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The First Part of Colosseum Renovation Announced

The First Part of Colosseum Renovation Announced

The end of the first phase of renovation of Rome's Colosseum has been announced with the restoration of the exterior of the gladiators' arena. The...
Tuscania, one of the most beautiful town of northern Lazio, Italy

Tuscania: Lazio’s lovely lavender gem

Founded by a legendary Trojan prince, occupied since Neolithic times and surrounded by fields of perfumed Lavender, Tuscania is the perfect hilltop...
Rome celebrates the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Rome celebrates the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Every year, on June 29, Rome celebrates the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul or Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, a liturgical feast in honour of the...
Bologna is home to the world's largest heraldic wall complex. Photo by sedmak

The Palace with a Thousand and One Coats of Arms: Exploring the Archiginnasio of Bologna

Let’s say you are a curious traveler who finds him or herself dawdling under the ever-present portici of Bologna on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Let’s...
The centerpiece of the chapel is the Cristo Velato, the work of the 18th century sculptor Giuseppe Sanmartino

From the sublime to the macabre: the Cappella Sansevero in Naples

You might assume that all the greatest sculptures in Italy are by Michelangelo or Bernini, and that you’ll find them in the galleries of Rome and...
Blue jeans made their way back to Europe during the Second World War, when American soldiers would wear them while not in service

Blue Jeans: The American Symbol with Italian Roots

The drive in, a milkshake, James Dean wearing his jeans: is there anything more quintessentially “americana” than this? As pleasant as it may be, we...
The Fortress of the Verrucole

The Fortress of the Verrucole

Studentessa Matta explore the Medieval world at the Fortezza delle Verrucole. Ever since I was a little girl, I have dreamed of lords and ladies and...
Abbazia di Chiaravalle

Milan: Chiaravalle Abbey

Here we are at Chiaravalle Abbey, on the outskirts of Milan. The monastery, situated in the area of Parco Agricolo Sud Milano, was built by the...
Christo's 'The Floating Piers' at Lake Iseo To Open Soon

Christo's 'The Floating Piers' at Lake Iseo To Open Soon

The Christo's opera to create a bridge on Lake Iseo is complete on the installation "The Floating Piers" by the Bulgarian artist, a 4.5-kilometre...
Saint Anthony, a Christian tradition celebrated in Italy

Saint Anthony, a Christian tradition celebrated in Italy

On June 13, many towns and cities in Italy celebrate Saint Anthony, which special festivals and parades. The story of the Saint born in Portugal is...
The Study of The Neapolitan Music Is Now Into The George Washington University's Collection

The Study of The Neapolitan Music Is Now Into The George Washington University's Collection

The Georgetown University, the oldest and most prestigious American University, and the editor Lexington books have published one volume of the...
Strawberry festival in Nemi

The Italian summer: fairs, folklore, sagre and feste

Several years ago on a magical Saturday night in the Umbrian hilltown of Spello I watched its citizens transform the narrow stone streets into...
Fighting players during Calcio Fiorentino match. Calcio fiorentino (calcio storico or calcio in costume) is an historic florentine game, origins of modern football— Photo by Malgorzata_Kistryn

The toughest sport in the world: Calcio Storico Fiorentino

In 16th century Italy, Italians played a sport called Calcio Fiorentino. It is an extremely violent game, and combines elements of soccer, rugby and...
The mystery about what makes a Stradivari so unique remains largely unsold

Stradivari and the magic of his instruments

You don’t need to be a music expert to know the name “Stradivari” (or Stradivarius, its latinized version). Along with his lesser known, but just as...

Florence's Uffizi Will Offer Personalised Tours to Visitors

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is planning more personalised museum routes for visitors, similar to services offered by the Louvre in Paris. The...