As part of the “Stay Home” online cultural programme, the Italian Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MIBACT) is featuring a selection of the rare collection of antique maps from the Italian Touring Club archives. The 67 hand-drawn maps chosen cover a wide variety of topographical features, including mountain passes, transhumance sheep tracks, old travellers' routes, boundaries of past realms, like the Kingdom of Naples and the Territories of St. Peter and one unique map documenting agricultural products in various regions, complete with pictures of farm animals, orchards and vegetable cultivations.

 

Posted on 20 May 2020 by Editor

Nominated 7thin the list of Most Endangered Monuments of Europa Nostra, the magnificent Castle of Sammezzano (Tuscany) still languishes in a state of neglect, despite the efforts of the Save Sammezzano committee, set up in 2015 to acquire funds to restore the building and open it to the public. 

Posted on 15 May 2020 by Editor

Risultato immagine per infiorata di genzano

One of Italy's most famous Flower Festivals, the Infiorata in the town of Genzano near Rome has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Posted on 10 May 2020 by Editor

Risultato immagine per pietrabbondante teatro

The recent excavation campaign at one of the most important archaeological sites in the Molise region uncovered new insights into the secrets of the Samnites, a warrior people that occupied south-central Italy and held out against the Romans for centuries. 

Posted on 06 May 2020 by Editor

 

Risultato immagine per massimo pacifico foto musei italiani

Since museums and galleries became off-limits with the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic, the Italian Ministry of Culture (MIBAC) and many curators of the principal collections have organised online alternative.

Posted on 02 May 2020 by Editor

 Procida Island Napoli Italia artistica da parete con stampa ...

The Italian Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MIBAC) has launched an online virtual tour of museums, palaces and historic sites.

Posted on 28 Apr 2020 by Editor

 Risultato immagine per eike schmidt

Eike Schmidt, the dynamic curator of the Uffizi Museums in Florence, assured foreign press journalists in a recent meeting in streaming that the programme of events and exhibitions that have been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis are simply on hold and will go ahead as soon as the situation permits.

Posted on 24 Apr 2020 by Editor

 

Venice joins the list of Italian landmarks illuminated in green, white and red, the three colours of the national flag, as a gesture of hope and solidarity during the present coronavirus epidemic.

Posted on 21 Apr 2020 by Editor

Risultato immagine per Parco sotterraneo Baia    

It may be a bit early to think of holiday plans, but a month of lockdown has started many people dreaming. Due to probable travel limitations, Italians are being advised to restrict travel to the home base. 

Posted on 18 Apr 2020 by Editor

Risultato immagine per nuovo pontemorandi

Despite a series of crises, including heavy rainstorms, flooding, and the current Covid-19 epidemic, the replacement bridge over the River Polcevera at Genoa, is nearing completion.

Posted on 11 Apr 2020 by Editor

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