The Venaria Reale of Turin, the former Savoy Royal  Hunting Lodge, a masterpiece of baroque architecture and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage treasure, is to hold the Saturday series of the Beauty for the Ears concerts presented on Fridays in the Vatican Museum.  

Posted on 29 Apr 2013 by Editor

Early access Vatican Museums tour: How to see the Sistine Chapel ...

Together with the Venaria Reale of Turin (see below) the Vatican Museum is to hold a series of evening concerts inside some of its most celebrated rooms every  Friday between 3 May-28 July 2013. The initiative, called “Il Bello da Sentire (Beauty for the Ears), offers a rare feast for the senses for art and music lovers. 

 

Posted on 29 Apr 2013 by Editor

 

Alta Badia (Bolzano) in the heart of the Dolomites is organizing a special gastronomic programme this summer, entitled  In Vetta con Gusto (In the Heights with Taste). Picnic baskets full of local goodies, created by Michelin star chefs will be available for excursionists, hikers and bikers in this beautiful mountain area, part of the Natural Heritage of UNESCO.

  

Posted on 26 Apr 2013 by Editor

Guide of Rome: LYSIPPUS' BOXER IS RESTING AT PALAZZO MASSIMO.

 

One of the most famous sculptures of antiquity, the bronze Boxer, one of the jewels of the Palazzo Massimo collection, Rome, is to represent Italy at New York. The statue of a resting boxer, his hands protected by gloves, will be on show at the Metropolitan Museum from the 3 June 2013.

Posted on 23 Apr 2013 by Editor

 

The tiny self-proclaimed Kingdom of Seborga, near Imperia (Liguria) always manages to get in the news. This time, the picturesque hilltop town of 320 inhabitants is insisting that the speciality Taggiasca olives were first planted in its territory, once dominated by Benedictine monks.

Posted on 20 Apr 2013 by Editor

La Riserva dei Ciciu del Villar: alla scoperta degli antichi ...

 

A festival in honour of the gigantic Ciciu (Puppets) is planned for the 24-26 May at Villar San Costanzo in the Maira Valley, near Cuneo (Piedmont). The Ciciu are huge rock formations some 10m high with vaguely human forms and a unique geological phenomenon.

Posted on 18 Apr 2013 by Editor

Guide Turistiche Massa Carrara, i migliori Itinerari con Guide ...

Celebrated Spanish artist Santiago Morilla is to create one of his landscape images inside the spectacular Trugiano marble quarry, Carrara (Tuscany) on the 24 April 2013.

Posted on 17 Apr 2013 by Editor
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Posted on 14 Apr 2013 by Editor
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Posted on 11 Apr 2013 by Editor
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Posted on 08 Apr 2013 by Editor

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