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Discovering and falling in love with Italy's La Dolce Vita aged 21, English writer Julie Burns revisits whenever possible. Her CV spans performing, broadcasting and publishing - from programme production at the BBC to feature writing for the UK/international press on arts and culture, style and lifestyle.
A fan of classic Italian fashion - especially a la Audrey Hepburn in movie 'Roman Holiday' - the nation's different places, different flavours, continue to inspire: from Capri to Assisi; Florence to Venice; Naples to the Lakes. 'From sunshine and sea to artisan crafts and Ferragamo shoes, along with heart-felt food from pasta to ice-cream, tutto bella!'

Articles by Julie Burns

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 03:00
Valentino Zucchetti as Lensky in Onegin 2013 - Photo by Bill Cooper  Ahead of his glittering new season at the Royal Opera House, London, accomplished…
Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:15
Somewhat similarly to Sophia Loren, Monica Bellucci is seen as a national sweetheart and object of desire as well as mama of two… not to mention admir…
Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:26
Born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio, better known as Frankie, a certain Italian-American was told early on that should he make it as a singer, his sur…
Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:17
Italy's best-loved screen and style icon, Sophia Loren, will celebrate a significant anniversary this week. Set to turn 80 years old on September 20th…
Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:49
At peak holiday season, the average Italian wants to look much more than ‘fantastica’ on the beach. Whether sunning oneself on the Amalfi Coast or the…
Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:56
[Photo above: Exterior of the Bulgari store in Rome, in Via dei Condotti 10, inside Palazzo Lepri, a building dating back to the Renaissance. Credit:…
Fri, 06/13/2014 - 03:00
[Photo above: Gianni Versace, Valentino, Giorgio Armani, Gianfranco Ferré, Milan, 1992. (c) Graziella Vigo.] As attended by Italian PM Matteo Renzi al…
Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:48
Celebrating 15 years at the top of the movie memorabilia business, London-based Liza Tesei recently launched her latest venture, ‘At The Movies.’ Stoc…
Fri, 12/27/2013 - 04:00
Sacha Mascolo, 42, is Toni&Guy’s global creative director. The international, cutting-edge hairdressing brand was established by her father Toni,…
Wed, 12/18/2013 - 07:00
  Francesco, 41, is executive chef at Bobadilla Restaurant in Bergamo, and has cooked in some of the most famous hotels in Milan. Three times a year,…
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 08:00
As classics of Italian cinema, Visconti’s ‘The Leopard’ and Fellini’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ are perennially quoted… an equally evergreen movie, which is per…
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 08:44
Just like its other fashion cousin capitals Milan, Paris and New York, London Fashion Week may officially be over- yet a sense of Italian style linger…
Mon, 09/30/2013 - 07:00
Past to present, Italy, it seems, is synonymous with scandalous erotica. Some academics claim Rome as the birthplace of modern pornography. Its roots…
Fri, 09/13/2013 - 07:00
Their signature bold and intricate knitwear, so often described as wearable works of art, has wowed the fashion world for six decades. What began in 1…
Fri, 08/23/2013 - 07:00
At an age when most grand dames are retiring from the limelight, Britain’s best-known diva, Joan Collins, has been recently on the road – at the incre…
Mon, 08/19/2013 - 07:00
The silver screen story of Cleopatra – one of the world’s most colossal, controversial and extravagant films, and fatefully made at Rome’s Cinecittà s…
Mon, 02/11/2013 - 05:03
Elegant perfume and beauty products top the gift wish list for many, at any time of the year. Though France is often considered to be the historical b…
Mon, 01/28/2013 - 06:48
The subject of a special exhibition in the heart of the UK, ‘Valentino: Master of Couture’ celebrates the supreme artistry of the unique designer – an…
Fri, 12/14/2012 - 09:57
He is from the Porziuncola in Assisi – the original friary founded by St Francis of Assisi – and his extraordinary singing voice has recently made his…
Wed, 11/28/2012 - 09:15
Italy’s well-known ‘memory man’ and best-selling self-help author, Gianni Golfera, 35, maintains his skill as a mnemonist is not a genetic gift - but…