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 […]

Italian Sports Cars and their Humble Beginnings!

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, […]

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 […]

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 to […]

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

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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 […]

The Big Names In Italian Mens Fashion

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Italian designers have always made menswear a focus. From belts to shoes to elegant suits, it is easy to find high-quality Italian clothing that is made for men. While most people are familiar with brands like Gucci or Dolce & Gabanna, they may not know some of the up and coming names in Italian mens […]

The History Of Italian Fashion

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It’s clear that Italy is a big part of the fashion world today. Some of the largest and best-known fashion houses are based in Italy; other fashion lines employ Italian designers. Brands like Armani, Valentino, and Versace are admired the world over. Nearly every celebrity has worn the clothing of an Italian designer at one […]

Italian Renaissance Art And Artists

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The Renaissance (which means rebirth) is a period generally considered to cover the period from the beginning of the 14th century to the end of the 16th. The period marked an important cultural change throughout Europe, and is often considered a bridge between the medieval and the modern age. Mostly, the Renaissance was an intellectual […]