S. ANTONIO ABATE CELEBRATIONS

The Feast Day of St. Anthony Abbot on the 17 January is marked with celebrations in many parts of Italy. S. Antonio Abate is the patron saint of animals, and many religious rituals involve the blessing of pets and farm animals.

16 Jan 2013 More

COLOSSEUM IN TECHNICOLOUR!

Recent research has demonstrated that Rome’s most famous monument, the Amphitheatre Flavio, better known by its ancient nickname, the Colosseum, was originally brightly coloured.

16 Jan 2013 More

CIAMPINO, ROME: MESSALLA VILLA DISCOVERY

Archaeologists made an exciting discovery during recent excavations in the vicinity of Rome’s second airport, Ciampino. During soundings for a new building development, a 1 st century BC swimming pool came to light, complete with seven colossal statues illustrating the Greek myth of Niobe.

13 Jan 2013 More

RIMINI NEW YEAR SUCCESS

A pat on the back to Rimini, traditionally known as a seaside resort, but is now extending its season to attract tourists all year long. 

10 Jan 2013 More

ORTISEI ICE SCULPTURE CONTEST

 

For the tenth year running, Ortisei, the famous Alto Adige-Trentino ski resort, will be holding its ice sculpture contest. For four days between the 14-18 January 2013, 18 students of the Ortisei Art College and the School of Arts and Handcrafts will be furiously at work, modelling blocks of ice of various dimensions.

07 Jan 2013 More

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