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Cipriani Pasta from Harry's Bar, Venice ~ "The Best Thin Egg Dried Pasta in the World"

In 1931 a long-sought dream became reality. Giuseppe Cipriani opened the doors to Harry's Bar. In a discreet stone building perched along a canal just off Piazza San Marco in Venice, he created a timeless and impeccably appointed establishment. His concept was to serve others as you would want to be served yourself. His vision of simple luxury came to touch the souls of people all over the world. He created  the Cipriani label.

'Tagliolini au gratin with ham' is his classic first course among Harry's Bar; a French inspired dish that fears no rival for delicacy and texture upon cooking. The thinly meat sliced Carpaccio, the Bellini peach cocktail, among others, brought Venetian cooking and its ingredients to luxury status.

The secret of Cipriani isn't about what can be seen or touched, but what can be felt and sensed. It is intangible but palpable. It can't be patented, and even after eighty-two years it hasn't been duplicated by others.

At something-Italian.com we have been selling Cipriani products for years because we believe Cipriani pastas are the best in the world. They cook fast and they taste amazingly fresh. This is the pasta of royalty.

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Watch this interview with Arrigo Cipriani, Harry's Bar has been his passion for over 60 years.

Jigsaw Puzzles by Fabio Vettori

 

Works of Fabio Vettori

Rome 'Colosseum' Florence Bridge Venice Bridge Pisa Tower Verona Arena

Own some of Fabio Vettori's works ~ click here for Fabio Vettori puzzle hant range.  

 

Biography

With over 20 years experience, Italian artist & illustrator Fabio Vettori, from Trento with his gregarious, cheerful 'hants' puts his special brand of magic in a variety of cities and social events. In 1972 he began to be drawn to the subject of the ants, which soon became his signature style. The ants, in fact, allowed to combine the interest of Vectors for the detail with the possibility to multiply the characters within a same scene. Since 2000 Fabio Vettori is part of the Consortium Artistic and Artisan Quality Trentino , which deals with the promotion and marketing of handicraft products from South Tyrol. In 2003 he published his first book " A World of Ants ", which tells the fantasy world of ants through his illustrations and words, in collaboration with the critic Maurizio Scudiero.

Watch the video clips below and see how his hants are created and how he makes them come to life! We are pleased to sell Fabio Vettori 'hants = formiche' themed jigsaw puzzles (1080 pcs) of Italian cities & monuments. A game for the whole family..


Margherita Rossetto (the Venetian Ceramist)

"La Margherita” is a little and inviting shop (workshop) in Venice, in Corte Canal near Campo della Lana. It is well known to Venetians, who stop by often along with countless visitors from all over the world.

The artist, Margherita Rossetto, creates her one-of-a-kind pieces using age-old artist techniques and an ever-changing style right in the workshop for all the passersby to see. A graduate of the Art Institute of Padova in Textile Art, she then went on to the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice to study set design. She has worked with many professional artists and artisans. Her interests are not limited to ceramics; they range from scenography to photography to a continual quest for new ways of expression and new materials.

Recently, her work with ceramics was profiled in the book “Venice and its Artisan Artists”, edited by Vianello Libri and sponsored by UNESCO. Margherita Rossetto keeps the tradition of ceramics in Venice alive, using the maioliche technique, innovating and transforming it with her own personal style. Each piece is unique: her painting is ever changing in its moods, games and surprises. Her objects are for everyday use, yet they add playful sunshine to a walk through the streets and squares of Venice.

  Own some of Margherita Rossetto's works ~ click here for La Margherita Venetian Ceramics range.

 

 
'I Love You' Plate Blue Mosaic Faces & Flowers Soap Dish Bottle Holder

Legendary Composer Ennio Morricone at The O2 arena

Ennio Morricone TicketsThe legendary composer Ennio Morricone, will bring his My Life in Music, World Tour to The O2 on Wednesday 10 December.
The most prolific composer in the history of film music will be performing the greatest works from his career that spans over 50 years, with a 160 member symphony orchestra and polyphonic choir.

Ennio Morricone is a five-time Oscar nominee who has scored over 500 films, the best known being the classic westerns including For A Few Dollars More and The Good The Bad and the Ugly as well as other iconic movies such as: The Untouchables, The Mission, Cinema Paradiso and more recently Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and before that Kill Bill. Last year Morricone won the European Film Award for Best Composer for his score to the movie The Best Offer.


LISTEN TO SOME OF HIS WORK:

Nicola Tenderini and The Art of Water Colours




Nicola Tenderini Biography

Nicola Tenderini born in 1965 in Venice begun his education with Artistic Lycee in Venice, where he followed the course of Architecture. He cultivated a true passion that lead him to enter Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. Since 1998 he has opened his Atelier: in the ground floor where he proposes water colour artistic reproductions; he has his studio at the second floor, with a magnificent view on Rialto area. In the afternoon he preferably works en plein air around Venice. His favorite subjects are architecture, Venetian atmospheres, doors worn out by water on the canal; he constantly looks for particular wall shadings and foreshortening, shadows that cut and shape capitals and three-light windows of Venetian palaces.


Nicola Tenderini Venice Calendar 2015

Days and Months in Italian and English. Made of 12 cards representing each month, Venice's details, all with different water colours, ivory paper, author biography on cover and back cover. Contained in an elegant plastic case which was made in Italy.


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Cipriani Pasta from Harry's Bar, Venice ~ "The Best Thin Egg Dried Pasta in the World"

In 1931 a long-sought dream became reality. Giuseppe Cipriani opened the doors to Harry's Bar. In a discreet stone building perched along a canal just off Piazza San Marco in...

Jigsaw Puzzles by Fabio Vettori

  Works of Fabio Vettori Rome 'Colosseum' Florence Bridge Venice Bridge Pisa Tower Verona Arena Own some of Fabio Vettori's works ~ click here for Fabio Vettori puzzle hant range....

Margherita Rossetto (the Venetian Ceramist)

"La Margherita” is a little and inviting shop (workshop) in Venice, in Corte Canal near Campo della Lana. It is well known to Venetians, who stop by often along with...