LEONARDO VISITS ROME



Leonardo da Vinci's self-portrait, the most precious possession of the Turin Royal Library, has made an unprecedented trip to Rome. The sanguigna drawing, which shows the renaissance genius as a venerable sage with flowing white hair and beard, is so fragile that it has only been put on public view four times over the last century and is normally kept under lock and key in the library  strong room.

08 Apr 2012 More

VINITALY SUCCESS



Italy’s biggest annual wine fair, Vinitaly, chalked up a record number of visitors this year, marking the ever increasing success of Italian wines.

04 Apr 2012 More

CAMPI FLEGREI SPRING EVENTS



The Campi Flegrei, the legendary “Burning Fields”, on the Gulf of Pozzuoli near Naples is undoubtedly one of Italy's most fascinating geological and archaeological areas. What is not so well known is that it is also an extremely interesting nature park, rich in biodiversity.

31 Mar 2012 More

SAN MARTINO IN BADIA'S 3.500 YEAR-OLD MYSTERY



Experts of prehistoric artefacts are puzzling over an unusual terracotta tablet which is part of the collection of the Museum Ladin Ciastel De Tor in the Dolomite resort town of San Martino in Badia.

29 Mar 2012 More

POMPEII REOPENS STABIANE BATHS



After a difficult year marked by various cases of structural damage caused by neglect and adverse weather conditions, the world's most famous buried city finally announces some good news.

26 Mar 2012 More

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