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Saturday, July 18, 2009

No Wining for Teenagers in Milan


Breaking news...For the first time in Italy's history, Milan city council has banned serving and selling alcohol to persons under the age of 16. The law goes into effect on Monday. Prior to this new regulation, Italy had no laws prohibiting the drinking age. Fines for serving teens under the age of 16 range from 500 euros to 750 euros. The fine also applies to catching under age teens drinking.

Ciao e a presto,

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Italian Eyewear


Looking for the lastest Italian eyewear from Prada, Valentino, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgo Armani,and more? Try US framemaker Frames Direct. At Frames Direct, you can custom order prescription or fashionable sun glasses and actually try them on through their virtual upload - imagine that!! If you buy through Frames Direct, there is free shipping within the U.S. Now that's what I call Happy Eyes.

Ciao e a presto,

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Driving In Italy

There is nothing more fearful than driving in Italy. No matter how prepared you think you are, I guarantee you, you will need a change of underwear especially if you decide to drive along the Amalfi Coast. While there is no scenery more beautiful, prepare yourself for the ride of your life. The narrow winding roads will leave you breathless.

Did you know that in the first week of August, ten million italians take their vacation. That's right, ten million italians on the road. If that doesn't scare you then you need to start jumping out of planes. I recommend you get off the road between the hours of 11:45 and 12:30 p.m. and go have pranzo (lunch). This leaves the road wide open for those Italians speeding to get home, have lunch, nap, and get back to work with as little car damage as possible.

Seriously, driving is the best way to see as much of Italy as you can. In addition to renting a good car, pay for the extra insurance, and invest in a good road map. Happy Driving

Ciao e a presto,

Monday, July 13, 2009

Giorgio Armani Apartments


News break.

Giorgio Armani is building 63 luxury apartments in Rome which will be called "Cavour 220". The apartments are being built in a former 19th century convent not far from the Coliseum. The interior will be of modern luxury design and include Gaggenhau appliances, limestone bathrooms, and italian fabric decor throughout. The building includes a spa, garden, and underground parking. Prices start at $1 million euros. Completion is expected by January 2010.

Ciao e a presto,