OSTUNI “FOR TRAVELLERS OF TASTE”

 

The Giragola Festival of Ostuni (Puglia) will showcase the region's gastronomic best every Friday during the month of May 2014. Organized as an itinerant tour with taste stops at five local restaurants and wine bars, where visitors can sample the wines and traditional dishes of the Salento and southern Murgia area, Giragola also includes sightseeing as well as performances by local musicians, theatrical events and art and photography exhibitions.


13 May 2014 More

THE ETRUSCANS TOP THE BILLS

 

Three separate exhibitions are dedicated this spring to the fascinating and mysterious Etruscan people who inhabited a large part of the Italian peninsula from the Iron Age till they were conquered and absorbed by the Romans. They left extensive evidence of their civilization, their rituals, their art, their engineering feats and their burial customs in the hundreds of tombs distributed in world famous necropoli such as those at Cerveteri, near Rome, and Tarquinia in northern Lazio. 


10 May 2014 More

DUOMO OF POZZUOLI RETURNS TO GLORY

          

 

The historic Cathedral of Pozzuoli (Campania) will open its doors once more on the 11th May 2014, The Feast of the Saints Procolo and Gennara, patrons of the diocese. The church, built on the ruins of a Roman Temple of Augustus, has a long and tormented history. It rises on a rock which collapsed in 1538, causing serious damage to the structure. 

07 May 2014 More

FLORENCE: SPARROW WINS BRAND CONTEST

 

The competition launched by the Fondazione Parchi Monumentali Bardini e Peyron (Monumental Parks Foundation) to design a new brand image on the theme “A Logo for Beauty” attracted around 3000 designs, of which 300 from 62 foreign countries.

04 May 2014 More

ROME: SANTA MARIA DEI CAPPUCCINI: BONES AND ART

La Chiesa dei Cappuccini, restaurati affreschi e stucchi: riapre il tempio barocco di via Veneto

 

The 17th century church of the Cappuccini monks on Rome's Via Veneto has re-opened after two years of restoration. The church has always been a favourite with tourists ¿½ especially those with children ¿½ because of its macabre crypt decorated with  the skulls and bones of four thousand brothers who died between 1528 and 1870.


01 May 2014 More

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