Risultato immagine per palio di san giovanni spilamberto

Awards for the best locally produced balsamic vinegar will be announced on the 24 June 2018 during the traditional midsummer Palio di San Giovanni (Tournament of St. John) at the town of  Spilamberto (Modena, Reggio Emilia). From the beginning of April, a team of professional tasters has been trying out hundreds of anonymous samples of traditional balsamic vinegar produced by small family-run businesses.



Posted on 20 Jun 2018 by Editor

Quartiere delle ceramiche - Puglia

The unique Quartiere delle Ceramiche (Ceramics Quarter) in Grottaglie (Puglia) where many artists still work in the traditional red clay caves, or grottos, that gave the town its name, will be host to an international exhibition of ceramic sculpture between the 23 June – 30 September 2018.

Posted on 16 Jun 2018 by Editor

Risultati immagini per biennale di architettura venezia

The Italian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale of Architectural Design 2018 focusses on a lesser known reality of Italy, the constellation, or archipelago, as Biennale President Paolo Baratta calls it, of the 4000 small towns and villages scattered around the peninsula.

According to Mario Cucinella, the exhibition curator, the idea is to turn the spotlight on the architects who work to redesign and re-qualify small town piazzas and historic buildings “always attempting to create a relationship between history and contemporary reality.



Posted on 12 Jun 2018 by Editor

Risultato immagine per madonna della fabrica di san pietro

For the very first time, the public can admire a splendid renaissance Madonna and Child by an unknown artist, commissioned in 1519 for the Church of San Giacomo Scossacavalli in Rome.



Posted on 08 Jun 2018 by Editor


 Risultati immagini per bagnoregio la citta incantata

Civita di Bagnoregio, (Lazio), once labelled the Dying City because of its lack of inhabitants and its precarious position perched on a crumbling rocky plug, has now become The Enchanted City, thanks to the annual Festival of Animation, which attracts more and more participants.



Posted on 04 Jun 2018 by Editor

Risultati immagini per accademia santa cecilia beniamino gigli

Bass Huang Junpeng was the winner of the recent Italy-China opera singers' contest at the Music Conservatory of Santa Cecilia, Rome, in which five Italian sopranos, tenors and bass students pitted their voices against five Chinese students from Peking and Hong Kong.



Posted on 01 Jun 2018 by Editor


The Arezzo Antique Fair (Tuscany), Italy's biggest antique street market, celebrates 50 years of activity between the 1-3 June 2018. Centred around the theme Back to '68, the streets and piazzas of the beautifully preserved renaissance town (the Baptistry on Piazza Grande appears in the Urbino version of three '400 visionary depictions of The Ideal City ) will be enlivened with '60s music and themed performances.



Posted on 28 May 2018 by Editor


Vienna Cammarota, coordinator and guide of Aigae Campania (the Italian Association of Environment and Excursionist Guides) has reached Selinunte (Sicily) after a 2,700 km trek following the footsteps of the German poet and dramatist Wolfgang Goethe.



Posted on 25 May 2018 by Editor

Risultato immagine per pompei

Prof. Massimo Osanna, curator of the Pompeii archaeological site, has announced the discovery of a whole new area of the buried city, discovered during the recent excavation project. The zone explored, an area of 1,400 sq m near the domus known as the House of the Silver Wedding,

Posted on 22 May 2018 by Editor

Risultati immagini per cimitero protestante di roma

Mental Floss, the USA digital, print and E-commerce media company which focusses on the Millenium generation, has published its list of the twelve most beautiful cemeteries in the world.

Number 1 was the Non-Catholic Cemetery of Rome (better known as the Protestant Cemetery, although it contains the tombs of many other non-Roman Catholic faiths). The cemetery stands in a lovely garden beside the Roman Pyramid and attracts many visitors to the last resting place of  the poet John Keats, and the urn of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

No.2: Mirogaj Cemetery of Zagreb, Croatia, with its neo-Renaissance arcade filled with memorial statuary.

No.3: Skogskyrkogarden, Stockholm, Sweden, a converted quarry surrounded by forest and meadows.

No.4: Reilig Odhrŕn, Isle of Iona, Scotland, the sacred island on the edge of the ocean, burial place of scores of Scottish, Irish and Norse kings.

No.5: Pčre Lachaise, Paris, France, the celebrated last resting place of Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison and Edith Piaf.

No.6: Highgate Cemetery, London, England, poetically overgrown, with the grave of Karl Marx and other illustrious dead.

The remaining six were in Warsaw, Japan, India, Prague (the old Jewish Cemetery), Buenos Aires and again Italy with the Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno, Genoa, with its celebrated Grieving Angel.


Info:  www.mentalfloss.com

Posted on 13 May 2018 by Editor

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