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  1. Canal hopping

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kathryn Tomasetti Raised in Milan, a three-hour rattle along Trenitalia's westward rail line, I've been visiting Venice for decades. I've cruised through the city, taking in the ancient palazzi from the seat of a gondola. I've even don ...

  2. Death in Florence

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Desmond O'Grady Death in Florence by Paul Strathern Jonathan Cape Admirers of Florentine Renaissance art do not always recognise that it often served for political promotion. The Medici banking family, dominant in Florence, used the arts to burnish t ...

  3. Espresso love

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Philip Gostelow

    ... of the Italian Alps. As the capital of Piedmont, Italy's most northwestern province, Turin is situated in the Po River valley, with the nearby, often snow-capped mountains making for a picturesque ... with an influx of workers to man the city's growing industrial base. Turin had developed into Italy's answer to Detroit with Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Lancia each setting up their headquarters ...

  4. Outsider gives Japan inside edge to stun Socceroos in Asian Cup final

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... Michael Church in Doha Four years ago, Tadanari Lee wasn't even considered a Japanese citizen despite being born in Tokyo. Now the Sanfrecce Hiroshima striker is a national hero after scoring the only goal in Japan's victory over Australia in th ...

  5. Consul general caught up in whirlwind of food and wine to promote Italy

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen It was a busy week last week for Alessandra Schiavo, consul general of Italy in Hong Kong and Macau. On Wednesday alone, she had to be at three different functions to promote Italian food and wine. As Italy was the partner country of this year's Hong Kong Wine & Spirits Fair, which just wrapped over the weekend, more than 200 Italian wineries took ...

  6. Italy

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sarah Wong foodandwine@scmp.com Italy is the country to escape to when you tire of the usual international grapes. It has an enormous diversity of grapes, with 350 officially documented ... elegant wine, and compare it with the Alsatian Gewurztraminer. Central Italy The region offers a treasure trove of indigenous varieties. Abruzzo is known for the montepulciano grape, which ...

  7. Italy celebrates with sweet string sounds

    Posted Jun 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The consulate general of Italy in Hong Kong hosted a two-day soiree last week as one of a series of celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. The Accademia Teatro ... and Pietro Mascagni. Consul-General of Italy in Hong Kong and Macau Alessandra Schiavo and more than 300 guests attended the two private events. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen attended ...

  8. The US is to China what Italy and Greece are to Germany

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... gross domestic product spread over 10 years, largely through the expense of financing future borrowing by Italy and the other peripheral members. In contrast, he estimates a break-up- ... undervalued. The overvalued partners are Italy, Greece and the other Mediterranean nations, where unit wage costs have climbed between 30 and 50 per cent since the euro's introduction, compared ...

  9. American firepower overcomes Italy

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com The United States registered a crucial victory over Italy in the World Grand Prix Hong Kong leg last night as they won the top-of-the-group clash ... said the American coach. 'Firstly, Italy are a very strong team and we had to perform at a high level, which we showed tonight. It's our goal to improve and get a little bit better ...

  10. Prada listing puts tax treaty with Italy on fast track

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee and Enoch Yiu Hong Kong is set to accelerate efforts to sign a double-taxation treaty with Italy, after seven years of talks. The news coincides with criticism of a planned ... billion in its IPO. A spokeswoman for the Treasury Bureau yesterday confirmed that the government was discussing double-taxation prevention with Italy, but declined to comment on when an agreement ...




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