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Temple of Neptune. Paestum archaeological site in Italy— Photo by Dogstock

Cilento: Ancient, artisanal and authentic

Compared to the Amalfi Coast, its bustling neighbor in the province of Salerno, Cilento might seem like land that time forgot. Long stretches of its...
Geometric Mosaics of Ancient Rome

Geometric Mosaics of Ancient Rome

One of my Italian passions is the study of the ancient Romans. I especially love the artwork, like the excavated wall frescoes in Pompeii and Ostia,...
The 16th century Vasari Aqueduct in Arezzo To Reopen Soon

The 16th century Vasari Aqueduct in Arezzo To Reopen Soon

The ancient aqueduct located off of Arezzo and designed in the 16th-century by Italian artist and art historian Giorgio Vasari is set to reopen,...
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...

Pompeii houses Will Open to Public In Spring

People who are planning to visit the ancient Roman city of Pompeii will be able soon to have a look inside more buildings. Indeed, some ddditional...
Roman Falernian Wine, “The Toast of Ancient Poets and Senators”

Roman Falernian Wine, “The Toast of Ancient Poets and Senators”

The year is 115 AD, with Imperial Rome at the height of its power. The Commissatio is just beginning. Banquets were commonly hosted by an upper class...
What happens to that coin you tossed in the Trevi fountain?

The Trevi Fountain in Rome: “Three Coins…”

Rome is a city famous for its fountains. The largest and most celebrated one is the Fountain of Trevi, so called because it is situated at the center...
Marcus Aurelius among the Five Busts discovered in an Ancient Roman Home

Marcus Aurelius among the Five Busts discovered in an Ancient Roman Home

The busts of five male heads, dating from the 2nd or 3rd century AD, recently excavated from the Roman Villa of Gianola, are going to display at the...

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