ROME: NERO'S ROTATING HALL DISCOVERED

 

The Roman writer Suetonius mentioned the Emperor Nero’s revolving dining-room, but up till now most historians believed this was a figment of his imagination.....

16 Oct 2009 More

TURIN TREASURE 6TH MOST VISITED SIGHT

 

The Royal Palace of Turin, known as the Venaria Reale, is now the 6 th most visited sight in Italy, after the Colosseum, Pompeii, the Vatican Museums, the Uffizi and the Venice museum circuit. ....

13 Oct 2009 More

"VENUS" OR "PRIMAVERA"

 

Botticelli’s famous and enigmatic painting, known as “The Birth of Spring” has been given a new interpretation by leading Italo-American researcher Mirella Levi D’Ancona.

10 Oct 2009 More

GENZANO FLOWER FESTIVAL AT TOKYO

 

As part of the “Italian Autumn” exhibition, promoted by the Italian Embassy in Japan, the town of Genzano, near Rome, Lazio, laid out a floral carpet in the centre of Tokyo. ...

06 Oct 2009 More

PILGRIM'S PROGRESS TO THE SOUTH

The Via Francigena del Sud (the Southern Francigena Route), part of the ancient route that took pilgrims from northern Europe down through Italy to Brindisi (Apulia) where they embarked for Jerusalem and the Holy Land, is to be inaugurated on Sunday, 4 th October 2009 at the medieval Cistercian Abbey of Fossanova near Latina (Lazio).

03 Oct 2009 More

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