The nature of mystery is manyfold and there is certainly more to it than supernatural events, haunted locations and unsolved murders. Mystery, sometimes, lies also in our impossibility to interpret a habit or a specific moment in history, to understand why our ancestors behaved in a specific manner. Many places in Italy carry within mysteries of th...

Il Consiglio Direttivo della Commissione Nazionale Italiana per l’UNESCO presieduto da Franco Bernabè, nel corso della riunione dello scorso 24 gennaio, ha deciso di indicare come candidature italiane alla Lista del Patrimonio Mondiale dell’UNESCO per il 2019 gli “Ecosistemi forestali della Sila” e le “Alpi del Mediterraneo”, quest’ultima come cand...

There’s nothing particularly healthy about what the people on the island of Sardinia eat and drink, yet the island has dramatically more residents living to 100 plus than anywhere else in Italy or in North America. What’s their secret? Susan Pinker is a developmental psychologist and author. For her latest book, The Village Effect, Pinker studied h...

In many parts of the world, tourists are treated differently than locals. If there are ways you can adopt the local customs, you’ll be able to have an authentic experience and have a better understanding of the culture. When I think of places that culture lovers enjoy most and where people dream to visit, I immediately think of Italy. It’s on the t...

Today more than ever, its position makes it unique and irreplaceable, a real cultural melting pot for the whole of Europe with a look at the world. To this important national event will be added, from 16th of June to 4th of November 2018, the artistic event MANIFESTA12, one of the main contemporary art Biennials on a world scale.

Many baptisteries are octagonal in shape, including the one in Pistoia, dedicated to Saint Giovanni in Corte and dating back to the second half of the 14th century. Most experts believe that the eight-side polygonal floor plan of these holy structures, once built near churches, was inspired by the Bishop of Milan, Saint Ambrose, who promoted the co...

Mozia sizzles in the Sicilian summer sun. The flat island sits in a lagoon just north of Marsala on the west coast of Sicily. The Phoenicians founded a colony on the island in the 8th century BC and named it Motya. They were a Semitic civilization that was located in what today is Syria, Lebanon and north Israel. The Greek gods descended from the P...

Nelle "Terre della resilienza" sono tornati i giovani. Lì, nel piccolo borgo di Morigerati, 70 anime immerse nel Parco Nazionale del Cilento e Vallo di Diano, i ragazzi dopo gli studi universitari sono tornati a casa e con agricoltura sociale, produzione di cibo locale, offerta di escursioni sul dorso di asini e trekking in mezzo alla natura hanno...

Enzo Colombo, ex direttore Enit Usa e Canada, è stato nominato nuovo responsabile sales e marketing di Borghi Italia Tour Network per il Nord America. Colombo avrà il compito di definire le strategie di vendita del t.o. che opera in esclusiva per la commercializzazione del prodotto de I Borghi più belli d’Italia. Quello d’Oltreoceano è un bacino st...

The Gipsoteca Bartolini (Hall of Models) is a unique space where the museum’s origins as a teaching gallery are on display. The Accademia Gallery was first created for students of the art academy nextdoor to study the works of great artists. One of these greats was the 19th-century sculptor and academy professor Lorenzo Bartolini. The Gipsoteca, a...