FIFTY CANDLES FOR AREZZO ANTIQUE FAIR

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 The Arezzo Antique Fair (Tuscany), Italy's biggest antique street market, celebrates 50 years of activity between the 1-3 June 2018. Centred around the theme “Back to '68”, the streets and piazzas of the beautifully preserved renaissance town (the Baptistry on Piazza Grande appears in the Urbino version of three '400 visionary depictions of “The Ideal City” ) will be enlivened with '60s music and themed performances.



28 May 2018 More

EPIC JOURNEY TO SELINUNTE

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Vienna Cammarota, coordinator and guide of Aigae Campania (the Italian Association of Environment and Excursionist Guides) has reached Selinunte (Sicily) after a 2,700 km trek following the footsteps of the German poet and dramatist Wolfgang Goethe.



25 May 2018 More

GREAT NEW FINDS AT POMPEII

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Prof. Massimo Osanna, curator of the Pompeii archaeological site, has announced the discovery of a whole new area of the buried city, discovered during the recent excavation project. The zone explored, an area of 1,400 sq m near the domus known as the “House of the Silver Wedding”,

22 May 2018 More

ON THE TRAIL OF PIERO

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Sansepolcro (Tuscany), pays its most famous son, Piero della Francesca, homage in the exhibition  “The Seduction of Perspective”, on show at the Civic Museum until November 2019. The artist, celebrated as one of the greatest maestri of the early Renaissance, was also a scientist and mathematician whose treatise of geometric theory “De Prospective pingendi” had a profound influence on other artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Durer.

18 May 2018 More

WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL CEMETERIES

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Mental Floss, the USA digital, print and E-commerce media company which focusses on the Millenium generation, has published its list of the twelve most beautiful cemeteries in the world.

Number 1 was the Non-Catholic Cemetery of Rome (better known as the Protestant Cemetery, although it contains the tombs of many other non-Roman Catholic faiths). The cemetery stands in a lovely garden beside the Roman Pyramid and attracts many visitors to the last resting place of  the poet John Keats, and the urn of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

No.2: Mirogaj Cemetery of Zagreb, Croatia, with its neo-Renaissance arcade filled with memorial statuary.

No.3: Skogskyrkogarden, Stockholm, Sweden, a converted quarry surrounded by forest and meadows.

No.4: Reilig Odhrn, Isle of Iona, Scotland, the sacred island on the edge of the ocean, burial place of scores of Scottish, Irish and Norse kings.

No.5: Pre Lachaise, Paris, France, the celebrated last resting place of Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison and Edith Piaf.

No.6: Highgate Cemetery, London, England, poetically overgrown, with the grave of Karl Marx and other illustrious dead.

The remaining six were in Warsaw, Japan, India, Prague (the old Jewish Cemetery), Buenos Aires and again Italy with the Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno, Genoa, with its celebrated “Grieving Angel”.

 

Info:  www.mentalfloss.com

13 May 2018 More

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