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  1. 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 ...

  2. Udine, Italy

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Italy, challenged that idea: the festival, which ended yesterday, screened a range of comedies from the region in a series called Asia Laughs! 'Everyone thinks comedy is not an international ... Driver. Comedies from South Korea, the Philippines, mainland China and Malaysia also feature. Italy has its own history of comedies, but they are a bit different in style from those produced ...

  3. Udine, Italy

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... comedies and action films from the region. The Italians seem to have a taste for the kind of entertainment that Hongkongers like to watch. Part of this is down to the fact that Italy's own commercial cinema has similarities to that of Asia, says festival director Sabrina Baracetti. Italy is famed for art-house directors such as Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni, ...

  4. Le Quattro Volte

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... many parts of Italy, is almost overwhelmingly Catholic) is beautiful and cerebral to the extreme. Home video hardly does the film full justice, but with a general release here unlikely- Le ...

  5. Representing Hong Kong in Macau, Japan and Italy

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong Sinfonietta is spreading its musical wings this year with trips to Macau, Japan and Italy. The orchestra makes the short hop to Macau for its McDull concerts on Friday and Saturday before travelling to Tokyo's La Folle Journee festival from May 3 to 5 to perform lots of Bach and baroque gems. Further afield, it will travel to Italy with pianist Colleen Lee ...

  6. Udine, Italy

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Over the past decade, Italy's Far East Film Festival established itself as the place in the west to see commercial films from Asia. In its early days, the event was home ... Miike is also popular with Italy's youth, and Baracetti and Bertacche seem gratified that his latest film, Yatterman, closed the festival. 'It was difficult for us to get Yatterman ...

  7. Italy quiz

    Posted Jun 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Test your general knowledge. The answers are below. 1 What four countries share borders with Italy? 2 How many times has Italy won the soccer World Cup? 3 Which composer wrote the operas ... name is she more popularly known? 8 Which Disney cartoon character is known in Italy as Topolino? 9 What is the name of Europe's largest active volcano, situated on the east coast ...

  8. e-pal: italy

    Posted Dec 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Connecting with teens around the world Name Alessandra Cattaneo Age 17 City Bergamo I think Italy is a beautiful country and I feel lucky to have lived there. There are mountains, beaches ... and is known for the historical centre which is filled with monuments. The weather in Italy is very hot in summer and the temperature reaches 30-32 degrees Celsius. In winter, the weather is cold ...

  9. Italy Quiz

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Test your general knowledge. The answers are below. 1 What did the word Italy originally mean? 2 What is the sea between Italy and Croatia? 3 What does it mean when the Colosseum in Rome is illuminated? 4 Marco Polo was the governor of which Chinese city? 5 Which two instruments of the following were invented by Italians: trumpet, harp, piano or violin? 6 Which Neapolitan song is always ...

  10. Italy's newest 'knight' belts out an aria by way of thanks

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Given the country's historical contribution to the arts and culture, you know any Italian National Day celebration would be done with style. Certainly, Monday night's lavish cocktails at the Sk ...




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