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The MSC cruise ship company launches its latest liner, Bellissima, at Southampton (UK) on the 2 March 2019. A mega party programme will accompany the MSC Bellissima baptism, with Sofia Loren cutting the ribbon and entertainment provided by the world-famous Cirque du Soleil.

Posted on 28 Jan 2019 by Editor

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The historic Caseificio Il Fiorino (Il Fiorino Dairy) of Roccalbenga (Tuscany) continues to reap top awards in the classifications of the world's best cheeses. For the past few years, the family business on the slopes of Mount Amiata has notched prestigious prizes in international contests.

 

 

Posted on 24 Jan 2019 by Editor

 

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2019 marks the Quincentenary of the death of the Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci and the spotlight turns on a largely unknown work that has been hidden away since 1975. "Portrait of a Lady with a Fur", which belongs at present to a family in Germany, is believed to have been painted by the Maestro while he was in Milan between 1495 and 1499.

 

Posted on 20 Jan 2019 by Editor

CAGLI CENSORED MURAL SEES THE LIGHT

 

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After the unexpected discovery a few months ago of a series of Futurist frescos by Giacomo Balla in a former Rome nightclub, a forgotten Cagli wall painting is also regaining lost limelight. The huge mural, which occupies an entire wall of the Rome National Academy of Dance, risked being destroyed during the Fascist regime and was only preserved because a group of the artist's friends erected a fake wall to hide it.

Posted on 16 Jan 2019 by Editor

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Italian researchers have announced the identification of a cache of fossilized bones discovered at Saltrio, near Varese (Lombardia) in 1996 by an amateur paleontologist, Angelo Zanella. Tests have confirmed that they belong to a ceratosauro that lived some two hundred million years ago.

 

Posted on 13 Jan 2019 by Editor

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The unique collection of Roman Baroque art from Palazzo Chigi, Ariccia (Rome) will be the starring cultural event celebrating the centenary of the foundation of the First Republic of Armenia on the 18 February 2019. The exhibition will be held in the National Gallery of Yerevan as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

Posted on 10 Jan 2019 by Editor

 

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A warm sunny day on Epiphany sent Romans in their droves to the nearby beaches of Ostia and Torvaianica to enjoy the almost summer-like conditions. Epiphany is celebrated all over Italy with the arrival of "La Befana", an old witch who leaves gifts and sweets inside the children's stockings.

 

 

Posted on 07 Jan 2019 by Editor

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Posted on 25 Dec 2018 by Editor

 

 

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The Under Water Team Italy and the Nettuno Diving Centre, coordinated by local subs Jos Amici and Cristian Mandici, celebrated Christmas with a dive down into the cold waters of Lake Nemi (Lazio) where they brought up bottles of local wine which they had planted on the lake bed a week earlier for the Christmas toast.

 

Posted on 24 Dec 2018 by Editor

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The medieval city of Siena has transformed the Fortezza Medicea (Medici Fortress) into a Christmas wonderland presided over by Santa Claus, enthroned in his palace, with his study, his bedroom, his kitchen and his workshop where the elves are busy sorting out the Christmas post.

 

 

Posted on 22 Dec 2018 by Editor

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