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8 Places in Tuscany for archaeology lovers

8 Places in Tuscany for archaeology lovers

8 Places in Tuscany for archaeology lovers Roselle (Grosseto) In ancient times, Tuscany was known as Etruria and Roselle (Rusellae) was the most important town of all. Located 8km north of Grosseto, it became a Roman colony at the end of the third century BC and was abandoned in...
Isola Tiberina

Isola Tiberina • The Legend of Rome’s Island

Isola Tiberina • The Legend of Rome’s Island The Tiber only has one island in the urban section of its course: it’s a small accumulation of alluvional sediments, and despite being far smaller than the similar one on the river Seine in Paris, it’s still  packed...

Pesto Genovese

Pesto Genovese Basil, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan, salt, and extra virgin olive oil: this is the recipe for the most famous green sauce in the world. Pesto Genovese, with its simple and genuine ingredients, is without a doubt one of the foods that has helped spread the word about...

Ghosts of love in the streets of Naples

Ghosts of love in the streets of Naples Legends of ghosts and the occult charm in Naples. Unique blend of ancient taste, whose origin is lost in the night of the centuries by charmenapoli • Sergio Gradogna Halfway between legend and history, certain mysterious figures from bygone...

8 Unusual Places to Discover in Rome

8 Unusual Places to Discover in Rome If you want to discover an unusual and hidden Rome, less touristy but in the same way fascinating, we suggest you to follow our advice to know the secret treasures guarded in the corners of the Trident area near the Ripetta Relais. A LITTLE...
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The celebration of the Epiphany

The celebration of the Epiphany The origins On January 6th, in Italy we celebrate the Epiphany, a feast typical of some regions which then spread to the rest of the Peninsula, taking with it local traditions and folklore together with a strong religious value. Epiphany is linked,...

Christmas in Italy

Christmas in Italy Italian traditions in Italy are based heavily on the religion of Christianity. Christmas starts eight days before Christmas and lasts till after the Feast of Epiphany. Musical salutes are made at the shrine of the Virgin Mary and songs are played at the homes...
Christmas in Siena

Christmas in Siena

Christmas in Siena Siena makes a perfect destination for a visit during the holiday season. The historical center is small enough even for a one-day visit and big enough to offer many events and nice shops for Christmas delights. The narrow medieval streets are already set up...

PROJECT REPORT: BERNINI ANGELS

PROJECT REPORT: BERNINI ANGELS PREPARATORY MODELS FOR THE BRONZE FIGURES OF THE CHAIR OF ST. PETER Long and arduous is the history of the Chair of St. Peter. In 1658, Pope Alexander VII, always turning his attention to Divine Worship and the greater glory of the saints, decided...