ROME: CLEOPATRA AND AUGUSTUS MEET AGAIN

CLEOPATRA. ROMA E L’INCANTESIMO DELL’EGITTO

 

By a coincidence, two major exhibitions on at present in Rome highlight two of the most important figures who dominated the scene of late republican Rome at the end of the first century BC. The Scuderie del Quirinale are hosting “Augustus”, the first Roman emperor, while the Chiostro del Bramante reveals “Cleopatra, Rome and the Enchantment of Egypt”, the Egyptian queen who committed suicide in 30 BC to avoid the humiliation of being paraded through Rome in Octavian Augustus' Triumph after she and her lover Mark Anthony were defeated by the Roman army.

 

05 Nov 2013 More

VATICAN REOPENS PROFANE MUSEUM

 

Museo Profano, veduta generale

After a long restoration, begun in 2005, the precious “Profane” collection in the Galleria Clementina of the Vatican museums is now once more open to the public. The original collection, inaugurated in 1767 by Pope Clement XIII, was broken up by Napoleon during the invasion of the papal states in 1798.

 

02 Nov 2013 More

GRANA PADANA SUSTAINS MARATHON

 

For the fifth year running, the Grana Padana DOC Consortium will be one of the sponsors at the New York Marathon of the 3rd November 2013. Between the 29th October - 2nd November, Italy's famous cheese will be available for tastings at the ING New York City Marathon Expo and in some of the best gourmet stores in the Big Apple.

 

 

30 Oct 2013 More

VENICE: FLYING FISH IN THE LAGOON

 

A new “sight” for visitors to Venice. According to reports received by the Natural History Museum and the City of Venice Observatory of the Lagoon, flying fish have now taken up residence in the surrounding waters, including the unlikely habitat of the industrial canals of Marghera and the Canal Salso at Mestre.

 

27 Oct 2013 More

LAKE NEMI CANADIAN THANKSGIVING

 

 Carpfishing Lago Di Nemi

Lake Nemi near Rome and the ruins of the Roman Temple of Diana were the unusual setting for a Canadian Thanksgiving celebration on Sunday, 20th October 2013.

24 Oct 2013 More

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