Archaeologists from the University of Perugia in collaboration with the Superintendent of Archaeological Heritage of Lazio have published the results of a recent excavation campaign in the volcanic crater of Lake Nemi, in the Alban hills near Rome.  

Posted on 12 Oct 2013 by Editor


Villa dei Quintili - Wikipedia 

One of Rome's most important ancient monuments, the 1st century AD Villa dei Quintili on the Appian Way, has made an important contribution to conservation by planting a wood of very special trees in its vast surrounding park. The Garden of the Patriarchs of the Unity of Italy contains offshoots from some of Italy's most venerable old trees, called, in fact, Patriarchs.

Posted on 09 Oct 2013 by Editor

Archaeologists report an exciting find of two bronze female statuettes at the Etruscan archeological site of Gravisca (the crumbling ancient harbour of Porto Clementino) near the town of Tarquinia. According to the dig director, archaeologist Lucio Fiorini of the University of Perugia, only about ten similar bronze figurines exist in museum collections in the world.


Posted on 06 Oct 2013 by Editor

Rome was the most visited Italian city in the first six months of 2013, according to Hotel Price Index, an online organization that analyses the prices paid by travelers all over the world. Venice and Milan came in second, followed by Florence and Sorrento, and then Bologna, Naples, Pisa, Palermo and Verona.


Posted on 04 Oct 2013 by Editor


The Cincinnato wine cooperative at Cori (Lazio) has launched into tourism with the restoration of an imposing two hundred-year old farm house, with 15 rooms, a gourmet restaurant, conference room and sports facilities, set on a hill surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and woodlands. The winery, founded 76 years ago, intends to promote the area as a relaxing cultural and farm holiday destination.

Posted on 01 Oct 2013 by Editor

Edicolanti e tassisti: ecco l'Umbria che resiste al Coronavirus ...

The best of Italian culinary creativity is on display at the historic town of Foligno, Umbria, this weekend 27-29 September 2013. Twenty-six villaggi del gusto (taste hamlets), scattered around the town centre, each demonstrating a range of both traditional and innovative dishes, take visitors on a gourmet itinerary lasting until Sunday evening.

Posted on 28 Sep 2013 by Editor

On Saturday 28 September 2013, as part of the European Heritage Day celebration, Rome civic museums and archaeological sites throw open their doors with free entry for the public and a series of coordinated cultural events.
Posted on 26 Sep 2013 by Editor

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inviting programme has been set up by the Region of Tuscany, the town councils
of Florence and Certaldo, along with the Giovanni Boccaccio national board, to
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Posted on 23 Sep 2013 by Editor

This years grape harvest promises well, according to Italian wine registries Agrinsieme, Federvini and Unione Italiana Vini (Uiv). Production has increased by 7% compared with 2012, with a total 45 hectolitres.  Due to climatic conditions, the grape harvest is taking place some fifteen days later than last year.


Posted on 19 Sep 2013 by Editor


The annual contest to select Italys most beautiful gardens has two winners in this 11th edition 2013. The arduous task of choosing among over 1,000 high quality competitors has thus prompted judges to award twin prizes, one for a privately owned garden and the other for a public park.


Posted on 19 Sep 2013 by Editor

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