Risultato immagine per pompei

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,

Posted on 22 May 2018 by Editor

Risultati immagini per cimitero protestante di roma

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 Odhrŕn, 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: Pčre 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

Posted on 13 May 2018 by Editor


The city of Cortona (Tuscany), in collaboration with the Chianti Wine Association, is launching its seventh photographic competition aimed at capturing happiness. Happiness ON THE MOVE 2018 is open to both professional and amateur photographers who wish to submit their personal images of the elusive state of happiness in its many nuances.



Posted on 09 May 2018 by Editor

Risultati immagini per cervia sposalizio del mare 2018

 This weekend join the fishermen at Cervia (Emilia Romagna) for the annual ritual ceremony of the Marriage of the Sea. Like all weddings, this is a happy occasion with food, drink and live music. Good, old-fashioned entertainment is assured on Sunday evening (13 May) when competitors will attempt to climb up the traditional greasy pole, suspended over the water. Cervia's symbolic union with the sea dates back to 1445 and is one of the oldest festivals of its kind in Italy. This, in fact, is the 574 edition.



Posted on 05 May 2018 by Editor

Risultati immagini per sovrane eleganze racconigi

A sumptuous selection of the wardrobes of the duchesses and queens of the Savoys are on show at the Racconigi Castle, Cuneo (Piemonte) until June 10 2018. The exhibition Sovrane Eleganze (Sovereign Elegance) reproduces magnificent gala dresses worn by members of the Savoy royal family from the Middle Ages until last century, terminating with Margherita di Savoia, the first queen of united Italy and the last queen, Maria José, whose husband's reign ended at the termination of WW2.

Posted on 03 May 2018 by Editor



The medieval Castle of Santa Severa, situated  on the seafront a few miles north of Rome, has now been transformed into a hostel-museum ready to welcome guests. The fourteen rooms can accommodate couples and family groups at typical youth hostel prices.



Posted on 29 Apr 2018 by Editor

Risultati immagini per vatican museum di notte

The Vatican Museums are opening their doors for evening visits once more this year. Every Friday between the 20 April – 26 October visitors can have the special treat of viewing the rooms outside the normal hours when (hopefully) the ever popular museums will be less crowded.

Opening hours are between 7 pm and 11 pm, with last entry at 9.30 pm.



Posted on 23 Apr 2018 by Editor


 Risultati immagini per vinitaly

The world's biggest annual wine fair, Vinitaly, has just ended at Verona (13-16 April 2018), marking a triumph for Italian wine producers. With 36 countries represented and a record 4,380 exhibitors (130 more than the previous year), the Italian wine world continues to grow and blossom.



Posted on 20 Apr 2018 by Editor

Risultati immagini per Borghi ditalia


Italy's historic little towns, known as borghi, are attracting more and more visitors. Once almost completely ignored in the regular tourism circuits, the hundreds of charming out-of-the-way hamlets and villages are now being discovered.



Posted on 17 Apr 2018 by Editor

Risultati immagini per ansa umbria premio terra infinito

 Six journalists representing six different nations and three continents were awarded the 2018 Terre de l'Infinito prize, promoted by the administrations of the Umbria regions of Amerino, Narni and Orvietano and with the sponsorship of the Italyheart olive oil company.

The ceremony, held in the frescoed Zodiac Hall of the '600 Palazzo Petrignani in Amelia, was the consequence of an Educational Tour of the area organized in April 2017 for members of the Gruppo del Gusto (Gourmet Group) of the Foreign Press Association in Italy, with view to promoting the  sights, traditions, products and historic monuments of this lesser known part of Italy.



Posted on 13 Apr 2018 by Editor

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