Uricchios Trattoria

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The Opera in Italy

Opera was born in Italy around 1600. Operas have been written by a variety of Italian and non-Italian composers but all of them in the Italian Language, and are today played all around the world. The first production considered to be an opera was “Dafne” by Jacopo Peri. The early[…]

The Sporting Personalities of Italy

Italian sports men and women have graced the world stage in recent times and have become well known for their exuberant performances. Perhaps the Italians are best well known on the football pitch yet many of their citizens have become world class competitors in other events. There is no greater[…]


Italian football

The national sport of Italy is football. Whether it is club football or the national game, sides are followed with passion up and down the country. The country has a strong reputation on the football field and scandal always seems to be happening in either the club scene or on[…]


Famous Italians – part 2

If there is a voice that has represents the music of the Italian nation then it has to belong to the operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti. Born on the outskirts of Modena in 1935 Pavarotti made his debut at the Teatro Reggio Emilia in 1961, and within four years had performed[…]


Famous Italians – part 1

Italy have many people famed around the world. From politics to music, theatre to fashion, art to cuisine Italy has led the way in producing household names that are recognized around the world. The characters that have been produced have all had certain Latin characteristics such as charm, beauty and[…]

The Passion of Italy

Italy has long had a reputation for being passionate; whether there is cause for celebration or commiseration, Italian people are not afraid to show their emotion and commitment to their country. You need only look at the love and anguish displayed on an Italian football fan’s face to see how[…]


The Cuisine of Italy – part 2

Italy’s strong regional identity is reflected in its cuisine with many regions specializing in certain dishes. The difference in climate and soils between the northern and southern parts of the country has resulted in huge variations of agricultural produce that has been farmed, and this has had a huge influence[…]


The Cuisine of Italy – part 1

Italian food has found fame around the world and there will be few global cities where it isn’t possible to find an Italian based dish, or even, an Italian Restaurant. Two of the world’s most popular foods Pizza and pasta, have their origins in Italy. Pizza is basically a flat[…]

The Cities of Italy – Part 2

Naples is the third largest cities in Italy with population of 980,000 people, although the sprawl beyond its boundaries means that it greater metropolitan area contains more than 3.1 million people. The City is the capital of Campania and is one of the oldest occupied sites in the world with[…]


The Cities of Italy – Part 1

Italy has an urban population of 68% which considering that the country is seen as being developed this is a relatively low figure. This however, has not stopped the country producing some of the most famous cities in the world. The largest city in Italy is its capital Rome with[…]