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EXCLUSIVE WINE TASTING

posted by Home In Italy on November 23rd, 2013

Home in Italy would like to welcome its guests in Umbria with a special gift. They are kindly invited to experience an exclusive Wine Tasting in Enoteca Properzio, Spello, Umbria.

Imagine entering a room with ancient origins, dating back to medieval times, where the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. This is Enoteca Properzio, one of the most popular wine stores in Italy, not only for the high quality of its products, but also for the context in which it is inserted.

The wine tasting experience is a trip through intense, fruity aromas and some of the best sparkling Italian and foreign wines, a memorable experience of senses.

Everything that the enoteca of your dreams would have, is here: marble floor, prosciutto slicer, coffee machine, cheeses beyond inventory, hams galore, that wonderful aroma of Italian food shops and some 2,200 wines alongside typical Umbrian products” (The Independent Traveller).

The wine bar Enoteca Properzio, in the heart of Umbria, carries more than 2,200 labels, along with wine pairings – olive oils, honey, marmalades, sauces, mushrooms, truffles, and more” (New York Living).

A wine-tasting featuring the best vintages of Italy’s premier winemakers” (Condè Nast Traveler).

Recently voted one of Italy’s top ten wine shops by an Italian wine magazine, this enoteca gives serious wine buffs a run for their money. Presided over by the enthusiastic Angelini brothers, it stocks some 2,200 global wines, including a vast selection from Umbria. The enoteca occupies part of Palazzo dei Canonici, its sleek contemporary styling encased in ancient bricks vaults” (Time Out).

Today the free Wine Tasting is available only for Umbria bookings because of the location of the enoteca.

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CINEMA, TURIN

posted by Home In Italy on November 6th, 2013

This unique exhibit space is an Italian motion picture museum.

It is one of the most important of its kind in the world thanks to its vast collection and the many different scientific and educational activities it carries out.

But what makes it truly unique is its special exhibit setup. The museum is located inside the Mole Antonelliana, a bizarre and fascinating monument which is the symbol of the City of Turin. And the various areas inside the Mole Antonelliana were the starting point for the Swiss set designer François Confino who, with talent and imagination, multiplied the museum’s itineraries.

He created a spectacular presentation that offers visitors unexpected visual and acoustic stimuli, just like when we watch a film that involves and moves us.

Different halls have screens showing different clips for a specific genre of film. There are also exhibits on the process of making films and on film history.

Best of all for true movie buffs: the museum’s unrivaled collection of vintage movie posters.

The Museum is more than a museum and whoever enters it isn’t just a visitor but also an explorer, an author, an actor, a spectator… to whom the Museum offers the emotions of an experience not to be easily forgotten.

DISCOVER ITALY: RAVENNA

posted by Home In Italy on November 5th, 2013

Northern Italy is often overlooked because there are simply so many choices facing visitors to Italy. However, this region boasts museums, cities and landscapes that range from sunny beaches to snow capped mountains.

The church of San Vitale is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the town of Ravenna.

It is sometimes referred to as the Mosaic Basilica because of its large collection of intricate mosaics.

This is not merely another impressive collection of religious art, it is some of the oldest surviving art in Italy. The mosaics were commissioned nearly 1500 years ago, making them some of the best remaining examples of art from their time period.