ORVIETO WELCOMES 2015 WITH GREAT JAZZ FESTIVAL

 

The Umbria city of Orvieto, famed for its splendid Cathedral and Etruscan tuffo rock galleries, is set to welcome in the coming New Year with a lively six-day Winter Festival between the 27th December 2014 - 1st January 2015.

23 Dec 2014 More

ROME AIRPORT:FAST TRAIN TO FLORENCE AND VENICE

 

Tourists to Italy will rejoice to hear that Italian railways have inaugurated the long-awaited rail service between Fiumicino Airport, Rome, and Venice, with stops at Florence, Bologna and Padua. Operated by the fast train Frecciargento (Silver Arrow), the new line offers air passengers direct connections with the above five major Italian cities. Hitherto, travellers had to change trains at Rome Termini station in order to proceed to any of the other destinations.

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20 Dec 2014 More

MERANO ARTISTIC XMAS TREES

 

The famous winter sports resort of Merano (Trentino-Alto Adige) has commissioned twenty world-famous creatives to design the Christmas trees that embellish its most important and attractive squares and streets. Entitled “Merano Christmas Trees ¿½ Collection 2014”,

 

17 Dec 2014 More

ORVIETO PALACE OF WINE AND TASTE

 

Italy abounds in imaginative and tasteful conversions of historic buildings and the Palazzo del Gusto (Palace of Taste) of Orvieto (Umbria) is an outstanding example of a renaissance convent transformed into a modern temple of wine, food and culture. The building has a long history. Formerly the Monastery of St. John, it was a Roman sanctuary dedicated to Jove prior to that and also a Roman theatre.

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14 Dec 2014 More

ANCIENT ROMAN SECRETS UNDER NEW METRO

 

Work to connect Rome's third Metro “C” line to the Basilica of St. John Lateran has uncovered a vast ancient Roman reservoir 21 metres below the modern city. Archaeologists claim that this is the biggest water deposit from the Imperial Roman period ever found, with a capacity of four million litres of water. The basin measures 70 m long by 35 m wide and covers a quarter of a hectare.


11 Dec 2014 More

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