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How Much Do You Know About the 5 Triumphal Arches of the Roman Forum?

How Much Do You Know About the 5 Triumphal Arches of the Roman Forum?

When I had my first visit to Rome, I bought a little book from a vendor called “Rome Past & Present.” It has photos of each ruin in the Roman...
Mantua: the Ducal Palace and Isabella d'Este

Mantua: the Ducal Palace and Isabella d'Este

It is one the most important historical characters of the Gonzaga Family and she was a woman: Isabella d'Este. Known as the first woman of the...
Maremma, the heart of Tuscany

Maremma, the Heart of Tuscany

So, you think you’ve seen Tuscany. If you haven’t experienced the Maremma area of Tuscany, you have missed a unique part of Italy with beaches,...
Pompeii Will Finally Have Access to Disabled People

Pompeii Will Finally Have Access to Disabled People

The Pompeii archeological site will give accessible to the disabled people. The new plan is part of ongoing work in Pompeii's long-neglected and...
Venice, Arsenale historic shipyard, Gate and Canal View. Photo by lsantilli

The Arsenale in Venice – Modern Mass Production in Medieval Times

Taking its name from the Arabic for workshop, Venice’s Arsenale enormous shipyard was the real powerhouse of the city. Its 16,000 workers built an...
The Giant of Monterosso

The Wounded Giant of Monterosso

Allied bombs and rough seas have reduced the once mighty turn of the century giant into an armless ruin. Il Gigante continues to shoulder the weight...
Lispida Castle

Monselice: Lispida Castle

In the Castel of Lispida, surrounded by the foothills of Monselice, is produced a totally natural wine with an archaic method dated back to three...
Ancient Roman Villa Will Open in Positano in July

Ancient Roman Villa Will Open in Positano in July

According to ANSA, Italian Press agency, an ancient Roman villa, preserved in perfect conditions by the volcanic lava in the eruption of Vesuvius in...
Greek Theatre in Taormina

Taormina’s Greek Theater – Teatro Greco

Taormina is one of the most popular and beautiful places in Sicily. It was my first stop in Sicily and I fell in love immediately. I’d recommend this...
Kids will be Kids, Even in Ancient Rome: Roman Toys & Games

Kids will be Kids, Even in Ancient Rome: Roman Toys & Games (Part 1)

Nowadays we buy all sorts of toys for our children, starting them off with the simplest ones: balls, pull-toys, rattles and such. When Lucas was a...