La Bella Fashion!

When someone thinks about living La Bella Vita they often start by, envisioning themselves racing a Maserati, or a Ducati to their super-yacht where they take in the aroma of fine Tuscan wine and then enjoy its’ harmony with the sumptuous, perfectly paired meal. The next logical step in this —all to common fantasy—  is to […]

Italian Towns Worth Taking a Picture of

There are few things as fascinating to me as the art of building. Nowadays it seems that most buildings are designed to be built as fast and cheap as possible with emphasis on practicability. However, there was a time in the past when buildings were works of art and construction workers were artists, artists that […]

Italian Beaches You Must See!

Italy’s beaches are one of its’ best kept secrets! Most plan their vacation around sightseeing, museums and of course food. This is good since such a trip will be unforgettable, however, I strongly feel that at least a day on the beach ‘to rest up’ should be programmed into your trip to Italy! After you […]

FIAT: THE FIRST ITALIAN CAR!

Most think immediately of Ferrari when they think of Italian cars —and rightfully so— Ferrari is considered the king of luxury sports cars. If you have ever driven one you understand why it deserved such a title! In my blog posts we will be examining extensively the history, present and future of Ferrari, however, it […]

How to Choose Just The Right Wine for the Right Dish

It’s no secret that a glass of wine can change its’ flavor and adapt to its’ surroundings, or that the food we eat can either drastically improve the wine that we drink or take away from its grandeur.  WINE PAIRING The secret is how can you combine the right wine with the right food. How to do […]

Living La Bella Vita!

Welcome to my Blog: La Bella Vita! I would like to start by explaining who I am, why I chose to start this blog and what exactly “La Bella Vita” means to me… My name is Gian Riccardo DiCandia, I was born in the US, where my family emigrated from Apulia, a beautiful region in […]

How To Prepare Authentic Italian Food

    Italian cuisine is loved the world over. You can find Italian-style restaurants in countries all across the world. However, the food that is served in these restaurants doesn’t always taste like the food that you would be served if you ate in Italy. If you’re interested in authentic Italian food, you may want […]

La Bella Vita Is All Around Us!

Italian is a a beautiful language. The Italian phrase La Bella Vita translates to ‘life is beautiful’. Most people often associate Italy with vacations and lots of romance. Apart from that, it is famed for numerous cloth and perfume designers. The italian culture is pretty interesting. Most people believe in family and stay with relatives. […]

Regional Influences Were Key To The Development Of Italian Folk Music

Italian Musician Playing Tarantella With Tambourine Of Wood, Goa

Italian folk music is rich with history and cultural influences. Regional influences can be found throughout the music providing a complex texture that is unique. One of the reasons for such strong regional influences is that the Italian peninsula was not nationally unified until very late. This meant there were hundreds of different and unique […]

Big Names In Italian Music

Do you wish you listened to more Italian music? If you are interested in Italy’s music scene, you should take a closer look at some of the country’s biggest musical acts. Italy is full of talent, and Italian artists have produced music that could appeal to anyone’s taste. Here are a few music acts you’ll […]