be an extremely daunting experience. From imagining your life abroad and applying, to arriving and settling in a new country. Here is a complete guide of the process that led me to where I am now, one month into my semester studying at the Universitá degli studi di Firenze. Deciding where […]

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Italy deserve credit for their interpretation of the rules

Full marks to Italy. 10 out of 10 to Brendan Venter and Conor O’Shea. They came up with a master stroke to disrupt England and give themselves a chance of toppling the grand Slam champions. It did deny the Twickenham faithful the free-flowing rout that seemed inevitable after Ireland had run in 60 points against […]

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England come within inches of the Irish in epic finale

With three teams in the hunt for the championship and the end result likely to come down to points difference; Wales on +12, Ireland on +33, and England on +37 at the start of the day, we looked to be in for close, tense, and defensively minded rugby. However, ‘Super Saturday’ could not have gone […]