Archive for the ‘Quirky’ Category

Dany in Grappaland

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

The day I visited the Willy Wonka of grappa production in Bassano del Grappa

(first broadcast on From Our Own Correspondent, BBC Radio 4, 21st February, 2015)

Addicted to… the bidet

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

The audio version.

Published on 7th July 2014 in the BBC Online Magazine

Italy’s Sister Act

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Everybody loves a singing nun, whether it’s Julie Andrews crooning in the Sound of Music or Whoopi Goldberg belting gospel in Sister Act. But now Italy has its own singing sister who became an overnight international star last week, thanks to her performance on The Voice of Italy.

(first broadcast on Inside Europe, Deutsche Welle Radio, 10th April, 2014)