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ROCCA SFORZESCA IS A STUNNING example of the evolution of castles and fortifications between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Its origins date back to 1261 when a 10 tower structure was built on the remains of a pre-existing tower from the 11th-century. At the end of the 15th-century, the rectangular towers proved to be completely unsuitable fo...

La scorsa settimana, presso la sala stampa della Camera dei Deputati, si è tenuta la presentazione del programma formativo 2021 di Learn Italy, l’azienda fondata da Massimo Veccia con base a New York che da dieci anni lavora per la promozione della cultura italiana nel mondo. In occasione dell’incontro, moderato dall’ex senatrice Maria Spilabotte,...

E' la prima volta che viene collegato un archivio ad uno spazio espositivo digitale in 3D senza la collocazione fisica di una mostra. Lo fa Enit-Agenzia Nazionale del Turismo aprendo virtualmente le porte del proprio archivio storico con migliaia di ritrovamenti in un'esposizione globale totalmente digitale e anche in inglese intitolata "Enit e l'I...

After a long six months empty in the hills of Marino, Italy, the Due Santi Campus finally welcomed students Sunday, Sept. 12.   In the midst of travel restrictions and COVID-19 safety protocols, classics professor and vice president, dean and director of the Rome programs Dr. Peter Hatlie said that it was a real possibility that the campus would no...

While museums in America may be forced to ditch TikTok as the US government plans to block downloads of the app starting on Sunday, data from Italy’s Uffizi Galleries suggests the Chinese video sharing platform is a powerful tool for attracting younger visitors. Since moving onto multiple social media channels, including TikTok, during the lockdown...

A painting by Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli could fetch over $80 million when it goes under the hammer in New York in January, Sotheby's said Thursday -- a record auction price for the artist. "Young Man Holding a Roundel" has been billed by the auction house as one of the greatest paintings from the era still in private hands. It is...

Andrea Camilleri — who replaced Sciascia, Bufalino and Consolo as the writer who best expresses the island’s ‘sicelitude’ — enjoys tremendous popularity in Italy and around the world. His books are ubiquitous. His novels, especially those dealing with Salvo Montalbano, a police inspector who lives in the imaginary town of Vigàta, made him the best-...

We got to chat with Igiea Adami, the mind behind Beni di Busonengo, where Adami farms her very own rice in Busonengo (near Biella, Piemonte region) – a location steeped in the history of growing and harvesting rice since the mid-1500s. Following her instincts, Igiea returned to the land of Busonengo after graduating college, so she could pursue her...

The Cathedral of Trani is dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta. It is probably the most striking and astonishing romanesque building in Apulia. Developed vertically, with a slender profile, it stands right on the sea. For sailors and for enemies in fact it had to be one of the most visible and recognizable buildings of the Apulian coast. Consecrated in...

Martin Scorsese is, inarguably, one of the greatest film directors in cinema history. This is due to his almost encyclopedic knowledge of film history, which he utilizes in all his work. Scorsese has been working in movies since 1959 and made his mark initially in the ’70s with the gritty, realistic crime drama films before moving on to more varied...

Let’s face it, 2020 has had a devastating effect on the tourism industry in Italy. But the motivation for overseas visitors in Italy has only increased which is a great sign for the future of tourism. In 2019 the holiday rentals industry exceeded $38B worldwide with more and more people opting to stay in a holiday home versus a traditional hotel. B...

Saturday morning, on a little cobblestoned street outside a wine cellar in Italy’s Chianti region, people are gathering with their glasses at the tasting table. Renzo Marinai vineyard and agriturismo snuggles into the hills of the Conca d'Oro–the “golden basin”–Tuscany’s answer to Burgundy’s Cote d’Or. Once a heartland for ripening wheat, the sun-d...