CERVETERI: UNESCO SITE COMES ALIVE

 

The success of the recent exhibition of Etruscan antiquities from Cerveteri (Lazio) in the prestigious Louvre-Lens Museum, France, has boosted international interest in the ancient Etruscan Necropolis that lies just outside the town. The Necropolis, known as the Banditaccia, has been a UNESCO heritage site since 2004. An authentic “City of the Dead”, it was in use for some eight centuries, preserving evidence of strata upon strata of civilization from the Iron Age to the Roman era.


08 Apr 2014 More

VIAREGGIO: MY STARS FOR HOTEL PLAZA E DE RUSSIE

Sure of the fact that few people can resist the charms of reading their horoscopes, the deluxe Hotel Plaza e de Russie of Viareggio has introduced a new facility that is sure to meet the approval, or - at least - arouse the curiosity of guests. With the assistance of astrologist Salvatore Madonna each rooms has been given a zodiac sign, based on its individual characteristics.

  

 

05 Apr 2014 More

VALLEYS OF WINE AND LEGENDS”


 

Sixteen towns in the Leogra valleys in western Alto Vicentino (Veneto) have put together an interesting programme of wine and taste tours around their territory. Launched with the brand name: “Le Valle del Vino e del Racconto” (Valleys of Wine and Legends) the initiative launches a series of itineraries of discovery and culture.


02 Apr 2014 More

ARTICHOKES GALORE

 sagra del carciofo

 

The seaside resort of Ladispoli (near Rome) is famous for its artichokes which thrive in the favourable conditions of the area and since they are so important for the local economy, they are suitably honoured with an annual spring festival. This year's version of the Sagra del Carciofo encompasses three events, spread over the next two weeks.


30 Mar 2014 More

ROME LAUNCHES CAR POOLING

 

The city of Rome has launched a new car pooling service linked to users’ smartphones and tablets. Those wishing to share expenses on a car trip within the city territory can insert details of hours and itineraries on the relative website to find a suitable match.

The initiative is part of a project to try to cut down on traffic and pollution and can be found in the section “viaggi condivisi” (shared trips) on the website.

 

Info: www.muovi.roma.it

27 Mar 2014

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