ROME'S TOURIST ANGELS ON WHEELS

Rome’s city council has introduced, on an experimental basis, a team of 16 young people who are to ride round the city centre to assist tourists.

10 Nov 2009 More

ROME:HADRIANS's ATHENAEUM FOUND

The excavations in Rome’s Piazza Venezia for the new underground C Line have brought to light traces of important  archaeological remains that have galvanized researchers of Ancient Roman history....

06 Nov 2009 More

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VILLA D'ESTE BERNINI FOUNTAIN RESTORED

One of Villa d’Este’s famous fountains, known as “Il Bicchierone” (or “The Great Goblet”), has been restored to its former glory after some years of neglect. Although the fountain, which takes the form of a banqueting cup sitting in a sea-shell shaped base, is not the most spectacular of the Tivoli garden’s water plays, it is of special interest as it was designed by the great baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1661 for Cardinal Rinaldo d’Este. 

 

03 Nov 2009

CORINALDO: HALLOWE'EN CAPITAL OF ITALY

 

The town of Corinaldo (Marche region) is preparing to celebrate the Celtic feast of Hallowe’en in style......

29 Oct 2009 More

POMPEII VINEYARDS RESTORED

 

the lost city of Pompeii, engulfed in the infamous eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, continues to be the object of research in many fields ¿½ including that of oenology. ....

26 Oct 2009 More

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