The city of Rome is reviving its Carnival season 2013 to rival the famous Carnival of Venice. Sparked off on the 2 February with a lively procession of horse riders, fire-eaters, acrobats and costumed players parading down the central Via del Corso to Piazza del Popolo, the event was a revocation of the once-celebrated and magnificent Rome Carnivals of the 18-19 century. pomp by the numerous Chinese community.

Posted on 06 Feb 2013 by Editor

Two towns in the province of Genoa (Liguria) will be holding special St. Valentine events. The San Valentino Innamorati (St. Valentine Lovers) festival at the painted port of Camogli offers a week of romance (9-17 February 2013)  with special hotel and B&B prices and menus in the local restaurants.

Posted on 03 Feb 2013 by Editor

Pablo Picasso - Wikipedia

The major exhibition of the works of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso at Milans Palazzo Reale, which opened on the 20 September 2012 and ended on the 27 January 2013, was the most visited exhibition in Italy, with an average 4,325 visitors per day and a total 558,000 presences.

Posted on 31 Jan 2013 by Editor

Fontanelle

On the 9-10 th February, the town of Fontanella (Parma) celebrates, for the third year running, an often-forgotten made-in-Italy gastronomic speciality the choice meat that comes from local Piedmont beef cattle.

Posted on 28 Jan 2013 by Editor

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With the latest edition to its sculpture collection, inspired by local mythology centred on the Roman goddess Diana, the small town of Nemi possesses a unique heritage of open air bronze statuary. The works have all been donated to the town by the eminent Roman artist Luciano Mastrolorenzi.

 

Posted on 25 Jan 2013 by Editor

The prestigious Hertziana Library near the Spanish Steps in Rome has now re-opened after a lengthy restoration project lasting over ten years.

Posted on 22 Jan 2013 by Editor

According to a study published by the Osservatorio Nazionale Spese Pubblica e Turismo Sostenibile (National Watchdog on public expenditure and sustainable tourism), Milan is the leading Italian city respecting these criteria.

Posted on 19 Jan 2013 by Editor

Il Colosseo, simbolo di Roma - Italiavai.com

Recent research has demonstrated that Romes most famous monument, the Amphitheatre Flavio, better known by its ancient nickname, the Colosseum, was originally brightly coloured.

Posted on 16 Jan 2013 by Editor

Archaeologists made an exciting discovery during recent excavations in the vicinity of Romes second airport, Ciampino. During soundings for a new building development, a 1 st century BC swimming pool came to light, complete with seven colossal statues illustrating the Greek myth of Niobe.

Posted on 13 Jan 2013 by Editor

A pat on the back to Rimini, traditionally known as a seaside resort, but is now extending its season to attract tourists all year long. 

Posted on 10 Jan 2013 by Editor

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