ROME WINE ACADEMY RE-OPENS

A welcome piece of news for wine lovers....the International Wine Academy of Rome (IWAR) is once more to be hosted in Il Palazzetto, situated at Piazza di Spagna, Rome. Between the 5th February -28th March 2015,

02 Feb 2015 More

VIGEVANO: A WORLD OF SHOES

 

The Museo della Calzatura Pietro Bertolini (Museum of Shoes) at Vigevano (Lombardia) celebrates a milestone event this year: the 60th anniversary of the high heel ¿½ one of fashion's favourite accessories. Vigevano has a very long tradition in shoe.making that stretches back over seven hundred years to 1392.

30 Jan 2015 More

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

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