NEMI: MYSTERIES REVEALED

 

 caligola

Archaeologists from the University of Perugia in collaboration with the Superintendent of Archaeological Heritage of Lazio have published the results of a recent excavation campaign in the volcanic crater of Lake Nemi, in the Alban hills near Rome. 

12 Oct 2013 More

VILLA DEI QUINTILI PRESERVES ANCIENT TREES

 

Panoramica Villa dei Quintili

 

One of Rome's most important ancient monuments, the 1st century AD Villa dei Quintili on the Appian Way, has made an important contribution to conservation by planting a wood of very special trees in its vast surrounding park. The “Garden of the Patriarchs of the Unity of Italy” contains offshoots from some of Italy's most venerable old trees, called, in fact, “Patriarchs”.

09 Oct 2013 More

RARE ETRUSCAN FIND

Archaeologists report an exciting find of two bronze female statuettes at the Etruscan archeological site of Gravisca (the crumbling ancient harbour of Porto Clementino) near the town of Tarquinia. According to the dig director, archaeologist Lucio Fiorini of the University of Perugia, only about ten similar bronze figurines exist in museum collections in the world.

 

06 Oct 2013 More

ROME IS STILL TOPS

Rome was the most visited Italian city in the first six months of 2013, according to Hotel Price Index, an online organization that analyses the prices paid by travelers all over the world. Venice and Milan came in second, followed by Florence and Sorrento, and then Bologna, Naples, Pisa, Palermo and Verona.

 

04 Oct 2013 More

CINCINNATO VINEYARD PLUS

 

The Cincinnato wine cooperative at Cori (Lazio) has launched into tourism with the restoration of an imposing two hundred-year old farm house, with 15 rooms, a gourmet restaurant, conference room and sports facilities, set on a hill surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and woodlands. The winery, founded 76 years ago, intends to promote the area as a relaxing cultural and farm holiday destination.

01 Oct 2013 More

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