A chance to win 3 nights in a 4-star hotel in Parma, with opera tickets for the Teatro Regio sponsored by Liaisons Abroad, London: the ticket specialists who cover the world of opera and more. The winner will also win a book of Italian literature of his/her choice from each of the eight publishers taking part in the Italian writing promotion sponsored in selected bookshops by the Arts Council of England, as well as a copy of Italy: The Rough Guide, Opera: The Rough Guide and Italian: A Rough Guide Phrasebook. Six runners-up will each receive a copy of Italy: The Rough Guide.

1 Name two novels by the film-maker and poet Pier Paolo Pasolini.

2 Who wrote the novel Artemisia about the 16th-century painter Artemisia Gentileschi?

Tie-breaker Think of an alternative title for Natalia Ginzburg's autobiographical novel The Things We Used To Say.

Please send your answers on a postcard only with your name and address to: The Italians, PO Box 20609, London NW6 6ZE

Terms and conditions: 1 Instructions form part of the rules; 2 Only UK residents aged 18 or over may enter; 3 Closing date is 30.5.98;

4 The winning tie-breaker is the one judged most apt; the judges' decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.