|Members of the foreign community mix with locals|
In the good old days before the revolution in communications caused by internet and computer based publications, there were English language daily newspapers in Italy dispensing news, information,classified and listings of events and happening.
The days of the Daily American and Daily News are gone forever, replaced by dozens of Italian and English online magazines and newspapers.
Professional journalists who have kept up with the new media are competing with newly arrived bloggers for readership.
The result is a plethora of on-line resources readily available at the click of a mouse. Never before has there been so much information available for newly arrived expats, it is definitely easier to learn one's way around the maze of living in Italy.
Wanted in Rome still prints a paper edition on sale at various points in the city including the Anglo American bookshop on Via della Vite near the Spanish Steps.
The Florentine can be found throughout Florence in its paper format or on line. Is there an English language magazine published in your area?
TimeOut magazine has both online and print magazines in major cities worldwide: besides Rome there is the original for New York plus Istanbul and London.
The American magazine has great lists of events, happenings, and restaurant listings . It is published by the dean of Rome's English journalists, Christopher Winner.
For those living in or visiting the Northern Lazio, Viterbo, Tuscia, Etruria areas here are some other tips for keeping up with the local happenings. Drop us a line in the comments box with your favorites:
· In towns and villages throughout Italy the walls are plastered with locandine or wall posters announcing festivals, processions, celebrations and musical events which are abundant in the summer months.
· Get on mailing lists of associations in your area. For the Olgiata area contact Paola at Welcome Neighbor.
· Interested in archeology conferences and excursions? Join the 370 members of Archeotuscia for a rich calendar of outings in the northern Lazio area. See below for this week's happenings.
· Tuscia Web is just one of the many on line news sources for Viterbo and environs. Others are Teresa Pierini's La Tua Etruria.
· La Loggetta is a bi-monthly magazine written by local experts with a subscription of 25 euro. It can be delivered to you worldwide. www.laloggetta.it
For musical afternoons and house concerts in the N. Lazio area check out Opera Extravaganza .
Ask to be on their mailing list for updates on concerts.
|Massimiliano Darida and Maria Lunella Reedy|
delighted the audience at yesterday's concert
|part of the international audience|
· Some faithful readers may remember the 70+ issues of Elegant Etruria Newsletter that I emailed to hundreds of addresses in the mid-1990s, a labor of love which helped to give information to the burgeoning international community of Rome's northern suburbs. Feedback was rare, but the huge mailing list and connections made, became a highly prized (and envied) piece of information.
· Mailing lists, email invitations…these have now been surpassed by the many blogs published in English in central Italy. Sign up(scroll to the bottom of the page and leave your email) to receive the weekly edition of this blog 50yearsinItaly, one of many in English. Please share the names of your favorites with a comment at the bottom of the page.
And in case you havn't heard yet, here are just a few of the interesting happenings taking place this week in the Viterbo area:
- Friday, 25th Jan. in Viterbo I will be presenting an illustrated conference for Archeotuscia entitled “Foreign Artists and Archeologists in Etruria” . To be held at Sala Coronas, 2nd floor, the Prefecture of Viterbo (Piazza dei Priori, near the City Hall) at 5 p.m. on Friday 25th January. All are welcome to attend.
|Francesco Aliperti & Georgia of Edizioni Archeoares|
- Photos of Friday Jan. 25th conference in Viterbo.
- Saturday, 26th Jan. in Vetralla, Destinatario Sconosciuto at the Museum of Vetralla.
- Your comments are welcome. Commenti in italiano sono benvenuti!
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|Mario Bracci Devoti, Fabiano B. & Chief Inspector Orlandini|