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Lost on the antiques market at the beginning of the 20th century, two magnificent 17th century bronze sculptures, which belonged to the Prince-Bishop of Trento, have returned to the museum collections of the Buonconsiglio Castle in the capital of Trentino Alto Adige. In order to show the two statues to the public, an exhibition was also prepared, e...

On June 11, the old continent will be united thanks to the European Football Championship, the event that every four years brings the greatest emotions to sports fans. After sixty years from the beginning of the tournament, for the first time it will not be one or two nations to host the Championship, but eleven different countries. An important s...

The first “horned saddles” or “buttera saddles” date back to the second half of the 16th century, during the period of Spanish influence, with the establishment of the State of the Garrisons in Tuscany, in 1557, at the behest of Federico II, King of Spain. The saddle had a very robust structure. It was constructed around a wooden frame made from fi...

Bevagna has preserved virtually intact its medieval urban structure, which for the most part follows the plan of the ancient Roman town. You can start visiting this Borgo from Piazza Silvestri, with its irregular structure that will show you how harmony can be created from an apparent chaos of styles, histories eras. This is one of the most magnifi...

Our previous articles have analysed the rising tide of applications for Italian citizenship by descent and the reasons that have driven such a surge in recent years. They have also examined the various paths to acquiring citizenship, the eligibility requirements and the documents needed to apply.  This article instead will focus on the benefits of...

Do you like both traditional tiramisù and lemon? This is the dessert for you, fresh and fragrant, especially in the summertime. Originally a recipe from Campania, where the lemon trees of Sorrento and Amalfi, with their intense citrus flavor, are the real cuisine stars.  Tiramisù is prepared with fresh mascarpone cheese (see homemade mascarpone), l...

Antique ivory and tortoiseshell coin cabinets, huge neoclassical mirrors and nineteenth-century vases from the Trapani tradition, Liberty pieces, trumeau, baccarat crystals, cavet de liqueur, English cabinets and jewels. Then he, the design.  This is Mercanteinfiera à la carte, the appointment of Fiere di Parma first announced, then postponed, susp...

The Imperial Forums in Rome include a series of monumental piazzas built between 46 B.C.E. and 113 A.D. They are considered to have been the hub of Ancient Rome’s political activities, and they were eventually accompanied by other structures over the course of centuries. The first building encountered in this impressive complex is the Forum of Caes...

Tenuta Sassoregale, founded in 2002, is located in Civitella Paganico of the Grosseto province in the northern part of the Maremma known as the Alta Maremma.  There are 2 other parts including the southern Maremma, known as Maremma Grossetana, and the Maremma Laziale.  It’s located on the southwestern part of Tuscany close to the Tyrrhenian Sea.  T...

The most famous feast related to snakes both in Italy and in the world is surely the feast of Cocullo, in the province of L'Aquila, in Abruzzo, which is celebrated on May 1st.  Famous are the images of the statue of St. Dominic wrapped by hundreds of snakes, with thousands of people following the procession and touching the snakes of the saint or h...

Last time we left off our grammar lessons, we were talking about the 1st conditional. So, in order to not to put too much on our plate, I thought we’d continue on the same line and talk about the 2nd conditional. While the 1st type conditional is used to talk about reality, the 2nd type is used to talk about possibilities.  The construction of thes...

The Ducal Park of Pavullo nel Frignanno in the Modena province in Emilia Romagna has an extension of 14 hectares, from  Palazzo Ducale and Via Giardini till the slopes of Monte dei Frati, till fading in the wood. Its story is connected to the one of Palazzo Ducale, built by the duke Francesco IV d’Este (1779-1846) as a vacation residence for the co...