CASTELGANDOLFO: POPE OPENS DOORS


 

For over three hundred years, the palace overlooking Lake Albano in the little hillside town of Castelgandolfo has been the summer refuge of the Popes. Pope Francis, however, shows little inclination to take an August break and the 55 hectare estate has lain virtually empty since he ascended the throne of Peter.


27 Jan 2015 More

PANTELLERIA ZIBIBBO LISTED UNESCO

 

 

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added the Zibibbo grape of Pantelleria Island to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The inclusion is a first for Italy as to date no other method of agricultural cultivation has received the prestigious recognition.

24 Jan 2015 More

DIOCLETIAN BATHS GET NEW LOOK

 

A wall of magical images, a chorus chanting rituals of the remote past and a soon-to-be-open cafeteria on a panoramic terrace are only some of the innovations introduced to stimulate the imagination and enhance the experience of visitors to the Museo Nazionale Romano inside the ruins of the Baths of Diocletian.

The museum, near Rome's Termini station, occupies a portion of the original 13 hectares of the Baths, built by the Emperor Diocletian between 298 and 306 AD.

21 Jan 2015 More

WINTER WONDERLAND IN ITALY'S LOVELIEST PARKS

 

The unexpected snowfalls this winter transformed many of the Italy's most beautiful gardens into authentic winter wonderlands, even in areas where snow is a rare event.


 

18 Jan 2015 More

ITALIAN TRAVELLERS DISCOVER ABRUZZO

Abruzzo and its mountains were virtually unknown as a tourist destination until the early part of last century, when they began to be “discovered” thanks to the Italian Touring Club (TCI). An exhibition at L'Aquila, entitled “Italiani Viaggiatori alla Scoperta dell'Abruzzo” (Italian Travellers Discover Abruzzo) sets out to illustrate the important role played by the TCI, which has just celebrated its 120th anniversary.


15 Jan 2015 More

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